Improvements for the future
The next stage is to introduce a cloud based central management system. This communicates with field-installed units through the internet, mobile network and license-free ISM radio. The solution enables central management of individual and clusters of luminaires.
Further energy savings can be made by dimming when there is no need for the maximum illumination level/light output. Beyond that, it will be possible for the smart system to interact with the end users and public authorities. The lights can be dimmed when there is little pedestrian or vehicle traffic and it can be boosted to 100% output when there is an emergency.
The smart system will also allow the artificial light to work together with the natural light in a way that will improve the citizens’ health and wellbeing. This will also give better solutions for the impact of light on the natural environment.
Smart lighting systems can also bring us further on our way towards a Smart City concept for Stavanger. The system has to be futureproof. This means that we can add various sensors, cameras and in this way, offer new services and added value for the citizens.