The power and the applications of technologies in Figure 1.
Nowadays, improve the efficiency and reduce active loss are very important target for any electric company. One of the methods to reach this target is using appropriate street lighting and tunnel lighting systems. Control of lighting, appropriate products of lighting system, and management of the luminaire dimming will used to improve the efficiency of lighting network. Studying the lamp efficiency of low pressure sodium, LED, high pressure sodium, compact fluorescent lamps, etc. Case study and calculations of active losses in lighting system of 30 luminaire are presented in this chapter. The results discuss the impact of type and number of luminaires, distance between poles, and dimming ratio on the outdoor lighting efficiency and values of active loss in lighting network which is part of distribution networks.
- lighting network
- active losses
- products for lighting
The active power loss in a street lighting system depends on the complexity of the grid, types of luminaires, the number of luminaires, the unit of dimming used, the reactive power level in the network, etc. Using regulated devices, lighting dimming systems [1, 2] and reducing the reactive power  are usually used for reduction active power losses in lighting networks. Another aspect for improving the energy efficiency of a lighting road system is that it is designed to maximize the efficiency of the light flux emitted in the surrounding area whereas minimizing its losses . The increase in power losses leads to increase in active power then the consuming of electricity will increase. Until now, calculating the power losses in lighting system in distribution grid, assumes that the network receive constant power from the rated light sources or luminaires throughout the lighting period. Throughout lighting operation, the rated power of luminaires may change within their lifetime. Additionally, at night time, the voltage of source may be higher than the rated grid voltage, which means greater active power consumption, higher power currents and higher power losses .
Decreasing operating hours, where it is depending on the hours of darkness and amount of daylight. Photoelectric switching is usually used to attain the minimum hours of street lighting operation. Diminution the number of lamps operating in streets; the amount of light requisite on the road depends on legal requirements, tarmac, traffic volume, type of road, speed limit and surroundings. Any change in these parameters assist to minimize the active loss in the lighting system. Installation of more efficient light sources assists to reduce the number of lamps operating and provide the same levels of illumination. Modern control system of street or tunnel lighting system contains; control unit in lighting fixture/luminaire, CPU and GSM module in switchboard of the installation, and remote data processor for management and controlling the individual installations . Moreover, opening up the tunnel roof reduces the number of luminaire use in tunnels, but shadows, insufficient of lighting and difficulty in guiding the sunlight are critical points for limiting the lighting of tunnels by daylighting. In addition, all lighting installations require to be preserved to perform at maximum efficiency. Dirt on lens on panels and reflectors leads to reduced output from the luminaire .
Lamp types usable in street and tunnel lighting; high pressure sodium lamps, low pressure sodium lamps, metal halide lamps with quartz arc tube, metal halide lamps with ceramic arc tube, high pressure mercury lamps, linear fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps with integrated ballast, compact fluorescent lamps with non-integrated ballast, and LEDs .
LED technology is quickly becoming competitive with high-intensity discharge light sources for outdoor space lighting. Most LED manufacturers describe useful life based on the estimated time at which LED light output will depreciate to 70% of its initial rating; often the target is 100,000–150,000 hours for outdoor luminaires. As with all LED products, careful data gathering and research is required to assess quality, performance, and overall value. The following steps are provided as a quick summary of the outdoor lighting system :
Need to photometric test reports based on the IESNA LM-79-08 test procedure.
Required warranty; 3–5 years is reasonable for outdoor luminaires.
Check ingress protection (IP) ratings, and choose an appropriate rating for the intended application.
Ask for operating temperature information and how this data relates to luminaire efficacy and lumen depreciation.
Check color temperature for suitability in the intended application.
Assess glare, preferably with the luminaire at intended mounting height and under typical nighttime viewing conditions, compared to incumbent technology.
Evaluate economic payback, based on applicable energy, equipment, maintenance, and control costs for the site.
The quality, type, maintenance requirements and average annual daily traffic volume are critical in the selection of the street and tunnel lighting system. LEDs and electrode-less lamps are newer technologies on their way to be potential future tunnel lighting systems .
