Vehicle Movement Based Street Lights Project
The project aims at saving energy by detecting the vehicle movement on highways and switching on the block of street light ahead of it and simultaneously switching off the trailing lights. The project requires sensors to detect the vehicle movements and switches on the lights ahead of it. As soon as the vehicle moves ahead the trailing lights automatically switches off. This can be used to save a lot of energy instead of using conventional system where the street lights are remained ON. Another mode of operation can be used where the lights are remained ON with 10% intensity and when the vehicle passes by the lights ahead of it are switched on with 100% intensity and the trailing lights revert back to 10% intensity. PWM is used for intensity control through microcontroller. The sensors sense the vehicle movements and send it to a 8051 microcontroller that initiates commands for switching the lights ON/OFF.