Why Smart Cities Begin With Smart Lighting with Anil Agrawal of CIMCON Lighting

 

As technology has continued to grow, it’s started to touch every aspect of our lives. Not only do we have smart TVs on our walls and smartphones in our pockets, but now the cities where we live are getting smarter, too. As migration from rural to urban living has steadily increased, the need to create more efficient cities has grown. How can cities that are already large begin to accommodate even more growth?

The first step in answering that question is smart lighting, according to our guest on today’s podcast, Anil Agrawal, CEO of CIMCON Lighting. “Cities have to really learn how to become more efficient with the use of their resources,” Agrawal said. “That’s the reason they’re all talking about becoming smart.” One of the reasons why he believes cities should start with smart lighting is because it offers a good return on investment. “If you look at the typical city, 40 percent of the electricity spend goes towards powering street lights,” he said. “The solution that we have in terms of connected lighting can save them 20% on energy costs.”

Saving money isn’t the only incentive, though. Another benefit to smart lighting is that it helps protect the citizens that live, work, and play in a particular city. With smart lighting, the brightness can be raised in the case of an emergency to help alert first responders. “If you think about it, we have the ability as a company to influence the life of millions or even billions of people living in cities across the globe,” says Agrawal.

For the latest news, videos, and podcasts in the IoT Industry, be sure to subscribe to our industry publication.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!
Twitter – @IOTMKSL
Facebook – facebook.com/marketscale
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/company/marketscale

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!

Image

Latest

Listen Carefully, Respond Creatively
April 12, 2024

In this captivating episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, delves into the transformative business philosophy of “listen carefully, respond creatively.” This approach has not only skyrocketed the Savannah Bananas to fame but also serves as a universal blueprint for revolutionizing customer service and engagement across all sectors. […]

Read More
Stacey Childress, Senior Advisor at McKinsey and Company, discusses higher ed
Bold Measures are Needed to Improve Investment in Higher Education
April 12, 2024

The stakes for higher education have never been higher as the educational landscape sees rapid evolution. As universities and colleges grapple with the dual challenges of technological disruption and increasing demands for accessible, quality education, the question of how best to implement investment in higher education becomes a priority. This debate has been ignited […]

Read More
wake up healthy
Hey, it’s 9 am… Wake up Healthy with 9amHealth!
April 12, 2024

Healthcare Rethink host Brian Urban explores ways to wake up healthy and stay healthy with his guest, Dr. Avantika Waring, MD, the Chief Medical Officer, at 9amHealth. This episode delves into the transformative approach to healthcare delivery championed by 9amHealth. Dr. Waring’s journey from a humanities student with a love for French to a […]

Read More
public safety and security
Strengthen Public Safety and Security: Modernize Radio Communication for Better Field Response
April 11, 2024

The importance of radio communication within public safety and security operations remains unbeaten in an era dominated by digital transformation. This medium, essential for over a century, continues to be the lifeline for responders on the front lines. From ensuring the safety of field agents to facilitating real-time critical information flow and enhancing situational […]

Read More