Indian Journal of Science and Technology
Year: 2015, Volume: 8, Issue: 17, Pages: 1-5
Akshay Balachandran, Murali Siva, V. Parthasarathi, Surya and Shriram K. Vasudevan*
Department of Electrical and Electronics, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Amrita School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (University), Coimbatore - 641112, Tamil Nadu, India; [email protected]
Background/Objectives: This paper focus on the necessity of automated street light system and the peculiar way of implementation with embedded system tools. As automation booming in the industry with a fast pace, the requirement of replacing the primitive operation of street lights with quite intelligence is necessary. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The previous systems were implemented with LDR and IR sensors, here the presence of movementin the roads are sensed by IR sensors and LDR powers the street lights only after evening. The excess use of IR sensors and energy involved in the above operation are reduced in our prototype. Here we use piezo electric sensors to detect the movement in the roads instead of IR sensors. The microcontroller MSP430 as the brain to control the processes involved1 . Results/Findings: The results are found to be very encouraging and the sample results are presented in the results section of the paper. Conclusion/ Application: LEDs are going to be vital lighting option in near future due to its peculiar low power consumption and cost effective nature. Our prototype will help in eliminating the current sodium vapour street lamps with better LED comprised lamps operated smartly using LDR, and piezo knock sensor.
Keywords: Adaptive Lighting, Cost Saving, Energy Efficient, Street Light
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