Telensa, a supplier of smart streetlight controls and smart city applications, and Eaton Lighting, an LED lighting solutions provider, have agreed to work together to deliver connected solutions for outdoor LED lighting and related smart city applications.
“The outdoor lighting controls market is fragmented, with many vendors having a limited deployment footprint. We know the industry is looking for resilient turnkey solutions that are proven at scale and with the largest city and utility lighting networks, which is why we are excited to join forces with Eaton Lighting as smart LED street lighting enters the mainstream,” said Will Gibson, Founder and Chief Commercial Officer at Telensa, in a statement. “By combining our companies’ proven leadership in LEDs and smart controls, we will accelerate the path to smart cities driven by streetlight infrastructure.”
Both companies hope to develop and implement integrated lighting, control and smart city solutions that are easy to deploy, massively scalable and offer long-term value to utilities, cities and transportation departments.
“Cities and utilities are looking for simple, scalable solutions for smart LED street lighting that can grow into a full smart city infrastructure,” said Bob Smith, director of connected communities, Eaton Lighting. “Streetlights are an ideal location to deploy connected technology solutions, and we look forward to continuing to work with Telensa to make the vision of the smart city a reality.”
Connected street lighting is considered key to many smart city applications, from traffic analytics to air quality. Outdoor lighting is one of the most energy-intensive elements of city infrastructure, and is rapidly converting to LED technology. Adding wireless controls to LED conversion projects saves money, improves service levels, and provides sophisticated lighting adaptation and automation.