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Luminous Smart City all-rounders – “made in Baden-Württemberg”

14. November 2019

Hess, premium manufacturer for design outdoor lighting, and SMIGHT are pooling their expertise. This results in high-quality luminaires for public, urban space that perfectly combine light, design and multifunctionality. Equipped with intelligent Smart City technology from SMIGHT, the luminaires for cities and communities become a WiFi hotspot, particulate matter sensor, parking lot attendant or charging station for electric cars.

This multifunctionality is possible due to a variety of different SMIGHT sensors and components, which can be easily integrated into new and existing luminaires. As a first step, Hess luminaires will be equipped with the SMIGHT WiFi module. Starting now, customers in Germany can benefit from this new offer. The integration of further components, such as sensors for the collection of environmental and traffic data, as well as offers for the European and global market, are to follow.

“We want to digitalize the public infrastructure in cities and communities and repurpose it,” says Oliver Deuschle, head of SMIGHT. “Our strength is the development of intelligent, data-based Smart City solutions that can be integrated easily and cost-efficiently, for example in street lights. The development and production of street lights itself is not a core competence of SMIGHT. Hess, on the other hand, is one of the leading international suppliers of luminaires and is already experienced in handling multifunctional components.” Located in Villingen-Schwenningen, not far from the SMIGHT headquarters in Karlsruhe, the company is active in 50 countries worldwide. In addition to the headquarters in Villingen-Schwenningen, it also runs a production facility in the USA.

“SMIGHT’s concept of adding value to the infrastructure ‘lighting’ – without visible changes to the external appearance – fits perfectly with Hess’s corporate philosophy,” says Tobias Roos, head of product management at Hess. “Together, we can offer luminaires to cities and communities around the world that represent a perfect combination of light, design and multifunctionality, thus improving the quality of life in urban space. The high level of expertise of both companies in their respective fields represents real added value for cities and communities. We look forward to numerous joint projects”.

Read more about sensor technology in the current issue of the hess customer magazine.


About Hess GmbH Licht + Form:

Thanks to an extremely varied range of luminaires, Hess is able to fulfil every lighting design requirement for outdoor public spaces and exterior illumination of properties. Perfectly matched, high-quality site furnishings round out the product portfolio. Light and form are part of our company name and thus firmly anchored in our corporate philosophy and our very DNA. Hess stands for the very best lighting solutions and an unparalleled expression of design. The perfect interplay of light and form is what makes our products unique. Combining lighting and site furnishings to optimum effect allows integrated concepts and customised special solutions to be implemented across urban and outdoor spaces in line with the Hess slogan ‘Enhancing urban spaces’. Tradition, innovation and design have made Hess a leading international brand. Hess supports and accompanies architects, planners, cities, municipalities and builders from the planning stage through to installation – throughout Europe and beyond. In addition to the main factory located in Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany), there is also a manufacturing site in Gaffney, South Carolina (USA).