inteliLIGHT consolidates its presence inSaudi Arabia by inspiring further investments in smart street lighting

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After 10 years of a continuous and fruitful collaboration between Flashnet and Saudi Delta Co ., an additional number of 500 lighting panel control and monitoring units were installed in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Riyadh, the Saudi Arabia’s capital, is an important financial hub and a main commercial and touristic center in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula. It is a vibrant city that remains anchored to the nation’s heritage while embracing forward-looking smart city initiatives. For the last couple of years, the Saudi interest in developing modern technologies has been supported by Flashnet which succeeded to implement smart street lighting projects in cities like Arar, Unaizah, Kharj, Qatif, Dalam and of course, Riyadh.

inteliLIGHT has been committed to light up the streets of Saudi Arabia starting from 2011, with what was at that time one of the largest smart street lighting control implementations in the world – 25.000 smart lamps in Mecca.

The demand of smart lighting across both the residential and commercial sectors is sustained by factors like increasing population and growing urbanization and industrialization, all playing a paramount role in driving the Saudi Arabia smart lighting market. In order to balance the rising energy demands, to reduce operational costs while adding value to citizens, a smart lighting system was considered to be the most efficient and suitable strategy for an innovative city like Riyadh.
More than 150 000 streets lights are already controlled in Saudi Arabia by the inteliLIGHT smart street lighting. Therefore, in a bid to expand the application of smart street lighting systems gradually and support the country’s digital transformation ambitions, another 500 lighting panel control and monitoring units (approximately 50 000 streetlamps) were recently installed in the capital.

Positioned inside the feeder pillar, the devices provide autonomous operation based on predefined astronomic calendar and/or external light level sensor (digital INPUT), with remote real-time ON/OFF control and multiple configuration options. The capabilities provided by inteliLIGHT smart street lighting solution reduces energy costs and makes maintenance simple and cost-effective, while keeping a citizen-centric approach.

The project uses cellular technologies like GSM/NB-IoT/LTE-M communications for carrier-grade security and reliability. The system comes with an excellent penetration and faster communication regardless of the urban density , the right choice for a dense urban area like Riyadh city. This project’s deployment was coordinated by Saudi Delta specialists and implemented locally by Advanced Engineering Solutions Co. with FLASHNET’s remote support available during the implementation.

The system can use one or more IoT communication technologies into the same implementation, with extended flexibility features in terms of geographic deployment and third-party integrations. Therefore, the inteliLIGHT smart street lighting solution could become a facilitator in transforming Riyadh into a smart city, a truly intelligent city where sensing, communication and control will improve the quality of life and will make the city more economically competitive and attractive to businesses and investment.

About Saudi Delta Group

Established in 1999, Saudi Delta Group (SDG) is a leading Riyadh-based, ISO certified and hundred percent Saudi owned group. The group has several companies providing services in diverse business areas, which include Telecommunications, Constructions, Lighting, Environment, Healthcare Applications, Media, Hospitality, Information Technology, Human Resources and Industrial manufacturing. (

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. (


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. (