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According to data from the ministry of national infrastructure, by 2030 the population in cities of the world is expected to grow to 5 billion people. In order to answer the changing and growing needs of the urban population, countries and local authorities in Israel and the world are making a great effort to improve infrastructure efficiency by connecting it to advanced technologies and IoT (Internet of Things).
One of the applications that stand out most for smart city is in smart lighting, which can save substantially in energy expenses as well as act as a platform for many more applications in addition to the classic street lighting. This type of development is now being presented by Gaash Lighting: The smart Lighting called Apollo, which combines the innovative concept of IoT, will include a range of additional smart applications such as: A camera, Wi-Fi, command and control system, sensors to measure pollution and monitor traffic etc., all this in order to turn it into an integral part of the city’s command, control, and supervision system. This lighting solution, the work of Gaash Lighting and two companies for design and development: Taga and Ziv-Av Engineering, could also be implemented with future technologies developed in the field of smart cities.
Apollo is based on innovative technology which fits a range of needs, powers and heights. Every road, lane, and park could receive their own unique and optimal light intensity. The Apollo lighting solution guarantees saving up to 75% in energy and very low maintenance costs.
This trend of streamlining energy and improving national infrastructures is being physically applied for the first time in Israel in the city of Bat-Yam, where the city is planning to replace all its street lighting to LED lighting. This project, scheduled to be executed this month, will have Gaash Lighting replace about 7,000 light sources in the city, in streets, parks, gardens, and public areas, to brand new, cost-efficient and effective Venus LED lighting. The new lighting system will help save up to 60% in power consumption of street lights.