The Intelligent Street Lighting project aimed to look at how to develop a lighting network to produce data for collection and use. It also explored how to share data and make information accessible.
The main objectives for the project were to:
- Develop a lighting network that employs an open central maintenance system to allow the network to be controlled automatically and manually to reflect pedestrian and cycle path usage
- Create a ‘smart grid’ through wireless mesh to connect the lighting network
- Develop sensors to react to road conditions and collect data for the data team
- Encourage use of cycle paths, parks and open spaces