Networked Lighting Controls Advances the Future of Smart Buildings

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Smart technology is illuminating the path to a safer, more connected, and sustainable world. As we envision tomorrow’s cities, the landscape is dotted with countless smart buildings seamlessly interacting with people, systems, and external elements. Among the crucial factors ensuring their success is the implementation of smart lighting controls. These controls are the cornerstone of designing and developing intelligent buildings, forming the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT) that will drive efficiency and sustainability while cutting costs.

Energy costs represent a significant portion of budgets for businesses, with energy production contributing up to 20% of the nation’s annual greenhouse gas emissions. However, employing smart lighting control technology, including direct-wire LEDs and sensors, can slash energy costs by up to 80%. With governments prioritizing green energy initiatives, there’s a stronger incentive than ever to deploy these technologies.

Smart lighting controls play a vital role in integrating intelligence and data connectivity into existing buildings. By retrofitting standard lighting fixtures with connected systems, buildings can break down data silos and create a unified infrastructure. This connectivity facilitates efficient data usage across utilities, resulting in cost savings and improved operations.

Advancements in smart lighting control technology have made installation easy and adaptable to diverse building types, from schools to high-rise structures. Moreover, these systems offer opportunities to enhance human-centric lighting designs, impacting physiology and well-being positively. In the wake of the pandemic, traditional lighting systems are no longer sufficient for the evolving nature of building usage. Lighting control technology is essential for accommodating hybrid work models, where occupancy fluctuates. Integrated systems automatically adjust lighting based on behavioral cues, optimizing energy usage, and creating comfortable environments.

Looking ahead, artificial intelligence and machine learning will play pivotal roles in building construction. These technologies enable lighting control systems to autonomously adapt to user behavior, enhancing efficiency and user experience. Technological advancements, coupled with incentives promoting affordability and attractiveness, position smart lighting as the future of smart building and city development. By revolutionizing building design and infrastructure, smart lighting technology paves the way for greener, more cost-effective, and intelligent buildings and cities worldwide.

Click here to read the full article, originally published December 13, 2021, by LEDs Magazine.


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