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Autonomous lighting control System via Infrastructure Sensor

Autonomous Lighting control systems are used to increase the energy efficiency of the lighting system, to respond to building codes, or to comply with green building and energy saving programs. However, Autonomous Lighting control systems are most times referred to as smart lighting.

This article detail what Autonomous Lighting Control System is all about, as well as the importance of Sensor installed public infrastructure.

What is Autonomous Lighting Control System?

Autonomous lighting control system is an intelligent lighting management solution that combines communication between the various inputs and outputs of the lighting control system and the use of one or more central computing devices. Light management systems are commonly used for indoor and outdoor lighting in commercial, industrial and residential areas. Light control system ensures the right amount of light anytime, anywhere.

Furthermore, Autonomous Lighting control systems usually have the function of automatically adjusting the output of lighting equipment based on the following:

• Solar Time

Solar Time include sunset and sunset times. Therefore, Solar time programming requires the location of the building which can be done by using the geographical location of the building by latitude and longitude or by selecting the nearest city from the base provided by the closest location and the corresponding solar hours.

• Daylight Availability

The power consumption of electric lighting can be adjusted automatically by either changing the light and / or electric lamps, depending on the level of natural light available. Note however that , Harvesting day is the process of reducing the amount of electricity used when daylight is available.

• Signal Condition

Signal conditions usually come from other building systems, such as fire alarms or HVAC systems. 

• Program logic

The program can use all of the above logic, such as if-then-different expressions and logical operators.

The Rise of Sensor Technology

Sensor technology soon rise in its acceptability because it provides data about what is happening in an unprecedented way. It has changed the way we understand, manage and study cities. By getting more data about cities, citizens can be better involved.

It all started a few years ago, when the idea of installing thousands of sensors in one city's infrastructure and connecting them to computers capable of intelligently processing and analyzing information caught the attention of two smart cities which are Masdar in Abu Dhabi and Songdo in South Korea.

Problems encounter by government bodies in implementing Sensor Installed public infrastructure

The ultimate problem is where and how to place this sensors as in the case of water leaking. The answer to this is : To extract data from the existing infrastructure, such as pressure gauges and other foolproof sources, and then analyze where and when pressure changes occur, With the available tools which can help you to pinpoint the location of the leaks, making you to place the sensors in a better position. Another problem facing this government bodies in its early stage is economic events and lack of businesses.

Importance Of Sensor Installed Public infrastructure

The key means for driving the growth of worldwide urbanization is Sensor technology, which is designed to specifically help in monitoring city infrastructure, and also in helping urban cities to realize their city dream. 

The following are few of the ways Sensor technology can help these public infrastructure or urban cities achieved this technological feet.

• Better Power Supply.

Although it may seem difficult to disconnect the power connection from a user's point of view, this is not the case for industrial users, who may have important connections to the production process, such as voltage, frequency, and waveform. 

Reduced tension, peaks and expansions cause changes in energy quality. Even a millisecond outage can damage sensitive equipment. Sustainable energy quality monitoring uses advanced sensing technology to analyze and interpret raw data to improve system quality. This ensures that urban infrastructure systems (such as electrified light rail) that need to continuously provide high voltage power will suffer less damage (for example, overheating) and component failures.

• Air and whether Measuring for Construction Purposes.

For those involved in the construction of new infrastructure, measuring air quality and weather is becoming increasingly important. The construction of residential areas, roads, bridges or other infrastructures, the cleaning, operation of diesel engines, demolition and burning can affect the health of normal people, especially the health of people with respiratory diseases. 

It is also important to assess atmospheric conditions (such as wind speed and direction) to predict the risk of this pollutant spreading to neighboring areas. Studies have shown that on days with high levels of air pollution, asthma patients are 40% more likely to have an acute asthma attack than air quality. The EPA is therefore, forced to comply with laws such as the Clean Air Act or companies that try to minimize their ecological footprint by measuring carbon pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, ozone and particulate matter which are actively used, for the benefit of all residents of the city.

• Better Wastewaters Management

Improvements can also be made by integrating the infrastructure into management and monitoring systems (such as water management, waste management, control and information (SCADA) platforms) using intelligent networks. The sewer system's past capacity complemented the combination of sewer overflow and sanitary overflow events and was forced to clear contaminated content from designated flood sites. These events can have devastating consequences for nearby residents and local ecosystems. 

As long as the utility can have real-time tracking capabilities (such as sensor data for measuring water quality, pressure, and speed), it can respond quickly to changing conditions to initiate repair mechanisms such as operating valves and underground valves or sewer fittings. . . Disposal sites. Fewer floods can also extend the life of equipment through sewer networks.

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