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Automatic Classroom Lighting Controller and Energy Saving Based on Microcontroller Unit

Ansiya Jabeen, D. Mahesh Kumar

Abstract


The rise in energy costs urged the need in minimizing the energy consumption. As significant amount of energy is used for illuminating in educational buildings such as lecture halls and lecture rooms, improvement is needed to avoid energy wastage for unoccupied and during daylight hours. The lighting will be controlled based on demand to save the energy costs. This paper introduces the common existing problem that lights work in classrooms with nobody, analyzes several traditional solutions and their deficiencies, then puts forward the energy-saving system for classroom based on campus card. The project is based on the campus card system, which is mature and has been widely used, in combination with Ethernet, RF wireless communications technology, as well as the development of campus card to achieve a complete classroom energy saving system. System controls the master classroom power on and off by detecting the presence of the card, and effectively solves this problem. This system is characterized by simple-use and low-cost renovation.

Keywords: Lighting controller, energy saving, microcontroller unit, automatic, campus card system

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Ansiya Jabeen, Mahesh Kumar D. Automatic Classroom Lighting Controller and Energy Saving Based on Microcontroller Unit. Journal of Microelectronics and Solid State Devices. 2016; 3(2): 1–4p.



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