Smart Lighting: What Is It & How Can It Benefit Your Business?
Smart Lighting is one aspect of a Smart Building, and refers to light installations. These can be turned on and off, dimmed or colour changed remotely, typically via a mobile phone or desktop app. Leveraging this technology, all the lights across your offices can be programmed to automatically adjust.
How does smart lighting technology work?
Taken a step further, smart light LED bulbs can be fully integrated into the Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) and turned on and off automatically, without human intervention.
With the addition of sensors, smart lights can be set to turn on when motion is detected or dim at a certain time of day, for example. This eliminates the need for traditional wall switches, making for a cleaner interior design.
What are the business benefits of Smart Lighting?
Automating processes like lighting ensures that your office spaces have sufficient lighting throughout the working day and creates a more efficient environment. They essentially respond to a change in conditions, which are detected by sensors. These changes can include occupancy or daylight availability.
Smart Lighting was also designed for energy efficiency, helping your business cut costs on electricity bills whilst meeting your environmental responsibility goals.
The benefits of installing Smart Lighting into your commercial buildings include:
Reducing your buildings energy consumption
If your business premises currently have fluorescent lights, switching to LED lighting will help conserve your energy consumption. They are around 80% more efficient and can last 10 times longer than fluorescent lights. Automating the light process also means that energy is solely being used when rooms are occupied and when the light levels from windows and skylights fall below a certain level.
Improving building efficiency
Being able to automate the lighting process means no one has to remember to switch off the lights on their way out.
Increasing the wellbeing and productivity of your employees
Light colour and brightness can influence mood, wellbeing and the capability to perform. This technology can also boost wellbeing and productivity by ensuring your workforce have bright working conditions at all times. By automatically adjusting to differences in external light levels, Smart Lighting can help sustain your employee’s natural biorhythms. Importantly, this will help reduce the production of melatonin (the sleep hormone) during the working day.
A lighting mode can be automated to change depending on your business needs. For example, activating a presenter mode in an auditorium could dim the lights on an audience to highlight the speaker. Automating lighting processes means that the speaker can focus on the presentation, and that the technology takes care of itself.
Contact Remark Group today to find out more about our Smart Lighting solutions and how it could work for your business. We install smart lights in car parks, office buildings, industrial warehouses and a wide range of other commercial settings.