LED-based technology is transforming public lighting networks, favouring smart city innovations. Beyond energy efficiency benefits, LED-based luminaries provide real time stateful data. However, most of the municipalities manage all their luminaries equally, independently of its state or the environmental conditions. Some existing approaches to street lighting management are already considering elementary features such as on-off control and individual dimming based on movement or ambient light. Nevertheless, our vision on public (street) lighting management, goes beyond basic consumption monitoring and dimming control, encompassing: a) adaptive lighting, by considering other potential influence factors such as work temperature of the luminaries or the arrangement of the luminaries on the street; b) Colour tuning, for public safety purposes and; c) emergency behaviour control. This paper addresses the first component (adaptive lighting) influence factors, in the scope of a real scenario in a Portuguese municipality.
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