LEDs Require Drivers For Two Purposes14-02-2020
After the application of LED, the lighting industry cha […]
After the application of LED, the lighting industry changing faster than before, when the FL is invented.
Accelerated LED adoption
LED is becoming the best choice for many outdoor lighting applications, and rapid LED street light adoption will continue, cites Navigant Research,due to falling prices, increased efficiency, better light quality, reduced trespass and improved controllability
Comfortable with controls
There is equal enthusiasm for networked solutions. Globally, shipments of control nodes are forecasted to grow from about 1.3 million today to 6.8 million by 2023, with roadway lights making up the bulk of these shipments, according to Navigant. Large-scale LED replacement projects are being conducted at a time when features from networked lighting controls are becoming compelling and when city managers are becoming more comfortable with the technology.
Time of use utilities
Lighting controls are even making it possible for municipalities to pay only for the energy they actually use. Street lights with “smart measurement” nodes can measure electricity use with utility-grade accuracy, opening the door to new time-of-use (TOU) billing scenarios that save money and help monetize the street-light network.
Intelligent city infrastructure
It’s easy to see why street lights are quickly becoming the building blocks of tomorrow’s intelligent cities. Imagine a future where street lights act as security cameras, electric vehicle charging stations, mobile hot spots, pedestrian counters, concealed placement speakers, seismic sensors and push-to-talk emergency call stations—all at once. By connecting people, vehicles and infrastructure and then gathering street-level analytics from those connections, intelligent street lighting can optimize transportation to keep cities running smarter and faster.
In coming days the following trends can be expected in LED Street lighting space
Emergence of the new Li-Fi ( Light Fidelity ) Technology for Data transfer through Light at speeds of 224 Gigabits per second. This would enable the LED Street light also to monitor and control other electronic devices.
Use of Solar Power for street lighting ,especially for low wattage street lighting
Use of On/Off sensors for street lighting ,this would push energy savings to the next level
With smart cities proposal catching speed across the world ,many cities like Los Angeles have already started switching to Street lighting with Wireless Connectivity.