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Energy-efficient street lighting through embedded adaptive intelligence

Lau, Sei Ping, Merrett, Geoff V. and White, Neil M. (2013) Energy-efficient street lighting through embedded adaptive intelligence At Symposium on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ICALT-ITS’2013), Tunisia. 29 - 31 May 2013.

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Streetlights place a heavy demand on electricity usage, providing significant financial and environmental burdens. Consequently, initiatives to reduce energy consumption have been proposed, usually by turning off or dimming the streetlight. In this paper, we propose an adaptive lighting scheme based on traffic sensing, which adaptively adjusts streetlight brightness based on current traffic conditions. The algorithm has been validated through simulation using the SUMO and OMNeT++ tools and, for two different geographical locations, the energy consumption evaluated with respect to traffic speed and volume. The simulation results presented indicate that the proposed lighting scheme can consume up to 30% less energy when compared to the state-of-the-art.

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Published date: 29 May 2013
Venue - Dates: Symposium on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ICALT-ITS’2013), Tunisia, 2013-05-29 - 2013-05-31
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems, EEE


Local EPrints ID: 350780
ISBN: 978-1-4799-0314-6
PURE UUID: e8c57853-3f22-4a5d-a781-f4caa2831071
ORCID for Geoff V. Merrett: ORCID iD
ORCID for Neil M. White: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 08 Apr 2013 13:15
Last modified: 13 Aug 2017 15:17

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Author: Sei Ping Lau
Author: Geoff V. Merrett ORCID iD
Author: Neil M. White ORCID iD

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