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Philips is Undertaking City Wide Upgradation in Jakarta

Philips is undertaking citywide upgrade of Jakarta under which the company is replacing around 90,000 streetlights with LEDs.


Indonesia: Philips is upgrading around 90,000 streetlights with the energy efficient LEDs as the company is undertaking citywide upgrade of Jakarta’s lighting. The LEDs will be connected to Philips CityTouch lighting management system and it will take only seven months to complete the project as 430 lights will be refitted every day, which would make the project, world’s fastest street lighting retrofit and remote management project undertaken till date.


Under the Philips CityTouch lighting management system, the system will connect each light point and the performance data will be sent to the city’s lighting office through existing cellular networks which is a part of operator or Industry & Energy Department. The sent data will enable city officials to effectively monitor city’s lighting infrastructure and manage the illumination levels remotely and will help in matching and managing different needs by district. If, in the evening when traffic is low, the Jakarta’s lighting office can dim the lighting by 50 per cent, which will result in additional energy savings.


According to TechSci Research, with more than nine million inhabitants, the Jakarta is one of the world’s fastest growing and populous urban centres. Government is setting high priority to reduce their carbon footprint because of which it is upgrading the street lighting with highly energy-efficient connected lighting. While the Jakarta installation is one of the largest in the world, Philips CityTouch technology can be also scaled to deliver significant benefits for small or medium-sized urban centres. The combination of LED luminaires and remote monitoring using the Philips CityTouch lighting management system enables energy and operational savings. These projects would increase the penetration of LED lights in commercial sector consequently, reducing the carbon footprint and power consumption.