40 Illumient solar-powered street lights have been installed along Bloor Street West in Toronto. These smart city lighting systems will also host Wi-Fi for the area, and feature banners promoting Bloor West Village. The project was driven by the Bloor West Village Business Improvement Association (BIA), the first BIA ever established in the world.
The newly-installed Illumient systems are equipped with built-in communications, allowing the lights to be remotely managed and operated, lowering maintenance costs while delivering high reliability. The motion sensors on the lighting poles, along with Illumience’s predictive weather analysis capabilities, will preserve battery power and ensure the area remains lit in all seasons of the year.
“We are excited to collaborate with Clear Blue for this project, marking another step forward for our BIA which will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year. Clear Blue’s Smart Off-Grid lighting systems are far superior to the standard solar lighting that was in place beforehand, and are a highly reliable, cost- effective solution for our community. In addition to their technical excellence, we found the team at Clear Blue to be highly collaborative and supportive throughout the process and we are pleased with the end result.” David Howitt, chairman of the Bloor West Village BIA