In Eastern Europe, Echelon has partnered with Polish design, automation, and control systems provider APANET Green System to deploy a LED streetlight network in Bydgoszcz, Poland for increased energy efficiency and improving overall safety.
The 7,200 LED Streetlight network will be spread across approximately 400 streets utilising a multivendor networked lighting control solution.
According to a statement, the project will deploy APANET Smart Lighting Controllers, enabled by Echelon communications, and the company’s Lumewave smart server solution to “deliver value for lighting installation including enhancing safety, reducing maintenance and energy costs as well as improving asset utilization.”
ENERGA Oświetlenie, a supplier of energy and street lighting services in Poland, is managing the system installation to be completed by the end of August 2015.
Says Andrzej Lis, CEO of APANET Green System: “The Bydgoszcz lighting project is a significant city improvement installation for Eastern Europe.
“It will vividly demonstrate how LED lighting, in conjunction with the right lighting control technology, can create more efficient, safe and eco-friendly street lighting at the citywide level.”
LED Lighting for increased energy efficiency
The smart streetlight network is based on Echelon’s open communication network standard LonWorks, which allows for interoperability among different manufacturer’s products.
The managed smart lighting solution will survey traffic and weather conditions and respond to any changes in real-time. Lighting failures will be anticipated by the system, and will therefore improve maintenance efficiency and responsiveness.
Ron Sege, CEO and chairman at Echelon, commented: “Cities all over the world are feeling the pressure to save energy, money and maintenance time, all the while improving citizen safety.
“… We expect the Bydgoszcz project will demonstrate that networked lighting controls and LED [lighting] retrofits together can meet all these objectives quickly, easily and cost-effectively.”