The US Department of Energy (DOE), via its Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC), has released its model specification that municipalities and utilities can use as template for procuring LED street lights with integral network and adaptive-control technology. The specification is another step in the MSSLC's goal of helping cities, local agencies, and utilities accelerate the deployment of solid-state lighting (SSL) technology for roadway and parking applications.
Controls dominated the presentations at the Street and Area Lighting Conference (SALC) last year. Our conference report included the news that the MSSLC had released a draft of the controls spec. Now some seven months later the spec is final.
You can download the " Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires" document from the DOE SSL web site. This new spec follows the original baseline model specification document for roadway luminaires, a financial analysis tool, and demonstration reports released by the MSSLC.
In the aforementioned SALC coverage, we cited an Iowa project that was the first to use the original model luminaire specification. A number of cities in the state banded together, and relied on the MSSLC specification to make a large buy of LED street lights.