Vehicle and pedestrian aware street lighting automation

Chen Wei Yang, Evgeny Nefedov, Seppo Sierla, Paul G Flikkema

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

9 Scopus citations


The emergence of LED luminaires that can be dimmed rapidly and frequently enables radical innovations in street lighting automation. It is possible to save considerable amounts of energy by adjusting street lighting according to the movements of individual road users. Since the same lights are often used for illuminating both vehicle lanes and sidewalks, it is necessary to detect both vehicles and pedestrians. A simulation of vehicle and pedestrian traffic is interfaced to a distributed street lighting system based on the IEC 61499 standard, in order to quantify the energy saving potential of a street lighting automation system that exploits real-time sensing information of individual road users while conforming to traffic safety related requirements for road lighting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceeding - 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479966493
StatePublished - Sep 28 2015
Event13th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2015 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 22 2015Jul 24 2015


Other13th International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Energy Efficiency
  • IEC 61499
  • Intelligent Street Lighting
  • LED
  • pedestrian cellular automata

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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