Smart lighting

Smart LED lighting saves up to 70% of energy

In the US, outdoor lighting uses about 120 terawatt-hours of energy, mostly to illuminate streets and parking lots. IDA estimates that least 30% of all outdoor lighting in the US alone is wasted, mostly by lights that aren’t shielded. That adds up to $3.3 billion and the release of 21 million tons of carbon dioxide per year. To offset all that carbon dioxide, we’d have to plant 875 million trees annually.

Smart lighting has the huge potential to save cities millions of dollars and reduce carbon emissions. The installation of smart lighting projects are able cut energy use in cities by up to 70%. LED street lighting enhanced with smart technology such as automated dimmers, motion sensors and timers can further reduce energy costs. Smart lighting systems can be controlled using the internet to adjust lighting brightness and schedules.

Smart Lighting Tutorials

Smart LED Dimming Solution using Intel Galileo board, photoresistor and PIR motion sensor. Tutorial by Arman Hasanbegovic and Kemal Korjenic.

Smart Lighting Discussion

World Air Quality Map and forecast

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Map with real time air quality index (AQI) of top cities around the world: http://aqicn.org/ Satellite-based forecast: http://aqicn.org/forecast/world/

The rise of LEDs and what it means for cities

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Report: LIGHTING THE CLEAN REVOLUTION: The rise of LEDs and what it means for cities Lighting matters. Almost a fifth of global electricity is used for lighting, which accounts for 1.9 billion tons of CO2 every year. That’s equivalent to the emissions from 70% of the world’s passenger vehicles. LEDs are revolutionizing...

How to Select Solar Street Lighting

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Slideshare presentation: How to Select Solar Street Lighting by Ethan Ho Without any industry standards, it can be difficult to choose the right solar street lighting. Some things to consider are: the brightness of LED lamp, the lifespan of the components, and how many day will the light will function without sunlight? H...