A lighting network powered by Vodafone and Philips integrates devices to help cities cut costs

Mobile operator Vodafone partnered with Philips Lighting, combining an Internet of Things (IoT) network with an LED street light system. This enables the implementation of smart street lighting systems connected wirelessly, saving energy and making maintenance more efficient.

The lighting system uses Vodafone’s machine-to-machine (M2M) network to connect individual light points. Each street lamp will have a Vodafone M2M SIM and with this the lamps are connected to Philips’ CityTouch, a street lighting management system that integrates connected devices. This system allows city authorities to monitor and manage lighting through a user-friendly system and engineers are able to control the lighting remotely. It’s possible to turn the brightness up or down, and for lights to be switched on or off, all from a web browser.

PSFK provides access to this article and every report, case-study, interview, and analysis that we publish for our members. PSFK Professional Membership also unlocks accessto unlimited customized research assistance and our database of over 100,000 insights on innovation trendspanning across eight industry sectors—from culture and brand to retail and customer experience.
Already a members? Log in