Smart streetlight systems - LiteCloud

What is a smart streetlight system ?

Any smart street lighting solution today should allow the following to be performed from a central location

  • Automatically control on/off of streetlights centrally
  • Identify if there are any lights that aren't functioning
  • View current status of deployment and luminaire up time
  • Allow monitoring of current status of deployment and luminaire up time
  • Save energy as much as possible without compromising on performance

The above basics of a smart street lighting deployment allow operators to control a key performance indicator of an inhabited area.

Types of Smart street lighting solutions

  • Group level control system(GLC)
  • Individual luminaire control system(ILC)
Smart streetlight comparison A detailed level comparison on smart street lighting systems is available on this link.

Smart streetlight solutions involve the ability for an operator to monitor and control street lighting in a project from a centralized location. There are several types of smart street lighting solutions at Ahoy that offer different levels of control and monitoring accuracy to operators. These solutions are also modular allowing you to choose what part do you want to do in-house and for which parts Ahoy can support you.

  • LoRaWAN streetlight controllers

Components of an GLC smart streetlight system

  • Streetlight Software
  • Feedar Pillar Control Circuit

Components of an ILC smart streetlight system

  • LiteCloud software platform(optional) - A software application that allows comprehensive management of installed streetlights using a web/mobile based interface.
  • LUCI-HUB concentrator/gateway - A gateway that can wirelessly communicate with streetlight controllers over a 1 kilo meter distance and with Cloud software application over GSM
  • LoRa LUCI - A streetlight controller installed with each light.
  • Feedar Pillar Control Circuit (optional) - A smart electrical device to control electricity supply for streetlights.


LoRa smart streetlight controller features
  1. Staff can use Laptop/mobile for LiteCloud's web interface
  2. IP network
  3. Your own software or managed LiteCloud server
  4. IP network using 2G/4G GSM connectivity
  5. Streetlight Controller Gateway Unit
  6. 220v electricity cable controlled by gateway unit in single or 3-phases
  7. LUCI (LoRa Universal Control Instrument) - (Optional: for individual light control/dimming)

Solution architecture

LiteCloud- Streetlight CCMS

LiteCloud is a cloud application that allows operators to access, control and manage streetlights from a anywhere. This kind of software application is also known as a CCMS short for (Centralized Control Management Software). Litecloud is currently being used in several cities to manage large scale streetlight deployments.

LiteCloud supports multiple projects, staff users and makes if very easy for streetlight operators to identify luminaire failures or other operation issues. The software application can also be hosted on your servers for larger deployments.

When you start a project, Litecloud allows easy addition of thousands of streetlights and uploading of GIS information for each luminaire. A map based dynamic interface allows staff users to see status of luminaire and if there are any lamps that are not functional or grid electricity problems that are causing lamp failures.

Depending on your project size and requirements LiteCloud can be hosted on your servers or used in a SaaS(Software as a Service) application.

is a complete package for streetlight operators including the Litecloud is fully compatible with our LoRa Streetlight Controllers and LoRa Gateway and thus provides an end-to-end solution for smart We offer solutions and products for street lights, street light feeder systems, street light dimmers on GSM, LoRa and LoRaWAN telemetry.

Please reach out to us using the contact us page if you have any queries regarding our LoRa/LoRaWAN street light system.

LoRa LUCI(Luminaire Control Instrument)

LUCI is a streetlight controller that allows the luminaire to connect to a LUCI hub over wireless radio of 1Km. Once LUCI is connected to a light, LUCI takes control of the light and manages is according to schedules and also detects luminaire failures or anomalies.

LUCI-HUB

LUCI hub acts as a access point for streetlights installed in an area. A single LUCI-HUB can create a LoRa network of 1km and connect to all LUCIs installed in the coverage area. At the back end LUCI-HUB also connects to a GSM network over 2G or 4G(depending on the model) and can provide seamless and secure connectivity for all streetlights from a Centralised Control Management Software(CCMS). i.e. litecloud.

LoRa street light controller

LoRa street light controller is a wireless connectivity system for a street light that does not have dimming capability. This control unit requires a GSM + LoRa street light feed controller unit to be present within 3KM range of the streetlight to function properly.

LoRa street light controller can be installed on an existing LED street light:


Advantages of using a LoRa street light controller

  • Provides a unique identity to every light
  • Provides wireless on/off to the light using the GSM + LoRa street light feed controller unit
  • Detects and reports faults in street light instantly
  • Allows independent control of street light on calendar and timer basis
  • Detects grounding/earthing related faults in the street light
  • Detects and reports low luminance / output in light
  • Extends life of LED by detecting and reporting overheating of light unit
  • Allows instant manual control of lights from software control system.

Features of LoRa street light controller

  • IP66 weather proof, polycarbonate enclosure with UV stabilization
  • built-in SMPS for controller unit
  • built-in power consumption detection for street lamp
  • built-in 2 ADC ports for luminance and temperature detection
  • built-in 25dbm LoRa modem for wireless communication up to 3KM

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