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Monday, July 11 2022 - 10:00
Flashnet solution selected to power up 75k smart streetlamps in Washington, D.C.
BRASOV, Romania, July 11, 2022, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

The smart city transformation of Washington, D.C. will be powered by 75,000 
inteliLIGHT® streetlight controllers. The $309 million project will reduce 
energy use by more than 50%, improve equity of service, and extend Wi-Fi 
coverage in underserved neighborhoods.

Today, the District of Columbia's maintenance services department relies on its 
citizens to contact them to identify streetlight malfunctions. This is because 
the current urban lighting in Washington is based on older, high 
energy-consuming sodium lamps and remote monitoring and control was not yet 
available. That is about to change.

The District's vision for a smarter, safer and more energy efficient city has 
brought intelligent urban lighting to the attention of the City Council, which 
recently approved a project to convert all the city's street lights to 
energy-efficient LED technology with remote monitoring and control 
capabilities. The project plans to reduce the energy consumption by more than 
50%, optimizing maintenance operations and enabling safer, more connected 

Part of the implementation consortium, ENGIE North America is the design and 
construction contractor and EQUANS participates as the lighting service 
provider for the next 15 years, with Flashnet as a smart lighting solution 
provider: hardware, communications and software.

The new LED streetlights in D.C. will use inteliLIGHT® smart street lighting 
NEMA controllers to provide individual lamp control and monitoring 
capabilities, city-wide grid awareness and real-time malfunction alerts. The 
project will use inteliLIGHT's Streetlight Control Software to manage the 
lighting, while using API connectivity to integrate with the existing 
maintenance and workforce management software.

Another essential part of the project, communication security is of paramount 
importance for the US capital. The implementation team decided to use 
pre-existing carrier-grade NB-IoT / LTE-M connectivity, with multi-operator 
cellular fallback to ensure redundancy and 15 years pre-paid connectivity, to 
avoid adding up to the operational fees.

The lighting grid will be powered even during the day, extending the lighting 
pole functionality: Wi-Fi routers can be mounted and powered directly from the 
grid, a fast and non-expensive way to extend smart city applications throughout 
the city.

"The benefits of inteliLIGHT connected street lighting extend beyond 
illumination, and we are proud to demonstrate our capabilities in Washington, 
D.C. This is an important breakthrough for Flashnet in North America, laying 
the ground for citywide connected infrastructure and improving the lives of 
generations to come." concluded Lorand Mozes, CEO Flashnet.

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SOURCE: Flashnet SRL