How long will it take for smart connected lighting to emerge from the real boom?
2017-11-23

How long will it take for smart connected lighting to emerge from the real boom? It is almost a questionable issue for journalists to answer and ask questions in a variety of media events that use "smart / smart lighting" as their key word.


However, it is no wonder that there are a lot of lighting products under the banner of smart flag on the market, which show the basic functions of dimming and color palette and have to be controlled by the mobile APP. This is only a very elementary stage. Even if there are occasional called "black technology" products, more are stuck in usua, the laboratory, the sample stage, without rigorous environmental testing, application testing, of course, not to mention mass production and market scale.


Related concepts such as intelligence, internet of things and artificial intelligence are so hot that the status quo has been disappointing. No wonder we can not wait to hang the word "landing" and "explosion" in a way that is also an anxiety in the industry which performed.



However, a famous Lighting company China Channel General Manager Xiang Di Ming is optimistic about this, he said in an interview: "I think the smart Internet lighting solutions are not so far away today, the next five to ten years is the first A period of rapid development, and then in the next decade, smart Internet lighting will enter a new phase of people-oriented. "


Of course, such a prediction is not without a problem.


First of all, in the continuous development of things technology today, all walks of life operators, hardware and software developers and integrators are actively layout the Internet of Things, looking forward to take advantage of the trend to do the "flying pig", and intelligent lighting is the Internet of Things IoT) the most straightforward and versatile one entrance.


As small as a family: Lighting the most widely distributed in the room, involving the largest number of nodes, but also linked with other home devices, if the intelligent lighting as a home control center, will be able to truly achieve the interconnection between home products Interoperability, so intelligent lighting is a smart home deserved entrance.


Large to one city: street lights everywhere form a ready-made network and are therefore the best carrier for a wide range of detection and sensing terminals, allowing management to collect large amounts of data, not only for quick repairs and reductions in the event of a failure Manpower maintenance costs, but also be able to turn it into useful information to help the future planning and governance of the city. Specifically, Smart Lighting can help local management units to grasp the state of the city immediately so as to effectively improve public order, traffic and energy consumption so that the government or the public sector can provide services more in line with the needs of the community at a lower cost.


Second, although China still faces various obstacles in advancing its smart city project, many smart-connected lighting solutions are now being implemented globally. For example, a famous Lighting company Smart Connected Road Lighting System in Los Angeles, USA and Jakarta, Indonesia Project, has reached the size of the city level.


In 2015, Los Angeles Street Lights Authority began deployment of CityTouch intelligent interconnection road lighting management system. By equipping street lamps with sensors and software to collect and analyze data, the results of the analysis will help enhance the transparency of urban operations and promote the development of new smart city applications.


For example, the newly introduced acoustic sensors and ambient noise monitoring sensors detect vehicle collisions and provide real-time information directly to the city's emergency communications system to help fire and other emergency departments reduce response times and rescue patients early. Currently, there are more than 200,000 street lights in the city of Los Angeles and is available to the local people on urban roads, highways, tunnels and sidewalks.


Third, more and more lighting manufacturers are beginning to realize the importance of "systematization," and in order to develop more human-friendly product features. In other words, smart lighting is not a simple light bulb or lamp, but an intelligent lighting system that varies from environment to environment. It can be linked with other intelligent control systems (including systems with HVAC, air conditioning and curtains) The overall interconnection of all things.


We can imagine such a scenario, the intelligent lighting system used in office buildings, the system will automatically change between the various working conditions. For example: the morning is the day when the most abundant light, the system will dim or turn off the lights; when the weather is gloomy, the indoor lighting will not only automatically adjust the brightness, linkage curtains will be pulled away to make up for natural light. In this way, the staff in the building can be in the most comfortable light environment within a day.


Another example in the mall supermarket, the intelligent lighting system and the indoor environmental regulation system linkage, can collaborate to improve the shopping environment - when the mall traffic increases, people will feel irritable hot, then by adjusting the light color (with the cooler Color), at the same time lower the temperature of the air conditioner and the indoor market temperature, giving customers a better shopping experience.


Here, I visited the famous Lighting company Chengdu Lighting Application Center, there is a very interesting scenario so I was particularly impressed: it is through the use of intelligent indoor lighting technology to guide the direction of change, to help consumers find themselves in a large mall what you want.


Specifically, this is the case: Suppose X decided to prepare a birthday meal for his friends, he needs to buy different kinds of fresh meat and vegetables, so he went into a supermarket with its intelligent interconnection LED lighting system.


1. He entered the list of ingredients he needed to purchase via the supermarket APP installed on the phone 2. The lighting device above the small X head uploaded his location information to the smartphone and the APP on the phone programmed the route for him to boot He found all the necessary raw materials 3. In the small X through the fruit and vegetable area, the lighting system will immediately send discount information to his mobile APP 4. After the small X left, the mall manager can record through the management system These process data to determine consumer habits, through big data analysis to improve, so as to enhance the turnover of the mall.


All of this is within reach, and lighting companies are working with vendors and suppliers in different industries to bring the smart connected lighting solutions to consumers' daily lives.


It is true that let the intelligent lighting into the tens of thousands of households, to achieve the real advantages for the people, the road ahead is still very long. However, it is undeniable that the industry has made great strides compared to the "retarded lighting" that many people only dazzle. Today, we are transforming the Internet of Things into the everyday life of urban dwellers by connecting IoT technology with lighting technology, in addition to the original features of the luminaire, as an information access point.


In the future, when technologies such as artificial intelligence, deep learning, sensors and speech recognition are more mature, we will no longer need to come up with a mobile phone to really realize what we want and what we get. At that time, we are expecting intelligent lighting Outbreak now!



Article from China Semiconductor Lighting Network



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