Smartnodes and Wirepas : partners to deliver a true smart city solution based on smart street light infrastructure

Smartnodes, a provider of innovative control modules for outdoor lighting, licenses Wirepas Mesh and joins the Wirepas partner ecosystem to further strengthen smart city applications. 

Smartnodes technology is based on deploying intercommunicating sensors along the streets to adapt, in real time, street lighting levels to traffic density and type of users (cars, cyclists and pedestrians) delivering “Light where and when needed”. 

Smartnodes Smart Lighting System creates “light bubbles” following street users wherever they go. By dynamically varying the light emitted by each luminaire, power consumption is minimized whilst delivering a superior lighting experience tailored to the needs of the user. Each street user receives a dedicated light bubble especially adapted to their needs and speed.  Lighting control decisions are made locally at the luminaire level, leading to optimum energy savings, which can reach up to 80%.

Smart Street Lighting is also the natural starting point to build Smart Cities connectivity infrastructures.  Mobility management, a pillar of Smart Cities, can be enabled which opens the way for many applications by feeding information, in a secure way, to traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, traffic and warning signs.  Adding additional sensors to the Smart Lighting wireless network can give visibility of additional public space information like parking occupancy, noise levels, and air quality.

The partnership between Smartnodes and Wirepas will enable Smartnodes to create a cost-effective dynamic and reliable wireless communication network inside cities.

Innovative uses of the smart lighting network allow municipalities to justify investment in new technologies with a clear benefit to their citizens and making best use of public funds by using the existing street lights infrastructure to monitor public spaces.

“We are delighted to be working with Smartnodes to deliver their innovative solution on Wirepas Mesh.  With our decentralized operation and advanced interference avoidance techniques, Wirepas Mesh provides the ideal foundation for Smartnodes to deliver a truly intelligent street lighting platform that allows monitoring of street light assets, advanced lighting control and environmental monitoring that is able to deal with real-world radio conditions.“ says Richard Kinder, VP Product Marketing, Wirepas.

On his side, Julien Ocula, Product Manager at Smartnodes stated: “Wirepas Mesh network technology combined to our local distributed intelligence concept allows us to focus our efforts on Smart Lighting and Smart Cities embedded devices by integrating and interacting other sensors. We are looking forward to allow third-party sensors and devices on to our solution thanks to Wirepas Mesh.”

Further information:

  • Julien Ocula, Product Manager, +32 (0)479 702 933, julien.ocula(at)
  • Richard Kinder, VP Product Marketing,

Smartnodes in brief

Smartnodes puts high technology at the service of human well-being, quality of life and cities sustainable development. Smartnodes brings Smart Cities solutions that are deeply thoughtful in the fields of smart lighting, mobility, security, safety and environment.

Driving smart cities through smart lighting solutions.  Street lights are the backbone of smart cities, an existing, reliable and flexible infrastructure, available for state-of-the-art technology.  By providing and upgrading intelligent outdoor lighting system, Smartnodes offers the best independent and evolutive solution for the future of the city.

Smartnodes is based in Liège.

Smart Cities Through Smart Lighting


Wirepas in brief

Wirepas Mesh enables wireless IoT networking at massive scale. It is a de-centralized IoT network protocol that can be used to connect, locate and identify lights, sensors, beacons, assets, machines and meters in cities, buildings, industry, logistics and energy – with unprecedented scale, density, flexibility and reliability. It can be used on any radio hardware and on any frequency band.

Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in Australia, France, Germany, India, South Korea, Taiwan,  the UK and the United States. Things connected – Naturally.

Things connected – Naturally