Aberdeen City Council

Lighting up the City of Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council was looking to explore innovative uses of Internet of Things (IoT) technology to improve many aspects of city life for citizens and businesses and to deliver economic benefits. The intelligent lighting solution complemented the LED head replacement programme that the Council was undertaking, enabling them to achieve additional savings on their annual street lighting energy consumption and costs, whilst also delivering operational and maintenance efficiencies.

Aberdeen City Council selected intelligent lighting as the anchor IoT project as the resulting IoT network would cover the City and subsidise the design and deployment of other IoT based smart solutions. The result was one of the largest LoRaWAN based Intelligent lighting systems in the UK – spanning over 37,000 assets.



  • Reduced energy usage delivered savings of up to 30%
  • Greater reliability and optimised maintenance through actionable insights and dashboards
  • Reduced carbon footprint and less light pollution, decreased the overall environmental impact
  • Increased control enables operators to respond quickly to specific events, helping create safer environments