The value of connected lighting
Explaining how connected light management can positively impact a company's carbon footprint and business objectives.
A couple of weeks ago, I highlighted that companies who are willing to invest in sustainability tend to be more successful in the long run. This time, I would like to illustrate this statement by sharing some facts about my own line of business and explain how connected light management can positively impact a company’s carbon footprint and business objectives.
Stop wasting energy & costs
We all know that LED can provide substantial energy savings. But there is still much more to gain. Research shows - which is in line with our own experience - that 40 to 80% in additional savings can be made by applying smart control strategies such as installing (motion) sensors and applying daylight harvesting and time scheduling.
Getting better through learning
By connecting every fixture to the internet, savings are expected to increase by 10 to 15% over a period of twenty years through machine learning and improvements based on usage data analysis. We support these expectations but believe these levels will be reached much earlier, due to a steep learning curve provided by the available data. I think it’s important to note that non-connected systems degrade over time as there is no feedback loop to see what happens with sensors and fixture performance over time. Performance differences between connected and non-connected lighting projects will definitely exceed this 10%.
Reducing and predicting maintenance expenses
Another benefit of connected lighting is the fact that operating costs can be strongly reduced through predictive maintenance and remote diagnostics. So for instance, if a facility management company is send out for replacements, it will know exactly what to bring and what to do.
Unleashing more value through future updates
The future of connected light management is promising with new use cases such as emergency self-test automation and HVAC optimizations becoming a reality. When available, these features can be added - via a simple over-the-air update - to the hundreds of customer locations where our Luxon system is currently installed.
If the above sounds too good to be true, our Luxon team is more than happy to pay you a visit and deliver a connected lighting design for one of your locations. Interested? Visit www.nedap-luxon.com
Stefan has over 6 years of experience in the lighting controls market as Export Manager and Product Manager. He has an irrepressible drive to move markets with technology that matters and reduce energy waste.
In his current role he continuously strives to create compelling product-market-fits that unleash the value of connected lighting. He has a master’s degree in International Business from RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam.