os Angeles controls street lighting through cloud

LA lighting systemRoyal Philips said that LA will be the first city in the world to manage street lighting through the cloud and using mobile technology.

Philips said last week that it was going to sell its lighting business to a group of Chinese based investors.

The technology in LA uses LED street lighting using a Philips management system which it said saves energy, is cheaper to maintain, and gives bright light.

The lights can identify themselves and network as soon as they;re replaced. This, LA believes, will reduce commissioning from days to minutes.

The system is controlled and managed remotely through a web browswer.

The director of the Bureau of Street Lighting for Los Angeles said his city has more LED street lights than any other USA city – amounting to 7,500 centre line miles. The system is the first in the world to use Philips’ City Touch connector node, which doesn’t care who manufacturers the lights but connects legacy lights and LED lights too.