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Introduction of foreign smart light pole projects

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Introduction of foreign smart light pole projects


At present, the world is blowing a whirlwind of smart cities.

  Foreign smart light pole projects may bring us some construction thinking. Let ’s take a look at the cases of smart cities (light poles) abroad (23 cases).

  1. Singapore, will complete 110,000 street lamp renovation project

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  With regard to the planning and implementation of smart cities, many of Singapore's ideas and practices are eye-catching. Among them, the use of street lights to intelligently upgrade the networking and build the city's shared infrastructure has taken a critical step from theory to practice.

  Under the background of Singapore's vigorous development of "Smart Country 2025", Singapore's Ministry of Land Transport (LTA) proposed a "smart + LED" upgrade plan for public lighting. The LED intelligent street lights of the intelligent control system include plans to install nearly 600,000 various smart city sensing devices.

  2. Chicago, street lights have sensors

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  Through "street light poles with sensors", city data mining is performed. In people's lives, ubiquitous sensors are applied to street lampposts in Chicago. Through the "light pole sensor", you can collect urban road information and detect environmental data such as air quality, light intensity, noise level, temperature, and wind speed. According to the information provided by the Chicago City Information Technology Committee, the "light pole sensor" does not violate personal privacy. It only detects signals and does not record the MAC and Bluetooth addresses of mobile devices.

  In the next few years, "light pole sensors" will be installed in batches, occupying large and small neighborhoods in Chicago. The initial purchase and installation cost of each sensor device is between $ 215 and $ 425. 15 dollars. The project has received technical and financial support from companies such as Cisco, Intel, Qualcomm, Zebra Technologies, Motorola, and Schneider.

  3. 200,000 street lights in Los Angeles provide services to citizens

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  Los Angeles is the second largest city in the United States. In order to make the city management more humane, the city's city management department facilitates the use of the city's wide range of intelligent connected street light facilities, deploying new technologies and Internet of Things functions, including equipping street lights with sensors and installing software Collect data, analyze information, and share insights to make cities more transparent.

  For example, through new acoustic sensing and environmental noise monitoring sensors, it can detect the sound of vehicle collisions and provide timely information directly to the city's communication dispatching system, helping police, fire and emergency departments to shorten response times and help patients early; Cameras, residents can easily and conveniently locate parking spaces in advance; the most important thing is that the combination of street lights and gun sound collection equipment can effectively pinpoint the crime location, increase the speed of police out, smart light poles and deter crime ,reduce crime rates.

  Currently, there are more than 200,000 street lights in Los Angeles, serving citizens on ordinary roads, highways, tunnels, and sidewalks.

  4. Thousands of "smart" lampposts in The Hague, Netherlands

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  The Hague city government, the third largest city in the Netherlands, partnered with energy company Eneco to erect thousands of "smart" lampposts on the beach of Scheveningen. These light poles have cameras, sensors, and data transmission networks that can adjust the brightness of the lights, detect air and noise, control traffic, and help visitors find free parking spaces.


  Dubuque is the most famous smart city in the United States. This small city with only 60,000 people uses the Internet of Things technology to digitize and connect all the resources of the city to intelligently serve the citizens.

  6. New York to build a global smart city

  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg approved plans to upgrade street lights in 2013. One phase started in Brooklyn in 2015, followed by Queens in 2016. According to the latest Ministry of Transport data, nearly 154,000 LED lights have been installed in these two districts. About 25,000 LED lights have been installed at Bronx smart light pole manufacturers, Staten Island and Manhattan.

  According to the New York City Police Department, the overall crime rate has fallen by 8% in the past two years. Takooshian said it was difficult to establish a direct correlation between the reduction in crime rates and improvements in lighting, but "improvements in lighting make people safer."

  7. Seattle, the first cities to change the color temperature of street lights

  At present, Seattle, which is the "Smart City in North America", is one of the first large cities to announce changes in the color temperature of street lights.

  The original 4000K LED lamps, because high-intensity LED street lights will have an impact on human health and wildlife, and will also affect residents' sleep, so it is replaced with a warmer 3000K.

  8. London, major upgrade of street lighting system

  Britain is one of the countries that started building smart cities earlier. In recent years, the British government has developed a large number of smart city projects, which has greatly improved the city's level of intelligence and convenience. In 2017, the Greenwich Royal Autonomous Region in southeast London was also rated as a model area for smart city systems.

