Basic lamps have for a long time been constructed in such a way that they are interconnected. When the power comes from the source, it passes through wires also known as electrodes and on reaching the bulb, produces light. The newer versions of lights such as induction street lighting lamps are constructed with no direct connections. Basically no wires are passing the inside of the bulb since the power is transmitted through electromagnetic or radio waves.
Since electrodes are most susceptible to damage, without them the bulbs can last much longer. The light from electrode-less lamps does not flicker because they do not get affected by any form of vibration. In short, you can now get long lasting lighting solutions which you can rely on. Once this is in place, anyone with access can determine when to switch on and for how long through IP control giving you much more freedom.