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18 April, 2018 - 11:04 By Kate Sweeney

Cambridge lighting technology illuminates Hong Kong

Lighting technology from smart cities innovator Telensa in Cambridge has been hand picked for a special project in Hong Kong.

The Highways Department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government (HKSARG) is to deploy Telensa’s PLANet intelligent street lighting system in a pilot programme to replace about 600 street lights in Yuen Long Town with wirelessly managed LED lights. 

The Yuen Long community has a population of 148,000 and is located in the New Territories.

Telensa PLANet is an end-to-end smart street lighting system, comprising wireless nodes connecting individual lights, a dedicated wireless network owned by the city, and a central management application. 

The system pays for itself in reduced energy and maintenance costs, improves quality of service through automatic fault reporting and has the capacity to turn streetlight poles into hubs for smart city sensors. 

With more than one million lights connected, Telensa PLANet is arguably the world’s most popular connected streetlight system.

Will Gibson, founder and chief commercial officer at Telensa said: “We’re delighted to be working with our partners, the Highways Department of the HKSARG and South King-Kum Shing JV to pilot an efficient, resilient and smart street lighting system for Hong Kong, one that will be responsive to citizens’ needs for decades to come. “

We’re looking forward to working together in future on low-cost smart city applications, enabled by the city’s lighting network.”

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