Streetlights in the centre of Adelaide have been fitted with smart technology as it moves closer to its goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city. Adelaide City Council partnered with tech giant Cisco and lighting specialist Sensity to modify more than 60 lights along Pirie Street and Hindmarsh Square in the heart of the CBD.
The Smart LED lighting pilot provided an opportunity to trial new and innovate smart technologies to enable more convenient greater efficiencies in on-demand smart lighting and energy conservation. Effective lighting is critical to all modern cities as they provide the ability to find key points of interest, including events, retail opportunities, etc., within a safe and inviting setting. The lighting trial was expected to increase energy efficiency and provide insights into maintenance.
The project aims were to:
Results are still being analysed and will be updated once ready.
The trial was divided into two phases with each lasting for approximately 2.5 weeks.
Trial 1: Movement-activated Light Dimming Function Trial
Trial 2: Movement-activated Light Dimming and Harvesting Functions Trial
After the trial period, normal lighting operations has resumed without dimming the lights.
Sixty Smart LED lights have been installed across different locations in Pirie Street and Hindmarsh Square.
Benefits to Council, to City, Community including impact on carbon reduction and alignment to the carbon neutral strategy:
If the trial is a success, the council will consider rolling the lights out in more areas across the City.
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