Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG) has been a renowned name, when it comes to innovative electronics. The company has kept this tradition going and now LA would be the first city to control its street lighting system with an advanced management system from Philips. The system uses mobile and cloud based technologies and will send the LA Bureau of Street Lighting to the next generation of LED street lighting. The system is designed to save energy, reduce maintenance efforts and improve the efficiency of the lighting system. The acceptance of this advanced system is part of the mayor’s “Great Streets” initiative. This is just another step in making streets safer for LA citizens.
The move is the latest in the city’s recent ad-ons of web-based technologies to better manage the large city. With the help of this new system, the bureau is expected control the lighting system and also monitors the energy consumption of each light separately. Additionally, the health status of each light can be monitored as well, to improve the maintenance system. With the help of just a single microchip, each light would individually be able to indentify itself, apart from adding themselves to the city network.
Another added advantage to the lighting management system would be the ease with which new commissions could be started. The best part of the system is that it does not require a special device or computer to use it. The program is cloud based and can easily be accessed from any web browser. The director of the Bureau of Street Lighting, Ed Ebrahimian, also commended the effort. He also praised the ease, with which the system can be integrated into the city, without the need to halt the infrastructure for the developments. Whist the system is in use in around 31 countries, none of the cities have integrated the application at as great a level as Los Angeles. The system’s user interface is also map-based and thus gives a clearer picture of the situation an analyst would be dealing with.
Koninklijke Philips NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG) closed at $29.41, without any change.