Intelligent street lighting

Intelligently controlling public lighting

Intelligently controlling public lighting

The first important step towards the Smart City.

The lighting of public traffic areas ensures safe, attractive, and livable surroundings for all citizens. However, lighting streets and squares also consumes a lot of power. 

Location- and situation-dependent administration of the lighting infrastructure extends the service life of the luminaires and reduces the maintenance needs of street lights. Safety and visibility in urban areas is significantly improved by targeted lighting activity. At the same time, carbon emissions are reduced and light pollution is curbed.

Your advantages

  • Cost reduction thanks to energy savings
  • Increased safety and visibility in urban areas
  • More convenience and efficiency for administration and maintenance
  • Data transparency through location-independent monitoring and diagnostics
  • Compatible and future-proof thanks to openness and modern communication technologies
  • Reduction of carbon emissions through reduced lighting activity
  • Curbing of light pollution at night

Smart Street Lighting

Can be used for upgrades to existing systems or the realization of new projects. The Smart Street Lighting intelligent lighting solution is supported by modern communication technologies such as LoRaWAN and cellular communication. With Smart Street Lighting, you take the first important step towards the Smart City.

The combination of smart control and communication components and an open, safe light management system allows you to have full control over the city-wide lighting infrastructure. With it, you can digitalize your lighting infrastructure with universal lighting control devices, without being limited to one supplier.

With the light management software, you control light points individually, locating and conveniently bringing them into operation. You can also analyze and optimize your entire lighting network. Thanks to the open system architecture, you can use the Smart Street Lighting solution directly in the cloud, or we can work together to integrate our services into your existing infrastructure.

Control over the street lighting network

Remote administration of the lighting infrastructure with Smart Street Lighting  

Simplified remote administration of the lighting infrastructure

Keep an eye on your lighting infrastructure across the entire life cycle. As a system integrator or installer, benefit from complete remote monitoring, administration, and control of the lighting over a single web portal. 

You easily gain remote access to the lighting control devices through the service app. The user-friendly Luminaire Start app helps you use your mobile device to commission, test, and locate the devices and transfer the data to the light management system.

Profile-dependent light scenarios

Custom dimming profiles for street lights  

Calendar- and event-based light scene circuits for individual street lights or groups

Flexible dimming profiles for individual street lights or a group optimizes light availability. Depending on when and where the light is needed, you can dynamically design the light level adjustment, depending on brightness, traffic, or the presence of people. 

A custom lighting profile can be assigned to each individual lighting group, such as crosswalks, main and side streets, or squares. Lighting clusters based on astronomical calendars, luminous intensity sensors, or motion detectors are quickly created using light management system functions. 

Easy integration through openness

Our open system architecture promises you a future-proof solution to the connection of IT and automation applications that satisfies the wide range of requirements of the urban lighting infrastructure.
Whether as a cloud or on-premises solution, you can monitor and control automated operation via you own web service access to the Smart Street Lighting software. With API connectivity, you can also easily integrate your preferred data center.

Insight into status and performance information

Insight into status and performance information  

An overview of the status and error messages of individual luminaires at a glance

Receive comprehensive status and output information from measurements and calculations from every single luminaire at any time. It provides you with key insights into energy consumption and energy savings potential. With the system’s diagnostic function, service technicians can localize defective luminaires directly in the street lighting network.

Particularly in situations where the street lighting network is widely distributed, this function reduces inspection trips and lowers energy costs. If the control device has a communication malfunction, an automatic fallback strategy based on internal calendar entries ensures seamless operation.

Smart City and IoT integration

Smart City and IoT integration  

Street lanterns are the perfect location for installing intelligent city systems

The networking of intelligent lighting systems creates the perfect platform for Smart City and IoT applications. In the future, multifunctional street lanterns will take on key tasks in a communicatively networked city. Alongside public WLAN, they supply data on air quality and traffic flows or act as e-charging stations.

For example, street lanterns equipped with environmental sensors can collect data on movements, weather, and traffic volume. With the help of the light management system, the data is transferred via open interface (API) to municipal and institutional data platforms, where it can be usefully linked and analyzed.

LoRaWAN-based lighting solution

As a forward-looking wireless technology, LoRaWAN is the first open standard that is on its way to prevailing in the urban context. With the LoRaWAN-based lighting solution, cities are upgrading their street lights with LoRaWAN control devices (LCU) and using them to effortlessly control luminaire brightness – regardless of the manufacturer. Open LoRaWAN gateways ensure secure data transmission from luminaires to the light management system in the LoRaWAN network.

Our products for LoRaWAN-based lighting solutions

LoRaWAN control devices for luminaires and LED drivers  

LoRaWAN control devices for luminaires and LED drivers

Control street and square lighting efficiently with LoRaWAN control devices from Phoenix Contact – compatible with existing technology and the latest standards.

Wireless communication-based lighting solution

Would you like to modernize your existing system and switch your existing street lighting via the conventional cellular network (4G, 5G, etc.)? Our automation system equips you for communication via standardized remote control technology – even across a widely distributed street network. The signal exchange between street lighting distributors and SCADA systems is continuous. The control and signaling device takes over activation of individual light strips. Night and half-night circuits and separate circuits for crosswalks are implemented easily.

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