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    Cardiff invests in its smart city future

    City of Cardiff



    With a recent installation of 14,000 connected LED light points and Interact City lighting management software, the city of Cardiff is well on its way to becoming a smart city.

    We were confident that Interact City would provide an open platform that is scalable and would give us flexibility for the future.”

    - Chris Jones, Lead Officer Electrical, Cardiff City Council

    Customer challenge


    The Welsh capital was looking for a way to support safety and security for its citizens while reducing the city’s carbon footprint and improving the city’s operational efficiencies. To do so, the city installed new connected lighting. The network of street lights, monitored and controlled remotely by Interact City lighting management software, provides Cardiff with a scalable digital infrastructure that can be upgraded to provide additional smart city services.   

    Data and insights 

    The Welsh capital has over 340,000 residents and welcomes 20 million visitors annually. By migrating its city lighting to a connected smart lighting system, the Council benefited from over 50% energy savings by switching to LED, and enabled the management of over 14,000 luminaires via a centralized Interact City lighting management dashboard. 


    “Our connected lighting will contribute to a safer environment for the citizens of Cardiff and will enable the city to achieve savings in energy and gain operational efficiencies. It provides a scalable and flexible digital infrastructure which gives the city options for the future, such as inputting data into smart city dashboards or adding sensors that could, for example, monitor noise or traffic,” said Jacques Letzelter, Head of Public Lighting for Philips Lighting. “It’s fitting that Cardiff represents the 1,000th project to use our Interact City street lighting management software: a city and a technology shaping the future.”

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