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Control Systems Make LED Street Lights More Efficient

Because LEDs are basically electronic devices, they can be synced with control systems in new, unprecedented ways. SmartWatt designs LED street lights with advanced controls that are supported by a wired or wireless network and remote management software. These controls link LED street lights with sensors, switches and dimmers that municipalities can use to alter the …

Ben Stewart

Dec 08, 2015

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Internet of Things (IoT) Boosts Sustainability, Connectivity and Mobility

The basic principle behind making a smart city successful is discovering what parts of the city are already working well and identifying what parts could use improvement. How do you find out what’s working and what isn’t? By monitoring devices that play a role in efficiency. Monitoring expands upon the Internet of Things principle, enabling …

Ben Stewart

Dec 03, 2015

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Overcoming Challenges to Achieve the Vision of a Smart City

As new smart city initiatives launch, it’s worth exploring in more detail how a smart city operates. Let’s begin with a concise definition of a smart city: The Smart Cities Council, in its Smart Cities Readiness Guide, defines a smart city as one that “uses information and communications technology (ICT) to enhance its livability, workability …

Ben Stewart

Nov 24, 2015

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Guaranteed Energy Savings: Harrisburg Looks for Energy Solution

Most of the lights inside Harrisburg city hall have been left on nonstop for 20 years, city officials said Tuesday night, wasting thousands of dollars in electricity, bulb replacement and maintenance hours. Because of this, Harrisburg seeks a solution via a guaranteed energy savings contract. City officials revealed this week that most of the lights …

Ben Stewart

Nov 20, 2015

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