2. Street lighting technologies
2.1 Street light sources
There are distinct luminaires families that are used for lighting streets of cites, where these technologies are shown in Figure 1 . Additionally, the power of these technologies and their applications are given in Table 1. Table 2 illustrates other technologies of lamps and their powers, luminosities. LED technologies are also used for lighting streets of cities. The life of LED technologies are defined by estimated time at which LED light output will depreciate to 70% of its initial rating; often the life time is 100,000–150,000 h for outdoor luminaires . As clarified in Figure 2, LEDs resort to dim over time rather than tragically failing, like other technologies .
|1||70 W, 100 W HPS||Residential street lighting|
|2||200 W, 250 W, 310 W, 400 W HPS||Arterial and/or collector street lighting|
|3||70 W, 100 W, 150 W, 200 W HPS||Collector and/or residential street lighting|
|4||400 W HPS (street side)|
150 W HPS (house side)
|22” Luminaire—Arterial and/or collector street lighting|
17” Luminaire—Sidewalk side pedestrian lighting
|5||35 W, 100 W, 150 W, 250 W HPS||Domus DMS50—Arterial and/or collector street lighting.|
Domus DOS—Residential street lighting and/or Sidewalk side pedestrian lighting.
|6||35 W, 70 W HPS||Residential street lighting and/or pedestrian lighting|
|7||150 W, 250 W HPS||Arterial and/or collector street lighting|
|8||35 W, 50 W, 70 W HPS||Collector and/or residential street lighting|
|9||35 W, 50 W, 70 W HPS||Residential street lighting and/or pedestrian lighting|
|10||150 W, 200 W, 250 W HPS||Arterial, collector, or residential street lighting|
|11||70 W HPS||Residential street lighting and/or pedestrian lighting|
|12||70-100 W HPS||Residential street lighting and/or pedestrian lighting|
|Type of lamp||Power range (W)||Luminosity (lm/m2)|
|High pressure sodium||50–400||67–128|
|Low pressure sodium||18–180||69–152|
2.2 Street light lamp characteristics
|Type of lamp||Luminous efficacy (lm/W)||Color rendering properties||Lamp life (h)||Remarks|
|High-pressure mercury vapor (MV)||35–65||Fair||10,000–15,000||High energy use, poor lamp life|
|Metal halide (MH)||70–130||Excellent||8000–12,000||High luminous efficacy, poor lamp life|
|Low-pressure sodium vapor||100–190||Very poor||18,000–24,000||Energy-efficient, very poor color rendering|
|Low-pressure mercury fluorescent tubular lamp (T12 and T8)||30–90||Good||5000–10,000||Poor lamp life, medium energy use; only available in low wattages|
|Energy-efficient fluorescent tubular lamp (T5)||100–120||Very good||15,000–20,000||Energy-efficient, long lamp life; only available in low wattages|
|Light-emitting diode (LED)||70–160||Good||40,000–90,000||High energy savings, low maintenance, long life, no mercury; high investment cost, nascent technology|
The main technologies of street lighting system are high pressure sodium lamps (HPS) and electronic ballast, HPS and electromagnetic ballast, and LED lamp. The comparison between these main technologies is shown in Table 4.
|LED lamp||HPS lamp and electronic ballast||HPS and electromagnetic ballast|
2.3 Distributions, spacing and height of luminaires in the streets
|Road category specification||Fast traffic||Mixed traffic||Slow traffic|
|Lamps used||almost uniquely sodium lamps||Mainly sodium and high pressure mercury lamps||Mainly sodium and mercury lamps are used and to lesser degree compact fluorescent and metal halide lamps|
|Power of lamps used||150 W, 250 W HPS and 131 W, 135 W and 180 W LPS||250 W, 400 W HPM and 100 W, 150 W, 250 W HPS||125 W HPM, 50 W, 70 W HPS, 70 W MH and 36 W CFL|
|Spacing/height of pole ratio (SHR)||Approximately equal to 4 (e.g., 90/20, 60/15, 48/12, 40/13)||Varies between 4.5 and 3 (e.g., 45/10, 50/12,5, 35/11)||Between 5 and 4 (e.g., 40/8, 36/8, 25/5, 30/7, 20/4)|
Replacing lighting fixture/luminaire; new fixtures are generally luminous more efficient, which allows light sources with lower power to be used. Figure 3 shows IESNA outdoor fixture types classifying the distributions for spacing luminaires .
