Implementation of 6LoWPAN and Its Application in Smart Lighting


Smart lighting system based on PLC (Power Line Communication) is lack of extensibility due to low data rate and non-standard communication protocol. 6LoWPAN is an IP-based communication standard for WSN (Wireless Sensor Network) proposed by IETF. We upgraded the SEMS smart lighting system from PLC to 6LoWPAN, PLC nodes were replaced by 6LoWPAN nodes and centralized controllers were replaced by border routers. 6LoWPAN system testing was carried out on the street after the implementation. The results show that smart lighting system based on 6LoWPAN is better than PLC in transmission rate, signal coverage range, compatibility and extensibility.

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Huang, Z. and Yuan, F. (2015) Implementation of 6LoWPAN and Its Application in Smart Lighting. Journal of Computer and Communications, 3, 80-85. doi: 10.4236/jcc.2015.33014.

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