Making brighter cities

Better together

Telensa is a Signify company but operates autonomously and continues to sell its systems and services under its own brand name.

As part of Signify, Telensa’s customers get improved access to innovation with the accompanying economies of scales that being a much larger company brings. Matched with a secure supply chain, complete technology solution and a global but local presence, the acquisition offers substantial value creation for customers.

Our journey so far… watch our video.

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About us

Telensa’s smart streetlight control system has a footprint of over two million lights covering entire cities and regions. This means we are perfectly placed to pioneer new, different and cost-effective ways to develop the smart cities of tomorrow, making urban spaces work better for everyone.

Telensa delivers a proven business case, with technology that has been tried and tested for over a decade. Streetlight infrastructure can easily be adopted for city-wide sensing, an efficient means to collect, protect and apply data to enhance city life. In effect, our many streetlight connections act as a sensing array, providing place, power and connectivity wherever people live, work and travel.

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We are very excited to welcome Telensa as part of Signify. With its talented team and proven track record, we are adding a well-established technology and competitive offering to fuel the uptake of solutions for smart cities around the world.

Harsh Chitale
Division Leader Digital Solutions at Signify

Our journey

  • Telensa deploys major smart street lighting project in Uberlândia, Brazil
  • Telensa acquired by Signify to expand offering for smart cities
  • Telensa first to demonstrate that TALQ2 enables interoperability at scale
  • TALQ certification confirms Telensa as the industry standard Central Management System (CMS) for streetlights with controls
  • Berg Insight names Telensa as global #1 in smart street lighting
  • Telensa awarded Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) Certification, enabling cities to financially benefit from smart street lighting energy savings
  • Australian cities of Darwin and Palmerston select Telensa for their smart street lighting
  • Northeast Group again names Telensa as global #1 in smart street lighting
  • The Urban Data Project announced with Cambridge as launch partner city
  • Deployed as part of City of Edinburgh Council’s 64,000-light energy efficiency program
  • First smart city deployment with Essex/Hertfordshire – smart lighting, traffic, waste, drainage, air quality
  • Sunday Times Export Track 100 – ranked #4 with annual growth of 189%
  • Manufacturing moved to Sony, Wales
  • First Middle East deployment on Dubai’s flagship canal bridges
  • Won Amazon Growing Business Award after 3x revenue growth in 2 years
  • First major APAC deployment in Wellington New Zealand
  • Northeast Group ranks Telensa as global #1 for smart streetlight market share
  • First traffic-adaptive highway lighting deployed in Suffolk UK
  • Global footprint reaches 1 million lights controlled by Telensa tech
  • $18m investment to accelerate international growth and smart city portfolio
  • First major US deployment in Georgia US – now world’s largest system
  • 50% UK market share – one in ten of the UK’s streetlights covered
  • First major city deployment with Amey in Birmingham: 100,000 lights
  • Telensa gets started with a UK government Carbon Trust grant


  • The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: Innovation 2018
  • The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2018
  • Amazon Growing Business of the Year: Winner 2017
  • The Sunday Times Tech Track Ones to Watch 2017
  • The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 2017
  • The Sunday Times SME Export Track 100 2018
  • The Global Cleantech 100: One to Watch 2017