Street lighting system for smart cities using micro-controllers

Aaquib Parkar*, Prashant Kumar Soori

*Corresponding author for this work

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The main goal is to simulate different configurations of street lighting system using DIALux and optimize the energy consumption. Data of the existing road in the United Arab Emirates is considered for simulation. Simulation results are validated by building a hardware model. This is accomplished by using LED modules instead of traditional HPS bulbs which is connected to an Arduino to control different sensors. Photo resistors are used to automatically switch the lights ON or OFF depending on the light intensity. Ultrasonic sensors are used to detect motion of cars and pedestrians in order to switch 50% of the lights off if no motion is detected. The recorded data is monitored by a Raspberry Pi which acting as a monitoring device. Practical measurements were conducted at different points on the road selected and are compared with the simulation results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)567-576
Number of pages10
JournalIndonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018


  • Arduino
  • Energy
  • High pressure sodium (HPS)
  • IALux
  • Lamp
  • Light emitting diodes (LED)
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Optimization
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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