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Commercial Lighting Trends In 2018
- Mar 21, 2018 -

Intelligent Lighting Enables Internet of Things Applications


Lighting is everywhere and every fixture can be easily and reliably connected to the power supply. By adding sensors, LED technology and connectivity have changed our visual experience and interactions in the workplace. An intelligent, sensor-filled, connected lighting system will become a data-driven network that can be bound to an automated building management system (BMS).


Forward-looking building owners and facility managers will treat each light spot as a data node and may become an early adopter of emerging smart buildings and IoT applications. The connected lighting control systems they now choose for lighting and energy management will be the infrastructure for these applications.


Continually spreading sensor


We are still at a pioneering stage in understanding which IoT applications will be launched and which sensor data will be necessary. In preparing the unknown infrastructure of the building, some facility managers hedged their bets by installing a greater number of sensors in the connected lighting management system.


In addition to light sensors and occupancy sensors, forward-thinking facility managers are experimenting with sensors such as relative humidity, particulate matter, and environmental pollutants. The awareness of the "as much as possible" sensor is gaining popularity.


“It is not surprising that light fixtures are regarded as the ideal sensor deployment platform.” Although no one knows the exact potential of each type of sensor, there is a general consensus among equipment managers of high-end design projects, especially on potential reserves. Because no one wants to be left behind when everything becomes a reality. ”


Simplify daylight harvesting


Daylight harvesting is not a new lighting control strategy. Likewise, it is not a day or two for the market to call for the simplification of lighting control debugging process. With the emphasis on ease of installation, it is hoped that the problem of daylight collection can be solved more easily with the new lighting control system. The system provides easy setting and debugging tools. It is hoped that as much natural light can be brought into space as possible, not only conforming to specifications, but also achieving energy-saving benefits more easily.


Daylight harvesting uses an illumination control system to adjust artificial lighting in response to changes in the amount of daylight. The automatic lighting control system uses a light sensor to measure the amount of natural light in the space and dim or close the artificial light when there is enough ambient light to achieve a consistent Optimal light levels while reducing energy consumption.