In 2007, street lighting systems, Quebec City (Canada) has applied a new system of street lighting management technology with data transmission over powerline LonWorks Power Line. In the system used Internet server i.LON company Echelon, which enables remote monitoring and control of lighting. To read more click here: Petra Diamonds. In addition, using information from the Internet server i.LON, power companies offer reduction energy consumption during peak hours. Introduction of new technology Echelon Lon Works conducted in two stages: as a pilot project to be connected to 200 street lamps in the old town of Quebec. After launching a pilot project, carrying out all measurements and get 30% savings power plan until early 2008 to connect to the system Echelon another 800 street lamps. And in the next 10 years, Quebec is going to upgrade to 1000 lamps per year, connecting them to new LonWorks based system management and monitoring. The decision on Echelon’s lighting control based on the LonWorks equipment saves energy consumption systems, exterior lighting and reduce energy consumption in Overall, due to the automatic vkyucheniya / off lighting, depending on natural light, dimming street lights and turn off at certain hours of the night lights that are not fundamentally affect the level of illumination in this period. In addition to reducing electricity use Echelon dimming lights (gradual increase or decrease the voltage to the lamp), extending their life and reducing the cost of maintenance and replacement lamps.
“We consciously decided to install a new system of Echelon, first in the historic quarter of the city, because besides all the other benefits of LonWorks lighting system allows us to identify the most profitable architectural features of historic buildings. Thanks to this historic quarter, especially in the winter months, becomes even more charm and attraction for both tourists and local residents, “- said Guy Carignan, Development Manager, responsible for lighting the streets of Quebec. Today, many cities in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain and England are already using LonWorks technology and Echelon’s solutions street lighting systems, achieving an impressive reduction in energy consumption of their cities. Some cities, such as Norway’s capital Oslo and Milton Keynes in England, has already achieved a reduction of energy consumption by 40 – 50% through the use of LonWorks equipment in lighting control system. At the same time reducing energy consumption in the range of 30 – 50% is important for cities, not only in economic terms. Investment in remote monitoring system and management of urban electrical equipment can eliminate their climate impact and more efficient use of available resources.
The use of automated control systems for street lighting based on LonWorks networks also helps to reduce energy consumption in the whole world, but in the long term and emissions of CO2. Echelon Corporation is the pioneer and world leader in the design and manufacture of equipment and software to create LON-control networks. The developed technology corporation LonWorks is used today to organize distributed network management in transportation, building automation systems, street lighting, and process industrial enterprises. At present, Echelon publishes a full range of LonWorks equipment: controllers, routers, Web servers, adapters, Ethernet, PCI, USB and other devices that are certified by LonMark International Association and GOST-R, and working with the engineering equipment of many manufacturers.