3. Streets and tunnel lighting control
The block diagram of street light system as given in Figure 4 composes of microcontroller, LDR, and photoelectric sensor. By using the LDR we can control and drive the lights of streets. The system of a smart street lighting system is illustrated in Figure 5 by a simplified block diagram. The system includes a microcontroller module for regulating, sensing and controlling the lighting system. This system also has different sensors, a voltage regulation circuit, a LCD and GSM/GPRS module.
With a view to meet the demands of tunnel lighting and energy-saving preferable, stepless control method is arranged in the tunnel lighting control system. The control system is formed of vehicle detectors, data converters, luminance detectors, lighting control computer, dimming controllers and LED lamps. Figure 6 shows the block of the tunnel control system .
4. Active power losses in road lighting installation
The lighting circuit consists of the following components: the power cable protection in the lighting panel board, relay dimming by astronomical clock (or other dimming device), three-phase feeder wiring, the pole protection, the wire connecting the pole plate with luminaire, and the luminaire. Figure 7 shows, schematically, an example of a road lighting installation with the main components .
The total power loss of the lighting installation ∆
The following factors have a decisive influence on the network losses: level of luminaries dimming, network configuration (single or three phases) and number of light points. Thus, the total losses in the lighting system for the three-phase network, as defined by the Eq. (1), can be estimated as:
In the case of single-phase networks,
where the reduction factor
Figure 8 shows an example of daily dimming characteristic. The times of switching on (ton) and off (toff) the luminaires were determined using astronomical tables of sunrises and sunsets in an installations area for luminaires.
5. Case study and results
5.1 Case study
A luminaire LUM has rated power of 140 W was equipped with a wireless power and luminous flux dimming system. The dimming was carried out using a program implemented on the server. The program enabled the dimming of the luminaire in the range from 10 to 100%. The electrical and photometric curves of tested luminaire is given in Figure 9. The calculations presented in Sections 5.2 and 5.3 are made for a given distance between the poles reaching to 30 m.
5.2 Active power losses calculation results of three-phase lighting system
The dependence of the percentage of total active power losses on the number of luminaires and dimming is shown in Figure 10. Losses at the point of light are greater in the entire dimming range than the total losses in other parts of the installation. The total percentage of Δ
5.3 Active power losses calculation results of a single-phase lighting system
The dependence of ∆
5.4 Estimation of active power losses for different distances between poles
The results of power losses for street lighting systems with 3 and 30 luminaires as function of distance between the poles are given in Figures 12 and 13, respectively. The total losses percentage increase by increasing the distance between the poles as well as increasing in the dimming value lead to increase the active loss. In addition three phase lighting system has losses less than single phase system. Table 6 shows the relation between rated power of luminaires and total power losses in single and three phase system, where the number of lighting in streets is 30 luminaire at dimming 100% and
|Rated power of luminaire (W)||∆||∆|
Increasing the efficiency and reduction the active loss are very significant aim in each distribution network. Lighting grid is a one of main parts in distribution grid and reduction active loss in it is the main aim of this chapter. Different technologies for lighting streets and tunnels were discussed in this chapter, while the results indicate the sodium lamp and LED are the efficient technologies. Control unit for management the dimming of luminaire and using three phase lighting system instead of single phase get better the efficiency of street lighting system. The numbers of luminaire, the distance between poles, wires conductivity, environmental conditions, and category of streets are other factors can effect on the value of active loss reduction.