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First technical standard and classification for integrated multifunctional street lighting


First technical standard and classification for integrated multifunctional street lighting


Hannover, Germany March 22nd 2017. Today DIN, [ui!] - the urban institute® and their consortium partners present the worldwide first technical standard (DIN SPEC 91347) and classification for “integrated multifunctional street lamps” at CeBIT, Hannover. This way the integrated multifunctional street lamp can become a key component of smart cities and communities.


The core of the standardization project are 14 digital use cases, which demonstrate how cities and communities can profit, when they seize the current opportunity: Not just replacing old lighting with LED but creating a component-based system. Meeting the demands and challenges of modern cities with targeted new functionalities. With sensor technology for traffic monitoring as the basis of automated driving. With WiFi routers for public internet access. And with charging stations for electric vehicles.


“It is essential to consider street lighting and additional components not only in isolation but to create an integrated system of the digital city”, says Lutz Heuser head of the consortium and [ui!] CEO. Sensors can detect parking spots and traffic, collect environmental data and enable event based light control. With the acquired data, new services for citizens and municipalities as well as new business models for start-ups and companies can be created.


“Our work is going to improve long-term planning to shape the digital transformation and foster the dialogue between politics, administration and businesses”, says Bernhard Kempen, DIN project manager of the DIN SPEC project.


The consortium consisted of the following partners – lead and coordination by [ui!]

  • Operator of street lighting infrastructure: EnBW (with product line SM!GHT); RheinEnergie;

  • Light management and charging infrastructure: Schréder (with product line Shuffle); Trilux; Continental (with Connected Car); eluminocity (with Light & Charge System);

  • Communication and platforms for internet of things: Deutsche Telekom; NXP (with Connected Car & Security); Alliander (Smart Society Services); Microsoft.


The DIN SPEC 91347 has been published by “Beuth Verlag”. An English version will be available soon.





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