How LEDs Are Enabling “Smart Cities”

OPN Staff

The once-mundane streetlight could become the key to networked municipalities.

As planners envision the infrastructure of the future, street lighting is emerging as a key part of the equation, with projects in areas as far-flung as London, U.K., and Atlanta, Ga., USA. “Really, the streetlight is becoming a node in a larger smart-city network,” says Marc Dyble of Osram Optoelectronics, “that can now communicate fixture to fixture and fixture to infrastructure and even now fixture to car.” Here’s a bit about how it might work.

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