Editor's Choice Articles

The following articles on street lighting and smart controls have been selected from publications around the world to highlight large-scale deployments as well as key technology and policy developments.


February 2021

New Zealand village uses smart street lighting controls to protect endangered birds

Hertfordshire County Council in UK to use smart street lighting controls to address climate emergency

US utility, Ameren Illinois, replacing 350,000 street lights with LEDs

Outdoor lighting may be shifting bird migration by more than a week

Australian study shows outdoor lighting disrupting bird sleep patterns

Controversial study of link between outdoor lighting and thyroid cancer disputed


November 2020

Abu Dhabi expects 76% energy savings via PPP for 140,000 smart LED street lights

More than 20 central management systems for smart street lighting now certified by TALQ as interoperable

Western Bay of Plenty, NZ deploys 3000K LEDs to mitigate potential environmental harm

£35m Bradford street lighting deal for 53,700 LEDs with smart controls and for smart city sensors

Light pollution is bad for us and for wildlife

Intelligent street lighting systems will serve as the ‘neural networks’ for smart cities

German study identifies pivotal role of street lighting infrastructure for autonomous vehicles

In San Diego, ‘smart’ street lights spark surveillance reform


July 2020

Installed base of smart street lights to surpass 30 million by 2023

City of London deploys smart LEDs at 4000K on main roads and 2700-3000K in other areas

Work resumes on pioneering Dunedin 3000K LED replacement program

Smart street lighting an increasing focus of US cities and may be good post-COVID-19 stimulus opportunity


August 2019

Dunedin, NZ, to deploy Telensa smart controls on 15,000 new LEDs being installed by Broadspectrum

Darwin and Palmerston, NT, deploying LEDs and smart controls as part of broader smart city initiatives

City of London, UK, rolls out LED strategy with 3000K LEDs on residential roads and 4000K on main roads

Malaysian utility replacing over 360,000 HPS lights with LEDs

Cleveland to roll out 61,000 LED street lights with smart controls and 1000 cameras

Worry about the amount of light at night more than the blue wavelengths says LRC

Leeds, UK, to convert 86,000 lights to LEDs with smart controls

Signify launches multi-function pole incorporating LED lighting, Wi-Fi, 5G and a range of IoT sensors SLSC partner in focus


June 2019

$15m Dunedin LED and smart controls contract awarded to Broadspectrum

Itron and Electrix to build Australia’s largest smart lighting project in the ACT

Smart LED lighting tenders awarded in Palmerston, NT

Darwin, NT, selects Telensa for smart street lighting project

Wollongong, NSW to replace 5500 lights with LEDs

Worry about the amount of light at night more than the blue wavelengths says LRC

LED street lights to be installed across Northern Ireland

Dunedin facing pressure to lower LED colour temperature below 3000K

Street lights again shown to influence urban bat behaviour

Aberdeen, Scotland, to install 3,500 smart LED street lights