“As an important part of smart cities, smart villages and smart parks, smart street lights play an important role in providing high-quality public services, reducing costs and achieving sustainable development. At present, smart street lights have a wide range of needs around the world. At the same time, Chinese manufacturers have become an important innovation and industrial development force in this field by using innovative IoT technologies such as LoRa and cloud computing.
As an important part of smart cities, smart villages and smart parks, smart street lights play an important role in providing high-quality public services, reducing costs and achieving sustainable development. At present, smart street lights have a wide range of needs around the world. At the same time, Chinese manufacturers have become an important innovation and industrial development force in this field by using innovative IoT technologies such as LoRa and cloud computing.
Smart street lights use the Internet of Things technology to connect street lights in the area, according to different seasons and times, traffic flow, traffic flow and weather conditions and other statistical data and sensor data, and through remote means to adjust the brightness of street lights and control the lighting service area , to optimize public services and improve efficiency and reduce costs. In recent years, the rise and development of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) has provided a huge impetus for the wide application of smart street lamps.
Especially after Semtech’s LoRa device and LoRaWAN protocol entered the field of smart street lights, its long-distance, low power consumption, self-organization, safety, controllability and other characteristics have promoted a lot of innovation in related fields around the world, and formed a large number of innovations from LoRa devices and LoRaWAN protocol, to modules, application support systems and intelligent street light control systems for different regional markets around the world, and even an innovation chain of comprehensive solutions that can fully meet the needs and management requirements of different global markets.
LoRa is an ultra-long-distance wireless transmission technology based on spread spectrum technology from Semtech, and it is an important low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) wireless technology. Its biggest feature is that it can travel farther than other wireless methods under the same power consumption conditions, realizing the unity of low power consumption and long distance, and it is 3-5 larger than the traditional wireless radio communication distance under the same power consumption times.
LoRa network deployment is flexible, users do not need to rely on the operator’s wireless base station to achieve coverage, and one gateway can control more devices, and the network deployment method is more flexible, which can greatly reduce construction costs. Because of its low power consumption, long transmission distance, flexible networking, easy installation, wide coverage, large capacity, high stability and many other characteristics, it is very suitable for the fragmentation and large connection requirements of the Internet of Things, so it is widely deployed in smart communities, Smart home and building, smart metering, smart agriculture, smart logistics and other vertical industries have broad prospects for development.
LoRa-based smart street lighting innovation and application ecosystem continue to grow in China, and major IoT companies continue to develop and launch LoRa-based products and solutions, and promote such solutions to the global market. In this industrial ecology, in addition to Semtech, which provides the underlying LoRa IoT technology and the LoRa Alliance for the LoRaWAN protocol, LoRa-based IoT solution providers and smart street lighting application products and service providers have also been formed.
Lierda Technology Group (hereinafter referred to as “Lierda”) is a leading IoT solutions provider based on LoRa. As a national high-tech enterprise providing LoRa modules, IoT systems and smart product solutions, Lierda is also one of the early members of the LoRa Alliance. The company has a deep background and rich practical experience in embedded micro-control technology, RF hardware research and development, communication and networking technology.
Lierda has been investing in LoRaWAN-related research and development since 2015, participated in and drafted a number of national and industry standards such as CLAA and ICA, and is one of the important members of the China IoT Basic Standards Working Group. It has independently developed a full range of LoRa/LoRaWAN modules. Products and solutions such as groups, gateways, web servers, and drive test tools.
These products can meet the wireless regulatory requirements of different countries and regions, and can also be optimized according to different application scenarios, so they have been widely used in the fields of smart meters, smart cities, industrial Internet of Things and logistics and transportation.
Zhejiang Fangda Intelligent Control is an innovative enterprise that has been globally recognized in the fields of smart street lights and other fields. It is also a national high-tech enterprise dedicated to the Internet of Things and cloud computing. Based on Lierda’s complete LoRaWAN system and application solutions, the company independently developed the wireless street light control series terminals FONDA-LCU16LoRa and FONDA-LCU12LoRa, and by supporting the LoRaWAN international standard, it has realized the interconnection and globalization, large-scale communication between devices. area application.
Fangda Intelligent Control’s LoRa-based smart street light solution combines the SCCS urban lighting intelligent control cloud platform, with strict control and superior performance, and can quickly build an Internet of Things system. It is widely used in urban road lighting control, tunnel intelligent lighting control, and solar intelligent lighting. Control, parking lot intelligent lighting control, building intelligent lighting control, landscape intelligent lighting control and other scenarios. From Figure 1, you can see the system architecture and application products of the LoRa-based smart street light solution.
Figure 1: LoRa-based smart street light solution
Success Stories of LoRa Smart Street Lighting Solutions
With the rapid development of emerging industries such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things, smart city construction has also become a strategic development trend, and smart lighting is an indispensable part of smart city construction. Fangda Intelligent Control SCCS smart city lighting intelligent control management cloud platform, combined with LoRa solution, implements refined management of intelligent lighting, which can not only realize remote control and monitoring of single lamps, but also automatically change the brightness in the middle of the night according to external lighting needs. Greatly reduces the cost of lighting use.
Fangda Intelligent Control has currently adopted the LoRa smart lighting solution in many domestic and foreign projects, and real-time adjustment to achieve on-demand lighting, which not only effectively reduces the labor and material costs of the local street light management department, improves work efficiency, but also provides traffic and life for citizens. Provides convenience, realizes resource conservation for the entire city, and reduces the city’s public service costs by saving electricity and operating expenses.
Figure 2: Fangda Intelligent’s smart street lighting solutions have been widely deployed in Hong Kong, China
Figure 3: LoRa-based smart street lights deployed in Hong Kong
l Location: Hong Kong, China
l Solution: LoRaWAN smart lighting control solution
l Scale: 8 gateways and 800 single lamps
Figure 4: LoRa-based smart street lights deployed in Tangshan, Hebei
l Location: Tangshan City, Hebei Province
l Solution: LoRaWAN smart lighting control solution
l Scale: 757 single lamps
“Smart street lights can effectively improve the management level of public lighting services, greatly reduce the consumption of power resources, and reduce maintenance and management costs, which has attracted more and more attention, and has been used in urban and rural areas, various parks and large institutions around the world. It has been widely used.” said Huang Xudong, Vice President of Sales at Semtech China, “Low-power wide-area network technology based on LoRa devices and LoRaWAN protocol is becoming a strong support for smart public lighting. With its proven technology and mature LoRa’s self-organization, security, and controllability will help the intelligent development of many industries in China.”