How will IoT lighting subvert the LED lighting industry?
As business owners and facility managers become more aware of the effective use of energy, they are more likely to implement some type of lighting control system. Many of these systems now exist and are sometimes part of a building management system that creates a fixed schedule for the lights (turned off when no one is there) to help save energy and reduce costs.
Some potential uses of IoT lighting in commercial facilities:
Illumination-based indoor positioning system: At the end of 2017, Target achieved indoor positioning using a Bluetooth chip embedded in the LED ceiling light. The customer can access the interactive store map through the mobile phone, which guides the customer to find the desired item in the aisle.
Asset Tracking: For key assets tagged with sensors, IoT lighting can locate them based on the signals they send.
Monitor the condition of perishable goods: Goods that require specific environmental conditions (such as temperature and humidity) can benefit from intelligent lighting solutions that continuously monitor storage rooms or areas. Alerts can be set to monitor for anomalies and prevent spoilage.
Space utilization: IoT lighting can collect occupancy data and then analyze it to optimize building use. Analysis of this data can help you better manage your space and respond to under- or over-utilization.