Internet of Things controls street lighting

TTP and Mayflower have completed development of their latest wireless, smart lighting control system. An example of the Internet of Things (IoT) in action, it is claimed that this design offers over a 50% reduction in power consumption compared to existing smart lighting systems. The new MK3 design is now available for shipping, with the Zigbee based solution already qualified for sale in North Americaand beyond.


Smart lighting control is an example of how the Internet of Things can generate real financial savings by embedding intelligence and connectivity into everyday objects. TTP is also working on a wide range of applications from controlling and optimising home energy systems to sensors embedded in smart orthopaedic implants for remote monitoring.

Using the smart lighting control node, the Mayflower CMS (central management system) now controls and monitors in excess of 180,000 street lights, bollards and signs in theUKandIreland. Orders have now reached 300,000 nodes.

The largest installation, in HampshireUK, has over 90,000 Mayflower nodes fitted with a further 50,000 to be installed over the next 12 months making it the largest single street-lighting CMS in the world. It has allowedHampshireCountyCouncil to reduce CO2 emissions by around 4000 tonnes, equivalent to 1600 cars every year.

Mayflower¡¯s product range includes both external and internal solutions, which give the ability to monitor and control a range of installations from high masts and street lights to illuminated bollards and signs. All nodes communicate via a Zigbee self-healing mesh network, connected to Mayflower¡¯s back-office solution via a secured GSM Internet connection mounted to the network coordinator.


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