An intelligent, wireless control system for area and streetlighting, LeafNut does not require panels, controls, or connections to servers and computers. Providing the ability to control, adjust, monitor, and receive maintenance messages from each light fixture, its nodes are either the master site controller or the individual fixture. Nodes are wired and mounted directly into or on top of the existing fixtures. All nodes communicate via radio, satellite, and cellular systems to deliver control and status messages to each other and to a secure off-site server that can be accessed continuously. Messages are also delivered to a secure Web page through which the end user can control and manage reporting for the system.