The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC) has released its Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires, Version 1.0. The specification was prepared by the MSSLC Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring Committee. It is intended to help those cities and utilities adopting LED street lighting select control systems appropriate to their varied needs.
"This release marks an important step in realizing the nationwide energy-saving potential of controlled street lighting," says CLTC Associate Development Engineer Nicole Graeber. "The demonstration projects I have worked on at CLTC show that advanced street lighting control systems improve efficiency without compromising safety, but these systems are still relatively new to most users. This model specification will help answer many questions."
The model specification offers a suggested set of high-level requirements, inventory worksheets and means of forming a clear system specification based on user needs and system features currently available on the market. The DOE states that this first version of the specification is meant to change and evolve as roadway lighting solutions change and evolve, and as more municipalities and utilities offer their input. In fact, the MSSLC task force has already begun preparing for the next version.