celebrating lighting innovation
LSNetwork presented its 2018 Innovation Awards at the 2018 LSNetwork Seminar: Smart Planning our Smart Cities. These awards showcase and celebrate individuals, projects and organizations making a profound impact on the advancements of energy efficient exterior lighting systems across Canada.
CANADIAN LIGHTSAVER OF THE YEAR
An individual who demonstrated exceptional leadership to advance the implementation of innovative lighting solutions through project and/or policy impact.
Recipient: Isabelle Lessard
Isabelle Lessard is the Professional Lighting Expert for City of Montreal. She has redefined the city’s lighting policy and championed the city-wide conversion of over 134,000 streetlights to LED technology integrated with an intelligent lighting management system. As part of it, Isabelle led a pioneering procurement approach to ensure interoperability of the system and its components by requiring a single, scalable platform with three different smart control products.
CANADIAN OUTDOOR LIGHTING PROJECT OF THE YEAR
A public and/or private outdoor lighting project that demonstrated exceptional environmental, economic and/or social benefits through creative design and implementation/procurement.
REcipient: City of Kitchener
City-wide intelligent streetlighting installed in 2017. The City will implement a 20 year dimming schedule and plan to establish metering protocols with the local utility. What takes this project to the next level is its collaboration with the City's newly established Innovation lab where opportunities to utilize this narrowband network for other smart city initiatives are being explored.
CANADIAN LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR
A technology that has advanced the opportunities for lighting to contribute to safer, more sustainable and more intelligent communities.
REcipient: City oF Shawinigan with Dimonoff
The city-wide smart city application of sewer-level sensors is hosted on the intelligent streetlighting communications network. lighting design with dynamic, multichannel LED luminaires that are easily and remotely controlled with pre-programmed and real-time scene settings. The sensors continuously monitor water levels and send data and alerts to City staff. Prior to the streetlight sensors, staff had to check weekly if an overflow mechanical signal had been triggered since the last visit.