Philips, Ericsson launch LED street lighting
Cairo, March 5, 2014
Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting, and Ericsson have jointly launched an innovative new connected LED street lighting model.
The partnership solves two major issues that cities are facing today: providing citizens with improved network performance in dense urban areas as well as high quality, public lighting that is energy efficient.
Philips and Ericsson combine the benefits of mobile connectivity and LED lighting in a “lighting-as-a-service’’ model for cities. It allows city authorities to offer space within their connected lighting poles to network service providers for mobile broadband infrastructure.
"Philips LED lighting solutions provide tremendous savings in power consumption, reaching up to 70 per cent,” said Tamer Aboulghar, country manager and lighting general manager Egypt & East Africa.
“These savings are reflected on public expenditure while maintaining a low rate of CO2 emissions, which in return protects our environment resulting in situation where everyone wins.
“Additionally, our latest cooperation with Ericsson in launching this new initiative will maximize the benefits urban citizens will obtain. On one hand, they will enjoy an unmatched lighting experience while staying connected in streets and open areas with the innovative light poles that combine our latest LED technology and Ericsson connectivity solutions,” he added.
Mobile data traffic is expected to grow ten times by 2019, increasing the need for sustainable lighting and enhanced mobile capacity and coverage in cities. – TradeArabia News Service