PLC based Smart Street Lighting Control

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D.V.Pushpa Latha 1,* K.R.Sudha 2 Swati Devabhaktuni 1

1. Department of Electrical Engineering, GokarajuRangaraju Institute of Engineering and Technology, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

2. Department of Electrical Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

* Corresponding author.


Received: 14 May 2013 / Revised: 20 Sep. 2013 / Accepted: 5 Oct. 2013 / Published: 8 Dec. 2013

Index Terms

Ladder Language, Functional Block Diagram (FBD), Timer


Conventional street lighting systems in most of the areas are Online at regular intervals of time irrespective of the seasonal variations. The street lights are simply switched on at afternoon and turned off in the morning. The consequence is that a large amount of Power is wasted meaninglessly. As energy consumption is an issue of increasing interest, possible energy savings in public street lighting systems are recently discussed from different viewpoints. The purpose of this work is to describe the Smart Street Lighting system, an approach to accomplish the demand for flexible public lighting systems using a Programmable Logic controller (PLC). The main difference from other computers is that PLCs are armoured for severe conditions such as dust, moisture, heat, cold etc., and have the facility for extensive input/output (I/O) arrangements. In the proposed paper, street lights are controlled using millennium 3 PLC taking the seasonal variations into consideration.

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D.V.Pushpa Latha, K.R.Sudha, Swati Devabhaktuni, "PLC based Smart Street Lighting Control", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.6, no.1, pp.64-72, 2014. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2014.01.08


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