What is smart lighting and when is it interesting?

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The world of LED lighting never stands still. In recent years, the concept of 'smart lighting' has been a fast-growing trend: it is a technology that can bring huge savings, especially on a large scale. Indeed, automating lighting has many advantages for the user.

Smart lighting is an advanced lighting technology that enables the helps improve ease of use of a lighting system. Automation is used in smart bulbs: among other things, users have the ability to programme a day-night cycle and control bulbs remotely with an app.

For many people, the potential energy savings is also an important motivating factor for choosing smart lighting. These types of systems can help reduce waste and unnecessary light. This is mainly of interest to business owners and managers of large complexes.

At AdvantageLED, many products are offered that could fall within the 'smart lighting' category. These include dimmable LED panels, LED lamps with a motion sensor, or similar advanced lighting products.

Is the purchase of smart lighting technology also of interest to you? We invite you to check out our current range of smart lighting products in the AdvantageLED web shop:

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Smart lighting: A simple explanation

Getting started with smart lighting may sound a little intimidating to beginners. But once you've experienced the technology in practice, you won't want to go back. Automating many tasks around lighting opens up many possibilities.

In essence, smart lighting is nothing more than a method to tailor lighting to your needs. This is made possible by pre-programming a lighting programme with software, but can also be done based on motion detection, for example.

The term is therefore nothing more than an umbrella concept for many different technologies that help lighting work for you. Whether you're looking for LED dimmers, remotely programmable disco lights, or activation of lighting when motion is detected on a security camera: it's all part of the smart lighting theme.

Many of the tasks of smart lights can be performed by users through a piece of software. Often this is delivered in the form of a smartphone app. But it is also quite possible to use a computer or laptop to control and monitor a larger lighting system. The larger your energy consumption, the more interesting these options become.

When is smart lighting interesting?

Smart lighting is definitely not just an interesting tech gadget in the home. Business owners can also reap great benefits from a lighting system that works for them. Smart lighting an interesting saving option for households, public organisations, but also companies.

Individuals who can make the most of smart lighting will be able to identify with the following broad target groups:

  • Entrepreneurs with real estate: Do you own or manage an office, business premises, workshop or construction site? Save heavily on energy bills by using LED lights only where the need exists. Or give employees the opportunity to arrive early to a well-lit work site without having to be present.
  • Hospitality and entertainment: Specifically for those individuals working in the entertainment, hospitality, or leisure sector, smart lighting can play a big role in setting the mood. Cosy lighting on the terrace, spotlights on the stage, or simply disco lights in the club are made better by versatile lighting systems.
  • Tech lovers: Smart lighting technology operates at the forefront of new developments in the technology sector. Are you interested in technical applications of light, or the interaction between practical functionality and software? A smart home concept is not complete without smart lighting!
  • Environmentally conscious people: Get the most out of economical LED lighting by using sensors, dimmers, and pre-programmed day-night cycles that move with the seasons. Minimal energy consumption of LEDs starts with the implementation of lighting technology.
  • Optimising security: Combine light with smart home monitoring in the home environment or around business premises. Set a night-time lighting schedule in such a way that burglars and other unauthorised people will think twice about entering your premises.
  • Improve mobility: Are you impaired or disabled? Then smart lighting opens doors to better function in society. For public bodies, companies, care facilities, educational venues and home users, lighting technology can help increase mobility.

The benefits of smart lighting

The main practical benefits of smart lighting are as follows:

  • Automation: No more need to think about lighting, everything is automatic. It after installation optional to still use the 'ordinary light switch'. Automation ensures reliability, structure and combats waste.
  • Ease of use: When the lighting system operates autonomously through software, the user no longer needs to do much with the lighting. New forms of use are also made possible, such as remote control.
  • Energy saving: With motion sensors, dimmers and an economical day-night cycle for LED lights, considerable energy savings can be made. The more lighting is used, the greater the potential energy savings.
  • Smart integration: Connect the lighting software to other smart devices, such as the thermostat (heating), smart-home assistant, or security cameras. This allows you to monitor and control all systems through a central dashboard.
  • Safety: Turn on lights at times when something suspicious happens. When lights are integrated with security cameras, burglars, for example, can be warded off at night. It appears as if someone is always present.
  • Monitoring: Smart lighting software provides insight into usage patterns and overall energy consumption. This analysis can help better identify pain points for energy saving. Making improvements in lighting becomes easier as a result.
  • Longer lifespan: Because lighting is used for less time and (especially with LED dimmers) does not have to be lit as brightly, the lighting will last longer. This is good for both the wallet and the environment. It also saves maintenance.
  • Accessed: Even people who cannot physically go to the light switch have the option of adjusting lights remotely. For example, a boss can turn on the lights from bed in advance for the first employee(s).

Buying smart lighting at AdvantageLED

In this overview, we have briefly explained for whom smart lighting solutions can be of interest. Also, you are now a little more familiar with what these terms actually mean. But one piece of the puzzle is still missing: which products actually exist in this category?

In AdvantageLED's online shop, you can find many economical LED lamps with smart lighting as the core concept. Think dimmable LED lamps, light sources with motion sensors, or similar products. Check out our smart lighting directly in the online shop and discover what's possible:

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