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Why the Right Smart Lighting System Can Make You Look Good

Your lights create and support an experience for the occupants and visitors in your building(s).

Good lighting supports specific tasks, while bad lighting can make those tasks more difficult to complete accurately or consistently. Good lighting can showcase products or render people and the space itself in the best light with richer, truer colors while poor lighting can make colors less authentic. The lighting technology used determines how good or bad the lighting and occupant experience is.

Connected Lighting Controls Help College Achieve Zero Carbon Building Certification

Like many higher education institutions, Humber College is committed to sustainability.  But at Humber, they take that commitment to the highest level.  The Toronto College instills sustainability across every facet of the school and has had numerous accomplishments from their projects and partnerships that link community engagement and academics. One impressive result is that Humber has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for four consecutive years (2016-2019).

How to Make Your Open Office a Success

Open office design has exploded in popularity over the last 20 years. In fact, the New Yorker magazine claims that approximately 70% of all offices now have an open floor plan.

Smart Buildings are the Cornerstone of Smart Cities

Smart cities are projected to be the future of urban living and development. There is the anticipation that smart cities will improve the quality of life for citizens with a clean, secure, accessible, responsible, and sustainable environment.  It’s an ambitious aim and we are seeing the supporting infrastructure that will support these goals unfold.

Ten Skill Sets Needed to Support Smart Buildings IoT

There is no question about it; IoT is rapidly growing. In fact, Bain predicts that the combined markets for IoT hardware, software, systems integration, and data and telecom services to grow to a whopping $520 billion by 2021. This new IoT-enabled environment is changing the way most industries operate. One of the biggest challenges facing these industries is hiring new talent that has the skill sets required to operate effectively in this new era.

Top 5 Smart Lighting Blog Posts for 1st Half of 2019

We are almost at the half-way mark of 2019 and it’s time to take a look at what content is trending on the Digital Systems Blog. Our industry is changing so rapidly, it is no wonder that four out of the top five most popular posts are looking at the what, why, and how of commercial lighting trends.

Why Smart Buildings Need Smart Lighting Data

Smart buildings has been evolving rapidly in recent years. Sensors have become mainstream and integrated processes and systems are gaining traction, particularly with corporations that have large or complex commercial space footprints. Initially, energy efficiency was the driving force behind smart building technology and system adoption. Today however, smart buildings are focused on the interconnection of technologies and systems that make buildings intelligent and responsive to the needs of owners, operators and occupants.

Frequently Asked Questions about Smart Building IoT

Commercial buildings are truly getting smarter. Deploying advanced technologies not only improves building efficiencies and staff productivity but helps spur new and innovative services. The advent of IoT is helping drive costs down while increasing sustainability, safety, and comfort across commercial real estate.  

The Anatomy of an IoT Lighting Solution

According to Navigant Research, global market revenue for IoT lighting is expected to grow from $651.1 million in 2017 to $4.5 billion in 2026. What is IoT lighting? According to Navigant, IoT lighting solutions in commercial buildings bring connectivity to devices that were previously not connected and provide data (where data was not available) through the connection. Connectivity and communication can happen between devices within the lighting system and between lighting devices and non-lighting devices.

See Osram’s End-to-End Smart Building Solutions at LIGHTFAIR 2019

Connect with us at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) in 2019 to experience how Osram is using visible and invisible light to improve quality of life. Our staff of experts will be available to walk you through our booth and show you the latest in our product portfolio.