Smart street lights are the most common and densest infrastructure in cities. With the advent of the 5G era, every humble street lamp may be integrated into multiple modules such as charging piles, video surveillance, environmental monitoring, light pole screens, etc.-as “smart street lights”, can not only collect information, but also publish Information not only has the opportunity to become an important part of the construction of smart cities, but also an important link in the construction of 5G base stations in the future.
1. Smart street lights: an important entrance for smart city construction
If the Internet of Lights, the Internet of Things, and 5G networks are the context of smart cities, as multi-purpose poles, information poles, and smart poles, smart street lamps are the nerve endings of these systems, allowing smart municipalities and smart cities to land in the urban lighting business. In the past, multiple functional poles were set up on a city road. Integrating these functions into one pole can greatly save costs. For example, if citizens encounter danger when traveling at night, they can call and locate quickly with one touch, which greatly reduces the chance of accidents and accidents. People can also learn about the day’s temperature, air quality, and other environmental indicators through the display screen of the light pole.
In some creative parks, beautiful multi-functional smart light poles use the display screen to broadcast videos, play music and radio, and provide functions such as safe science popularization or advertising, and allow people to enjoy free 5G Wifi signals at any time. The lighting of the street lamp can automatically adjust the brightness of the lighting according to the changes in the morning and evening of the day, and it can also activate the power saving mode in the middle of the night. Whether in the city or the community, these functions have increased the convenience of our life and office and escorted everyone to travel safely. For city managers, data can be collected through a platform, and intensive management can also be achieved, reducing labor.
2. Edge Computing Service: Smart City Micro Center
As a “new public infrastructure” for smart city construction, excellent locations, and wide distribution make smart street lights a good carrier for 5G base stations.
Optimized 5G network is the basis of many “5G+” innovative applications; smart street lights equipped with a variety of devices, empowered by ICT (information and communication) technology, can provide efficient and energy-saving applications in municipalities, transportation, security, and environmental protection. A new type of public service; a reasonable layout of urban smart street lights network can provide the smart city brain with massive city operation data in real-time, which is the basis for building a digital twin city. It can be said that smart light poles are like “smartphones” configured for cities, which can help people perceive every street in the city.
The light environment design system research center of the Academy has completed the planning, design, and project implementation of urban landscape lighting for the core area of the Qingdao Shanghai Cooperation Summit, Bengbu, Hebei, Hengshui, and Lishui, Zhejiang, as well as multiple roads of 5G+ wisdom. Street lamp planning and design, smart light pole system engineering and construction.
Through the smart street lamp management platform, the unified management of smart street lamp heads, video monitoring, environmental indicators, and other data is realized, and based on the real-time collected data, intelligent statistical analysis is performed to provide intelligence for the city’s municipal management, emergency management, environmental monitoring, etc. And information services. In the future, the digitalization and intelligence of society will develop at a high speed. Smart IoT and smart street lights will usher in development opportunities. The Light Environment Design System Research Center of the Institute will continue to explore the integration of “5G + smart lighting” in urban, landscape, architecture, and indoor environments. Application, help the development of the city, empower a better life.