Gloucestershire, UK to get LED-based Street Lighting with Telensa Wireless Control and Monitoring System

Telensa, a maker of wireless lighting controls based in Cambridge UK, reported that work has begun on a major new deployment in Gloucestershire, UK.  The deployment will cover 55,000 LED streetlights over approximately 1,000 sq. miles across Gloucestershire, UK. The installation is part of Gloucestershire County Council’s plan to replace existing sodium lights. Project development company Skanska is leading the plan. Urbis Schréder is supplying the a LED-based street lights. The new streetlights are wirelessly connected and controlled using Telensa’s PLANet Central Management System. The city expects savings from the LED lighting and control and monitoring system of about £17m over 12 years.

Project development company Skanska is leading the plan. Urbis Schréder is supplying the a LED-based street lights. The new streetlights are wirelessly connected and controlled using Telensa’s PLANet Central Management System. The city expects savings from the LED lighting and control and monitoring system of about £17m over 12 years.

Telensa’s PLANet system consists of telecells plugged into each streetlight. The telecells connect wirelessly to a cloud-based control application via a small number of streetlight-mounted base stations. The system reportedly offers the county complete control over their LED streetlight network. The PLANet system provides control over lighting levels to suit changing local needs over time, or it can enable immediate change in light output in response to local events. Fault detection is automatic, enabling faster repairs and reduced maintenance costs. Notably, the LED-based streetlights also emit a better quality of light than existing sodium lamps.

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Telensa says that its low-cost wireless network that connects the lights allows further IoT applications to be added quickly and cost-effectively. Other potential IoT applications could include using connected streetlights as a communications hub for sensors in applications such as traffic radar. According to Telensa, the system can also connect to new control applications such as smart parking, or integrating the system’s lighting-based analytics with other smart city systems.“Wireless controls and LED street lights are fast becoming the standard combination because together they deliver the maximum energy and cost savings,” said Will Gibson, CEO of Telensa. “But more importantly, wireless control enables forward-looking authorities like Gloucestershire to adjust local lighting levels over time to meet changing needs, future-proofing the LED investment.”

“Wireless controls and LED street lights are fast becoming the standard combination because together they deliver the maximum energy and cost savings,” said Will Gibson, CEO of Telensa. “But more importantly, wireless control enables forward-looking authorities like Gloucestershire to adjust local lighting levels over time to meet changing needs, future-proofing the LED investment.”