Innovative lighting: illuminating streets via IoT

With a thrust on sustainability, urban infrastructure calls for smarter and more efficient systems, which has led to the concept of “Smart City”. Cities are hubs of diversity and innovation and can also become the source of solutions. A smart city is a city that allows real-world urban data to be collected and analysed by using software systems, server substructure, network infrastructure and client devices, according to Rakesh Zutshi, Managing Directior, Halonix Technologies Pvt Ltd.

How do your products add more value for making better smart cities?
A smart city implements solutions with the support of instrumentation and interconnection of sensors, actuators and mobile devices. It can combine service production and an intelligent environment, exploits accessible information and adopts information flows between the municipality and the urban community.

Lighting being the mainstay of infrastructure, it’s time to consider smart light with respect to making smart cities better. Halonix offers smart light for street lighting, initially to make the complete urban infrastructure connected and smart. Our street smart lighting empowers managing authority of a city to control and monitor individual or group of street lights, irrespective of remote location, thereby leading to energy saving, curbing theft of energy and light fittings, woman safety, crime control, among others. Additionally, with its fault monitoring and alert generation, users can identify light failure as and when it happens and arrange for troubleshooting. Moreover, multiple sensors can also be integrated that monitor weather conditions like pollution, temperature, humidity, etc., that facilitates taking prompt corrective measures for the same.

What are the latest trends in lighting with respect to smart cities?
Smart cities use the latest Internet of Things (IoT) innovations to become more liveable, resilient, economically sound and sustainable. Smart sensors and other devices—from street lights to power meters to traffic signals and beyond—are distributed throughout the urban environment, which work together with an open, connected infrastructure to collect data about themselves, the environment, people, and events. This data can be analysed and shared via software platforms and mobile apps to save energy, streamline operations.

Human-centric lighting is more about innovation that creates a working environment for urban infrastructure to increase human work efficiency by following the graph of human-centric colour as per external weather. So, wireless connectivity over IoT technologies makes all lighting smart and connected always.

Discuss about your latest innovation.
We have come out with Halonix PRIME as an innovative product that has added more value to users in terms of offering latest technological and sustainable product. In the same gamut, we have already launched Inverter LED LAM. It offers the four-hour backup that overcomes power cut issues in tier-II and tier-III cities. In addition to this, we are coming out with many more IoT-based PRIME products such as colour changing lamps, human-centric lamp, group controlling & monitoring of street light with individual fault.

Human-centric lighting is more about innovation that creates a working environment for urban infrastructure to increase human work efficiency.
Rakesh Zutshi, Managing Directior, Halonix Technologies Pvt Ltd.

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