Smart Street Lighting System


This public lighting system leverages wireless technology to control and monitor lighting points remotely, achieving preventive maintenance and reducing operation costs.

  • Smart Street Lighting System 0
  • Smart Street Lighting System 1
  • Smart Street Lighting System 2
Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
Technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

There are over 140,000 street lamps spreading across the 2,100-kilometre road network in Hong Kong. Checking of street lamp failures relies on visual inspection by patrolling staff. After upgrading the traditional street lamps with Smart Street Lighting System, operators can manage the lamp switches via mobile phones. Should there be fauly lamps, engineering personnel can be informed through the system to carry out repair work promptly, shortening the stree lamp downtime and ensuring road safety.

  • The system adopts NB-IoT and LoRa technologies as a wireless solution for connecting the lighting points to achieve remote control and monitor purpose.
  • The hybrid wireless solution can reduce the cellular network subricption fee
Key impact
  • Maintenance operator can remotely monitor the street light status, reducing the patrol manpower
  • Shorten the maintenance cycle
  • Reduce operating cost
  • Gold Medal at the “2018 Geneva International Exhibition of Inventions”
  • Different models and types of street light


  • Short-term Patent: HK1231322
Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)

The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation established by statute in 1967, to promote productivity excellence through integrated advanced technologies and innovative service offerings to support Hong Kong enterprises. HKPC is the champion and expert in facilitating Hong Kong's new industrialisation empowered by i4.0 and e4.0 - focusing on R&D, IoT, big data analytics, AI and Robotic technology development, digital manufacturing, etc., to help enterprises and industries upgrade their business performance, lower operating costs, increase productivity and enhance competitiveness. 

The Council is a trusted partner with comprehensive innovative solutions for Hong Kong industries and enterprises, enabling them to achieve resources and productivity utilisation, effectiveness and cost reduction, and enhanced competitiveness in both local and international marketplace. It offers SMEs and startups immediate and timely assistance in coping with the ever-changing business environment, accompanying them on their innovation and transformation journey.