Silver Spring Networks, Inc. of Redwood City, California USA reports that Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada has selected the company to provide an intelligent LED street lights network. Silver Spring Networks will deploy its smart street lights solution, including its Streetlight.Vision control software. The company’s solution will network 43,000 LED luminaires that LED Roadway Lighting Ltd. provides. Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia. The city with over 400,000 residents and a geographic area 2500 square miles is the largest municipal area in the maritime province region of Canada.
“We all want to live in safe, healthy communities. That includes well-lit streets, roads, and public spaces,” said Angus Doyle, project manager for the street light conversion project and Utilities Coordination Manager with the Halifax Regional Municipality. “Silver Spring’s adaptive lighting platform offers real-time monitoring of our street lights, which eliminates the need for residents to phone in outages and allows us to better manage maintenance and replace burnt out lights much sooner. It also opens doors for future smart city applications in Halifax, anything from water and electric meter readings to advertising panels and traffic counters.”
Brandon Davito, Vice President of Smart Cities and Lighting, Silver Spring Networks commented, “Based on open standards and able to run multiple applications on a single network, our smart street lights platform helps ensure Halifax can easily add and control more LED lights as needed, and also deploy new smart city devices and applications in the future.”
Silver Spring contends its smart street lights solution helps municipalities, utilities, and transportation agencies deploy intelligent lighting systems that dramatically increase energy efficiency, improve, lower operational costs, improve system reliability, extend equipment lifespans. The company employs an open, standards-based solution that it says enables cities to establish a platform for future smart city applications and services including environmental sensors, traffic management, smart parking, electric vehicle charging, water conservation, electricity metering, and many others.
In addition to Halifax, Silver Spring boasts that it connects critical infrastructure in cities including Paris, Glasgow, Chicago, San Francisco, Sao Paulo, Singapore, and Washington D.C., among others.