Smart Street Lighting & IoT

The market for smart city lighting is constantly expanding, driven by evolving customer preferences, a desire for enhanced comfort, and the growing emphasis on sustainability and energy conservation. Organizations are actively exploring the potential of lighting systems, not just for sustainability benefits, but also to elevate employees’ productivity and overall well-being. According to Berg Insight, by the end of 2020, the global installed base of individually controlled smart street lights reached 16.2 million units. Projected to grow at an impressive Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 24.8 percent, this number is expected to reach 48.8 million by 2025. With over 1000+ customers from the Smart City industry, we help our customers to power their projects with IoT globally.

Smart Street Lighting Market

As for Berg Insight Europe leads the way as the top adopter, accounting for about 35 percent of the global installed base, followed by North America, while China represents the fastest-growing markets. Two-thirds of individually controlled streetlights utilize proprietary RF networking platforms, with PLC and cellular communications as the second and third most common connectivity technologies, respectively. The leading smart street lighting vendor as of the end of 2020 was Telensa, boasting an installed base of nearly 2.1 million lighting controls, followed by Signify and Sensus, with Itron at the forefront in the network segment. Learn more about the street lighting vendors below: 

Street Light Vendor 




UK, US, Australia 


Netherlands, Global


North America 

Acuity Brands 

North America 

CIMCON Lighting 

North America


North America

GE Current 

North America

LED Roadway Lighting 

North America


North America

Lucy Zodion 

UK, Europe


UK, Europe


Italy, Europe


Multiple Global Regions

Telematics Wireless 

Multiple Global Regions


Multiple Global Regions

Street City Lighting Applications

The list of IoT applications in Smart Street Lighting varies from the remote monitoring option to the opportunity of instant emergency alerts. Learn more:



Remote Monitoring 

Real-time monitoring of street lights' status, enabling timely maintenance and cost reduction. 

Adaptive Lighting 

Street lights that automatically adjust their intensity based on ambient light levels. 

Motion Sensing 

Street lights equipped with motion sensors to brighten when movement is detected. 

Environmental Sensors 

IoT sensors on street lights measuring air quality, temperature, and humidity. 

Traffic Flow Analysis 

Cameras and sensors on street lights for real-time traffic monitoring. 

Security Surveillance 

Integrated cameras on street lights for enhanced security and surveillance. 

Predictive Maintenance 

IoT applications that predict when a street light will fail. 

Light Pollution Control 

Systems that adjust street light brightness to minimize light pollution, benefiting both stargazers and the environment. 

Emergency Alert Systems 

Street lights with audio and visual alerts to broadcast emergency messages. 

Explore more in Smart City and Customer Insights.

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