A smart lighting system, aka, intelligent lighting system, consists of LED lights, sensors, and communication modules, which are connected to a remote server. This server typically is stationed in the cloud. This server can sense changes in ambient lighting and movement and ensure that the lights adapt accordingly.
How does Smart Lighting System Work?
All smart lights work on a mesh networking system. However, there are a few differences between indoor and outdoor lighting systems, as explained below.
Outdoor & Industrial
The outdoor and industrial smart lighting system works on Command and Control Management System (CCMS) that is based on wireless mesh protocol. A wireless mesh is connected to 50 to 100 luminaries that communicate with IoT Gateway, which passes on that information to the server application through ethernet, wifi, or cellular data. The server application sends useful data and receives commands from either a desktop or a mobile app. This allows for easy control via a computer or a smartphone.
Residential & Commercial
Residential and commercial smart lights like wifi/ BlueTooth lamps, battens, downlighters, and panels can be controlled through mobile apps or through smart speakers like Google Assistant, Alexa, etc., with the help of the wireless mesh networks. The mesh network can be controlled through a hub device. This device is connected to a router, which exchanges signals with the smartphone and speakers.
Features and Benefits of Smart Lighting
As already discussed, the underlying technology that is used in residential and industrial smart lighting systems is the same, but there are significant differences in the features and benefits of these two systems.