How can technology help make our cities better places to live in?
Extended Lighting — Key to the Smart City
Smart Lighting by Selux follows the principle that rather than being an end in itself, technology is closely connected to life and the needs, expectations and potential of human beings. The modular design of our products makes them perfect for the integration of smart functions. Our profound technical understanding enables us to work with our customers, users and technology partners to jointly develop solutions that are individually tailored to each particular situation.
Through this strategy, Selux is making the smart city an aspirational goal, a living space with a sustainable quality of life for everyone. Urban lighting forms the logical basis for this since it already has in place a large number of installation points with an electricity supply. A smart luminaire from Selux, networked via the internet can on one hand be integrated into intelligent controls that switch lights on, off or dim them as needed. On the other hand, it can provide data via sensors: from how bright it is locally to the volume of traffic or the air quality. And it can provide information to the local environment – via audio speakers, displays or WiFi hotspots. The smart city thus interacts with its visitors and residents, it learns and collates knowledge to continually adapt better to the lives that are lived there.
Important Smart City functions, that can be integrated in Selux luminaires:
The lighting is controlled as required via motion sensors. Individual or multiple light points change in brightness as people or objects move – the light tracks them.
Intelligent sensors allow the lighting to adjust to different weather conditions. The distribution of light from the luminaires changes according to whether the road surface is wet or dry.
The luminaires are connected via an intelligent communication network. Individual or multiple light points are controlled centrally, or locally via an app.
Environmental data recording
Intelligent sensors in the luminaires or on the pole measure environmental and weather parameters in real-time.
Public information systems
Information can be retrieved via components such as buttons or displays integrated into the pole, including timetables, audio clips for the blind and partially sighted or for use in advertising.
Public safety module
Camera systems, audio speakers and emergency call buttons flexibly integrated into the light pole improve safety in the urban space.
Public WiFi hotspots
Luminaires are equipped with WiFi components to create public hotspots. Information and services for professional and private use are provided via broadband internet.
Electric vehicle charging stations
Charging stations installed at or in the luminaire pole allow electric vehicles to be charged.
Traffic and parking space management
Intelligent sensors record the current traffic situation and provide real-time data for sustainable transport optimisation in cities.
We collected some of our favourite Smart City projects to showcase the various ways how communities can benefit from smart lighting technology