Smarter lighting, better environment

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Lighting sets the pace of our cities. Light colors and intensity match moments of our days and moods. The wiser our metropolis, the wiser our lighting will be. Let’s explore where light could be wiser by showing experience, knowledge and good judgment. 

A wiser home lighting

It might not be yet the time to archive light switches and dimmers but smart lamps are getting their way into our lives. Our sweet homes are seeing a new generation of wireless light controls. The implications of wireless technology go much further than turning your lights on with our smart phone. LED bulbs will be able to discuss with your family’s devices to know who’s there. Set the time of the day, interaction with other gadgets and appliances and our home management systems will be able to set the light color in each room to meet children study time, dim a perfect light in the kitchen and relaxing atmosphere near the sofa. Automation will eventually disrupt our relationship with indoor lighting. One’s will set the various scenarios and theme to set light bulbs and luminaries while : away, watching a movie, playing a game and reading. Several communication and machine learning systems are arising, the winner will be the most open to counterpart devices and innovations.

Wiser shopping

Shops are looking at light to communicate to us while shopping and making our shopping experience richer and wiser. Several start-ups are bringing to market applications addressing the deficiency of GPS indoors. LED lighting is now capable to localize you in a shop while transmitting data directly to your phone through light. The technology knows which aisle you are and even which product you are staring at, then push to your device customers reviews, product videos and other coupons. What a treat ! Might sound like evil but technology will shape itself around our will. Wiser is the light.

Wiser office:

Where smart office lighting rolls down a world of design, complex installation, commissioning  and expenses, wireless technology is drastically simplifying things. Sensors can be added to any dimmable luminaries so it responds to presence of both people and natural light from the windows. Hard and softwares make those sensors talk to each others, driving nearby fittings to turn on as someone passes by.  Wise lighting in the office can be compared to a murmuration of birds. Individual lights behave quite simply, but in concert, there’s a sort of distributed Intelligence at work. Every building is rich of a flock of lights, put at work together, they bring style, savings, employees productivity and wiser experience. Office rent is not our monthly biggest expense, our talent pool is. Every effort toward our people comfort and productivity gets tremendous leverage effect. Lighting is ready to support your wiser company and team.

Street lighting

Who would think that light poles down your office will soon turn to be information hubs. Control technology can be retrofitted into streetlights to make them remotely controllable over radio and mobile networks, so the output of each light can be adapted to suit local conditions. With this technology, streetlights can report when lamps are close to failure or otherwise condition need attention. Controlled street lighting solutions start to show their benefits in car parks and tunnels, dimmed if no-one is around, or adjusted improve visual perception as drivers move between light and darkness. Internet providers will soon be licensing streetlights as means of expanding their saturated data networks. Today major telecommunication players are joining forces with lighting players to help city networks expand. Lighting converging with data is a trend to keep in your radar.

Lighting a wiser hospital

It’s well documented that artificial lighting can positively influence our circadian rhythms. Hospitals and lighting manufacturers are now leveraging its benefits for the well-being of patients and hospital workers. New lighting applications mimic the way natural light changes over the course of a day. Research suggests patients fall asleep more quickly, sleep longer and heal faster under adjusted lighting scenarios. Our biological clocks are set mainly by natural light, tweaking the technology brings a wiser medical environment in line with patient and supporting doctors’ efforts. Here again the lighting feels its environment, adapt and deliver new benefits.

Light the wise school

Students and their teachers are on their way to live from within the LED lighting revolution. Beside savings, lighting is already offering a more comfortable environment, supports concentration in the class-room. The LI-FI is soon to come in the game. Luminaries equipped with such feature, blink the light at speed allowing to transfer data while not being noticed by users. Student will soon be connected to the internet by logging into the nearest LED luminaries rather than a WI-Fi hot-spot. Numerous sites are testing such technology converging data and light in a lean, yet wise, lighting fixture.  Imagine schools with light adjusting to time of the day and students’ body clocks, while saving precious energy and distributing information. School lighting might just be LI-Fi’s  killer app.

Disrupted by the LED technology, the lighting industry changes to fully integrate with the wise cities of tomorrow.

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About the author :

This article is an exclusive guest post contribution by Charles d’Haussy, the Asia Pacific Vice President at Lucibel LED Lighting, a French company designing new generation lighting products and solutions based on LED technology in France and marketing them in over 30 countries. Charles leads Lucibel’s Asian sales teams in Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Singapore.

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