“Smart” lighting using an interconnected system delivers many advantages to building management, occupants and owners.
For example, smart lighting can streamline building maintenance, allow for monitoring of light fixtures and, importantly, diagnose potential problems throughout a large facility before a major breakdown occurs.
Going further, smart lighting is useful for creating the appropriate character and atmosphere of hotels, restaurants and other business locations offered to the public, creating more revenue-generating opportunities.
Smart lighting’s healthcare benefits are also notable in hospitals where the lighting simulates regularity of the natural environment, and also aids patients with healing cycles more attuned to daylight patterns. Similarly, in the education world appropriate lighting improves classroom presentations, and is especially useful in special needs classes.
Finally, smart lighting systems revolve around a concept called the Internet of Things (IOT). The idea is that when facilities create a network of connected smart devices they receive the benefit of lower maintenance expense, better security and more efficient workflow and productivity.