Flash Lighting and Flashnet: the partnership that lights up the way for #smartcities in Romania
10 years ago, using the infrastructure managed by Flash Lighting Services SA, the experience and know-how of this public lighting licensed operator, as well as the smart technology from Flashnet, the two companies laid the foundations of a project that will transform Romania forever: adding a layer of intelligence to public lighting infrastructure and using it as a basis for future smart city initiatives.
Flash Lighting Services S.A. (FLS) is one of the most important and experienced national integrators of professional outdoor lighting solutions in Romania. A market leader in the introduction of high-value LED lighting systems, the company advocates for a diverse mix of modern technologies for public lighting.
As a lighting service provider, FLS has been providing street lighting integrated solutions for more than 19 years (audit & surveys, engineering, equipment, installation works, management, and financing solutions). With headquarters in Bucharest, they manage over 90 000 streetlamps in Bucharest, Brașov, Alba Iulia, Sibiu, Craiova, Iași, Botoșani, Galați, Tulcea and many other important cities throughout Romania.
For the past 10 years, Flashnet and Flash Lighting Services have collaborated to modernise public lighting, being pioneers of smart lighting integrations in Romanian cities. The partnership helped introduce the notions of connected lighting and smart city to Romanian municipalities, and things evolved rapidly.
Today, both companies are proud to be recognised as innovators for outstanding smart city developments. Citywide sensors and actuators powered and managed through the street lighting grid, electric vehicle chargers integrated into the grid, mixing multiple communication technologies into the same project or adaptive lighting are just a few examples.
During this fruitful partnership, the two companies deployed smart lighting projects using modern LED source lights, independently controlled, including festive, ornamental, architectural illumination and traffic control through traffic lights. Flash Lighting Services added the “smart” layer of Flashnet’s inteliLIGHT solution, with various mounting options and using communication technologies such as PLC or LoRaWAN to communicate with the inteliLIGHT Streetlight Control Software.
Moreover, additional functionalities and integrations such as city surveillance, panic buttons or electric vehicle chargers were installed in important touristic cities like Brasov, where over 1,000,000 tourists visit each year from all over the world.
The partnership proved beneficial to the public lighting sector (by providing smarter, more effective solutions), to communities (by improving the comfort, safety and security of people and goods as well as individuals’ quality of life) and to the environment (by reducing energy consumption and pollution levels).
“At Flashnet, we use technology to imagine and build smart solutions for the future. Our partnership with Flash Lighting Services has helped us positively and sustainably influence the lives of millions of people with our technologies and we are grateful for this opportunity. Today, technology is advancing faster than ever and we are determined to continue our partnership and to support the efforts of placing Romania at the forefront of smart lighting innovation.” said Mr. Lorand Mozes, CEO Flashnet.
About FLASH LIGHTING SERVICES
Flash Lighting Services, a market leader in the design, construction and management of smart lighting system, is the biggest street lighting service provider in Romania, managing +80.000 light points on long term concession agreements form which +40.000 are smart lights. On the verticals of public and industrial lighting, equipment supply and solutions, we will add value to their partners using the most appropriate technology, competences and professional skills as well as best practices in the lighting industry. (www.flashlighting.ro)
inteliLIGHT® is a smart street lighting control solution that offers detailed lamp-level management capabilities (ON/OFF, dimming, real-time reporting) over multiple IoT communication technologies. In-depth grid awareness is obtained through accurate utility-grade readings of any changes occurring along the grid, reducing energy loss and offering advanced maintenance optimization tools. Furthermore, inteliLIGHT® is integrated with Smart City management platforms and offers support for further Smart City development. (www.inteliLIGHT.eu)
FLASHNET is a fast-paced tech company that integrates the latest IT, energy and telecommunications technologies into hardware and software solutions, creating and implementing intelligent systems for smarter cities and better infrastructure. Founded in 2005, FLASHNET is a leader in intelligent utility management systems, with worldwide operations. (www.flashnet.ro)
A global energy and services group, focused on three core activities: low-carbon power generation, mainly based on natural gas and renewable energy, global networks and customer solutions. In 2018, ENGIE announced the acquisition of 60% of Flashnet, a Romanian Internet of Things (IoT) company. Thanks to its solutions, many cities, both large and small, already enjoy all the benefits of smart public lighting networks. Learn more on www.engie.com.