Smart Lighting Controlling System: Case Study of Yarmouk University Museum

  • Mohammed Akour
  • Ziad Al Saad
  • Abd Rahman Al Asmar
  • Abd Al Rahem Jarrah
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 738)

Abstract

In museum, the light plays important role in viewing the value of the collections, but light might cause gradual objects damage. The light damages are permanent and cumulative. No object can be recovered from light damage. Resting objects from the effects of light does not mean that they could handle more light; the object will not “heal”. Typically, it is visible light that fades (or bleaches) colors. This light would come from the sun shining directly into museum. UV light will not only fade colors but it will cause “yellowing, chalking, weakening, and/or disintegration” of objects. UV light not only comes from the sun but also comes from some sources of artificial lighting, such as fluorescent. IR light heats the surface of objects, which then leads to the same conditions as Incorrect Temperature IR light comes from the sun as well as Incandescent lighting. In this paper, smart system is built to control the lights in the museum. The system is mainly consisting of thermal sensors that detect the presence of humans, DC LED spotlights, Arduino boards and Zigbee modules for a wireless communication to send data to a server. Once the visitor stops by the display, the thermal sensors will be able to detect that visitor and prepare to calculate several measurements. The system is already installed to be working in the Main Museum in the college of Archaeology and Anthropology as a prototype in Yarmouk University. The measurements show how the system is reliable and effective.

Keywords

Sensor network Lighting system Smart museum, Arduino 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This project is funded by Yarmouk University under project number 2015/24.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohammed Akour
    • 1
  • Ziad Al Saad
    • 2
  • Abd Rahman Al Asmar
    • 1
  • Abd Al Rahem Jarrah
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Information Systems DepartmentYarmouk UniversityIrbidJordan
  2. 2.Archaeology and Anthropology DepartmentYarmouk UniversityIrbidJordan
  3. 3.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentOakland UniversityRochesterUSA

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