R&D ProjectsSeptember 8, 2016
Street lighting is an important community service, but it can consume as much as 40 percent of a city’s energy budget. Legacy street lights are failure prone and costly to manage, which add to lighting costs. Consequently, street lighting has emerged as a leading smart city application.
By replacing existing street lights with LED-based lamps, utilities and other street light operators can cut energy and operations costs by 50 percent or more. Networking those LEDs delivers an even faster return on investment (ROI), taking the payback period down to 6 vs. 8 years, as a result of features such as remote management and faster outage response. .
Understanding the operational details of networked LEDs and comparing those benefits and costs to traditional lighting lays the foundation for building a business case to upgrade street lights. The hard dollar savings
in energy and operational costs make the case for replacement, and networked LEDs provide additional community value as well.
Phalanx, gives OEMs a low- cost network layer and interoperability that IoT applications require.
A stack oriented communications network with a large number of devices, embedded in a low-cost module that combines an ideal for outdoor applications and long-range powerful processor , along with a transceiver of outstanding performance in noisy environments, as Lighting and Metering .