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As part of an upgrade to LED streetlights, the Northern Territory cities of Darwin and Palmerston installed a Telensa lighting control system to create a network that can effectively manage the lights. The system enabled the control of LED streetlights installed and helped reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs. By adding a Telensa node to the luminaire through the NEMA socket, the lights supplied by GE and other suppliers were able to join the streetlighting control system.

The City of Palmerston used GE Area Lighters for their Civic Centre car park lighting, which comes with a standard luminaire and a 7 Pin NEMA socket with a dimmable driver. With this setup, adding a Telensa node to the luminaire using the NEMA socket enabled them to join the car park lights to the streetlighting control system.

It is most cost-effective to install lighting control nodes simultaneously with the LED lights. However, the use of NEMA and Zhaga sockets and DALI2 dimming drivers means that nodes can also be added to most streetlighting fixtures, even after installation. This can lead to significant cost savings and energy efficiency improvements. City councils looking to upgrade their street lighting systems may find this information helpful in planning their upgrades and optimizing their energy usage.

For further information on how Connected Light Solutions can provide you with a similar solution, contact our specialist team at connectedlightsolutions.com.au

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