Managing street light with a smart system

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Managing street light with a smart system

City life, particularly, is hard to imagine without these tall poles lighting its streets. Over the years, street lights have played a major role in making life comfortable and safer and everyone has got accustomed to their presence. What has become equally essential now is the Smart Management System by Xenius which helps in operating and managing the street lights from a remote location and providing a host of other benefits.

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Street lights are a ubiquitous feature of towns and cities all across the world. Imagining a life without these tall structures on both sides of the road, emitting light from the top, is almost impossible, at least in the urban areas of the country.

It is interesting to note that In India, the first electric street light was lit up in Bengaluru in 1905 when the Maharaja of Mysore decided to use the power generated from the Cauvery falls to light up city streets. Ever since then, street lights have become the core of the public infrastructure in urban and rural environments. The presence of street lights makes life easier, and safer, for both the pedestrians and the drivers alike.

Till not very recently, street lights were operated manually for all these years. Local area operators were responsible for switching the lights on and off depending on the sunset and sunrise timings. A lot many municipalities have still been using the same inefficient method for decades resulting in wastage of time, energy and money. The advent of innovative technology has now opened doors to solutions that not only conserve energy but also ensure its optimum usage.

“Street lights have become the core of the public infrastructure in urban and rural environments. The presence of street lights makes life easier, and safer, for both the pedestrians and the drivers alike.

The advent of Xenius has now opened doors to solutions that not only conserve energy but also ensure its optimum usage.

Smart Street Light Management System, devised by Xenius for this purpose, consists of luminosity sensors that switch the lights on and off as per the day’s brightness or otherwise.

In times to come, street lights will be equipped with many gadgets and devices like the EV charging station, smart screens and an emergency SOS button.”

Street lights today can be operated and managed wirelessly. The user can remotely operate these through a mobile phone or a tablet in his hand. Smart Street Light Management System, devised by Xenius for this purpose, consists of luminosity sensors that switch the lights on and off as per the day’s brightness, or otherwise. With this system, an operator can remotely manage even individual lights for their efficient usage and conservation of energy. Not only this, the Street Light Management System also enables the operator to detect any fault or damage to lights almost instantly thereby helping in faster turnaround and fixtures.

Street lights in a city are crucial for providing safer traffic conditions, smoother pedestrian movement and a remarkable enhancement to its architectural, touristic and commercial output. Since their functioning is required uninterrupted, and on a regular basis, it is essential to go for smart street lights which reduce the energy consumption by almost 50 per cent and also reduce the operational cost by 33 per cent.

In times to come, street lights will be equipped with many gadgets and devices like the electric vehicle charging station for users to charge their EVs, smart screens to flash important information to pedestrians and drivers and an emergency SOS button and telephone to call the police or the authorities. The potential of smart street lights technology is certainly huge. Cities are growing and becoming smarter, the world is becoming more city-centric, and people are recognising the increasing need of becoming environmentally efficient. Smart street lighting plays a major role in this shift.

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