  As early as 2012, London, England planned a major upgrade of Westminster's street lighting system in the next 4 years. The city has decided to invest 3.25 million pounds to install 14,000 new energy-efficient street lights.


  Amsterdam is one of the earliest cities in the world to start building smart cities, and it is also a model of smart city construction in Europe.

  In 2014, Amsterdam proposed: "Facilities and equipment that improve road efficiency, assist travelers in sharing traffic and navigation mobile phone applications, and systems and facilities that make travel equipment as environmentally friendly as possible and increase traffic safety." These four standards for smart transportation are incorporated into Amsterdam's actual smart transportation practices.


Stockholm has won the "Global Smart City" award in the selection of the International Smart City Organization ICF, and the highlights of its smart city construction have been reflected in the transportation system.

  The construction of intelligent transportation by the Swedish National Highway Administration and Stockholm City Hall not only eased urban traffic congestion, but also reduced air pollution problems. Intelligent transportation systems have now become Stockholm's label. The city has set up 18 roadside monitors on the road leading to the city center, using radio frequency identification, laser scanning, and automatic camera technology to realize the automatic identification of all vehicles. With these devices, the city charges a congestion tax on vehicles entering and leaving the city center from Monday to Friday from 6.30 to 18:30, reducing the level of traffic congestion by 25% and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40%.

  11. Copenhagen, smart chip street light

  The Danish capital Copenhagen is known as the "City of Bicycles". The municipality of Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, is currently implementing a street lamp replacement program, and 20,000 energy-saving street lamps will be installed on the streets of Copenhagen by the end of 2016. According to estimates, these 20,000 energy-saving street lights will save 57% of electricity in Copenhagen, which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of 4,500 households in the city. In order to save electricity more effectively, this batch of energy-saving street lights will be equipped with smart chips, which can allow city managers to remotely adjust the brightness of the street lights, and will automatically prompt the managers when the bulb needs to be replaced.


  The city and IBM researchers have teamed up to build a system that can help reduce road congestion, using real-time traffic reports to detect and predict traffic congestion. If the operator sees a possible traffic jam, they can adjust the traffic signal accordingly to maintain a smooth traffic flow. The system is particularly useful in emergency situations, such as when a smart light pole is on the way to an hospital from an ambulance. Over time, the algorithms in the system will “learn” from the most successful suggestions and apply this knowledge to future predictions.

  13. Barcelona, multifunctional smart street light

  Vigorous adoption of sensors makes city management more convenient. In the test area of the city's high-tech center, a small black box on a traffic light can send a signal to the receiver in the hand of a nearby blind person, which will cause the receiver to vibrate to remind him that he has reached the intersection; what is shaped like a small protrusion on the ground The parking sensor, the driver only needs to download a special application, and can learn the empty parking space information based on the information sent by the sensor.

  Barcelona ’s magnificent Sagrada Familia also has a comprehensive parking sensor system to guide coaches to park; the grass in the test area is covered with sensors-humidity sensors, which sense the temperature of the ground to determine when the grass should be watered Water; sensors placed on the bin can detect whether the bin is full, and the bin is also equipped with an odor sensor. If the bin's odor exceeds normal standards, the sensor will automatically issue an alarm to remind.

  Barcelona street lights can measure noise, traffic, pollution, and even the number of selfies on a street ...

  14. Santander, convenient street light

  The cameras and sensors on the street lights can adjust the brightness at any time according to the number of pedestrians on the road and the intensity of natural light exposure; terminals equipped with poles and other locations that monitor air humidity and temperature can irrigate public greening time according to different weather changes And water volume for intelligent regulation, while accurately monitoring air quality. All these provide a powerful reference for citizens' daily travel.

  15, Paris, charging under the street lights with WIFI

  The street lamp installed in Paris, in addition to the basic functions of the street lamp, it also provides a seat for people to rest. The aluminum vault diffuses the light directly downward, reducing light pollution and improving energy efficiency. On the other side of the vault is a solar panel that can provide 3 hours of power to the street light. There is a small hole in the street light that can charge pedestrians' mobile phones.

  16. Las Vegas, you can charge street lights while walking

  The smart light pole in Las Vegas is not only convenient, it also has a new charging method.

