Philips Lighting and Sentosa launch first smart LED street lights in Singapore

Oct. 13, 2016
Singapore – Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, today revealed its partnership with Sentosa Development Corporation to pilot a connected streetlight management system in Singapore’s island resort of Sentosa. The five-year project, which will track the efficiencies gained from smart street lighting, involved the installation of close to 300 light-emitting diode (LED) streetlamps covering a distance of 3.4km along the island’s major roads – Artillery Avenue, Allanbrooke Road leading to Sentosa Cove and Bukit Manis Road.

Replacing lighting infrastructure that was heavily dependent on conventional sodium street lamps, the new lighting system integrates remote management capabilities into the Philips GreenVision Xceed LED luminaires, provides better illumination for road users and enables greater operational efficiencies for the island’s maintenance crew who are notified of specific lighting faults through a central control system. The light installations completed in March 2016 are expected to yield positive results including:
• energy savings of more than 50% and improved lighting performance
• reduced downtime and improved operational efficiency by eliminating the need for physical manpower to check on the lights daily
• enhanced public safety with improved visibility (e.g. during haze) while minimizing light pollution

The new LED street lights are nearly three times as bright as conventional sodium street lamps, and are built with anti-glare features and a greater throw distance, thus enhancing safety on roads. With a friendly graphical user interface (GUI), the Philips connected streetlight management system allows Sentosa’s maintenance crew real-time monitoring of the street lamps with map-based asset management, automatic fault notifications, energy consumption measurement and lifetime management of the luminaires.

“We are pleased to embark on this connected LED streetlight management system project with Philips as part of our efforts to build a smart and sustainable Sentosa,” said Alvin Chia, Deputy Director of Asset Management, Sentosa Development Corporation. “We believe that leveraging the smart technology of this new lighting system helps to bring about increased energy savings, greater operational efficiencies, and at the same time, an enhanced experience for our guests,” he added.

Mr. Wee Shiang Ning, General Manager of Philips Lighting Singapore said, “This project resonates with Singapore’s Smart Nation goal, and also puts Sentosa at the forefront of Asia’s travel and lesiure industry. At Philips Lighting, we believe that energy-efficient connected lighting can bring about brighter lives and a better world where light helps people to see, feel and function better. We remain committed to equip organizations with the right LED systems to help them achieve connected and sustainable lighting.”


Lim Tsu Ern - for Philips Lighting
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