What makes the latest project from Florida Power & Light and Silver Spring Networks so unique? It is the “single largest public lighting network to be deployed in North America, and notably, the first to ride on the same network used for smart metering”, according to Sterling Hughes, Silver Spring’s senior director of advanced technology.
So what are the benefits of having a lighting system on a smart metering network?
- Better and more efficient diagnostics
- Preventative Maintenance
- Planned operational improvements
- Adding lighting control to an existing smart meter network shouldn’t be too much of an added cost
- A SilverLink Sensor Network is designed with networking nodes programmed as “virtual sensors” to parse and prioritize certain data for different operations
It is important to note that having “digitally controllable LEDs” is essential for keeping costs low on installing a wireless connection.