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    Energy optimization

    Optimize road lighting performance and accurately measure energy use in real time


    Connected LED lighting combined with Energy optimization software gives you visibility into your lighting infrastructure’s energy use. This insight helps identify opportunities for further energy savings, either through dimming, scheduling and zoning, or by using presence detection sensors on the road lights to regulate light levels based on traffic volume and speed.

    Benefits for road operators

    Save energy, lower costs

    Switching to LED will deliver up to 70% energy savings.  And by adding smart controls, you can save up to 80%. Use sensors to detect when vehicles are are present, so the lighting can be dimmed at times when the roads are empty.

    Continuous improvement

    View real-time or historic data on lighting-based energy consumption across your highway. Use this data to gain insights in order to create benchmarks and improvement initiatives to further drive energy efficiency that reduces CO2 emissions and costs.

    Better decision-making

    Continuous energy consumption measurement and data enables new insight that supports more informed decisions to help improve operational efficiency and optimize lighting performance.

    Meet sustainability goals

    Continuous monitoring and data collection regarding energy consumption make it easier to meet sustainability targets, while no compromise on road safety and gives you the data to support your sustainability programs and goals.

    Benefits for utility companies

    Mitigate the risk of brownout

    Regulate energy consumption from road lighting to prevent peak demand exceeding capacity, preventing a brownout and protecting your corporate reputation. 

    Lower energy consumption during peak demand 

    Road lighting that consumes less energy allows utility companies to better manage energy demand in relation to capacity, prolonging the life span of the existing power infrastructure and reducing the need for costly upgrades.

    How Energy optimization works


    LED road lighting coupled with smart controls reduces energy consumption up to 80%. Connected LED lighting enables smart lighting control and enables data to be collected for each light point, which is then transmitted over a network and analyzed to provide new insight. The Interact dashboard visualizes energy use data, providing information on how much energy is consumed per light point, per zone, and on an hourly, daily, monthly, quarterly or yearly basis.
     

    By adding presence detection sensors to the connected road lights, you can further reduce energy usage by using the software to dim light levels automatically if vehicles are not detected.

    Flexibility and choice


    We give road operators flexibility by offering both individual light point and group control in one platform, as well as a range of connectivity options, such as licensed cellular networks and unlicensed radio frequency communications architectures.

    Secured in the cloud or on premise 


    Data gathered from the lighting can be stored on premise or in the cloud depending on the customer’s preference or data governance policy. The road operator owns the data and can share it with third parties or independent software vendors. 

    Open APIs


    Open, secure APIs enable Energy Optimization software to be integrated with 3rd party dashboards and IT systems. This allows lighting control and data synchronization to be aligned with the overarching intelligent traffic management systems (ITS). APIs also enable road operators to share real-time and historic energy usage data with third parties who could create additional software apps or services for road operators.

    Featured case study

    Case study - Gran Canaria Highway

    Smart lighting – Gran Canaria Highway, Spain


    Gran Canaria has upgraded the lighting system of the island’s most important highway, known as GC-1.

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