Virgin Media Samples Standard Electrical Wires for IoT Lighting at Technical Center - Energy Watch News


Virgin Media Samples Standard Electrical Wires for IoT Lighting at Technical Center

British broadband and cable provider Virgin Media is sampling the use of standard electrical wires to transport data to and from luminaires in order to control lux levels and collect information about facility usage at a technical center. The small powerline communications (PLC) trial has cut lighting-related energy costs by 99%, according to enModus, who replaced a number of fluorescent lights with LED luminaires from Thorn and tied them into enModus’ Wattwave control system that delivers commands from a central hub to the lights, each of which is outfitted with an enModus node. The hub also connects via the Internet to an enModus cloud computing system based on Microsoft Azure, which helps to analyze lighting use and which sends back adjustments to the controls. In addition to lighting information, the lights deliver occupancy information — picked up from embedded PIR sensors — which the cloud system examines to help facility operators make better use of their space.  Both PLC and PoE technology can also deliver data to devices other than lights, providing rounded Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. They are both competing with a variety of wireless approaches, such as Bluetooth Mesh. http://www.ledsmagazine.com/

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