Outdoor lighting control
Lighting the way of the future
The latest outdoor lighting control systems must be equipped to meet today’s growing demands for lower energy consumption and reduced costs. Fitted with occupancy sensors, a lighting control system can help save energy by dimming the light level of streetlights during off-peak times, such as the middle of the night. In this case, a streetlight only brightens when there is traffic. Further, a sophisticated outdoor lighting control system simplifies lighting infrastructure maintenance for outdoor lighting operators, such as municipalities, by notifying the operator when a lamp fails. This saves the cost of manpower verifying in person that lamps still work. Similarly, a lighting control system can precisely measure power consumption of outdoor light poles, which increases billing accuracy of the utilities.
System diagram: Outdoor lighting control
Smart cities require outdoor lighting control
With cities today becoming smarter and smarter, operators are interested in equipping outdoor lighting control systems with a growing number of capabilities that reach far beyond providing light to an area. They include:
- Parking lot management
- Speed detection
- Air quality control
- Safety monitoring
However, as outdoor lighting control systems are equipped with greater capabilities and become integrated in smart cities, they grow more vulnerable to attacks. By protecting an outdoor lighting control system with the right security measures from the get-go, hackers are unable to manipulate lighting systems or access transmitted data.
Spotlight on Infineon: your outdoor lighting control partner
With an excellent track record in the lighting industry, Infineon offers a range of top-quality products and reference solutions, such as:
- Microcontrollers for sensor data processing and implementation of additional IoT features in the future
- Radar sensors for occupancy detection, speed detection and more
- Other sensors, such as air pressure sensors
- Security ICs for advanced security measures
Further, our dedicated technical support team can assist you in overcoming every challenge, so you can create a design that will shine bright long into the future. If you have a time- or budget-sensitive project, reduce development effort and cost by using one of our evaluation kits. We are also pleased to share our proven security expertise and can guide you to the right countermeasures as your outdoor lighting control designs become smarter and more vulnerable to security threats.
Explore our portfolio of high-quality semiconductors now to find the best solutions for your outdoor lighting control projects.
Infineon and eluminocity – the future of smart cities
Infineon has teamed up with the Munich-based start up eluminocity and Intel® to drive today’s smart cities into the future. The result of our collaboration is an intelligent, end-to-end streetlight solution that serves as a hub for a host of smart applications. Now city dwellers worldwide can enjoy better quality of life – today and tomorrow.