In this age of the rise of ‘Smart Cities’ and multi-functional energy saving innovative products, Mayflower Smart Control has recently embarked on an exciting new SMART initiative with LED Street Lighting manufacturer, INDO Lighting.
The SSE Enterprise Design Team first met with INDO in July 2017 to explore the integration of Mayflower’s state-of-the-art Central Management System (CMS) into INDO’s contemporary Street Light fitting. SSE Enterprise, operating as the client, wanted a high quality RGB (Red, Green, Blue) decorative lantern with ‘Colour Changing’ LED’s, that alternate between various shades and brightness to create different ‘moods’ or to compliment seasonal displays and events in what is a very popular community space.
Mayflower’s technology has the capability to send and receive information from intelligent ballasts using DALI communications. The solution enables the client to adjust the colour of emitted light using scene commands via a ‘back office’ system.
INDO were able to validate the product of this collaboration at the recent Queens Award presentation, demonstration and ceremony, where they were recognised for their work on Direct Drive technology, which is INDO’s advanced electronic driver allowing highly flexible dimming of lights using CMS and DALI commands.
The Queens Award for Enterprise celebrates and acknowledges outstanding achievements of business in the UK in the areas of innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility.
The next step for this exciting partnership is the installation of INDO’s RGB Lanterns, fitted with the unique Mayflower CMS into a public community area in the City of Southampton, where the colour changing capability can be fully appreciated.
MD of Mayflower Patrick Mitchell said ” Mayflower’s Product Development team have worked diligently and collaboratively with INDO Lighting on this exciting and tangible use of Smart City technology. We look forward to the final results of the completed lighting scheme and being able to share visual results early in the New Year. “
Lawrence Baynham, INDO Technical Director said ” Our team worked closely with Mayflower and SSE Enterprise to develop this unique outdoor lantern system. It was a successful collaboration that enabled us to develop and test the system in a short time frame to meet the clients installation requirements. Mayflower were proactive in suggesting ideas, getting involved with us in looking at different options to make the system work, even changing their products core firmware functionality to ensure the control system was able to deliver the functionality required by our customer. It was a pleasure working with the team.”
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