The lighting marketplace is facing unprecedented change. The Internet of Things (IoT) and the new digital LED light source are enabling lighting eco-systems providing true benefits of digital control and intelligence. Technology, which for 100 years has been based on a the on/off switch and ‘glass bulbs and metal housings’, is now rapidly changing into semiconductor electronics and software connected via IoT and cloud based storage and analytics.
Lighting is the most pervasive and ubiquitous powered device in our built environment - it is everywhere and always connected to a wired power supply and therefore is the obvious choice to use as the backbone for the roll out of new IoT based products and services to improve our way of life.
Smart digital lighting will drive a rapid roll out of IoT as end users require more sophisticated controls and data acquisition to improve energy efficiency and enable a more productive, safe and healthy home and working environment.