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Sensors 2016, 16(5), 597; doi:10.3390/s16050597

Streetlight Control System Based on Wireless Communication over DALI Protocol

Department of Computer Architecture, Electronics and Electronic Technology, University of Córdoba, Córdoba 14071, Spain
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Academic Editor: Gonzalo Pajares Martinsanz
Received: 11 March 2016 / Revised: 12 April 2016 / Accepted: 13 April 2016 / Published: 27 April 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue State-of-the-Art Sensors Technology in Spain 2016)

Abstract

Public lighting represents a large part of the energy consumption of towns and cities. Efficient management of public lighting can entail significant energy savings. This work presents a smart system for managing public lighting networks based on wireless communication and the DALI protocol. Wireless communication entails significant economic savings, as there is no need to install new wiring and visual impacts and damage to the facades of historical buildings in city centers are avoided. The DALI protocol uses bidirectional communication with the ballast, which allows its status to be controlled and monitored at all times. The novelty of this work is that it tackles all aspects related to the management of public lighting: a standard protocol, DALI, was selected to control the ballast, a wireless node based on the IEEE 802.15.4 standard with a DALI interface was designed, a network layer that considers the topology of the lighting network has been developed, and lastly, some user-friendly applications for the control and maintenance of the system by the technical crews of the different towns and cities have been developed. View Full-Text
Keywords: street lighting system; wireless sensor networks; IEEE 802.15.4; DALI protocol street lighting system; wireless sensor networks; IEEE 802.15.4; DALI protocol
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Bellido-Outeiriño, F.J.; Quiles-Latorre, F.J.; Moreno-Moreno, C.D.; Flores-Arias, J.M.; Moreno-García, I.; Ortiz-López, M. Streetlight Control System Based on Wireless Communication over DALI Protocol. Sensors 2016, 16, 597.

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