The Business Case for A Lighting Management System with Intelligent Controls
Many cities are interested in upgrading from traditional lights to LEDs because they provide significant energy and cost savings. Some cities, however, elect not to add a lighting management system with intelligent lighting controls to the new LED system. This is a mistake since adding the lighting management system brings every city even more energy and cost savings and can shorten the payback period of the project. In addition, a lighting management system can significantly improve the quality of lighting services, improve public safety, and provide a foundation for additional smart city improvements and citizen benefits.
In this paper, we will identify:
- The problems cities face when attempting to manage an LED-based lighting system without lighting controls.
- The capabilities that a control-based lighting management system provides.
- The benefits of using intelligent lighting controls to control and manage your LED lighting network.
The paper includes a business case comparing the cost of maintaining LED streetlights with and without a lighting management system with intelligent controls, in a city with 10,000 LED streetlights.