Connected applications are impacting our day to day lives even though we might not know it. There are many M2M applications and systems that can play a vital role in lowering our energy consumption, for example street lighting.
Silver Springs Networks, a solutions provider for smart energy networks, demonstrated its ideas about pushing towards a better Smart City for saving energy at the Australian Smart Lighting Summit. Silver Springs claims that street lights can consume up to 40% of a city’s energy budget and proposes smart energy systems to reduce the consumption by 10% or more, as well as lowering overall maintenance costs.
Eseye supports smart city street lighting and have previously worked alongside WiMAC, a product development company that has developed a market leading street lighting control and management solution. In order to function effectively, any company providing energy efficient street lighting control systems needs to ensure that they maintain consistent connectivity. WiMAC chose to work alongside Eseye for connectivity as we can deliver a single connectivity solution that works internationally. The AnyNet™ SIM solution with dual redundant VPNs was added into the WiMAC Central Management System and granular level billing to meet the internal accounting needs as well as the needs of WiMAC’s customers.
WiMAC have over 100,000 streetlights deployed in more than five countries and three continents.
The spotlight may well be on the street lights at the moment, but LG also has an exciting product lighting up our homes as well as cutting energy consumption. The LG Smart Bulb has a variety of different uses that can be controlled via smartphone using either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. The bulb will last for over a decade if switched on for around five hours per day - an amazing 80% energy saving compared to traditional incandescent bulbs, according to LG.
LG’s new lighting system could prove revolutionary to deaf people. With the system being linked to their smartphones, deaf people can set the bulb to flash whenever they receive a phone call.
From smart street lighting to the light bulbs in our homes, I wonder what bright ideas they’ll come up with next!
For more information on Silver Spring Networks and Street Lighting click here
To find out more about Eseye’s work with WiMAC click here
For more on the Smart Bulb click here