CFL slowly started phasing out at the dawn of the new century as people turned towards LEDs as the perfect technological and economical solution for illumination, making LEDs the preferred choice for both industry and domestic sectors helps to save huge amounts of electricity and cut costs.
Taking the Mass Route
Greatness in efficiency, and not design, initially made LEDs a solution for the industrial sector. Added to that, the advent of industry 4.0., Internet of Things, and the demand for intelligent solutions at home has led industry players to further tinker with the common LED light bulb. As energy conservation became the major lifestyle drivers, lighting companies had to introduce a solution that amalgamated the latest in tech, efficiency, aesthetics, and functionality, giving birth to‘smart LEDs’which seem to be taking the world by storm today.
No Need to Flick a Switch
Using a smartphone or a hand-held device, home users can adjust lighting according to occupancy, ambient light, and daylight availability, rather than just flicking a conventional switch, thus optimising energy consumption. Smart LEDs can not only be controlled by smartphones or tablets over WiFi or Bluetooth these days, but the growth of residential IoT has fostered the integration of smart speakers and virtual assistants to control home appliances.
Benefits don’t End at Ease of Use
Personalisation has become a major challenge when it comes to lighting and home décor, and people are apprehensive about disrupting their lifestyle for home renovations. However, something as simple as domestic lighting can bring a fresh look at home. The right level/quantity of lighting can not only help in completing tasks effectively but also affects the emotional state of mind. The right colour can help bring out the best in home furnishing, wall colour, and the overall décor, giving the living space its own personality. Here’s where smart lighting technology comes into play.
A convenient Route to Energy Consumption
Smart LEDs using Bluetooth Mesh technology don’t require any special wiring, hub, or electrical boards. It can be controlled via mobile applications and memorise the movement and customisation pattern for ease of use. As smart lighting technology remembers when to switch on or off, what temperature to function at, as well as the brightness, it facilitates excellent energy efficiency and minimal energy wastage.
Having said that, smart lighting technology was the preferred solution for developing city-wide intelligent lighting networks and not initially meant for domestic use. Fuelled by the growing popularity of smart cities, intelligent lighting has become one of the key interest areas of industry players to make strides with newer designs and infrastructure for smart homes.
Sourse：YOURSTORY, July, 2018