LoRaWAN is a Low Power Wide Area Network specification (LPWAN) for wireless battery-powered systems in a wireless network in accordance with IEEE 802.15.4. The network enables seamless data exchange between end devices (nodes), sensors, gateways, and the IT infrastructure via a uniform transmission protocol. As the first open standard, LoRaWAN considers the requirements of IoT applications.

  • Bidirectional, encrypted communication
  • Use of the public ISM band (in Europe: 868 MHz)
  • Low energy consumption from 100 nA to 10 mA in stand-by mode
  • Very high receiving sensitivity up to -140 dBm at a transmission power of 20 dBm
  • Range of up to several kilometers possible

LoRaWAN gateway – the basis for location-independent communication in the LoRaWAN network

Our open LoRaWAN gateway is available for setting up or extending your private LoRaWAN network. The gateway operates with an internal 4G/LTE modem, but can also be connected to the Internet via Ethernet. Based on a standardized stack, the LoRaWAN gateway acts as a transparent media converter between the LoRaWAN server and the end device. The information from several hundred to thousands of devices is transmitted by the gateway, depending on the load in the wireless network.

  • For setting up and extending a LoRaWAN network
  • Freely configurable for access to LoRaWAN servers
  • Protected data with encrypted and secure transmission
  • Power supply via Ethernet PoE+
  • Internal 4G/LTE modem
  • Outdoor-capable thanks to high IP67 degree of protection

LoRaWAN control devices – intelligent and wireless networking of lights

Phoenix Contact provides LoRaWAN control devices (LCU) for managing and controlling lights and LED drivers. The portfolio ranges from devices with fittings for easy connection to Zhaga and NEMA lamp sockets all the way to universal control devices that you can use to integrate your existing lighting into a LoRaWAN network. The built-in devices for the classic lighting control cabinet can replace the timer switch or the ripple control device, and therefore control entire streets.
The portfolio features the option to control state-of-the-art LED drivers using the common DALI communication protocol. This enables you to use the control devices on a large number of LED drivers, regardless of their manufacturer.

  • Improve energy efficiency with needs-oriented lighting
  • Keep lighting points in view always with remote configuration and diagnostics
  • Bidirectional, encrypted communication to the light
  • Compatible with conventional interface standards such as ZHAGA and NEMA
  • Simple extension of the control technology allows retrofits in existing lighting infrastructures

Intelligent street lightning

Digitalizing urban lightning

Intelligently controlled street lighting brings more safety for road traffic and provides greater convenience for maintenance.

At the same time, it still saves plenty of energy and protects the environment.

You can make urban lighting systems more efficient and take the first important step towards a smart city with our solution for smart lighting management.

More efficient control of public lightning

The lighting of public thoroughfares provides a safe and appealing environment for all citizens.

However, the lighting systems for streets and plazas also consume a lot of energy. In addition, there is often a lack of transparency regarding failures and a lack of flexibility concerning the adaptability of the lighting infrastructure.

Intelligent management of the lighting infrastructure extends the service life of the luminaires and reduces the amount of maintenance required. Safety and visibility in urban areas is significantly improved by targeted lighting activity.

At the same time, carbon emissions are reduced and light pollution is curbed.

Smart street lightning

You can make urban lighting systems more efficient and take the first important step towards a smart city with our solution for smart lighting management. Use smart street lighting for upgrades to existing systems or for the realization of new projects.

The intelligent lighting solution is supported by modern communication technologies such as LoRaWAN and cellular communication.

The combination of smart control and communication components and an open, safe light management system allows you to have full control over the city-wide lighting infrastructure. With it, you can digitalize your lighting infrastructure with universal lighting control devices without being limited to a single supplier.

Your advantages

  • Cost reduction through energy savings

  • Reduction of carbon emissions and light pollution

  • More convenience and efficiency for administration and maintenance

  • Data transparency through location-independent monitoring and diagnostics

  • Compatible and future-proof with openness and modern communication technologies