Group control of lights
Street lighting is an essential service and reporting and maintenance delays compromise the safety of citizens. Self-sufficient smart light, that reports its own failure without dependence on any external service is the need of the hour. These lights also help save tonnes of carbon emissions by dimming the lights in non-peak hours or based on inputs from sensors.
LoRaWAN® is a low power wide area network protocol maintained by the LoRa Alliance®.
LoRa® provides the communication layer for LoRaWAN to communicate between sensors and gateways and is a derivative Chirp Spread Spectrum modulation (CSS).
It is apt for street lighting control. This solution comes with a highly secure network server and UI server.
M2M, as the penetration of telecom network increases it only makes sense to use it for all possible networking. This is highest selling solution for group level control in the market today.
The variants under this category are -
Citilight individual lighting solutions are compliant to most tender specifications. They primarily include the following parts.
LED Street light
A group of LED street light connected to a feeder. To ensure seamless operation for the project duration, we recommend using Citilight approved drivers
RTU stands for Remote Terminal Unit, and it acts as the feeder level gateway for control, measurement, sensing of meter data, sensor based decision making. Making it a edge control device for iFeeder. It works on both M2M and LoRaWAN technologies
The iLuminate modules communicate in a start topology with the gateway. The gateway is the network co-ordinator and completes the connection of the light with the cloud server. A gateway can control upto 5000 devices
Physical or Cloud server
The network of street lights sends data to the Citilight AWS cloud servers. Smart light server applications are all available for on premise hosting as well. Click here for more details
Smart lighting myths
Q. Smart Street Lighting Projects are out of budget?
With the stabilisation of technology and the reaching of economies of scale, smart street lighting solutions have proven extremely beneficial for cities and the overall cost of solution has come down considerably.
Q. If my feeder automation solution and light automation solution will not talk to each other i can not have a unified solution for my city?
A. Lets answer this question in two parts
1. If you are using a feeder solution other than iFeeder (by Citilight) in that case we use industry proven API to make a single dashboard of both the feeders and individual light controller
2. iFeeder and iLuminate together form a unified solution (single login) for the user to access all the data in one dashboard, which includes reports, analytics, ticketing software, control, a map view, user management, inventory management, etc.
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