The 10th Hong Kong International Spring Lighting Fair is over
The 10th Hong Kong International Spring Lighting Fair ended on the 9th. During the exhibition, the Highways Department of the HKSAR Government revealed that it will introduce 400 smart street lights from next year.
The lighting exhibition lasting for four days was sponsored by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council. More than 1,350 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions gathered at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center to showcase various lighting products. The organizers also arranged several conferences and forums for the industry.
Chief Engineer of the Highways Department at the Highways Department of the SAR Government, Mr Yip Kwok-leung, stated at the "Asian Lighting Conference" held during the exhibition that the SAR Government will start in 2019 and spend three years introducing a multi-functional intelligent street light system in Central and Gold on Hong Kong Island. Bell, Causeway Bay, Wan Chai, and Tsim Sha Tsui, Kwun Tong and Kai Tak in Kowloon, installed approximately 400 smart street lights. This will be an important step in the development of smart cities in Hong Kong.
Ye Guoliang said that smart streetlights can collect real-time city information, such as real-time traffic conditions, measurement data, and air pollution index. He believes that smart cities are not purely scientific and technological concepts, but they should also be more convenient for the citizens, and they need to use Internet of Things technology. At present, there are 220,000 street lights in Hong Kong, which can be used for the development of the Internet of Things.
According to reports, the design of smart street lamps is not much different from the ordinary street lamps currently used in Hong Kong. However, smart street lamps use LED bulbs, with an antenna connected to the Internet at the top and different sensors inside. Engineers can remotely switch or adjust the brightness of smart streetlights, and monitor in real time whether the streetlights need to be repaired or replaced. Ye Guoliang said that the use and replacement of LED bulbs can reduce power consumption by 30%, and optimization of the shading adjustment method is expected to further save 20% power consumption.