Smart lighting: Innovation and connectivity for optimisation of resources
Aug 21 2019
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a reality increasingly present in our daily lives. It is estimated that by 2050 66% of the population will have access to different digital platforms from urban centres, so it is essential to ask ourselves how this will affect the future of smart lighting.
The advances in this technology along with LED advantages in terms of energy saving and quality of light, has led to the development of digital lighting, with a clear target: To improve the human experience by smart lighting systems.
Advantages of smart lighting
Energy efficiency and installation simplicity
The possibility of timing to meet schedules using LED technology combined with Bluetooth light control means a reduction in energy consumption of up to 70% compared to traditional systems. In addition to simplifying installation and commissioning, this results in rapid cost amortisation for the installation of smart lighting management systems.
Well-being and comfort
Light control provided by digital lighting systems is particularly useful when considering circadian lighting designs with a beneficial impact on users' well-being.
Thanks to lighting control technologies it is possible to modify the colour temperature of artificial light in spaces, with the aim of simulating the natural variations of light throughout the day, and favour people's adaptation on an emotional level. Likewise, these systems give the user the possibility of choosing the most appropriate shade and lighting level for the task being performed at that time, in order to have a dynamic and customisable lighting as the use of spaces. This approach is very relevant in the office, hospital, educational and commercial lighting design.
Remote control and monitoring facilities
The current wireless lighting control systems allow the adaptation of different determining parameters in the lighting design, such as light intensity or colour temperature, in a very simple way, giving the user the possibility to control lighting in a totally personalised and intuitive way from any mobile device and thanks to pre-defined user profiles.
In addition, this technology makes it possible to create dynamic lighting scenes that are programmable based on different parameters and external conditions, or modify the existing scenes depending on the new needs of both users and the evolution of the space; it is therefore a totally alive and scalable solution.
Smart lighting technology
Wireless technology development has been key to the progress of smart lighting systems. This technology is based on the generation of communication networks between various components to improve the user's experience of lighting interaction by promoting efficient energy consumption and optimising the management of the buildings' installation, offering a simple and scalable control solution.
The interconnection of the different elements that make up these networks is done through the wireless communication protocol Bluetooth Low Energy, a cutting-edge option in automation and lighting control. It is a clean and efficient technology with great potential for adaptation to the specific needs of each project.
Some of the advantages of this system are:
- Range between 35 meters indoors and 50 meters outdoors
- Efficient energy management
- Flexible development architecture that allows the use of simple and intuitive apps for lighting control and automation
- Simultaneous connection of a large number of devices (LED luminaires in this case)
In addition, this technology allows the incorporation of iBeacon, which facilitates data collection from the luminaire on different characteristics (use of space, heat maps, GPS positioning, etc.). These data can then be analysed by opening the doors to an infinite range of services that go beyond lighting.
Our product catalogue includes a wide range of luminaires, for indoor and outdoor application, which can be controlled wirelessly, just like the families Fil, Kombic, Hance o Moody. In addition, the families of luminaires Stormbell, Gap, Plat and Ocult are characterised by their versatility and resistance, making them a perfect choice for cutting-edge lighting projects.
At Lamp, we are specialists in collaborating with the teams in charge of project specification, so we will be able to offer all our knowledge and experience. Contact us and discover the best suitable solutions to your project.