Villefranche-sur-Saône, located in France (69), has a fleet of approximately 4,400 light points and 136 cabinets, which are generally in good operating condition.

The development priorities for Villefranche-sur-Saône

  • Secure the intervention of technicians in the field.
  • Control operation and maintenance expenses to fund future investments.
  • Identify potential savings opportunities (operation, energy, maintenance).
  • Enhance the attractiveness of the city center.


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In order to define its needs and to develop its future lighting management plan, Villefranche-sur-Saône has launched its first testing phase on two pilot sites.


The town has targeted:

  • A cabinet management solution only.
  • A cabinet management solution up to the light points.
  • A detection solution.


Various test objectives


Optimise maintenance      smart story villefranche sur saone

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By reducing the technicians’ night shifts in order to ensure their availability.

By monitoring the correct operation of the installed fleet.

By receiving alerts about malfunctioning installations.



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smart story villefranche sur saoneTo rank future investments by identifying installations that require an urgent refurbishment.

To demonstrate the savings made in energy and operation costs following a retrofit.



Test future-proof solutions    smart story villefranche sur saone

smart story villefranche sur saoneFor the control and management of the cabinet and/or light points.

To adapt to the future developments of the lighting fleet.

Villefranche-sur-Saône in numbers :

  • 136 cabinets
  • 4400 light points
  • 82,5 km of lit roads
  • 37000 inhabitants
  • 75% of the fleet is in good condition
  • 10% of the fleet has LED bulbs


The fleet has been gradually updated, and today 10% of light points have LED bulbs installed. Cutting the electrical power and turning to more effective lighting fixtures, have enabled the town to reduce its energy consumption by 8% over a period of six years.


The city’s choice

Supported by LACROIX City’s street lighting business unit’s customer service and by the AREL Agency, Villefranche-sur-Saône has chosen the Tegis ecosystem to cater for smart, scalable and modular solutions:

  • Cabinet management, with Tegis Lighting
  • Cabinet and light points management, with Tegis Lighting Plus
  • An ergonomic and easy-to-use web platform

In addition, the SensyCity detection solution was chosen.


Ecosystem to cater for smart, scalable and modular solutions:

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• 2 sites



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•44 communicating nodes, TNX for management of light points



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11 SensyCity® sensors



•12 months of testing

160 light points


Tegis Lighting :
Area with connected management of street lighting cabinets

Tegis Lighting Plus :
Area with connected management
of street lighting cabinets up to the light points

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Tegis®, proven savings

The installation of Tegis lighting cabinets before an update allows us to easily measure and demonstrate the energy savings that are obtained after improvement works. At a later stage, we will use Tegis to monitor the performances in terms of the operation and consumption of the improved installation.

Philippe DUMAS
EP manager

Convincing results


  • Improvement of the operating conditions by analysing prior events.
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  • Maintenance savings thanks to remote modifications to the lighting and shutdown schedules of cabinets.
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  • Monitoring of the fleet’s energy performances, which enables the identification of installations that need to be urgently updated and to quantify economic gains.
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  • Confirmation of the need for scalable solutions, to adapt the deployment of smart management to the current rate of investments.
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Download Villefranche-sur-Saône case study 

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Tegis®, a flexible solution

The versatility of Tegis enables me to adjust the controls on the different installations in Villefranche-sur-Saône: a real flexibility in view of our living areas and activity spaces.

EP supervisor

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