Smart street lights are intelligent roadway and area lighting systems capable of leveraging data collected from sensors, local controllers, central management systems, personal devices (e.g., smartphones, tablets), or any combination of these, to implement adaptive lighting techniques and/or sophisticated control algorithms. The concept of the buzzword “smart lighting” is under constant evolution. It once meant adaptive lighting provided by light fixtures that can execute automatic lighting control strategies. It was about dimming or turning on and off the lights in response to sensors and timers, without physically touching a switch. Today’s smart street lighting has functionality that goes beyond adaptability enabled by standalone control solutions. It encompasses a number of concepts. At its most basic, a smart street light is connected and intelligent. It can come with different levels of context awareness, network connectivity and processing capability that allow automating lighting based on various prediction algorithms or providing active or passive responses to users.