Connected Lighting Iot
Industry has been using various types of sensors for a long time, but the Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the use of sensors to a whole new level. Today, wireless sensor networks (WSN) are used in a wide range of applications including healthcare vital signs monitoring, manufacturing defect monitoring, traffic monitoring, and more. In fact, some consider WSNs to be the most critical technology advancement of the 21st century.
Determining the right mix of coveted conference room space is a growing challenge for many organizations. Some struggle with a recurring shortage of available space rooms. Others are wasting money due to a chronic problem of vacant seats in meeting rooms. And many organizations wrestle with both – lack of available rooms and underutilized seats.
IoT is top of mind in every industry today, and healthcare is no exception. The Global IoT Healthcare market is expected to grow from $41.22 billion in 2017 to reach $405.65 billion by 2026 according to ResearchAndMarkets.com. Additionally, the findings of a global IoT survey of over 3,000 business and IT professionals, ‘The Internet of Things: Today and Tomorrow’, indicates 60% of healthcare organizations globally have adopted IoT devices within their organization. It is clear that the healthcare industry is set to leverage the power of IoT.
An intelligent Light Management System (LMS) is an ideal IoT platform. It integrates sensors, control software, cloud connectivity, wireless communications and more to create a flexible infrastructure solution that supports data-driven automated lighting solutions and other smart building-related applications. Lighting is ubiquitous throughout commercial spaces. When sensors are a significant part of the light management system, the solution provides the ideal means of collecting data about the environmental conditions and use of the building.
As lighting becomes more connected, facility managers, agents, architects and designers need to learn networking basics and terminology. While designing and installing a network sounds daunting, it is easier once you understand the basics. In this post, we talk about networking basics for smart lighting.
We’ve all heard about the key attributes of LED luminaires over traditional incandescent, fluorescent and halogen fixtures: greater energy efficiency, resistance to breakage, less heat emitted, and a longer lifespan. These benefits are easy to see or measure and are responsible for the widespread adoption of this technology across the commercial real estate industry. In addition, because SSL fixtures are digital in nature, important data about the location and health of a specific fixture or fixtures across a facility can be captured and leveraged by facilities teams.
Luminaires are becoming smart nodes on powerful data networks. How is this happening and what are the benefits of a sensor-rich network?
There has been a lot of talk about cloud computing and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) models these days but both are relatively new to the lighting industry. Let’s take a look at what they are as well as their roles in commercial lighting.
Lighting controls range from simple switches to networked light management systems that leverage the latest technologies. Commercial real estate including offices, hospitals, retail establishments, schools and universities have all adopted smart lighting systems. The initial benefits that drew early adopters to smart lighting were the dramatic reductions in energy usage and the related costs. Today’s systems, however, are more technologically advanced and offer so much more.
Today, most facility managers are looking to increase building efficiencies while also preparing for the Internet of Things (IoT). Maintaining or increasing building efficiencies is no small task in its own right. When you add the impending explosion of IoT and smart building applications that ‘every facility manager should be prepared for and leverage’, the knowledge level and number of decisions required by facility management increases exponentially. What IoT applications should you launch and what infrastructure will need to be in place to support them?