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.
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“As the only participant focused on LED lighting solutions, the conference provides a great opportunity to demonstrate the strength of our products and solutions to some of the most successful franchisees in the quick service restaurant industry,” stated Richard ST Julien, ForceField’s President of its LED Division. “By offering a turnkey program, we provide franchisees a straightforward and simple process to retrofit to LED lighting at existing locations and to install new LED products at restaurants at no upfront cost. It will become clear to all franchisees and operators that they can quickly benefit from the cost savings thus strengthening their bottom-line and the value of their restaurant while improving the customer experience resulting from ForceField’s LED lighting programs.”
“Whether it is deploying LEDs and other state-of-the-art lighting technologies, retrofitting public and private buildings or installing new solar energy systems, these priority activities are examples of how mayoral leadership is changing energy use in our cities. And, the findings in this survey also demonstrate how mayors and cities are adapting to changing conditions and partnerships, while still leading the nation on its energy and climate challenges.”– Tom Cochran
Summary of survey results:
“The news conference was on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, where lights have already been replaced, expecting to save more than $70,000 and nearly 248,000 kilowatt-hours a year in energy. Unlike standard lights, which last six years, LED bulbs can burn for 20 years before they need to be replaced, the administration said, and the project is expected to save $14 million a year in energy and maintenance costs.”–By KIA GREGORY
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“Some of the options include LED Lighting, Evaporator Fan Controllers, ECM Fan Motors, Economizers, High Efficiency Emerson K5 Scroll Compressors & High Efficiency Emerson XJ Condensing Units. Some options can be used together to achieve even greater energy savings.”– Mitch Byrne