Three reasons for the rapid development of LED smart lighting
After the price competition and industry integration, LED lighting industry has matured, and industry players have begun to pay attention to the added value of their products. With the development of technology, the global smart lighting market has entered a period of rapid development. According to statistics, the smart lighting market in 2017 was close to US$4.6 billion, with an annual growth rate of 95%.
With such rapid development in recent years, where did the opportunity come from? The relevant professionals summarized the reasons behind this into three points:
First, with the pre-market cultivation and promotion of the market, more users are concerned about intelligent lighting, and more and more people are willing to try.
Second, product experience is constantly improving. With the continuous cross-border integration of industries, more and more IT companies and lighting companies are cooperating to build ecological chains and standards, and introduce new technologies such as voice control and sensor control;
Third, the cost has been declining and the number of participants has increased. The increase in shipments will inevitably bring about a drop in costs.
Regarding the issue of unification of standards, at the level of connectivity, it is relatively rare to achieve interoperability between products of different vendors in the country. At present, more is done to achieve unified standards at the cloud interface level, and product interoperability under the same ecosystem is a good one. The ecosystem is able to bring better user experience and sales growth to single products, while single products also promote the abundance and development of ecosystems, which are mutually reinforcing relationships. At present, some ecosystems are really promoting sales of smart lighting products, such as the ecology of various voice controls, which brings a bright spot for smart lighting.
Not only that, the development of communications technology has also led to a diversified trend of intelligent lighting, then in this area, who have advantages in these communication protocols?
Relevant professionals said: "There are many smart lighting communication protocols, ZigBee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other technologies have their own advantages, and they all have shortcomings. Look at what kind of smart lighting applications are used. For example, in outdoor lighting, LoRa, Low-power wide area network technologies such as NB-IoT are suitable; in the home area, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth mesh, and ZigBee are all suitable. To see how many lights are connected, if the number is relatively large, you need to use mesh networking. Bluetooth, ZigBee, etc. The commercial lighting field emphasizes stability and reliability, large-scale network deployment, and easy installation. Wired protocols such as DALI are more stable and reliable than wireless, but they are not as convenient as wireless installation in the aftermarket. The choice will be based on cost, performance, etc.
From the outside world, smart lighting has the advantage of being a ceiling, compared with the traditional artificial lighting control, intelligent lighting can achieve the purpose of safety, energy saving, comfort and high efficiency. In the future, when the human cost is greatly increased, the adoption of intelligent lighting overall solutions can effectively reduce the intensity of maintenance work, save labor costs, and save energy. Therefore, intelligent lighting has good prospects for development in the home, office, business, and public facilities.