Intelligent lighting has become the foundation for smart cities. Offering a fast ROI and ongoing operational benefits, there are strong reasons for cities to adopt lighting control systems. Government mandated migration to LED lights combined with low-cost, low-power wireless sensor network technologies and cloud IoT frameworks has accelerated adoption.
There are over 100 companies from lighting, utility/energy, IT and Telecom industries targeting the smart city lighting market with networking systems, software platforms, add-on devices and services. Smart city platforms are a multi-billion-dollar investor opportunity with mergers and acquisitions underway such as Verizon of Sensity Systems and Itron of Silver Spring Networks.
Competition is continuing to grow for smart lighting wireless technologies. Wireless mesh systems are used in the largest deployments such as Florida Power & Light’s recently completed installation of 500,000 smart streetlights using a smart lighting platform by Silver Spring Networks. However, Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks such as Sigfox, LoRa® , NB-IoT and RPMA are aggressively targeting this ecosystem with accelerating adoption by major network operators worldwide. In addition, Telensa, a LPWA pioneer, remains the outdoor smart lighting leader.
In 2025, there will be nearly half a billion outdoor lights in use worldwide. From our most aggressive viewpoint, 1 in 4 will have a control system and reach 108 million connected lights by this time. Streetlights will make up the majority, but other market segments such as campuses, car dealer lots, parking garages, shopping malls and other forms of area lighting have faster deployment cycles.
In this report, we analyze the status, market opportunity and competitive landscape for outdoor smart lighting including streetlights, roadways, parking lots/garages and other types of outdoor lighting.
It includes market size forecasts (2016-2022) for installed lighting controllers and annual unit shipments with breakdowns by market, technology, geography and revenues for equipment and services; key findings from several surveys; an extensive technology evaluation; and in-depth analysis of 60+ companies involved with outdoor smart lighting including market shares by networked controllers and CMS platform.
Also included is a summary of the major streetlight and roadway smart lighting projects by region including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the rest of the world.
250+ phone/online surveys including:
Municipal and transportation CIOs and IT managers, smart lighting network and CMS systems, smart city platforms, IoT connectivity, network operators and network infrastructure providers.