Regardless of whether you are considering implementing an intelligent lighting system based on the Internet of Things, it is also wise to evaluate the most basic element in a lighting strategy: the light bulb. Incandescent bulbs are still widely used, but this is changing with the advent of LEDs.
In essence, LED bulbs produce more light than traditional bulbs. When they first launched, they emitted more “cold” white light, and 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 fixtures in most commercial buildings. The reason for their installation is that LEDs save up to 75% of energy compared to incandescent bulbs, have a bulb lifespan more than 25 times longer, and generally produce better light quality than incandescent bulbs. In addition to saving money on energy use, many power companies also provide energy-saving subsidies as an incentive for companies to transform LEDs. Lighting retrofits are often considered the easiest to achieve results, as it can easily and immediately help significantly reduce energy consumption.
The LED lighting is not only suitable for office buildings, but also for almost all other types of commercial facilities:
Warehouses and industrial environments: Large venues like these 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 influence the way plants grow and their taste.
Commercial parking: For security purposes, the quality of lighting is of paramount importance in indoor and outdoor parking facilities. In addition to saving money, security is also one of the reasons why parking lot lighting has become the fastest growing LED commercial lighting market.
Health care facilities: The design of health care facilities is partly for the comfort of patients. LED lighting helps to create the ideal light output for the environment while improving efficiency.
Correctional facilities: Correctional facilities have a variety of lighting needs, from cells and activity rooms to lounges and corridors. LED lights do not interfere with security and cameras, they maintain uniform, high-quality light, which improves visibility.
Educational facilities: LED lights are ideal for schools with limited budgets, and energy savings can be reused for technology and other educational resources.
Retail facilities: More and more retailers are using LED lighting to add beauty and visual appeal to their stores, creating a superior 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 every aspect of your building management.