Street lights use huge urban energy; these lights can sometimes account for 60% of the city's total energy costs. In addition, the current street light model is not optimized to be as energy efficient as possible. For example, most street lights only run with a binary "on, off" setting on a fixed schedule. Now there are ways to dim lights at dusk to save energy.
Using lora equipment and lora technology in smart lighting applications (radio frequency technology) enables remote lighting control, automatic adjustment of lights activity time, minimizing energy costs without sacrificing public safety. The smart lighting solutions also reduce maintenance costs, and connecting to the Internet of Things (IoT) means that these utility programs can be connected to other applications to increase efficiency. The interoperability of the LoRaWANTM protocol makes it easy to install smart lighting solutions into larger smart city application networks, the network can monitor various aspects from traffic, air quality and parking, weather emergencies and even gun detection.
Connect street lights to the Internet of Things: work principles
Street lighting with lora technology enables real-time analysis, sensing, reducing energy costs and connectivity to the cloud while continuing to maintain citizen safety.
First, the sensor that supports LoRa is embedded in the street light. These sensors can control functions of the lights. Each sensor connects the light to a LoRa-based gateway. Each gateway processes messages and data from all nearby lights. Other smart city solutions, such as parking sensors that support lora network technology, can connect to the same gateway. Once the message is sent to the gateway, it is forwarded to the web server that can analyze the data. The server remotely controls the lighting function and sends a maintenance alert when it detects a burnt-out bulb or other problems.
Why do you choose lora? - The benefits of lora technology for smart lighting
Better control of the use of lights means that the light is on only when needed. This reduces the energy cost. The lamp can be programmed as "context aware". This means that the lights can be kept longer or brighter, either during large events or in busy communities, or as needed. Data from sensors can provide insight to improve maintenance efficiency and efficiency. Interoperability with other smart city solutions means that the data can be analyzed to further improve safety. For example, data from traffic sensors can show which streets are more prone to accidents. Lighting time and/or brightness can be increased in these streets.