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The project is designed to detect vehicle movement on highways to switch ON only a block of street lights ahead of it (vehicle), and to switch OFF the trailing lights to save energy. During night all the lights on the highway remain ON for the vehicles, but lots of energy is wasted when there is no vehicle movement.

This proposed system provides a solution for energy saving. This is achieved by sensing an approaching vehicle and then switches ON a block of street lights ahead of the vehicle. As the vehicle passes by, the trailing lights switch OFF automatically. Thus, we save a lot of energy. So when there are no vehicles on the highway, then all the lights remain OFF.

However, there is another mode of operation where instead of switching OFF the lights completely, they remain ON with 10% of the maximum intensity of the light. As the vehicle approaches, the block of street lights switch to 100% intensity and then as the vehicle passes by, the trailing lights revert back to 10% intensity again.

High intensity discharge lamp (HID) presently used for urban street light are based on principle of gas discharge, thus the intensity is not controllable by any voltage reduction. White Light Emitting Diode (LED) based lamps are soon replacing the HID lamps in street light. Intensity control is also possible by Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) generated by the microcontroller.

Sensors used on either side of the road senses vehicle movement and sends logic commands to microcontroller to switch ON/OFF the LEDs. Thus this way of dynamically changing intensity ON/OFF helps in saving a lot of energy. The project uses an 8051 series microcontroller.

Further the project can be enhanced by using appropriate sensors for detecting the failed street light and then sending an SMS to the control department via GSM modem for appropriate action.

Branding-free material.
Call/mail for Tech Support from 10 am - 7 pm.
Pre-programmed Microcontroller.
All-inclusive solution kit.
Easy to use, Self-explanatory kit.
Motion Sense and PWM Street Lights.
Extensive audio-visuals available.
Hardware Requirements
  • 8051 series Microcontroller
  • LEDs
  • Voltage Regulator
  • Resistors
  • Capacitors
  • Crystal
  • Transistors
  • Diodes
  • Photodiodes
  • IR LED
Software Requirements
  • Keil compiler
  • Language: Embedded C or Assembly
Q & A
Q:  Can we increase the detection distance between IR Photo sensors?
A:  Yes, we can increase the detection distance, and this can be done at user end.
Q:  Can we implement this concept in real time?
A:  Yes, this concept can be implemented in real time by modification at the user end.
Q:  Can we use high power LED's rather than low power LED's?
A:  No, we cannot use high power LED's.
Q:  Which microcontroller is used in this project?
A:  The microcontroller used in this project is a 40 pin IC from 8051 family
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Aafiya Farooqui, Aurangabad on 19th November, 2015, 05:21 PM

I came to know about Edgefx through one of my senior.
I decided to buy a kit from Edgefx by the words of my senior

Purchased directly through online.

Anand kumar Gupta, GREATER NOIDA on 14th November, 2015, 06:54 PM

I come to know about Edgefx while searching for the project. I used project based on Light Sensor as a keyword in Google to find Edgefx.
I found the information related to my project requirement on your website, so I purchased. I like the material about the instruments.
I directly purchased through online.

Vikas Ambav, Udaipur on 4th November, 2015, 06:01 PM

I was suggested from my seniors about Edgefx.
I was interested to take the DIY kit,want to do it my own,that’s why i purchased here.
purchased through online.
Services are good and fast response.

Avinandan Ghosh, Kolkata on 27th July, 2015, 10:22 AM

While searching for the projects I found Edgefx and I used project title as a keyword to find Edgefx.I like the transformer in my kit.Yes the kit delivered on time with the right components.No I directly purchased through online.

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