An insightful collection of articles exploring the potential benefits of smart lighting systems and how they can be used to add value in a number of different ways. Energy savings achieved through refined lighting controls schemes based on historical or real time usage data all the way up to the most connected of systems integrating and communicating on a building or city wide scale.
In the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s all about the data. Connected devices are connected expressly for the purpose of gathering and sharing information about themselves, about the environment in which they’re used, and about the people who use them. In a connected lighting system, luminaires and other lighting system devices merge with IT networks to allow for the collection, distribution, and storage of large amounts of data. Connected luminaires are designed to make information about themselves available in standard or published data formats. Such information might include dimming level, energy consumption, time on and off, and internal temperature measurements, which can have an important effect on the performance and longevity of LED light sources.