Evolving smart city applications,

for better light and lower energy

Interconnected applications and open systems
unlock value for the citizens of Los Angeles

Philips Lighting and the City of Los Angeles are exploring new smart city applications that build on the CityTouch connected lighting system, which manages 110,000 street lights across the city. The ability to add new applications and data streams to the digital ecosystem demonstrates the power of open system.



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A responsive city for improved city services

Remco Muijs; Senior Research Scientist at Philips Lighting


Evolving smart city applications  

The Los Angeles Bureau of Street Lighting and Philips Lighting have collaborated on a program that uses CityTouch connected street lighting management and connected sensors to obtain additional value from the public lighting system:


  • Lighting power grid monitoring for more reliable and responsive operations

  • Environmental noise monitoring for quieter streets and healthier citizens


The LA pilot projects demonstarte how a connected street lighting infrastructure and an open systems approach support evolving smart city applications.


connected lighting in Los Angeles

We really need
better information to help us design better cities"  

Dietmar Offenhuber,
Northeastern University


Shaping future cities: views from the experts

Using street lighting to advance smart city applications


The customer: Ed Ebrahimian

Director, Bureau of Street Lighting, Los Angeles

Lighting infrastructure as a conduit for data collection


The researcher, Dietmar Offenhuber

Assistant Professor of Art+Design and Public Policy, Northeastern University

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