  Designed by a New York-based startup, this street light is surprisingly capable of walking on pedestrians in addition to solar energy. There are also several pedals matching the street lights. When pedestrians walk on the road, they will always step on one or two pedals. Each step can generate 7w of electricity, and these electricity will be stored in the battery for street lights.

  In addition, it has other functions: detection of air quality, temperature, humidity.

  17.San Diego's Treasure-Smart Light Pole

  In Santiago's view, all the light poles erected on the road are "treasures". Through transformation and upgrading, it can be equipped with intelligent security, micro base stations, information release, new energy electric vehicle charging piles and other systems, becoming the "benchmark" for smart city construction, and each "benchmark" can eventually be connected to the city's intelligent management network , Become one of the carriers to promote the construction of smart cities.

  Beginning in 2015, US communications giant AT & T and General Electric (GE) have jointly installed cameras, microphones and sensors for 3,200 street lights in San Diego, California. With functions such as finding parking spaces and detecting gunfire.

  18, Schrader multifunctional street lamp at MK Stadium, UK

  MK Stadium in Milton Keynes, UK, uses Schleider's intelligent, integrated Shuffle lamps. The original lamps are outdated, and the developer hopes that the new lighting system will integrate with the surrounding modern building structure. Schrader's Shuffle was eventually adopted in the project. This intelligent, integrated luminaire uses LED lighting technology, combined with surveillance cameras, public broadcasting, wireless networks and electric vehicle charging devices.

  The Shuffle installed at the ticket office and the shop entrance is equipped with a 360-degree lighting module (16 LEDs), CCTV at the entrance, public broadcasting and WIFI required for the event. Public broadcasting and CCTV access to the MK stadium main control room, which can be remotely controlled for timely connection.

  Modular design makes Shuffle more forward-looking concept, you can replace any parts, such as charging devices, with more advanced technology, or add more innovative features, such as advertising signs, at any time.

  19.Half of Berlin's street lights turned into charging piles

  Throughout Germany, there are about 200,000 utility poles available. In Berlin, nearly 1,000 telephone poles will be used as "charging poles" in the next phase. German energy supplier Grundgrün predicts that soon every street lamp in Berlin will have this charging function.

  20.American Wireless Infrastructure Association Expo

  On May 21-24 this year, various types of smart light poles were displayed at the "American Wireless Infrastructure Association Connect (X) Expo" held at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.

  The basic style of these smart light poles is generally stout, with the equipment compartment on the bottom and the antenna on the top. There may be some design changes on the main shaft. The height of the light pole ranges from 5 to 40 meters, which can be customized according to customer needs. Available in multiple colors.

  21.Saudi Riyadh 61,000 high-pressure sodium lamp energy-saving projects

  Saudi Riyadh's 61,000 single-lamp energy-saving control project: using an intelligent monitoring system on the original sodium lamps and ballasts to achieve a 25% energy saving rate. Unique features:

  (1) Compensation capacitor fault alarm is a function common to products in the industry. The power factor standard is 0.8, but the local power factor in Saudi Arabia is generally between 04. ~ 0.5, which causes a large number of invalid alarms. We have developed a function to set alarm parameter values according to local lighting conditions, filtering out unwanted alarms, which is unique in the industry.

  (2) Unique feature 2: Saudi Arabia's single lamp with self-propagating transformer can directly adjust dimming and energy saving of nano lamps. The advantage is that the construction and installation are convenient, and there is no need to dismantle any equipment of the original lamp.

  (3) Unique feature three: In addition to the above functions, leakage alarm, tilt alarm and door sensor alarm have been added.

  22.2000 sets of smart street light construction projects in Stuttgart, Germany

  2000 sets of traditional high-pressure sodium lamps transform LED street lights, and cooperate with intelligent control system for energy saving and unified management control. 3. Uzbekistan Tashkent-Philips COSMO replaces traditional sodium lamps: Retrofitting traditional sodium lamps, using COSMO light sources and electricity to replace the original sodium lamps to save energy, and cooperating with intelligent control systems for secondary energy saving and centralized management.

  23.Intelligent street lights in Indonesia

  Although the role of street lights at night is very large, after all, it consumes a lot of energy and wastes energy. So ah, a scientist in Indonesia thinks day and night to create a product that can not only protect people's lighting needs, but also achieve energy saving effects. That's this magic street lamp with automatic switch. It lights up when a vehicle passes, and goes out when the street lights go.


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