Signify Takes Circularity to the Streets for the Safety of the Citizens
Philips Iridium Gen4 (Photo: Signify )
In a world of increasing energy demands and rapidly declining natural resources, the transition from a linear economy to a circular economy is essential to ensure sustainability. A circular economy uses resources more effectively by creating rather than wasting, using rather than owning and reusing rather than exposing. As an attempt to decrease the carbon footprint of their municipality, city planners also started looking to smart lighting solutions.
Circularity will be one of the key customer requirements in taking decisions on streetlighting upgrades, in line with the growing attention to sustainable initiatives around the globe. Thus, Signify is developing products, systems and services for a circular economy to meet the increasing demand for sustainable technologies. LED technology is proven, easy to implement and is already bringing major savings for cities all around the world. Switching all outdoor lighting for cities and municipalities to LEDs, could stop 109 million tons of CO2 entering the atmosphere by 2030, Philips estimates.
Philips Iridium Gen4 Mini Easyair SPP (Photo: Signify )
Did you know that…according to a report by Northeast Group, there are approximately 308 million streetlights in the world, of which 27% are LED and only 5% connected?
The world leader in lighting is launching two street luminaires that meet the requirements of a circular economy, are easy to install and maintain and can be connected to City Management Systems such as Interact City. The new generations of Luma and Iridium are fulfilling the requirements of a circular economy by being energy efficient in application, serviceable, connected, having a long/extendable lifetime and by being recyclable.
Energy efficient in application: As components can be easily replaced, the luminaires can also be upgraded when future efficacy advancements are available.
Serviceable: The introduction of GearFlex - a gear tray which includes driver, surge protector and other components - allows for opening and maintenance of the luminaires without the use of tools, which is a unique feature for both luminaires. This helps installers to replace and reprogram drivers within 30 seconds, without the need to touch any wiring and reducing the time they spend at a pole.
Connected: The luminaires are both system and sensor ready. They can, for instance, be connected to City Management Systems like Interact City, Signify’ s wireless connected lighting system, turning street lighting into a connected network that can host sensors and other IoT-enabled devices.
Long/extendable lifetime: Both luminaires have a lifetime of more than 100,000 hours. On top of that, spare parts and upgradeable components significantly prolong the product lifetime.
Recyclable: Luma and Iridium are designed to use natural resources in a much more effective and regenerative way. Most of the materials and components can be recovered for reuse or recycling, closing the materials loop according to circular economy principles.
Now is the time to take circularity to the street and create more sustainable cities for the environment and for its inhabitants. With these two new streetlight generations Signify is leading the lighting industry into this new economic model, which will allow the use of materials and support customers in implementing more sustainable technologies.