The Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium’s (MSSLC) released the Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires. This tool was designed to assist municipalities in assessing systems which can aid in managing streetlight energy consumption and reducing costs related to streetlight maintenance. LED streetlights are quickly becoming the fixture of choice as municipalities move toward energy efficiency. The model specifications were developed by the MSSLC with the assistance of lighting professionals.
“This first of its kind model spec fills a wide variety of user needs, and is really three specs in one – outlining luminaire control nodes, gateways, and the central management system. Ten years from now it is likely streetlights will come out of the box with controls as a standard built in option, but for now we need to build that framework. This tool is a major step in that direction,” said Edward Smalley, director of the MSSLC.
According to the MSSLC website, the MSSLC welcomes questions about the goals and development of this tool, and suggestions for improving it. Municipalities or utilities who are particularly interested in further developing the model specification are encouraged to inquire about joining the MSSLC task force that is already working on the next version. Please send comments and questions to MSSLC@seattle.gov.
The Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires can be downloaded here.