For Living In Bozeman.
A helpful resource for all things real estate in the Gallatin Valley and beyond.
TopicsView All Topics Bozeman
Bozeman Real Estate
Real Estate News
Moving to Bozeman
Life in Montana
Montana Home Monday
Inside the Home
Retiring in Montana
Get Out Stay Out
First Time Home Buyers
What You Get For
Life in Bozeman
Just for Laughs
Inspired by Pinterest
Montana State University Bobcats
Home Finder is a simple and easy way for you to get information new properties and open houses as they become available. Never miss out on the perfect property for you or your family by creating custom search settings and an email of relevant listings will be then be emailed to you at your convenience.
Smart Cities, Intelligent LED Lighting and the Internet of Things
Posted On: Mar 13, 2017
(Image from https://unsplash.com/photos/11tmJit0vQk)
This is a guest blog written by Jocelyn Brown
Technological advances are ushering in a new age of smart lighting which is set to revolutionize homes, shops, offices, city streets, car parks and many other areas. LED lights in luminaires are being enhanced with a System-on-a-Chip, or SoC, running software, plus sensors to enable detection of external light levels. The embedded software enables the lights to be controlled through the Internet of Things, IoT for short, using PCs and mobile devices. Such lighting systems have the benefits of being more sophisticated and less costly to run and maintain.
Using IoT, people can have home lighting that reacts to light automatically depending on the ambient levels determined by the weather and the time of day. It also allows homeowners to control their home lighting remotely, for example using security cameras to look around inside and outside, and raise light levels in areas that appear dark or need closer examination remotely.
Commercial Property Lighting
Office blocks, shopping centres and individual shops and offices will benefit from lighting through the IoT activities, and as the need for different lighting levels, changes during the day and night. Advertising and other display lighting can be adjusted where appropriate, either automatically or manually by a remote operator.
Intelligent Street Lighting
IoT-enabled LED street lights can be turned up more brightly if there is a special event, a crime or an accident, so that better-lit views of everything are available to emergency services or event spectators as appropriate. This technology has been pioneered at White Bear Lake in St Paul, Minnesota with great success.
Other Public Areas
In addition to street lighting, car parks, pedestrian squares and public gardens can all have intelligent lighting controlled by remote operators viewing security cameras to ensure that people are safe. The Chinese government is looking into creating entire smart cities using IoT technology.
The efficiency of solar powered lighting systems is forging ahead with the development of new technologies, making such systems cheaper and more powerful. The ability of solar systems to capture electricity has improved from 4% to 21% thanks to nanowires which enable both solar panels and LEDs to be more efficient. Being centralized, the Chinese government can spend on systems to benefit towns and cities across the nation. The USA Congress is also looking at funding programs and initiatives. These advances will help both developed and poorer nations across the globe to improve the lives of their citizens.
Posts others like
Mar 18, 2015
12 Things You Should Know Before Moving to Bozeman, Montana
This post was written in good fun - if you…
Dec 22, 2014
25 Things We Love about Bozeman
1. TOWN & COUNTRY’S ANNUAL TURKEY GIVEAWAY. EVERY THANKSGIVING YOU CAN…
May 20, 2016
You Know You’re a Bozeman Local If…
(Photo courtesty of the Gallatin History Museum) Bozeman is one…
Searching for real estate in Montana? Start your Bozeman real estate search with Coldwell Banker RCI. Or if you need help selling your home check out our Seller's Resources. Our real estate experts are here to help you.