There is a general acceptance that LED lighting is now the de facto solution for street lighting, delivering an immediate energy saving of around 45%. Adding intelligence to the equation can further increase these savings by a further 15%. Intelligent lighting is achieved by replacing the photocell used for dusk to dawn switching with an intelligent node linking directly into and controlling the LED driver. The intelligent node is controlled via a central management system (CMS) and can store the LED light configuration, dimming profiles along with a calendar. This enables dimming profiles to be applied to individual lighting columns, complete streets or areas of a town/city. The intelligent lighting node also has a photocell ensuring fail safe operation if communication is lost for any reason.