The LED lighting revolution is gradually turning cities into smart cities. Keeping up with the pace of revolution, Osram Lighting and Paradox Engineering have transformed the streets of St. Gallen, Switzerland with a network of mesh-connected LED street lights.
Osram Lighting supplied 60 SL20 luminaires that have been installed at Oberstrasse which is a local street with the collaboration of St. Gallen Stadtwerke, a utility and public works company. The solid-state lighting (SSL) system is connected by Paradox wireless mesh technology and managed by the Paradox PE Smart Urban Network platform.
Optical sensors help in autonomous dimming for maximum energy savings while mesh wireless network facilitates control of LED street lights for programmatic changes in light levels.
“Using energy and available resources responsibly is very important for an innovative city like St. Gallen,” said Urs Etter, head of public lighting at St. Gallen Stadtwerke. “Street lighting has a direct impact on the attractiveness of a city, so we were looking for the best possible balance between the need to save energy, emissions, and money on one hand, and that to safeguard the quality of life and public safety. We have been investing in LED systems for some years, and we are proud to turn on this dynamic smart Osram Lighting solution, which will further improve our sustainability performance. As we invest for the future of our city, this technology is open to any extension and development we might need — and that’s a great benefit for us.”