The push for energy-efficient infrastructure is not confined to the EU. “With the US government’s historic $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, it has never been a more opportune time for cities to leverage their street lighting infrastructure, to tackle some of their greatest challenges such as transportation, public safety and sustainability,” said Martin Stephenson, Head of North American Systems & Services and President, Canada, Signify.
“Cities can reap immediate value from adding IoT and sensor technology, while laying the foundation for a larger transformation journey,” Stephenson added.
New York state capital Albany has recently announced it will pilot a sensor solution and connected LED system with Signify and artificial intelligence expert Upciti. The city hopes to improve services like parking and traffic and support public safety through combining IoT technology and imaging sensors with luminaires.
Our Green Switch campaign is helping European cities transition to connected LED lighting. We also championed the potential of connected LED technologies to confront the current energy, climate, and financial crises at the recent COP27 in Egypt.
Climate action is key—and action must be taken now. “We see that the world continues to warm at an alarming rate, and we feel that we have a responsibility to take climate action in the best way we can while operating our business,” said Eric Rondolat, CEO of Signify.
“In this regard, we do not only decarbonize our own operations, and our entire value chain, but we see the huge potential that lighting has when it comes to energy efficiency. We can help keep the lights on in the world and reduce carbon emissions at the same time.”