Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, has recently unveiled a sneak preview of what urban life could be like in 2030 at an event in New Delhi. The company presented a picture of how connected lighting technology will play a key part in underpinning the smart cities we can expect to inhabit in just over a decade.
Mr. HarshavardhanChitale, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Philips Lighting India said that technology is a big enabler in making cities more livable and delivering new services to its inhabitants. Through our connected lighting systems and services, Philips Lighting is already putting in place today many of the building blocks enabling the smart cities of tomorrow.
Philips Lighting is helping to pave the way for massive urban growth by developing a people-centric blueprint for lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) services in the smart city of the future. In the first instalment of the ’2030: Smart city life’ virtual reality experience, the company shows how connected LED lightinghas the potential to enhance quality of life, transform everyday experiences and services, and ensure sustainability in our ever expanding global cities. By 2030 it is expected that there will be close to 70 billion light points.
The company explored four scenarios which include connected LED street lights, interactive public spaces, sustainable city farming, and more personalised living which demonstrated how future lighting technology can deliver more sustainable, better-connected and more enjoyable cities.