The shift to LED lighting technology has been driven by higher efficiency and reduced energy consumption, among other factors such as controllability. Connected lighting networks can result in even more favorable economics, for example through the use of occupancy sensing to dim or turn off the lighting where and when it is not required. The use of wireless systems can also significantly reduce installation costs.
Connected lighting networks can be easily reconfigured, enabling the flexible use of space within the building. This can result in improved operational efficiency and lower costs.
Controllable lighting can be adjusted to meet the specific requirements of a task, optimizing the workspace environment for enhanced productivity. Individual workers can improve their comfort and well-being by controlling their local lighting environment according to personal taste.
The use of open standards enables freedom of design, making use of a broad range of interoperable solutions. Building owners have the freedom of choice to mix and match components from different suppliers, potentially reducing the system cost while also removing the risk of replying on a single supplier.
In many modern buildings, connected lighting forms part of a sophisticated infrastructure that provides wide-ranging data analysis and management capabilities. Benefits include lower operational costs and higher productivity through more efficient deployment and use of key resources, for example.
The adoption of an open standard for wireless lighting has a number of positive aspects for manufacturers, including faster and wider market adoption, faster development of ecosystems and reduced fragmentation in the market.