The emergence of smart city programs is putting the smart street lighting grid at the forefront of municipality roadmaps. Smart lighting solutions will enable cities to cover streets with the correct amount of light, depending on the conditions for which it is needed. While these solutions provide municipalities with the right tools to improve citizens’ satisfaction in terms of security, safety, and wellbeing, they also enable councils to make considerable savings in terms of power consumption and lighting system maintenance. In addition, outdoor lighting infrastructure will increasingly serve as a backbone that will carry a number of IoE applications including monitoring changes in weather, pollution rates, and mapping traffic conditions and flow in specific areas of the city.
Although enabling technologies have the potential to offer a limitless spectrum of opportunities, the fragmented value chain that runs through this market could jeopardize any potential opportunity for growth. For instance, there are a number of wireless and wired connectivity solutions competing in this market, yet it is still not obvious what role these technologies will play in the lighting landscape and to what extent they will be supported by the industry as a whole.
This report will analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the various technologies involved and evaluate their opportunities in the outdoor networked street lighting market. The research will also quantify the benefits of these technologies in terms of enabling lower energy and maintenance costs and whether these savings could justify the upfront expenditure required for upgrading the lighting infrastructure in the city. Furthermore, it will identify the drivers and barriers to networked street lighting and offer potential solutions to increase adoption.
The study will be based on a comprehensive forecasting model, taking into account the installed bases of outdoor street lights in various regions of the world, the trend toward urbanization in emerging markets, and the ongoing willingness of municipalities to enable citizens to live in smarter, greener, safer, and more pleasurable cities.