Electricity is a key cost in building operations. To reduce spending, as well as meet green energy targets and sustainability targets, municipalities are looking to smart building technologies. Replacing lights with light-emitting diode (LED) or implementing sensor-based lights is the easiest retrofit.
Goals and Objectives
The objective is to reduce energy use and associated costs by automatically turning off lights in empty rooms and lowering of lights at low occupancy times. Lights can also be used to assist in emergency situations. In outdoor use cases, lighting for safety, security, and entertainment or advertising can be controlled and monitored.
LED lights, wireless networks, cloud-based monitoring platforms, building management systems, and analytics tools
Use Case Summary
Smart indoor lighting uses lights/ballasts connected to IP-based networks and controlled/monitored remotely by the building management system, application, business rules to controller, or other means. Integrating/analyzing data (e.g., natural light cycles, room traffic, and work schedules) allows lights to be tuned to meet specific objectives. Smart lighting can then be used as an operational resource for communication.