June 18, 2020
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – The New York Power Authority (NYPA) has partnered with Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, to support Smart Street Lighting NY. The project, launched in early 2018 by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, aims to replace at least half of the more than one million streetlights in the State of New York with energy-efficient and sustainable alternatives. Through the program, NYPA provides financial, logistical, technical, and informational support for cities who want to upgrade their street lighting systems. With connected LED luminaires and Signify’s Interact City IoT lighting system, cities can reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint, and make cities more livable and safer for its citizens. To date, more than 50,000 LED streetlights have been installed or are currently being installed under the program.
The collaboration between NYPA and a growing number of municipalities in New York State demonstrates the important role that connected street lighting can play in building smart city infrastructure.