Smart Lighting – Smart Future

June 9, 2017 9:03 am

Today, lighting is more about an experience than just illuminating a given space. We live in the era of the Internet of Things which allows us to control, customize and transform our personal environment. Smart lighting is now perceived as part of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) and not just as any other lighting system. LED technology has emerged as the key to new smart lighting technologies.

Smart lighting brings in a new level of comfort and convenience to our lives. The human-centric smart light in our homes and workplaces keeps us healthier, happier and more productive. Smart lighting enables us to do much more than just setting the hue of light as per the mood and time of the day. Smart lighting can be incorporated into networks that control and monitors other building functions such as air conditioning, electronic locks, and a range of electrical appliances. Visual light communication (Li-Fi) takes the concept of smart lighting to the next level. LiFi is a wireless optical networking technology that enables transmission of data via LED’s. One can connect to the web by being within the range of a LED beam.

The benefits of smart LED lighting have forced cities to switch to smart streetlights. Los Angeles has become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through mobile and cloud-based technologies. Smart lighting is revolutionizing the business space as well. The Edge in Amsterdam which has about 28000 sensors installed has been declared as the smartest and greenest office in the world. Every space is witnessing the shift towards smart lighting solutions. At present, industrial and commercial segment hold a majority of smart lighting market share. Smart lighting revenue is expected to reach more than $56 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 15.8, as per new research report by MarketsandMarkets.

The smart lighting industry is undergoing a major transition. The concept of smart lighting is quickly becoming a reality with increased adoption of smart lighting solution across various application segments.

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