Lighting Automation

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Lighting Automation2018-12-04T16:28:19+00:00

High Mast Lighting Application Using Astronomical Time Switch Astro


Task

In high mast lighting application, it is required to control the system operation according to a daily or weekly frequency based on the sunset and sunrise timings.

Solution

The high mast light contains a luminaire ring that surrounds the pole with one or several independent lighting fixtures mounted around it. Most of the units have three, six or nine lights in the ring. The astronomical time switch is used to control the switching of high mast lights according to sunset and sunrise timings taking into account of the seasonal variation thus saving an ample amount of energy. The astronomical time switch has three independent output channels Q1, Q2, Q3. Lighting fixtures of the high mast light are connected to these output channels which are operated in alternate sequence as below: Q1 & Q2 or Q2 & Q3 or Q3 & Q1, Q1 or Q2 or Q3 on alternate days in order to increase energy saving and product life expectancy.

Advantages
  • Time controlled dimming of path lights (e.g. hotels, hospitals, staircases)
  • Minimum power consumption
  • Lighting of buildings, staircases, shopping centers, tourist and sports facilities
  • Fast, reliable and secure protection against tampering
Time Switches

Indoor Light Control Using Digital Time Switch Crono


Task

It is required to automatically control office indoor lighting in order to reduce the consumption of electrical energy.

Solution

The Digital Time Switch Crono from GIC is used to accurately switch ON/OFF indoor lights at a specified time during the day. Real-time clock (RTC), weekend exclusion and weekly OFF programming helps a user to have flexibility over timing as per the specific applications like office, staircase, parking lights, etc. thus saving a significant amount of energy. Advanced features like 25 ON/OFF programs, 6-years battery reserve and 5 operating modes enables wide application base for automatic lighting control.

Advantages
  • Time controlled dimming of path lights (e.g. hotels, hospitals, staircases)

  • Lighting of buildings, staircases, shopping centers, tourist and sports facilities

  • Delayed on or off switching for groups of lights
  • Fast, reliable and secure protection against tampering

  • Operating cost can be drastically reduced

Time Switch

Street Light Control Using Astronomical Time Switch Astro


Task

It is required to automatically control the switching of street lights according to the sunrise and sunset timing for optimum utilization of energy.

Solution

Astronomical Time Switches Astro from GIC are used to automatically control the street lights as per sunset and sunrise timings based on the longitude and latitude of that particular location. The street lights will be switched ON at sunset and switched OFF at sunrise thereby incorporating seasonal variation along with maximum available daylight which helps in achieving optimum utilization of energy. Astronomical Time Switch is also controlled by ERT 5 – GSM Module by sending SMS from the user mobile phone. This facilitates remote control of the streetlights from any location offering complete control over the system. The user-defined seasonal mode, 6-years battery reserve and protection against under and over voltages makes astronomical time switches a perfect solution for effective lighting automation.

Advantages
  • Sunrise/Sunset or Twilight rise / set trigger
  • Lighting of buildings, staircases, shopping centers, tourist and sports facilities
  • Single phase and Three phase versions
  • User friendly software for device configuration
  • Alternate mode with auto load changeover feature
  • Remote control and diagnostics using GSM Technology with the help of extension module ERT 5
  • Energy meter functionality can be interoperated using extension module ERT 5