Sep 7, 2017: London’s financial district—the City of London, and Borough of Barking and Dagenham in northeast of London, will now use Internet of Things protocol to control LED streetlights remotely.
City of London is connecting 12,000 LED streetlights to an IoT mesh network, and Barking and Dagenham will commect 15,500 LED streetlights to the mesh. The LED lights will then become a part of an IoT scheme, which will also help to collect information on traffic, parking, noise, and air quality.
The LED streetlights will work as nodes in the the IoT mesh topology, which will allow the LED lights to collect and send information to each other and make the process of remote switching and dimming easy. It also helps to monitor the performance of each light, cutting down on maintenance costs.
Recently Bluetooth Special Interest Group has issued a standard for meshing Bluetooth devices including LED lights.
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. will deploy its Starfish platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across the City of London and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Through urbancontrol, the company within the DW Windsor Group, Silver Spring’s Starfish will connect 12,000 smart LED streetlights in the City of London and 15,500 smart LED streetlights in the Borough of Barking and Dagenham. According to the company, Starfish is based on Silver Spring’s wireless network and data platform, and is proven, secure, and reliable.
It is built on the Wi-SUN IoT mesh technology specification. Silver Spring is a founding member and co-chair of the Wi-SUN Alliance, which drives the interoperability for wireless solutions based on the IEEE 802.15.4g standard.