Testing, monitoring and logging of Illuminating Lamps

18 December 2023 by
Testing, monitoring and logging of Illuminating Lamps
EnergySolution Labs Pvt Ltd, Ajay Kolte
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The Problem
The right area lighting provides a wide distribution and uniform lighting experience for large spaces to increase safety.  Street lights illuminate roadways, parking lots, sidewalks, and other public areas. They improve security and driving safety by enhancing vision in poor lighting conditions. Broad beamed, high intensity flood lights provide illumination for large areas with superior protection from the elements. These different lights are important to be monitor while testing to find out the working electrical supply ranges, consumption, and harmonics generated from them.

Six lamps are tested at a time in a single testing unit. For monitoring individual lamps, each lamp is equipped with a meter to monitor the different electrical parameters. So the number of meters is equal to the number of lamps. Thus, the system complexity increases with each additional lamp and monitoring each lamp becomes a tedious task. Also, they want to log all the important parameters of each lamp and simultaneously view parameters of all the lamps while testing through a single testing unit.


The Solution
Rish ML1410 measures important electrical parameters of multiple loads simultaneously in a single unit, eliminating the need and cost of multiple panel meters. The combination of ML1410 and Quick fix Module for conventional CT can be employed for six or twelve individual single-phase lamps. Along with ML 1410 marc.gateway is used to log and to communicate the different multiple ML 14xx with the system via ethernet or 4G network and data is logged on marc.cloud server.

Below are the material along with the purpose they serve in the application





Rish ML1410

For monitoring multiple electrical parameters 


Xmer CTs + QuickFix Module

For monitoring load current



For logging and communicating data through server

From the below layout diagram , we can see that a single-phase supply is available which is supplied from the test unit. Multiload lamps are connected in parallel with the supply unit. Rish ML1410 takes input from individual lamps through the respective CT connected to each lamp.

A common voltage supply is given to the multiload monitor. The CT measures the load current of each lamp and sends the output current of 5A to the Quick Fix module. The Module RJ05 will convert 3x 5A current to 3phase 100mA later which is given to ML1410 with the help of RJ12 Cable. The multiload monitors are interconnected with each other via RS 485. A daisy chain connection is made between the meters. The connection is done with the marc.gateway. marc.gatway will take all the important parameter data from the respective multiload monitor and will send it to marc server via Ethernet / 4G. The user can view all the important data of individual lamps in a single software program at a time, and also it can also log the parameters of those meters for future reference and analysis purposes.


The Benefits

  • Individual parameters of Multiple single-phase lamps can be monitored simultaneously.
  • Due to less complexity in wiring, the chances of connection error are reduced
  • Power saving (Blue impact) 
  • Due to fewer meters, communication with marc.gateway is easy
  • With the user-assignable register feature we are able to view only important load parameters
  • Operators can easily check the status of each lamp by using a single meter for the respective test bench
  • Safe,reliable and easy online remote monitoring.
  • System transparency at a glance as all data is on PC and server
  • Multi-Load monitoring of 4 x 3 phase loads and 12 x 1 phase loads (Hybrid)
  • Residual current monitoring
  • Three-phase Load health monitoring
  • Tariff Based Tripping
  • Analog Graphical Representation of Load Current
  • Larger LCD displays are available for better visibility over longer distances.

Testing, monitoring and logging of Illuminating Lamps
EnergySolution Labs Pvt Ltd, Ajay Kolte 18 December 2023
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