Streetlight Controller – DSLC-1


decorative streetlight controllerThe Decorative StreetLight Controller is a outdoor module that is typically connected to streetlight circuits to control decorative lights.  It provides remote on/off control for any lamps and remote mode-changing and lamp synchronization for matching lamps.  The benefit provided is reduced management and maintenance time.

Can be used to control any 220-240V AC load up to 200 Watts.

Streetlight Circuit

This is usually a power circuit that is switched on at dusk and off at dawn.

Remote On-Off

This allows decorative lighting to be turned on or off, remaining in the chosen state as the streetlight circuit operates normally each night.  The DSLC controller remembers the current state.

The remote control uses a 2.4GHz wireless link to the controller modules.  These are keyed to the controller modules and can be individualized at manufacture per customer or per installation.

Mode Changing – Color changing lamps

This function applies only to specific color-changing lamps – red/green and white.

These strings of lamps often run red/green alternating during the Christmas season and are switched to white-only for the rest of the year.

The remote control allows for switching between modes as well as synchronizing the lamps on a string when lamps are changed.

Mode change is a toggle function.  To prevent repeated toggling a 30 minute delay prevents toggling after the first change.

Installation

decorative streetlight controllerOne DSLC controller per pole controlling a string of decorative lamps, power tapped from the standard streetlight circuit.  The DSLC controller can be mounted wherever convenient taking into account electrical wiring safety requirements.  It can be strapped to the outside of a light pole or enclosed with other equipment.

When mounted out in the weather, for longest life, the wiring end must be lower to prevent water pooling in the end.

Mains power is connected to the red marked lead.  The lamp string is connected to the yellow marked lead.  Red-core Phase, White-core Neutral.  Reversing the supply and lamp wiring will do no harm, it just won’t work.

For outdoor exposed installation, waterproof crimp connections must be used.

The metal tab at the wire end increases the power handling to suit poles with more decorative lamps – usually multi-arm poles at roundabouts.

Specifications

The DSLC controller is a potted unit for outdoor installation.

  • 165mm x 35mm + wiring, 235g weight
  • Potted for outdoor mounting
  • 220-240V AC
  • 6A fuse – recommended on supply side
  • 100 Watt maximum load – standard unit
  • 200 Watt maximum load – with additional heatsink tab.
  • Wiring : tinned copper 0.75mm – approx. 300mm length
  • 2.4GHz wireless control
  • 50M or greater control range – depends on environment and mounting

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Notes:

  • A longer range remote control transmitter could be supplied – inquire for details.
  • Other functions available – ie. belisha beacon flasher

Coding:

The remote control transmitter and control receivers are coded together – matched.  The coding can be set at manufacture.  It may be that a system-installation should be coded differently to a nearby system.  It will generally be up to the customer to keep track of the code used for the future units.