Network Lighting Controls: the Details
Network lighting controls will give the City the following abilities: ambient lighting levels (photocell), dimming, scheduling, outage monitoring, energy consumption monitoring, asset tracking.
There are many benefits to these controls including:
- Reduce wasted energy by scheduling dimming times appropriately. Converting from existing streetlights to LED technology will reduce energy consumption by approximately 50%, also reducing GHG associated with energy savings.
- Monitor the health of streetlights to reduce maintenance cost through asset management. Automated fixture failure detection and reporting allows proactive repairs, which traditionally would rely on customer calls to report outages.
- Emergency preparedness. The City will have greater control of the streetlights in case of an emergency.