Whether or not you consider implementing an intelligent lighting system based on the Internet of Things, it is also wise to evaluate the most basic element of the lighting strategy: light bulbs. Incandescent bulbs are still widely used, but with the advent of LEDs, this situation is changing.
Essentially, LED bulbs produce more light than traditional bulbs. When they were first launched, they emitted more “cold” white light. Today, they can provide the same natural “warm” light as incandescent lamps.
Many companies around the world have turned to LEDs, which can be easily installed in existing lighting in most commercial buildings. The reason for their installation is that LEDs are up to 75% more energy-efficient than incandescent bulbs, lamp life is also more than 25 times longer than incandescent bulbs, and generally produce better light quality than incandescent bulbs. In addition to cost savings in energy use, many power companies also provide energy-saving subsidies as an incentive for companies to transform LEDs. Lighting retrofits are generally considered to be the easiest to achieve results because they can immediately and easily help significantly reduce energy consumption.
LED lighting is not only suitable for office buildings, but also for almost all other types of commercial facilities:
Warehouse and industrial environment: Large places like this benefit from LED lighting, because they consume less energy, and LED lights can emit light in a specific direction (unlike incandescent and fluorescent lights).
Indoor farms: Some high-tech farms around the world are using LED lights to optimize plant growth. They do this by customizing light “recipes” and can affect how plants grow and their taste.
Commercial parking lot: For safety purposes, in indoor and outdoor parking facilities, the quality of lighting is critical. In addition to saving money, safety is also one of the reasons why parking lot lighting has become the fastest growing LED commercial lighting market.
Health care facilities: Part of the design of health care facilities is for patient comfort. LED lighting helps create ideal light output for the environment while improving efficiency.
Correctional facilities: Correctional facilities have various lighting needs, from prison cells and activity rooms to lounges and corridors. LED lights do not interfere with the safety and camera, they can maintain a uniform, high-quality light, thereby improving visibility.
Educational facilities: LED lights are ideal for schools with limited budgets, and the energy savings can be reused for technology and other educational resources.
Retail facilities: More and more retailers are using LED lighting to add aesthetic and visual appeal to their stores, thereby creating an excellent shopping experience. Proper in-store lighting can increase sales.
Because LED lights are naturally friendly to digital control, they are very suitable for IoT applications. IoT LED lighting is the ideal way to achieve maximum savings and gain valuable operational insights that can improve all aspects of your building management.