Intelligent Road Lighting Control Systems - Overview and Case Study

Guo, L.; Eloholma, M.; Halonen, L.
January 2007
International Review of Electrical Engineering;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p14
Academic Journal
This paper reviews the present status of intelligent road lighting control systems and presents a case study in Finland. The development in road lighting control has started since light sources started to apply in roads. New technologies in the area of lighting and electronics have led to possibilities of intelligent lighting control. In recent years more attention has been paid to intelligent road lighting control due to energy savings. In this paper, the architecture of intelligent road lighting control system is discussed in detail and the applications in the world are introduced. An intelligent road lighting control system installed in Finland is described and studied. The performance of the lighting control system is evaluated according to the data collected from the system of one year's period. This existing intelligent road lighting control system reveals its virtues in considerable energy savings and expanded flexibility. The paper concludes by summarizing the benefits and drawbacks of intelligent road lighting control systems and by recommending critical considerations for future development of intelligent road lighting control systems.


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