Featuring a standardised Zhaga socket, the Node connects to lighting infrastructure allowing highway agencies and local authorities immediate control of their street lighting networks.
But unlike traditional wireless lighting control systems that require a specialised network to be built, the Cellular Node accommodates NB-IoT and LTE-M standards and connects over existing 4G and 5G cellular networks, just like a mobile phone.
In addition, the Node works straight out of the box without the need for separate gateways, making it a cost-effective solution for deploying lighting networks anywhere and at any scale.
It allows precise control of lighting outputs through remote ‘dimming and trimming’ techniques. In addition, the Node can automatically provide reporting on faults, further saving monitoring and maintenance costs.
When paired with additional sensors, the Cellular Node can provide dynamic lighting, which automatically adjusts depending on footfall or road traffic. This ensures adequate light levels during peak periods, offering a sense of security while minimising wastage during quieter periods.
In addition, by utilising dynamic controls, it is possible to minimise the impact on nocturnal wildlife by switching off or dimming street lights when nobody is present.