World leading countries are using smart street lighting to solve this problem. Old type lightbulbs are replaced by LED lighting (this process has already started in Tbilisi). Remote controllers and other sensory equipment (light and motion sensors) are installed together with lightbulb. Controllers give us information about the state of the electric light, and it is easy to manage them on an individual level. In addition, the controllers can act automatically based on information got from light and motion sensors.
As an example, lights can be turned on when there is a specific level of darkness reached, when streets get darker lights get brighter. In specific areas of the city lights can get brighter if there is more motion in the streets and become less bright if there is no motion.
Inclusion into the wireless data network gives the possibility to manage lights remotely. The special software platform developed specifically for the street lighting service will enable to share the data.
Based on analyses from different countries, smart outdoor LED lighting system increases the energy efficiency by 20%-30%. Using the smart lighting system as they are dimmed to lower light while being unnecessary, beside saving the electrical power, is also very effective for the environment as they emit far less carbon dioxide, resulting in less pollution.
In addition, discomfort caused by bulb damage is decreased as smart lighting system constantly controls the daily condition of the bulb. In case of urgency or any other extraordinary cases immediately informs respective city service centers that in its turn considerably decreases the servicing labor cost. Besides minimizing the costs, smart street lighting can cause increase of the profit for the city. This can be achieved by new opportunities to advertise digitally on the light post, by adding chargers for electric cars and scooters or by other modern ways.