Toggle Main Menu Toggle Search

Open Access padlockePrints

Visible light communications based on street lighting

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul HaighORCiD


Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.


© 2017 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Modern street lighting represents the pervasive utilization of light-emitting diode (LED) lamps to illuminate urban and rural areas. In addition, LED-based lighting sources can also be utilized for outdoor data communications and localization. The replacement of traditional street incandescent and fluorescent-based lights by highly efficient LED lights is taking place on a global level. This chapter highlights the main features of LED public lighting systems that could be used for visible light communications (VLC). First, a description of state-of-the-art street lighting, including its main functions, control systems, and typical parameters, is provided. Then, the main aspects associated with lighting performance and aging are outlined. The remainder of the chapter is devoted to recent studies on public lighting for VLC purposes, focusing on ray tracing simulations, noise parameters, and delay profiles among other topics.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Zvanovec S, Zak P, Chvojka P, Kudlacek I, Haigh PA, Ghassemlooy Z

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Visible Light Communications: Theory and Applications

Year: 2017

Pages: 283-308

Online publication date: 26/06/2017

Acceptance date: 02/04/2018

Edition: 1st

Publisher: CRC Press

Place Published: Boca Raton


DOI: 10.1201/9781315367330

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781498767545