Los Angeles has found an innovative method to become a little more energy-efficient and provide cellular service during a natural disaster with Philip’s SmartPole streetlights.

It was recently announced that the city plans to place 100 of these new street lamps to help keep citizens connected when cellphone networks are down. The streetlights are equipped with energy-efficient LED bulbs and 4G LTE wireless technology by Ericsson. As a result these lamps will also help in cutting down cost on electricity and lessening the burden of fossil fuels.

This project shows the capabilities Los Angeles has as a city with creating jobs, saving tax payers dollars, and improving the environment. We are strong advocates of energy-efficiency and for Los Angeles to be taking this step is grandiose for the city and its citizens. We are excited to have new street lighting that will also help us in case of a natural disaster.