IllumiWave - Smart Lighting Energy Management Solutions
Municipalities and other providers have the responsibility to supply street lighting for their service territories. However, the costs of energy consumption, maintenance and operations of these devices are considerable. Entities are seeking ways to increase their overall savings and drive energy efficiency and conservation measures at the same time. The Petra Solar IllumiWave™ smart lighting energy management solution is designed to address these needs.
The IllumiWave intelligent lighting control system provides ON/OFF control of streetlights using traditional photo controls (dawn-dusk sensor) enhanced with two-way communications on the Petra Solar designed smart grid network. The IllumiWave device mounts on streetlights using a twist-lock installation in a standard compliant threeprong socket. In conjunction with light sensing, users can remotely schedule lights to turn on or off at predetermined times for additional savings. Alerts on bulb outages, energy consumption data and reports are managed via the IntelliView Lighting Control System (LCS). The LCS is a secure web-based communications module of Petra Solar’s robust IntelliView Smart Energy Management system.
IllumiWave System Advantages
The SunWave Smart Solar solution, with an integrated smart grid communication network, is the backbone for smart energy applications such as IllumiWave streetlight control systems. The patented pole-mount system allows customers to mount SunWave systems on wood, concrete and metal poles. Many of these poles are collocated with streetlights or at least within the same general vicinity.
When a SunWave system is deployed, it forms a mesh communications network, which intelligently routes data from each unit back to a secure data center. With access to the IntelliView portal, users can remotely command and control all smart energy applications on the smart grid network including SunWave solar systems and IllumiWave intelligent lighting controls.
With IntelliView LCS users can manage lights by defining groups and implement schedules for energy efficiency according to individual requirements. The system’s dashboard provides alert notifications of bulb outages and energy consumption reports. This information reduces the customer call-in volume, thus reducing operational costs. In addition to energy efficiency and conservation measures, LCS can leverage the built-in two-way communications capability to react to load control and disaster events.
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Network Architecture — SunWave and IllumiWave Systems
- Power Consumption: 105 – 305 VAC, 50/60 Hz
- Transmit Power: 100 MW
- Receive Sensitivity: -95 dBm
- Data Rate: 250 kbps
- Surge Protection: 320 Joule (13,000 Amps)
- Operating Light Levels: 1.5 fc +/- 0.1 fc
- Photosensor: Encapsulated phototransistor (upward facing)
- Ambient Temperature: -40 ºC to +70 ºC
- Moisture Tesistance: 95% RH