GE’s LightGrid Outdoor Wireless Control System Gives Municipalities Smarter Solutions for Street Light Management
EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — Jan. 23, 2014 — (NYSE:GE) — Municipalities can benefit from reduced energy and more efficient management of street lights through GE’s new LightGrid™ Outdoor Wireless Control System.
With the technology of GE Lighting’s central management software, the LightGrid Outdoor Wireless Control System can report energy usage and other operational data of street lights to a central database. A Web-based interface linked to the lighting controls allows authorized users and owners to remotely visualize real-time performance of their outdoor lighting system. Further software capabilities include scheduling, customized reporting, grouping and user access level management. Schedules are stored at the street lighting fixture, providing continued performance even during network disruptions.
GE’s LightGrid technology has GPS in the lighting controls so municipalities can instantly identify usage and performance of street lights in specific locations. Municipalities can activate more precise ‘on/off’ and street light dimming schedules, particularly in low-traffic and other areas during the night. Additionally, the one-piece lighting control simply connects to the external socket of the street light and doesn’t require any internal fixture change.
“LightGrid provides accurate, utility-grade energy metering per pole, so its specific usage information allows municipalities to pay for what it uses,” said Rick Freeman, GE Lighting global product general manager for Intelligent Devices. “GE is helping municipalities realize energy and cost savings while predicting and preventing outages, offering an overall improved performance of street light systems.”
To learn more about GE’s outdoor lighting solutions, including lighting controls for street lighting fixtures, visit www.gelighting.com/lightgrid.
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