Navigant Research Study Reveals the Global Installed Base of Smart Street Lights is Expected to Reach Nearly 73 Million by 2026

July 13, 2017 05:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time
BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the evolution of smart street lighting technology and market trends, providing global market forecasts of smart street lighting hardware, software applications, and services, broken out by segment and region, through 2026.

Installed base of smart street lights to reach nearly 73 million by 2026 @NavigantRSRCH

The vision of a city lighting network is one that provides a platform for a range of innovative smart solutions in addition to efficiently illuminating public spaces. By combining advances in energy-efficient lighting with new technologies and sensors, smart streetlights can help cities increase efficiency, raise additional revenue, keep residents safe, improve sustainability, and attract new residents and businesses. Click to tweet: According to a new report from @NavigantRSRCH, the installed base of smart street lights is expected to reach nearly 73 million worldwide by 2026.

“With LEDs established as the technology of choice for street lighting upgrades, the next frontier for smart street lighting networks involves rapidly increasing deployments of controls technology and a transition to being utilized as a broader platform for smart city innovations,” says Ryan Citron, research analyst at Navigant Research. “Sensors and other technologies are being added to smart street lighting networks to offer a multitude of new city services, including gunshot detection, air quality monitoring, electric vehicle (EV) charging, traffic management, and smart parking, among others.”

Smart street lights also offer increased energy and maintenance savings as well as new opportunities for new revenue, according to the report. Services related to streetlight infrastructure, such EV charging and broadband coverage, can mean additional income for suppliers, cities, and utilities alike.

The report, Smart Street Lighting for Smart Cities, analyzes the evolution of smart street lighting technology and market trends, with a focus on how smart street lighting can be used as a platform for additional smart city applications. The study analyzes the drivers for the transformation in the lighting market, including financial, environmental, and economic factors, and assesses approaches to smart street lighting in different regions. Global market forecasts of smart street lighting hardware, software applications, and services, broken out by segment and region, extend through 2026. The report also examines significant smart street lighting projects and case studies of major deployments from around the world, as well as the competitive landscape. An Executive Summary of the report is available for free download on the Navigant Research website.

About Navigant Research

Navigant Research, the dedicated research arm of Navigant, provides market research and benchmarking services for rapidly changing and often highly regulated industries. In the energy sector, Navigant Research focuses on in-depth analysis and reporting about global clean technology markets. The team’s research methodology combines supply-side industry analysis, end-user primary research and demand assessment, and deep examination of technology trends to provide a comprehensive view of the Energy Technologies, Utility Transformations, Transportation Efficiencies, and Buildings Innovations sectors. Additional information about Navigant Research can be found at

About Navigant

Navigant Consulting, Inc. is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results. More information about Navigant can be found at

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