The leading ICT solutions provider Huawei has debuted Connected City Lighting Solution, an Internet-of-Things (IoT) lighting solution with multi-level intelligent control. The system that adopts GIS-based management system allows the city authorities to control and regulate the performance of street lights, including switching the lights on/off, regulating brightness, sending maintenance information etc. This is said to save the energy consumption by up to 80%.
Under Huawei’s smart lighting solution, each street lamp carries a power and brightness controller. Unlike the usual system of using Wi-Fi to access the street lights, Huawei has introduced 6LoWPAN technology, which consumes less power and has automatic detection capabilities. It can automatically communicate with other smart devices, diagnose, network and trouble-shoot the issues.
The solution is intelligent that it can calculate the lighting duration using the latitude and longitude and adjust the lighting by considering parameters like the month, day, etc. It can also automatically adjust the brightness or switch on/off the street lights based on sensing the surrounding like the flow of people, visibility on the day etc.
The GIS-management system provides details such as the number of lamps in each street, their current status, as well as their installation position and time. This makes the maintenance handy that one person can manage plenty of lights. Moreover, it provides multi-level smart controls, which comprise network smart controls on the first level and local smart controls on a secondary level. The decision-making mechanism is also two-level, which means if the 6LoWPAN sensor network fails, street lamp controllers can work offline and function independently.
Commenting on the debut of Connected City Lighting Solution, Huawei Switch and Enterprise Communications Product Line’s CTO Wu Chou said, “Huawei Connected City Lighting Solution is another powerful application of Huawei Agile IoT Solution and an important advancement towards a truly Smart City. Lighting IoT lays a solid foundation for the integration of a variety of sensors, to facilitate functions such as environmental and transportation monitoring, and installation of smart charging facilities and intelligent rubbish bins, providing Smart City development with valuable big data and integrated interaction to improve citizens’ lives.”