Problem: Energy Cost and Lighting Conversion
When we search for opportunities to improve our quality of life through technology, we often overlook our most common operational issues. For example, did you know that, on average, 60% of a city’s energy budget is spent on lighting? Although newer, reduced-cost lighting technology is available, the cost to deploy maintenance staff for the single task of changing every light fixture is still prohibitive.
Solution: Presidio Smart & Connected City, Campus, and Building Solutions
Presidio’s IoT group is driving new, innovative solutions that allow our customers to improve their lighting environment, while using the same physical maintenance required to also deploy additional technology.
New light-emitting diode (LED) technology for outdoor light fixtures brings with it a suite of value add capability to expedite the return on investment. In addition to new, inexpensive light sources, a level of intelligence is placed on the light pole that didn’t previous exist. A source of light can now be adjusted in real-time based on environmental conditions. For example, a light on a bridge at times of minimal use can be set to low light for cost savings. Contrarily, an emergency response situation can trigger a rapid increase in the light level to ensure visibility during the incident.