Peter Duine, Global Product Manager for Signify, envisions a future of light in which every luminaire is a Bluetooth beacon.
In a blog post at Signify’s website, he writes:
Analysts predict the smart lighting market will grow more than 21% a year between 2018 and 2023. Much of this growth will be driven by wireless installations – and the exciting new applications they support. That’s why we’re putting Bluetooth low energy (BLE) technology in our connected components, enabling every fixture to communicate wirelessly with nearby Bluetooth-enabled smartphones.
At Signify, we believe that wireless lighting controls will soon be the new normal, making the benefits of smart lighting more accessible to organizations everywhere. It won’t be long before presence detection, smart dimming and energy-saving lighting schedules are standard features in most places where people gather – from offices, schools and hospitals to hotels and stadiums.
He envisions a “beacon age” in which lighting serves as a data infrastructure, facilitates convenient shopping and wayfinding, enhances transit experiences, and provides personalized experiences in public spaces.
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