White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Apr 29, 2017

Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires, V1.0

The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium's Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires is a tool designed to help cities, utilities, and other local agencies accelerate their adoption of systems that can further reduce the energy and maintenance costs of operating their streetlights.

While the capabilities of monitoring and control systems on the market are enticing, many of these raise questions for users who are uncertain about how (or even if) they should be implemented, and how their true value can be assessed. As a result, user interests currently vary widely and are likely to continue to do so for the foreseeable future, until adaptive lighting best practices and the ability to forecast energy and maintenance savings (along with the value of other features) becomes more universally proven.

The model specification provides both a suggested set of high-level requirements and a template for translating unique user needs into clear and consistent specification language. This version has undergone one public review cycle, where input from users, technology providers, and other industry stakeholders was used to determine: what requirements should be mandatory; how best to support the breadth of system architectures and features available in the marketplace; and where the development of standards that reduce user risk could be encouraged. The market for this technology and its commercial offerings are still in their infancy, however, and likely to evolve over time. This model specification is therefore intended to be a living document that will likewise evolve to accommodate future changes in the market.

Download the Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring, V1.0Microsoft Word

The MSSLC welcomes questions about the goals and development of this tool, and suggestions for improving it. Municipalities or utilities who are particularly interested in further developing the model specification are encouraged to inquire about joining the MSSLC task force that is already working on the next version. Please send comments and questions to MSSLC@seattle.gov.