LMS – Light Management System
A light management system offers further opportunities besides the reduction of the energy consumption. It is a future-oriented technology, which significantly improve the well-being, the safety and thus citizens’ quality of life. Adequate and individual lighting controls, monitoring, defect notes and recording simplify the administration and maintenance of the lighting system. At the same time, the lighting can be connected to other systems or external signals are integrated.
“SmartCity” is the used term and stands for overall development concepts, networking of several systems and collecting data to optimize urban areas. So a part of SmartCity is the lighting and the light management system.
Complete lighting overview
The basis of light management systems is a software, which can control the entire lighting of a city. For this reason, several light points are clearly presented in a map and can be read out or adapted at any time. The operation hours and consumption are recorded and can be exported and documented to a report. The system also generates defect notes, which immediately displays a disturbance. In addition, the software administration on the central server reduces the maintenance of the network or complex IT infrastructures for the user. The128bit encoding as well as an additional password secure the network against unauthorized access from the outside.
The connection or communication is ensured by a wireless mesh network and needs no additional control line in the ground. The lighting control can also be integrated into existing networks. Based on the range, the signal isn’t only sent to one, but also to several participants at the same time (the number depends on the local circumstances). That is why the signal can’t be interrupted by a disrupted ground connection. If a participant doesn’t respond, the signal will immediately search a “detour” in the wireless network.
Lighting when and where it is needed
The integration of sensors helps to optimize the lighting without reducing the comfort or the safety. For instance, integrated motion sensor can reduce the light intensity to a minimum value. If a sensor detects traffic participants as pedestrians, cyclists or cars, the light intensity will be increased to a defined value. Simultaneously, the command to do the same is sent to predefined neighbor luminaires to create a homogenous lighting for the roads .A further opportunity is the integration of external sensors, such as twilight switches, clocks, weather sensors, induction loops or traffic systems. Through this, the lighting can be better adapted to changing conditions.
Especially this variety of possibilities and the high flexibility are remarkable for a modern light management system. We would be pleased to advise you about your SmartCity solution.