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Roundtable: Lighting the Smart City

Roundtable Discussion at LightShow West with Clifton Lemon

In the 20th century, lighting was the leading application for electrification. Today lighting continues to have a decisive impact on quality of life and economic development of cities and is a driving force for the deployment of IOT (Internet of Things) and smart city technology. The fascinating history of public lighting gives an invaluable perspective on how today’s new technologies may evolve to help society adapt to increasing urban density and environmental and economic challenges. With lighting as the backbone for IOT infrastructure, intelligent controls, machine learning and affective computing applications can be combined and integrated to create future buildings and cities that are sustainable, resilient and highly intelligent systems that adapt and learn.