Adaptive Lighting System to Leverage Silver Spring’s Smart City Networking Platform to Lower Costs, Save Energy, and Improve Citizen Safety
London, UK and Redwood City, CA – June 26, 2014 – LED Roadway Lighting and its partner Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI), today announced they have been selected by Glasgow City Council to deliver the Intelligent Street Lighting requirements for their innovative Future City Demonstrator initiative. The project will leverage LED street lighting from LED Roadway Lighting’s NXT range of luminaires and Silver Spring’s IPv6-based smart city networking platform to integrate LED street lights, traffic cameras, and sensors into two adaptive lighting systems in the city center and along the River Clyde’s “Clyde Walkway.” The adaptive lighting systems will monitor vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic and dynamically dim and increase illumination accordingly, increasing energy efficiency, urban sustainability and improving citizen safety.
Director of Business Development for LED Roadway Lighting, Huw Convery, remarked, “the collaboration of the two technologies moves street lighting into a new dimension; this is an exciting and strategic project to be involved in. Local authorities countrywide will have an added purpose for fully utilizing their lighting inventory, but more importantly, the benefit to the public from using adaptive lighting will be immense.”
The Future City Glasgow Demonstrator is an ambitious program aimed at using technology to make life in the city smarter, safer, and more sustainable. It is funded by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board, which invests in UK innovation projects to drive economic growth. The program combines expertise from across the public, private, and academic sectors with cutting-edge technology to address issues such as public safety, transport, health, and energy. For more information on Future City Glasgow please visit futurecity.glasgow.gov.uk and open.glasgow.gov.uk.
“We’re honored to have been chosen by Glasgow for this innovative smart city project. Partnering with LED Roadway Lighting will deliver world-class technology unlocking value for years to come. Glasgow’s vision for leveraging proven, standards-based technology to drive sustainability, lower costs, enable access to open data, and improve urban livability for residents is amongst the world’s leading future city initiatives,” said Mark Coyle, Managing Director for the UK & Ireland, Silver Spring Networks.
As cities worldwide face the need to deliver enhanced services to their community whilst operating with unprecedented budgetary pressures, Silver Spring’s solution helps them tackle their most pressing economic, sustainability, health and safety, and mobility challenges today.Silver Spring’s smart city solution is comprised of its proven IPv6 wireless networking platform plus management and control software optimized for smart city devices. In addition to Glasgow, Silver Spring’s smart city solution has been selected for projects in iconic cities such as Copenhagen, Miami, and Paris. For more information on Silver Spring’s smart city solution please visit www.silverspringnet.com/smartcities.
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About LED Roadway
LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. (LRL) are a world leader in the manufacture of high reliability LED luminaires. The Canadian based company began as a contract Electronics manufacturer in 1993, and manufactured the first LED luminaire in 2005.
Primarily LRL operate from a 5,000 m2 world class electronics production facility in Amherst, Nova Scotia but employ over 300 employees, operating in 5 continents worldwide.
In the UK, LRL have been manufacturing with SONY UK (Tec) since August 2011, providing a manufacturing centre of excellence, for quality and innovation to the Street Lighting requirements in that unique market.
LED Roadway Luminaires are designed and manufactured to Aerospace industry standards applying the ethos of using high reliability components and the highest manufacturing standards available, endorsed by the leading industry independent test houses.
About Silver Spring Networks
Silver Spring Networks is a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks. Silver Spring’s pioneering IPv6 networking platform, with more than 18.5 million Silver Spring enabled devices delivered, is connecting utilities to homes and business throughout the world with the goal of achieving greater energy efficiency for the planet. Silver Spring’s innovative solutions enable utilities to gain operational efficiencies, improve grid reliability, and empower consumers to monitor and manage energy consumption. Silver Spring Networks’ customers include major utilities around the globe such as Baltimore Gas & Electric, CitiPower & Powercor, Commonwealth Edison, CPS Energy, Florida Power & Light, Jemena Electricity Networks Limited, Pacific Gas & Electric, Pepco Holdings, Progress Energy and Singapore Power, among others. To learn more, please visit www.silverspringnet.com.
Silver Spring Networks
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