What is connected lighting?
Connected lighting is an ideal and perfect amalgamation of LED lighting solutions and information technology. It utilizes state-of-the-art technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) for making lighting smart, more efficient, and functional. It typically comprises of LED lighting fixtures and sensors that are connected to a network for data transmission. This ability to receive, collect, and share data makes connected lighting a truly smart lighting solution that is highly beneficial in today’s technologically-driven world.
As per the leading commercial lighting manufacturers, connected lighting is a highly interactive technology that can be used to gather valuable insights. It can be programmed to gather information about temperature and humidity measurements or for tracking occupancy in an indoor setting. Moreover, the connected lighting technology is highly focused on making the lighting system more efficient. For instance, a connected lighting system can deliver energy savings of up to 80%, depending upon the type of system you choose to deploy.
Power over Ethernet (PoE) – Lighting for a smart and connected space
Power over Ethernet, commonly known as PoE, is a smart and one of the best connected lighting solutions available today. Focused on productivity and efficiency, it has gained immense popularity in recent years, especially in modern workplaces.
PoE lighting solution combines top-quality LED lights with analog and digital controls. It ensures the “Just Right” lighting effect that complements the comfort, productivity, wellness, and safety of the employees. Moreover, it can be programmed for gathering important insights or for providing real-time updates on the status and performance of the lighting system.
Here are some benefits associated with the respective connected lighting solution:
1. Remote managementSmart and connected lighting systems like PoE can be integrated seamlessly with the building’s management system. PoE uses a customized graphical user interface (GUI) that allows the user to control the system remotely with touch panels.
2. PersonalizationPoE allows the users to easily modify lighting conditions as per their preferences or requirements. For instance, it allows users to alter the intensity and colour levels of the luminaires as per their comfort. In addition, it also provides the system with dimming, scheduling, and occupancy detection capabilities, making the lighting system truly self-sufficient.
3. Energy managementModern office lighting solutions are highly focused on energy savings. Interestingly, PoE not only makes the whole lighting system more efficient but it can also increase an individual LED luminaire’s efficiency by almost 15%.
Connected lighting is the lighting of the future. It not only overcomes the major drawbacks associated with traditional lighting systems but also improves functionality and flexibility in modern-day commercial spaces. For instance, Wipro Lighting’s PoE based lighting solutions are ideally suited for a variety of application areas, including modern workplaces, data centres, retail, education, and healthcare.