Samsung Electronics and Silver Spring Networks announced a partnership to develop a networked LED street lights solution at the 2016 Light + Building event in Frankfurt, Germany.

The joint smart street light solution will provide an integrated networked photocell with auto-configuration and management capabilities.

The two companies hope that this will lower manufacturing costs and simplify the end solution for customers.

The collaboration will also look to implement advanced capabilities such as connecting multiple sensors to a single driver, dynamic override commands, and advanced management of configuration files and firmware images across large-scale lighting networks.

Silver Spring will contribute its IPv6-based Gen5 wireless networking platform and SLV6 smart city management software to the joint solution.

Samsung plans to incorporate its recently announced Smart Lighting Module that powers its Smart Lighting Platform.

The announcement follows hot on the heels of a smart lighting partnership forged between Philips and Vodafone.