Will IoT Affect The Lighting Industry?

Posted by V-TAC on 03-Sep-2017 13:52:46


Our world is constantly adopting new trends in technology, year after year, technology takes a bigger step in our digital world. From basic cellphones in the 90s, to recent high-end smartphones. Today, people have come a long way since the initial days of the internet. Now, imagine a world where everything is connected to the internet, well you won’t need to dream about it any longer. We’ve almost reached the most sophisticated digital development that may feature soon.

What is the Internet of Things?

The Internet of Things, is the interconnection of computing devices embedded in everyday objects to the internet, enabling them to send and receive data. This is the future of many home appliances and things we use in our daily lives. As all of these gadgets will soon be linked to the internet, making them digital. This system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, are provided with unique identifiers and the given ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. However, most of these appliances could soon be controlled through smartphone based applications, or other applications on the internet. For example, you could program your water heater to turn on with your alarm clock, as you wake up. So, you wouldn’t really need to wake up and turn it on the next day. Although this may seem a bit scary, the Internet of Things is aimed to make life better for millions of people connected to the internet...

The Internet of Things

How will this affect the lighting industry?

An advance in digital development will allow many lighting appliances to become smarter too. This means you could program many modern LED lights to turn off and on using your smartphone or an internet based device. Innovative? Well this isn’t it!

These applications are much more a step ahead than they seem. Settings will also allow you to change the colour of your LED lights, and even dim them using your device. Apart from this, settings would allow people to customize and personalize lighting in order to make life easier using the internet as a solution. Using sensors, they could also operate themselves after linking with other appliances in the same area.

The Internet, being the subject to making every device smart, will also make lighting smart in the upcoming years. Intelligent Lighting will create smart buildings, providing optimal performance and ensuring that the right amount of light available. Smartphone based applications will allow you to monitor energy consumption and using these modern controls will allow you to adjust light levels, enabling ambient lighting. This technology will enable on-demand control when you’re in the environment. IoT isn’t just the future of intelligence, and success for the LED lighting industry, but the present.

This advance in technology would be highly lucrative for the LED Lighting industry because the world will soon face an increasing demand for Smart LED solutions, enabling manufacturers to increase production and distribution of many Intelligent IoT Powered LED lights across the world. Many IT Companies around the world have started researching and developing on how IOT solutions could improve cost efficiency, productivity, and safety for one and all. Focused on making the world a brighter place, one day at a time.