The concept of "smart" is already well known to us on a micro scale, but in recent years we can notice a tendency to transfer this concept to a larger format. Smart city is not only a futuristic concept, but a space that surrounds us on a daily basis . Public Wi-Fi networks, intelligent traffic and light traffic control, a civic initiative - all these activities testify to a sustainable city that values both economy and ecology, and above all, the comfort of life of its inhabitants.
Smart City - the city of the future
The aim of smart cities is to use ICT that will increase the interactivity and efficiency of the urban fabric, as well as improve the quality of life of its inhabitants. The emphasis is not only on the IT industry but also on the promotion of a sustainable economy, wise management of natural resources, and bottom-up initiatives.
There are three types of city approach to using technology:
- Involvement of technology companies - in this format, cities are created thanks to the available technologies; However, companies do not pay attention to the real problems of the agglomeration, which is being built as an experiment - in the faith of creating an ideal city-future; however, there is a lack of the human element and solutions related to the needs of the inhabitants;
- The scope of activities of the city authorities - the public administration takes the necessary steps to diagnose and solve the problems that plague the city and its inhabitants; it is a conscious choice of projects and programs, e.g. public Wi-Fi networks, promotion of electric transport or intelligent traffic control;
- Initiatives of agglomeration inhabitants - local authorities willingly use the potential of their citizens, create space and opportunities to facilitate their operation; These are focused on projects related to education, ecology, blurring class or race boundaries; is part of the so-called an economy of cooperation, where debates and mediations play a dominant role in making decisions.
Clue City - discover the smart way to manage street lighting
Smart City would not function without intelligent management of the street lighting system . Clue City technology from Lena Lighting is a solution that combines a wireless remote system, consisting of control devices and technologically advanced led lamps Lena Lighting.
The unlimited capacity of the Clue City system allows you to manage the lighting of both small squares and large urban agglomerations. It is possible to control and optimize the equipment - the amount of light depends on the current needs. The current state of the system is stored in the cloud and allows you to manage it from anywhere in the world using the web interface. This data is monitored and securely collected. All these factors lead to lower infrastructure maintenance costs.
Smart solutions in our everyday life
Architectural solutions are inscribed in the landscape of the urban tissue. Modern technologies allow designers to create more efficient buildings, consuming less energy and saving resources, which are environmentally friendly and provide us with higher comfort of use, e.g. the possibility of adjusting lighting depending on the time of day or temperature regulation taking into account the prevailing conditions.
The idea of a smart city is intended to counteract the climate crisis . At the moment, construction is responsible for 1/3 of greenhouse gas emissions and for the consumption of 40% of total electricity. By using intelligent energy-saving technologies, we are able to contribute to a significant reduction of these disturbing indicators.
Smart City with its innovations also contributes to improving the quality of life for residents. The ventilation, lighting and temperature control system improves the well-being of citizens, increases their work efficiency and health. Studies show that carbon dioxide levels, when it drops to 1,000 ppm in air, reduce activity by up to 1/4. The same applies to access to high-quality lighting, which should resemble that of sunlight in its color and intensity.
The coronavirus epidemic has transformed our private spaces into places of work or study. Returning to the new-old reality will remodel our system of functioning, where efficiency and creativity will become the most valued on the market. This will be followed by changes in office spaces, which will be focused on individual needs of employees, depending on the currently performed work.
Lena Lighting, as a leading producer of lighting systems, pays special attention to the high technical parameters of both domestic lamps and those used in office space. Properly selected lighting affects the quality and comfort of work. High quality of lighting is confirmed by a high color rendering index (CRI); an indicator that determines the level of glare (UGR) and the luminous flux, plus energy efficiency and durability. LED technology enables high energy savings, even up to 60%. The control system within it allows for additional savings, improves work and authorizes the monitoring of individual components. There are also visual and ecological values.