The Transformation of City Street LED lighting and communication networks are transforming street lighting. As a consequence, city lighting networks are becoming the platform for a wide variety of smart city innovations.
Not only does installing LEDs reduce energy consumption by over 60%, LEDs reduce energy costs, carbon emissions and maintenance costs. Municipalities now realize that upgrading street lights to LEDs also provides an excellent opportunity to install lighting controls networks. These lighting control networks allow municipalities to know which lights are malfunctioning as well as control LED lights by turning them on and off, flashing or dimming. Lighting control networks offers cities a chance to maximize low-energy lighting benefits while also improving pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Automation and networked controls can further increase energy savings and reduce maintenance spending.
City lighting networks provide opportunities for an additional range of other city-wide applications. With digital networks and embedded sensors, municipalities can collect and transmit a multitude of information. Municipalities increase public safety by installing more security and traffic cameras, enhance traffic management, provide smart parking, monitor environmental and noise pollutions and extend Wi-Fi and cellular communications.
GreenStar LED luminaires are manufactured to work with city wide networks. NEMA 7 photocontrol receptacles are standard for accepting NEMA 7 pin photocontrols. Dimmable drivers are installed and connected so that municipalities can control lighting. GreenStar LEDs provide plenty of internal cavity space to allow for IoT devices to be integrated.
For more information on how to make your GreenStar LED luminaire smart, check out the GreenStar Street Light Sentinel Smart Control.