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How Does Smart City IOT Lora Zigbee Automatic Smart Solar Street Light Work?

The automatic Smart Solar street lighting system has become smart and responsive over time, but when it is combined with the emerging internet of things (IoT, Lora, Zigbee) it is able to support greater functionality because of additional sensors and flexibility.

The IoT is a fast-moving field. It is a network of identifiable things/physical objects which are interconnected in order to achieve control and exchange of information via an information carrier(Lora, Zigbee,GPRS,4G).

IoT solar street light allows a wide variety of devices to build seamless communication and interaction remotely.

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In comparison to conventional lights that were expensive to operate and often consume about half of the city’s total energy, an IoT-connected Automatic smart lighting system is a smarter, greener, and safer solution.

Adding IoT connectivity to smart solar lights is a big step towards sustainable development as it offers quantifiable benefits. The combination of network communicating, and intelligent sensing capabilities allow the user to monitor and control the street lighting system remotely.  There are several benefits to centrally monitoring and controlling of an intelligent network of the solar lighting management system.

How Does a Smart solar street light work?

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Some of them are:

  1. Provides adaptive lighting control by optimizing operational efficiency through the use of sensors and microcontrollers based on weather conditions, traffic density, and other conditions.
  2. Improves safety by fast detection of outages and illumination can be controlled in high crime areas or in response to emergencies.
  3. By adding more sensors, the data of smart solar lights can be used in a variety of ways beyond simply managing to light.
  4. Data can be used to monitor usage patterns, such as the identification of areas or times when activity is greater or less than normal.
  5. Smart solar street lighting systems that include video and other sensing capabilities can help in laying out the patterns of road traffic, air quality monitoring, and video surveillance for security purposes.

Sustainable and Reliable solution

The world is focusing on sustainable solutions and the energy sector is considered to be the largest contributor to greenhouse emission in most countries. The government and private sectors are pushing towards building a sustainable energy solution. And the smart solar-powered street lighting system is rightly the one that is needed in communities to derive this change and foster the culture of a sustainable environment.

Smart solar streetlights are reliable, simple to install, and can reach anywhere. Once installed, they can remain in the field for decades. The Automatic street light management system installation procedure is also simple and straight forward. There is no need for advanced installation expertise or regular network maintenance with the cellular technology embedded in the system, the user can easily connect to the system from anywhere.

Intelligent Solution

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By including the intelligence in the LED solar street lighting system has brought the real revolution. Having intelligent control and remote communication feature makes the product truly smart. The networked lighting system provides monitoring, measuring, and control via wired or wireless communication. This allows the lighting solution to go to the next level, through which desktop and mobile phones can be used to remotely control and monitor the solar lighting system. The integration of intelligence into an LED solar street lighting system enables many intelligent features by means of two-way data exchange.

The IoT-based lighting technology resolves the challenges of scalability in managing large numbers of solar streetlights facilities by aggregating and acting on huge amounts of data generated by IoT solar streetlights to improve lighting services in urban areas by minimizing the cost of the operation and maximizing the energy savings.

Future of Technology

IoT networking technology creates a practical opportunity to take it one step further by direct integration of Smart Solar Street light into computer-based systems. The smart street lighting system can be implemented as a critical component in the development of smart city infrastructure and can be used to provide extended capabilities such as, public safety monitoring, camera surveillance, traffic management, environmental protection, weather monitoring, smart parking, WIFI accessibility, leakage sensing, voice broadcasting etc.

With the advancement in cellular technology, reliable connectivity is available in every part of the world now which can assist in supporting several applications of smart automatic streetlights.

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Smart Street Light and 5G Micro Station

China’s 5G license is issued one year ahead of schedule, so we can imagine the importance China attaches to 5G. Because 5G has been recognized as the fourth industrial revolution, one of the major application scenarios of 5G is intelligent driving and driverless and smart street lights. What impact and opportunities does 5G have on the company? What will 5G bring? Whether Smart street light can be the links of smart cities.  In June 2019, the issuance of 5G commercial licenses in China marked the acceleration of the 5G era.

5G station

It has three “netted, node, poled” micro-base stations, which are deployed in densely populated areas and buildings . It can effectively supplement the weak coverage area of macro-base station signals, and can achieve capacity improvement in a smaller range. The load-bearing design of ordinary lamp pole is difficult to carry the construction of 5G micro-base station. Every 100m of 5G network has a 5G micro-base station. The power consumption of 5G is three times of that of 4G. Loading 5G equipment on the basis of 4G macro-station often encounters insufficient power. Therefore, smart street lamp pole becomes the preferred equipment of 5G micro-base station.


Functional Realization of 5G SMART Light Pole

It can collect, distribute and transmit information of smart street lighting, public security, municipal administration, meteorology, environmental protection, communication and other industries, and form a smart perception network to realize the precise management of urban areas and intensive utilization of urban resources.

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The Problems Faced by 5G Smart Street Light Pole to Achieve Popularization

  1. High cost

The cost of a smart street light with pole is usually about 4000-5000USD, and the 5G base station needs more than the 4G base station. In order to achieve the 5G response speed, the 5G base station construction will be at least twice as fast as the 4G base station, and the 5G base station cost will be twice as much as the 4G base station. The power consumption of the 5G base station is three times as high as that of the 4G base station. About 1.5 times that of 4G.

2. Cooperation of the Government

Because the base station involves the huge investment of government funds and the high challenge to municipal planning, it can not start this project in a short time without the full support of the local government.

  1. High requirements for the company’s comprehensive strength

Because 5G and intelligent lighting projects involve hardware, software, financial strength and company qualification requirements, ordinary companies are excluded. Only a few large companies have access tickets to the market.


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