Connected Intelligent Lighting for Public Roads
The Vlaardingerdijk and Burgemeester Knappertlaan are one of the most important public roads in Schiedam. They serve as a major traffic artery, connecting Schiedam to the neighboring city Vlaardingen. Local authorities were looking were looking for a highly reliable street lighting control solution that would allow the city to save lighting energy while preserving the safe and comfortable driving experience on these roads. Tvilight was able to provide the city with such.
”The best thing about connected street lighting systems from Tvilight is that they are easy to commission and offer excellent remote monitoring options. Because of these advantages, we would definitely recommend the solution to other municipalities.Martin VerhaalPublic Lighting Manager at the Municipality of Schiedam
Energy savings and remote control
The Municipality was particularly dissatisfied with two things: high energy consumption of the conventional streetlights as well as the inability to monitor and read the street lighting infrastructure remotely. Martin Verhaal, who is responsible for public lighting, traffic, and parking systems at the Municipality, explains: “We wanted to save energy and gain more control over our street lighting infrastructure. That’s why we chose Tvilight intelligent street lighting technology for the city.”
For the project, the city chose Tvilight’s street lighting controller CitySense. CitySense is a market-leading wireless street lighting controller with an integrated motion-based sensor.
Whenever the controllers detect a moving vehicle, the streetlights along the road are brightening back up to 90%. The automatic brightness adjustment, known as “light on demand”, allows the city to slash lighting energy consumption while maintaining the lighting levels that are required for a safe driving experience.
Martin Verhaal: “Intelligent lighting allowed us to achieve precisely what we wanted: streets that are better illuminated, in an economical way. Smart streetlights are the future.”
City controls streetlights via CityManager, benefiting from preventive care and operational cost savings
Adaptive lighting helps to save energy, reduce CO2 emissions, and make local traffic conditions safe and sustainable
Open APIs make intelligent street lighting networks a perfect base for upcoming IoT and Smart City applications
Streetlights stay dimmed only when there are no cars detected. There is always sufficient light to make driving a safe experience
Project installation is put on a fast track: Tvilight technology is plug-and-play and requires minimum civil works