Smart Lighting for optimum efficiency is making way in residential for a smart living

June 28, 2018

Smart Lighting has entered rapid development with the evolution of technologies, the emergence of new products and relevant concepts. Applications of smart lighting now have a more diversified market range, including commercial/industrial lighting, outdoor lighting, residential lighting and public lighting, among others. Among these fields, smart lighting solutions are first adopted in public and outdoor places. The expansion of global smart lighting is leading its way in residential application as smart home is gaining popularity.

The smart lighting system

A smart lighting system is controlled from one central unit that doesn’t actually require any kind of manual input or adjustments. While the main controls can be switched on and off by a person; it is possible to switch these lights on or off, or even to adjust the brightness or colour, from an app on your smartphone.

With smart lighting systems you, the homeowner, have more control over the lights that are on and off in your home – even if you’re not physically in the house.  A bit like programmable lights in workplaces, many smart lights can be set to turn off when they don’t detect movement for extended periods of time. This could be anything from ten minutes to half an hour, for instance, and would mean that the arguments over lights being left on in bedrooms when kids are downstairs would be a thing of the past.

Smart Lighting for smart home residentials

The major factors driving the growth of the smart lighting market include modernisation and development of infrastructure to transform homes into smart homes, need for energy-efficient lighting systems, increasing adoption and decreasing cost of LEDs, increased demand for intelligent solutions for smart homes systems, and growing awareness about energy savings among consumers and governments worldwide.

The development of smart lighting, a significant part of smart home and smart cities, will also be given priority in the public domain. Smart lighting systems can improve the energy efficiency of cities, bringing immediate practical benefits. The application of smart lighting can significantly save power, improve public lighting management system, and save maintenance costs. This is why smart lighting has attracted increasing attention in city construction.

In addition to smart street lights, smart lighting is gradually penetrating into public places such as stations, airports, underground stations, underground parking lots, schools, libraries, hospitals, gymnasiums, museums and so on.

Smart home lighting appears as a new opportunity

With smart home lighting, you can save more energy, thus helping both your wallet and the environment. This is because a smart light allows you to determine when exactly your lights will be turned on. If you have already left home and cannot remember if the lights are off, you will not need to physically double back. You can check remotely, even from halfway around the world. It also helps you increase your home’s security, in that you can turn lights on and off remotely to increase visibility and deter burglars. One of the signs that alert burglars to an empty house is when all the lights are off. If you are away from home travelling, you can schedule your lights to turn on for an hour or so each day.

The smart home is getting popular with lighting possibilities of improving life quality, work efficiency, and facilitate better management. With the improvement of living standards, the application of smart home lighting will bring more opportunities for the lighting industry. More and more applications of it will appear in residential buildings in the future. The smart home and smart lighting will promote and facilitate each other, so smart lighting in residential fields will have the fastest growth in the next few years.

Indoor application of smart lighting market is growing

In residential applications, smart lighting can be installed according to the requirement of a particular room or an entire house. The incorporation of wireless technology in smart lightings would help the market for residential indoor application to grow at a high rate. Reducing energy consumption has become a major objective for building owners, governments, utilities, and other stakeholders. Replacing existing lights with more energy-efficient lighting sources, such as LEDs, is one of the ways to reduce massive energy consumption; however, it is a small-scale solution for the issue.

Industrial and commercial applications take a share of global smart lighting market

Smart lighting plays an important role in industries, which have strict requirements of lighting. Industrial lighting is mainly used in buildings and factories, which have high power consumption and more concerns on industrial needs and safety. Lighting in plant buildings can be connected to external controllers, while the number of switches, time period of lighting, and brightness can all be set by smart lighting system. As for lighting outside the plant, it can be automatically adjusted according to the brightness of natural light. Indoor lighting can also be adjusted based on different needs, different seasons and weather etc., so that the lighting will be human-centric, and can assist in operation, save energy and avoid dizziness.

As for commercial lighting, it focuses more on energy saving and social benefits. For instance, in commercial buildings, the lighting systems always work for over twelve hours throughout the day, resulting in huge power consumption. Therefore, smart lighting can be used to save energy. The large number of lighting needs also lead to applications that combine other smart technologies. Currently, commercial lighting systems are also undergoing large-scale upgrade to smart ones.

Smart Lighting system has myriad possibilities offering for your smart homes as well as intelligent application in smart cities. Digiconsult Ltd has the right solution fitting your project needs accompanying clients throughout the digital transformation wave with end to end engineering consultancy services. For more information contact here or on 230 2331636.

 

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