Automation of lighting management on construction sites

Automation of lighting management on construction sites

Automating lighting management on construction sites has several significant benefits that can help improve efficiency, safety and energy savings.

Feedback on the deployment of sensors on a construction site, thanks to the activation of a private LORAWAN® network. A project that our client wanted to make 100% smart.

In the construction industry, lighting plays a crucial role in enabling workers to complete their tasks accurately and safely. However, lighting management can often be neglected or managed inefficiently, leading to additional costs and safety risks. Lighting automation offers a solution to these challenges.

Energy savings and cost reduction


Automation allows you to precisely control when and where lighting is needed, avoiding wasted energy. By using light sensors and schedulers, lights can be switched on only during working hours or based on available natural light, which can significantly reduce energy consumption and associated costs.

Improved construction site safety


Adequate lighting is essential to prevent workplace accidents. Automation can ensure that work areas are always well lit when workers are present. In addition, if an intrusion is detected outside of working hours, lighting can be activated automatically to deter intruders and alert security.

Regulatory conformity


Occupational health and safety regulations often require adequate lighting on construction sites. Automation helps maintain consistent compliance with these regulations, reducing the risk of violations and penalties.

Reduced maintenance


Lighting automation can also reduce the frequency and cost of maintenance. Automated systems can be programmed to use lighting optimally, extending the life of bulbs and reducing the need for frequent replacements.

Implementation of construction site lighting automation


The construction site was covered by a private LORAWAN® network. The antenna was placed on the crane, providing global coverage (exterior, interior and basement).

Connected actuators were installed, controlling the power supply to the lighting (LED).

These actuators are controlled via the IOT Factory platform, thanks to the definition of the operating schedule (days and times when the lighting must be active).

To activate lighting based on intrusion, a motion sensor was placed at the entrance to the site. This generates a message if movement is detected outside of hours, and the platform reacts by activating the lighting, as well as 2 sirens (for 3 minutes) installed on the site.



Automating lighting management on construction sites offers many benefits, including energy savings, improved safety, regulatory compliance and reduced maintenance. The placement of communicating sensors, within a private LORAWAN® wireless communication network, makes it possible to automate the phases of lighting them on and off, while maintaining a manual operating mode. 

Combined with intrusion detection sensors, it also helps limit theft and damage on site outside working hours.