The Urban Lights of Buenos Aires Can Be Controlled From a Browser

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jul 23, 2014
References: lighting.philips & gizmag
The city lights of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, will soon consist of Philips LED lighting that can be monitored and controlled from computers. 28,000 lights have already been replaced and are being controlled remotely. Eventually, over 91,000 street lights -- representing over 70% of the city's lighting -- will be installed.

The lighting infrastructure will be controlled by Philips CityTouch, a console that gives city authorities a level of control and data not attainable with traditional city lighting. The system enables authorities to monitor each light point individually and optimize its use.

Lighting analytics such as energy consumption and bulb life-span can also be extracted and combined with other data such as traffic levels to enable more intelligent and efficient use of the lights.

The deployment of the new lights of Buenos Aires is expected to be completed in 2016.