Flashnet and Elba continue to inspire smart city development throughout Romania – this time in Iași

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Flashnet together with Elba, a key player in the European lighting market, make an important move for the modernization of street lighting in Iași, Romania. Following the examples of Craiova, Alba Iulia and Brașov, Iași is the next Romanian city that is boosting its investment to become smarter, more connected and environmentally friendly.

Iași is not only one of the largest cities of Romania (the largest after the capital, according to statista.com), but one of the most important urban culture centers in the country, too. Therefore, there exists the need to modernize and optimize the public lighting system through a set of innovative, forward-looking actions. One of them is changing the face of the street lighting system through a intelligent street lighting platform that responds to the city’s needs.

At the base of this local project is the combination of ELBA’s modern LED technology with inteliLIGHT’s future-proof lighting control solution. This large-scale lighting project aims to provide the city of Iași with energy savings, improved maintenance efficiency, a safer place for all citizens and tourists. To cover the entire city, inteliLIGHT will use a combination between individual lamp control (4000 lamps throughout the city) and segment control (controllers installed inside the feeder pillars). The mix, adapted to the city’s infrastructural needs, enables autonomous lighting operation, in-depth grid awareness and detailed control.

Besides optimising and modernising the public lighting system, smart city devices can be powered and controlled directly from the omnipresent lighting grid, opening countless smart city opportunities to municipalities.

What is setting this project apart is that it will come with the first on-premise implementation of the new inteliLIGHT StreetLight Control software (CMS v3). This means that Iași will be the first city that will reap the benefits of the software’s new user-centric interface. Autonomous lighting operation together with an efficient and intuitive handling.

All of the new functionalities enable city managers to focus on what matters, to understand trends and act in time are only a few of the new features that the city municipality will have the opportunity to use.

Additionally, the new version of the inteliLIGHT software is TALQ2 certified. The certification promotes solution’s interoperability by providing a common language for smart city applications. It enables command and monitor of different types of connected devices through an easy-to-integrate protocol. The Flashnet’s philosophy of open architecture will open countless smart city opportunities to Iași’s municipalities by integrating other smart city devices like smart parking, EV chargers or smart environmental sensors.

In the long run, this project will help Iași to reach its efficiency and sustainability objectives, while improving public safety. More than that, through the automatic fault reporting capabilities, the inteliLIGHT solution will play an important role in improving the city’s public lighting quality.

By closely collaborating with Elba, Flashnet is determined to support the efforts of placing Romania at the forefront of smart lighting innovation. We are glad to support the initiatives of Romanian cities by providing reliable solutions for their energy savings goals and smart city ambitions.

About Elba

With almost 100 years of experience in developing and manufacturing general and automotive lighting products, ELBA Lighting is on track to become a key player in the European lighting market. (www.elba.ro.)

About inteliLIGHT

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)