Mount Vernon’s RoadFocus streetlights include D4i drivers and a bottom Zhaga Book 18 socket interface, which allowed the city to install the nodes and sensors easily and securely to the luminaires when it was ready to start its smart city journey.
With the Interact lighting management software and nodes, the Department of Public Works remotely monitors, manages and controls its network of connected streetlights in a single system. Bush and his team have the intelligence they need to plan maintenance, quickly respond to issues and set lighting schedules according to the time of day or year, so light is used when needed most.
Signify’s Zhaga-D4i-compliant outdoor multisensor further adds to the city’s ‘smarts’. It can help detect motion and trigger the optimal light level to ensure well-lit streets for pedestrians and drivers, supporting public safety. It can help automatically dim the streetlights based on trends of when people and vehicles aren’t around at night, helping Mount Vernon reduce energy use. And it can deliver data-based insights to support asset management; for example, the city can know if/when a truck might back into a street pole and quickly take action to resolve these incidents.
The connected lighting infrastructure has also equipped the city with valuable ambient noise and temperature insights. For instance, Mount Vernon can detect leaf blowing and reinforce the city’s ordinance to help reduce the noise impact on citizens. It can also leverage the environmental data to support city planning or communicate preventive health information to the public in the event of extreme heat or cold.