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Controlling intelligent street lighting

Controller is said to be up to six times more affordable than already existing solutions on the market

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The controller allows easier integration with a push-and-twist lock feature
The controller allows easier integration with a push-and-twist lock feature

Nordic Automation Systems (NAS) has introduced the first Zhaga book 18 compliant LoRaWAN luminaire controller.

 

According to the smart city solution provider, the controller offers greater interoperability and is a more affordable solution to help increase take up of intelligent street lighting systems.

 

Measuring 40x19 mm, the controller is adaptable to new LED light sources equipped with a compatible receptacle socket. It allows easier integration to luminaires due to its simple push-and-twist lock feature to activate smart wireless street lighting without complicated internal wiring, claims NAS.

 

“With the rise of new street lighting models, the small dimensions of the controller are an excellent feature to fit with various designs in street luminaires,” said Viljo Veesaar, CEO of Nordic Automation Systems.

 

Key features of the Zhaga 18 controller are: customisable dimming profiles; digital addressable lighting interface (Dali); configurable on-off switching; real-time data analytics; and reduced energy consumption.

 

The product is designed to work with Dali-2 systems. Controlling through Dali-2 interface (or with an option to be controlled with a Dali bridge as well) enables users to add more addresses on a single Dali network as well as allows better flexibility.

 

Zhaga Book 18 defines a standardised interface between a receptacle on the exterior of the LED luminaire and a sensing and communication module that fits into the receptacle.

 

The standardised interface means that the module can be easily replaced in the field, allowing the luminaire to be upgraded via the addition of new smart capabilities. Also, the luminaire can be shipped with a blank cap in the receptacle, allowing a module to be field-installed at a later date if required.

 

Nordic Automation Systems is a participating member of the Zhaga Consortium and Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA). The purpose of the Zhaga Consortium is to unite companies throughout the global lighting industry.

 

DiiA is an open, global consortium of lighting companies. Its main aim is to grow the market for lighting-control solutions based on IEC 62386, the international standard for Dali technology.

 

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