The SmartLighting project represents a novel approach to a problem of energy consumption for public street illuminating systems, providing up to 90 % power savings during a night operation period. With the proposed concept of a motion detection, the SmartLighting system react on pedestrians movements providing a necessary lighting zones depending on their movement direction, while the street areas without any movements remaining unlighted. This activity-dependent lighting approach assures a huge economical potential in a form of decreasing the street lamps working time, which leads to a fewer overall power consumption as well as to extended life cycle of the lamps.
The SmartLighting concept is assumed to be highly flexible and compatible with most of the street illuminating systems and based on its own set of sensors and communication algorithms upon wireless (802.11, 802.15.4) or wired (PLC) link-layer protocols, which form the working sensor network. A unique patented auto-configuration algorithm, based on IPv6 addressing scheme, provides a robust and autonomous deployment of any number of communication nodes on the street lampposts, shaping the SmartLighting zone of a specified size.
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