Yes, any existing street light can be converted to a fully functional Luminetworx powered smart pole. However many factors will require some additional engineering in order for this to happen. For example we can’t just install a regular PoE switch, depending on power already at the pole you will need a specialized PoE switch to make this happen. Fortunately LV Energy Systems has already created a managed PoE switch that can operate on a variety of line voltages ranging from 110 – 480 VAC.  It can now power a host of devices without any additional conversion making everything from this point on plug and play. But why convert to PoE? Aside from the technology upgrade the entire pole fully loaded can now operate on under 2 amps.

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