Illinois announces master contracts for smart street lighting initiative | Smart Cities Dive
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Illinois leaders announced that they have chosen vendors for the statewide smart street light program. The contract was awarded to Johnson Controls, Globetrotters Engineering and TEN Connected Solutions, according to Government Technology and others.
Local governments throughout Illinois can upgrade their street lights to LED fixtures through the state's joint purchasing program. The streetlights also can be equipped with Wi-Fi and sensors for IoT technologies.
The initiative is part of leaders' efforts to make Illinois the first "smart state."
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