Outfitting LED Light Poles with Small Cells

Outfitting LED Light Poles with Small Cells:  There are many advantages to migrating from the traditional mercury vapor street lamps to LED lamps for our cities. The primary one is it would be possible to dim or reduce the lighting level when there is less need resulting in saving the city money in operating costs. The second and third reasons are the ability to use the new generation as points for cellular service (think FirstNet) and possible backhaul (think 4.9 mesh networks).  While we normally don’t get involved in infrastructure planning and certainly not street lighting, this is something to keep in mind when planning a deployment.  Bill Brownlow, AAHSTO.  To read more, Ericsson, Philips to outfit LED light poles with small cells