Luminaires will be connected to the Philips CityTouch lighting management system
Philips is undertaking a citywide upgrade of Jakarta’s lighting. The company is to upgrade nearly 90,000 streetlights with energy efficient LEDs and, by doing so, sets Java’s capital city firmly on the road to smartness.
The luminaires will be connected to the Philips CityTouch lighting management system and the project is expected to take just seven months to complete.
And with 430 lights being refitted each day, this project is set become the world’s fastest street lighting retrofit and remote management project undertaken to date.
A statement from the DKI Jakarta government office said: “During the last few years, we have focused on urgently improving public services including street lighting. Our aim is to turn Jakarta into a smart city where everything is connected to enable our citizens to live safely and more comfortably in a city that is beautiful day and night. At the same time, we are convinced that connected lighting will help us reduce our energy expenses and improve public services.
“This is not the first project with Philips Lighting, since we have previously partnered on other lighting projects, including the illumination of the Jakarta National Monument (Monas), the iconic Tugu Selamat Datang (Welcome Monument) in the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout and various public spaces or parks.”
With over nine million inhabitants, Jakarta is one of the world’s most populous and fastest growing urban centres. Prior to the Philips project, the city’s streets and public areas used conventional lighting technology.
The Philips CityTouch system connects each light point and performance data will be sent through existing cellular networks to the city’s lighting office, part of the Industry & Energy Department or operator.
The data will enable the city officials to efficiently monitor the city’s lighting infrastructure and remotely manage illumination levels to match different needs by district. For example, in the evening when traffic is low, Jakarta’s lighting office can dim the lighting by 50 per cent, resulting in additional energy savings.
Chandra Vaidyanathan, president director, Philips Lighting, Indonesia said: “Since its launch in 2012, our Philips CityTouch street lighting system has been installed in over 700 projects across 35 countries.
“Governments have set a high priority on reducing their carbon footprint by upgrading their street lighting with our highly energy-efficient connected lighting. Installation is quick due to our built-in wireless networking capability, and maintenance time is significantly reduced because each street light reports on its performance and status.
“Only two percent of the world’s 300 million street lights are connected in this way. The forward-thinking smart city plan for Jakarta is setting the pace for Southeast Asia.”
While the Jakarta installation is one of the largest in the world, Philips CityTouch technology can be also scaled to deliver significant benefits for small or medium-sized urban centres. The combination of LED luminaires and remote monitoring using the Philips CityTouch lighting management system enables energy and operational savings.
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