Since the arrival of Artificial Intelligence (AI) you undoubtedly have heard of smart technology, smart building and maybe smart lighting. In this blog we would like to explain what smart lighting really is and what the benefits are for the office or your home.
What is smart lighting?
Smart lighting is an innovative lighting technology which allows you to automatically control your lighting using specific lighting systems. This not only makes it easier to use your lighting, but also makes it a lot more pleasant. For example, with smart lighting you can automatically control your lighting, from dimming the light and adjusting the color temperature to controlling the correct amount of daylight.
Smart lighting works with a few triggers to automatically adjust the light. For example, sensor technology can be used to detect the presence of people in a room or the amount of daylight shining into a room. Time, sound and external data such as location or a weather forecaster are also possible triggers.
Wifi or Bluetooth
Smart lighting also uses certain connections to link your different lighting systems to your smartphone so you can easily operate them. With WiFi this is possible through a connection with a central unit to which all devices can be connected. With Bluetooth this is a direct connection between your smartphone and the lighting devices or also through a central unit, which is the case with Bluetooth mesh. There are also other wireless communication systems that can be used for lighting, such as Zigbee.
Benefits of smart lighting
Smart lighting systems have several interesting benefits for both office buildings and your home environment:
More control of the lighting
Traditional lighting systems operate purely based on manual operation or can be pre-set for a specific time. Smart lighting goes a lot further than that and uses specific smart technologies to measure when lighting is really necessary or superfluous, for example at dusk or dawn.
Sensor technology can also be added to this which makes it possible to detect movement or the presence of people to adjust the lighting. For example, you can dim the lights or the opposite, turn on extra lighting in a specific room depending on the need at that time. The lighting can also remain controllable with a push button, but this can also be included in the wireless network and applied or moved to the most appropriate location.
In addition, smart lighting always takes into account the appropriate color temperature at the right time in order to adjust the lighting more to the mood of those present. For example, cold light in the morning is more suitable and warm light in the evening more pleasant and cozy.
Energy saving and sustainable
Because smart lighting always takes into account the necessary lighting on the one hand and specific other factors in the room on the other, you will save a lot of energy in the long term. No more unnecessary light wastage and a lot less energy consumption, which also means less CO2 emissions. In addition, smart lighting has a good average lifespan, a lot longer than ordinary lamps, for example. In addition, LED-lamps are often used for such lighting systems, which is again a lot more energy efficient than other lamps.
By detecting various factors in a room, smart lighting also creates a more pleasant atmosphere. For example, it can automatically dim the lighting systems or adjust the color temperature for a more pleasant experience.
Increased well-being in the office and improved productivity
The right lighting also contributes to an increased well-being of your employees in the office and, consequently, also an increased productivity. After all, nothing is more annoying than the blinding effect from a particular light source or a lack of sufficient lighting when performing important tasks. Smart lighting takes into account the visual comfort required to perform your tasks as well and comfortably as possible. After all, the right lighting not only has an impact on your eyes, but also on your mood and focus.
Would you like to know more about smart lighting and how you can integrate it into your home environment or office? Then don't hesitate to contact us! We are happy to advise you.