In “Connectivity is The Key,” LD+A lighting control columnists Gary Meshberg, LC (chair, Lighting Controls Association) and Craig DiLouie, LC (education director) describe the revolution in lighting controls occurring in the area of connectivity and what this means for the future of lighting.
The authors write:
While basic connected lighting capabilities have been available for years, the proliferation of dimmable LED lighting has unlocked their full potential, while the explosion in wireless communication implifies installation particularly in existing buildings. Remarkably, DOE estimates that connected LED lighting may account for as much as ⅓ of total energy savings by 2035. The key is growth in the linear, outdoor, and low- and highbay luminaire markets, where high light output and long operating hours makes networked control capabilities particularly valuable.
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