Smart Cities Lighting for a Brighter Future: Tarsier Introduces New Smart LED Solutions

Legacy high-pressure sodium street lights and the equally outdated street poles that house them are among the most expensive—and often the most expensive—line item on a city’s electricity bill. New, Smart LED Solutions from Tarsier Ltd. can reduce energy costs by 63%, increase street brightness, and, most importantly, provide intelligent nodes to create a network of smart city applications.
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Taking advantage of the worldwide, outdoor upgrade to LEDs, Tarsier is building out a new, planet sized sensor network using that infrastructure to deliver both energy- efficient lighting and a real time, global database of information that allows customers to manage and understand their physical environment to enable greater productivity, efficiency and security.
LED Advantages
Traditional light sources, such as fluorescent lamps, incandescent bulbs, halogen spots and high-pressure discharge lamps are limited by the technology of their time. Edison’s invention was a long time ago.
Current high-quality LED products offer unparalleled lifetime, virtually eliminating maintenance costs, massive energy savings of up to 75% compared to traditional light source, and a similar reduction in a company´s CO2 emissions. The amount of savings generated can make an investment in new lighting a cash-flow-positive exercise.
Reduced Energy Costs
As LED technology is much more efficient at converting electrical power into visible light than traditional light sources, quality LEDs need much less energy to produce the same light or lumen output. This means an LED bulb that consumes just 8W can replace a 60W incandescent bulb without sacrificing lumen output.
Reduced Maintenance Costs
The hugely extended lifetime of good quality LEDs greatly reduces, or even eliminates the need for relamping, which is time-consuming, costly and leaves clients, customers and visitors with a below-standard lighting experience. This is possible because LED technology does not rely on high-voltage electrodes, gaseous mercury atoms and other moving parts to create light. LEDs are therefore not subject to the same catastrophic failures or burnouts as traditional light sources. A good quality LED will keep producing light at the functional level during its entire technical lifetime, usually about 50,000 hours, and even after this will still produce light at a reduced rate.
Reduced CO2 Emissions
Just as LEDs greatly reduce energy consumption, they do the same for the carbon footprint – resulting in a more positive environmental impact, a more sustainable use of resources, and an improved image and marketing message. With governments around the world committing to the goal of reducing CO2 emissions to tackle climate change, a reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 75% is a significant contribution to a more sustainable future. Generating savings of up to 75% on the electricity bill also has a large positive impact on a company’s and a city’s bottom line.
Savings that Repay the Investment
The savings generated by upgrading to LED lighting cover the payment plan that we offer you. The generated savings result in a payback time that makes it very attractive to execute the project as soon as possible. As LEDs have a higher CAPEX than traditional light sources, but a much lower OPEX, we offer a financial solution that adapts completely to your project and protects your company’s cash flow, so you can dedicate it to your core business.
Intelligent LED Luminaire Control and Management System
Real-Time Information and Control
The information reported to Tarsier’s Content Management System (“CMS’) system consists of lamp poles dynamic parameters, such as levels of ambient light, voltage, current, power factor, energy consumption, temperature and other real time data.
The two-way communication allows numerous automatic and manual modifications, such as advanced scheduling by the CMS to suit current environmental circumstances.
Increased LED Luminaire Lifetime Using dimming options, either automatically or manually with LED luminaries, results in an extended lifetime of the LED luminaire. This further reduces costs, postpones maintenance and any future equipment renewal.
Smart Mapping Integrates Google maps
Smart Mapping Integrated Google maps services enables an accurate positioning of each LED luminaire with its own unique parameters and real-time information.
How it Works
The Tarsier solution establishes a wireless network between all LED luminaries to control, operate and visualize the status of the LED luminaries, either automatically or manually.
The Tarsier solution includes the Tarsier Light Control Unit (LCU) installed inside each LED luminaire, receiving control commands for its operation and sending information on the status of the LED luminaire. The LCU has a built-in energy meter and plug-and-play functionality upon installation.
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