Intelligent Lighting Systems In Current Situation & Their Relevance
While furniture design and accent elements anchor space in a hierarchy of proportions and volumes, the lighting layout defines and enlivens an area. An integral part of any usable space, lighting is rendered to be mainly functional. But, when strategized well, the installations can meld with the space to create an interesting cross-play of light and shade that lends a touch of playfulness to the ambience. While good lighting has always been non-negotiable, in these unprecedented times, Indian homeowners have gained more prominence. With more people spending time indoors, the consumers want lighting that adds to the aesthetics and provides functionality too. The lighting industry, which was utterly utilitarian until 2017, has changed gears due to consumer awareness and their particular requirements.
The lighting industry has shifted from the conventional paradigms of statement pieces and chandeliers as the 'it'. Instead, smart and intelligent lighting systems dominate to-day's market due to their safety and style quotient. Illumination today is driven by automation and a zest for energy efficiency. Designers and homeowners want the lighting to perpetuate spaces to set up aesthetically pleasing interiors. Intelligent lighting solutions enable the same with minimal effort.
Designers and homeowners want the lighting to perpetuate spaces to set up aesthetically pleasing interiors
Lighting automation systems create a seamless user interface where all operations are easily manageable. Furthermore, these high-tech solutions and systems offer end-less customization options while being energy-efficient. Low-maintenance, energy-efficient LED lights with dimmer settings paves the way for sustainable living. Smart lighting gets `smarter' with remote access and can be controlled with a click of a remote these days. With the options of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth settings, these automation systems can very well be controlled from our smartphones, making the user inter-face more flexible. Additionally, sensor technologies help to detect human presence in the room or even the amount of daylight penetrating inside. All these factors make living easy and flexible in the output lighting.
Smart lighting can be evocative and sets the mood and ambience of your interiors. With multiple settings, it is easy to dim the lights for cozy evenings or brighten them for dinner parties and get-to-gethers. Smart lighting with dimmer settings enables color-change options, too, creating a more pleasant and relaxed atmosphere. With these technologies constantly evolving, safety has become paramount. Strategically, the installed lighting serves as a notification guide for guests or visitors. For example, occupancy sensors can detect presence and turn on the lights to alert the home-owners of another individual's presence. Such intelligent lighting solutions can be integrated with smart apps on the consumer's phone, sounding alerts and providing notifications in case of a breach. These virtual technologies reduce manual operations, increase lights' durability, and guarantee longevity. Lastly, smart lighting ensures physical well-being by preventing exposure to ultraviolet radiation from artificial lighting.
Intelligent lighting will always be a growing industry, evolving and adapting to changing user needs. With the correct communication protocols and latest integration software, one can experience smart lighting to its fullest if installed correctly. Multiple protocols such as BLE, Zigbee, Z-Wave and Wi-Fi are being used for lighting automation and fixtures. Li-Fi is a wireless communication technology where light is used to send data. Imagine how light has evolved and what this technology could achieve with unprecedented data and bandwidth.