- May 24, 2016
- LED Market
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LED street lights are being increasingly employed for illuminating people’s surroundings as these are eco friendly, efficient and require less maintenance. LEDs in a solar LED street lighting system act as solar cells, absorb photons and thus generate power. Their light generation capability is due to the optical properties of the semiconductor materials that are used for fabricating LEDs.
But LED street lights’ use is not limited to lighting purposes alone. Now these are also being employed for improving internet connectivity in the cities stretched over a large area and having a big population in them. This has been made possible with the use of cutting edge 4G LTE technology. This technology enables fast streaming of internet data and ensures its quick availability to smartphones, netbooks, notebooks, tablets and wireless hotspots.
The pole used in a LED solar street light is now being employed for improving streaming of internet data speed through use of 4G LTE technology. This has been made possible through a wireless mobile network operator equipment that would be contained in a small cell. This cell would be put up on the pole and controlled remotely. LED street light poles used for this purpose are specifically designed and tested, so these can accept this kind of equipment and be compatible with them. Thus these poles would enable availability of this technology to users in new areas where the internet connectivity is not so good. This would ultimately help to enhance wireless data broad coverage in such areas and make it more reliable.
Such an arrangement also enables governments to earn more revenue as they would be charging mobile network operators to allow them to use these poles for internet data transmission. This would also benefit network providers as they would be able to provide better broadband services at new sites and thus boost user experience. Though this technology has been introduced to select cities in the world, this would soon be adopted by all over the globe as it has the potential to significantly improve internet data transmission and revolutionize the way we communicate.