Chicago intends to convert 85% of the city's street lights into smart LED street lights
Chicago plans to replace 250,000 smart LED street lights in the United States’ largest smart street lamp program. Ameresco, a renewable energy company, will collaborate with IoT solution provider Silver Spring Networks in a four-year infrastructure modernization project to convert about 85% of Chicago's existing streetlights into smart LED streetlights.led tube light
According to Smart Cities World, this multi-phase infrastructure modernization plan will begin in the summer of 2017. The new LED street lamp estimate can save 50~75% compared with the existing street lamp.led bulb light
Silver Spring's IPv6 platform can remotely control street lights in real time, remotely monitor for active maintenance, and speed up repairs in the event of a street light failure.
At least half of the LED lights installed in the first year will be assembled at the Chicago factory, and at least 50% of the project will employ Chicago citizens to build. The first phase will conduct a full survey of existing street lights in Chicago City. At this stage, at least half of the staff will employ graduates of the Chicago Public School’s vocational technology courses, construction technology training courses, or rejuvenation apprenticeship programs.led flood light
Silver Spring executive Mike Bell said that the city’s street light update plan will be one of the largest modernization plans in the United States to date. The promise of Mayor Rahm Emanuel to use the latest IoT technology to raise the standard of living of the people is extremely encouraging. I hope to see that this plan will lay the foundation for the future application of smart cities.
Smart LED streetlights will be owned and operated by the City of Chicago, supported by Silver Spring Networks hosting services and its Streetlight.Vision control and management system software.
The economic benefits and benefits of smart streetlight networks include assisting cities in prudent management of resources and achieving sustainable development goals. The smart streetlight infrastructure will be integrated into the Chicago 311 system. The Chicago Public Building Fund (CIT) will work closely with the Chicago Department of Transportation, the Department of Innovation and Technology, and the Chicago Park Division in this procurement program.
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