Abstract: A new method is proposed here for the automation of the street lighting system using the wireless zigbee module. This module provides a perfect scheme for the operation of alternate street lighting systemthat is both automatic and manual. LDR and IR sensor are the backbone of this project. The LDRSensors are used here to detect the day and night andthe sensors to detect any obstacle (vehicle/mobile) passing by and accordingly the lights will be switched on and off.The Graphical User Interface (GUI) is created on MATLAB and can be used to manually operate the lights from the base station. Considerable amount of energy will be saved by the application of this module. The scheme was implemented, and a small scale-working model was developed.

Keywords: LDR, GUI, IR, MATLAB, Zigbee.