Flashnet’s smart street lighting project in Washington D.C.– one of the finalists at Leading Lights Awards

inteliLIGHT, to provide its smart lighting solution for a 10-year public lighting project in Brussels

Together with 1NCE, Flashnet’s project in Washington has been named finalist in the Outstanding Use Case: Innovative IoT category of the 2022 Leading Lights, the global communications industry awards program run by Light Reading.

The Leading Lights Awards, one of the most authoritative awards in the industry, recognize the industry’s top companies for their outstanding achievements in communications technology, applications or services. This edition’s applicants had to show how are helping change and improve cities and customer experiences with innovative Internet of Things devices and services. One of the recent projects that best illustrated this commitment was in Washington, D.C., where Flashnet is powering 75,000 inteliLIGHT® streetlight controllers.

It is no easy matter to adapt to the complex infrastructure, the existing architecture and security concerns of the U.S capital. However, Flashnet breezed through all the requirements thanks to an open philosophy and a high-degree of flexibility, which was proven many times before. What does that mean more precisely? An open-standard approach at the hardware, communication and software level.

The LED streetlights of the capital will use inteliLIGHT smart street lighting NEMA controllers to provide individual lamp control and monitoring capabilities, city-wide grid awareness and real-time malfunction alerts. Having NEMA socket controllers already in the product portfolio, the controllers are compatible were the existing lamps, with minimal visual impact and conserving the lamp’s architectural output, without any additions or adjustments.

The layer of intelligence added by Flashnet to the existing lighting grid will serve the city’s most ambitious objectives in a way that addresses the current challenges (public safety, energy efficiency and environmental concerns) and will improve the lives of the next generations through an IoT-ready platform – a binder for wider smart city investments.

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)

About Lucy Group

Lucy Group is a diversified international group with operating businesses across three sectors: Lucy Electric, Lucy Controls and Lucy Real Estate. Since its origins in Oxford, over 200 years ago, the Group has grown and evolved. Lucy Group now employs over 1,500 employees across offices and factories in 10 regions and trades in over 70 countries. The Group’s annual revenues in 2021 were over £250 million. Further information can be found at www.lucygroup.com