Visible Light Communications Based on Street Lighting

Authored by: Stanislav Zvánovec , Petr Žák , Petr Chvojka , Ivan Kudláček , Paul Anthony Haigh , Zabih Ghassemlooy

Visible Light Communications

Print publication date:  June  2017
Online publication date:  July  2017

Print ISBN: 9781498767538
eBook ISBN: 9781315367330
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Modern street lighting represents the pervasive utilization of light-emitting diode (LED) lamps to illuminate urban and rural areas. In addition, LED-based lighting sources can also be utilized for outdoor data communications and localization. The replacement of traditional street incandescent and fluorescent-based lights by highly efficient LED lights is taking place on a global level. This chapter highlights the main features of LED public lighting systems that could be used for visible light communications (VLC). First, a description of state-of-the-art street lighting, including its main functions, control systems, and typical parameters, is provided. Then, the main aspects associated with lighting performance and aging are outlined. The remainder of the chapter is devoted to recent studies on public lighting for VLC purposes, focusing on ray tracing simulations, noise parameters, and delay profiles among other topics.

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