Cheshire Schools Save with Lighting and IoT Project

Enlighted, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California USA, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings,
reportedly worked with Cheshire Public Schools in Connecticut. Cheshire Schools installed LED lighting from Mustone LED Illuminations featuring Enlighted Smart Sensors in all seven of its schools. The project including the LED lighting and IoT connection is expected to reduce the school system’s costs of energy for lighting by $125,000 annually.

Enlighted produces the network of smart sensors that are installed along with LED lighting. These sensors can gather data on things like light, heat, occupancy, security, and asset location. The connected system shares this data anonymously at a central repository. A suite of proprietary apps harvest the data for insights. These apps interface with building systems to optimize the building’s environment in real-time. According to Enlighted, its system and apps can help make buildings significantly more efficient, productive, comfortable, and secure.

Enlighted and Mustone LED Illuminations LED and IoT project at Chesire public-schools--the school system's installation team

Enlighted and Mustone LED Illuminations LED and IoT project at Chesire public-schools–the school system’s installation team

Specifically, the Enlighted system provides an additional 62 percent energy reduction over the new LED baseline.
This improved efficiency that goes beyond just switching to LED lighting provides task tuning, occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and offers utility-grade metering to verify energy use.

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Enlighted says that its intelligent backend system configures and manages lighting behavior by adjusting the lighting profiles while retaining data up to 36 months. The system also generates reports on lamp and fixture outages, carbon reduction, energy, and financial savings.

Enlighted points out that with its system in place, Cheshire Schools have the opportunity to tap into additional IoT technologies that can enable the monitoring and controlling of building temperatures, the monitoring space utilization, the tracking people and equipment, smart surveillance, and emergency response.

“While Cheshire is reaping the benefits of controlled LED lighting, it has unlocked the opportunity to better manage all its schools with the IoT,” said Mike Xenakis, VP of Education Sales at Enlighted. “IoT allows us to support the development of the next generation of schools – brilliant schools – offering energy efficiency, HVAC management, space utilization, micropersonalization, and security. This leads to a truly enhanced environment for the students, faculty, and staff.”