It’s estimated that as much as 40% of city energy budgets are spent on outdoor lighting, and that a single streetlight can emit 200 kg of CO2 each year. Increasingly, cities need to save energy or do more with less energy, reduce carbon emissions, lower operating, and maintenance costs, and comply with tighter government regulations. In addition, many are exploring Smart Pole® applications and the use of lighting to boost safety for both drivers and pedestrians. For all these reasons, better lighting and lighting control topmost cities’ priority lists.
Gateway “Total Solutions Systems”
Gateway Total Comprehensive Products, open standards-based approach to adaptive outdoor lighting controls, which builds on Gateway status as one of the world’s leading control networking platform provider, delivers comprehensive products solution of every aspect of your requirements, the cost and energy savings, proven reliability, and industrial scale to meet the most ambitious outdoor lighting objective. More recently, Gateway has pioneered hybrid wired/wireless network products that enable cities to mix and match their communications media. For instance, cities can use wired power line communications (PLC) for main street intersections, tunnels or remote stretches of highway and wireless radio frequency (RF) where wired solutions are cost-prohibitive. In this way, cities can for the first time achieve 100% lighting coverage with a single solution.
Gateway, lighting control products include the Smart Pole® Node and Controller, a segment controller with PLC and RF border routing, GW-1800-DC09WMLR/4G street light bridge, GW-1800-DC09WMLR/4G (wired) light point controller, GW-1800-DC09WMLR/4G (wireless) light point controller, and total Management System Software (TMSS)-enabled client and server software.
Cities that have implemented Gateway based lighting control systems report results that include:
- Average energy savings ranging from 30% to 70%—with up to one-third of the savings attributed to adaptive lighting control.
- Ability to free up energy according to demand.
- Lower ongoing maintenance and inventory costs through remote identification of lamp failures, preventive maintenance, and the use of lower-wattage, longer-lasting streetlights.
- Improved public safety and satisfaction due to reduced lamp downtime, less light pollution, and better overall lighting quality.
- Reduced CO2 emissions.
- Rapid detection of electricity theft and leakage.
- Preservation of historical and decorative lights, while still attaining the benefits of modern lighting control.
- Compliance with European Union, worldwide, and local laws and directives for reduced energy use, CO2 emissions, and use of high-polluting components such as mercury.
- An infrastructure for efficiently controlling future technologies, including Smart Pole® and Internet of new applications.