US 10,499,477 B2
Methods and apparatus for information management and control of outdoor lighting networks
Hongxin Chen, Shanghai (CN); Dave Alberto Tavares Cavalcanti, Mahopac, NY (US); Marcin Gramza, Eindhoven (NL); Liang Jia, Elmhurst, IL (US); Qing Li, Shanghai (CN); Daniel J. Piotrowski, Edison, NJ (US); Marek Zbigniew Szczerba, Eindhoven (NL); Marcin Krzysztof Szczodrak, New York, NY (US); Qin Zhao, Shanghai (CN); Hongqiang Zhai, Jersey City, NJ (US); Michael Alex Van Hartskamp, Eindhoven (NL); Martin Elixmann, Eindhoven (NL); Zhong Huang, Shanghai (CN); Fulong Ma, Shanghai (CN); Xianneng Peng, Shanghai (CN); Jianfeng Wang, Shanghai (CN); Yi Qiang Yu, Shanghai (CN); and Kiran Srinivas Challapali, New City, NY (US)
Assigned to SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 14/777,801
Filed by KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Mar. 10, 2014, PCT No. PCT/IB2014/059570
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Sep. 17, 2015,
PCT Pub. No. WO2014/147510, PCT Pub. Date Sep. 25, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/802,911, filed on Mar. 18, 2013.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/883,470, filed on Sep. 27, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2016/0286627 A1, Sep. 29, 2016
Int. Cl. H05B 37/02 (2006.01); F21S 8/08 (2006.01); H05B 33/08 (2006.01); F21W 131/103 (2006.01); F21Y 101/00 (2016.01)
CPC H05B 37/0236 (2013.01) [F21S 8/086 (2013.01); H05B 33/0845 (2013.01); H05B 33/0857 (2013.01); H05B 37/0227 (2013.01); H05B 37/0245 (2013.01); H05B 37/0272 (2013.01); F21W 2131/103 (2013.01); F21Y 2101/00 (2013.01)] 10 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A light management system for an outdoor lighting network system, comprising:
a plurality of outdoor light units each including at least one sensor type, where each of the light units communicates with at least one other light unit;
at least one user input/output device in communication with at one or more of said outdoor light units;
a central management system in communication with light units, said central management system sends control commands to one or more of said outdoor light units, in response to received outdoor light unit status/sensor information from one or more of said outdoor light units;
a resource server in communication with said central management system;
wherein the central management system uses the light unit status/sensor information and resources from the resource server to determine an event occurrence, and in response reconfigure one or more of the lights units, provide information to the at least one user input/output device or initiate a predetermined action;
wherein the sensor type is a light sensor and the received outdoor light unit status/sensor information is light reflection data from two or more light units, wherein the central management system processes the light reflection data and compares the light reflection data to a light reflection reference point for the respective light units, and determines reflection anomalies that indicates the event occurrence.