Demand for LED lighting has risen in recent years due to rising environmental awareness and their energy efficiency – not to mention the recent hike in energy prices – which is why it’s obvious that buildings of the future will have some of these intelligent lighting systems.
LED lighting tech has many options for connecting a sustainable world. This means that the options for contractors and other industries to create new buildings that interact with the people working within them as well as the systems that surround them.
In this way, for buildings to stay in good condition from day one and throughout its lifecycle, smart technology should be implemented for its workers such as architects, planners, and workers.
Energy costs take up the lions share of budgets, and in this way it could be spent more wisely, but smart tech such as lighting and heating control or LEDs within our workspaces can reduce costs by a major percentage.
Uncertain situations like the pandemic and climates pledges from COP26 mean that energy prices for businesses can’t be taken for granted.
Nowadays, a building with intelligence and data connectivity is surely a better option. Outside of our homestead smart speakers, building interfaces which understand lighting, retrofitting these systems into a connected lighting system can be important if you want to save on energy. Once installed, updating these systems will be easier once technology evolves.
Think of a building system like a football team preparing for the game – communication is vital for success.
When data isn’t shared across utilities and data silos occur, buildings will start to be impacted. Data silos are when data is held by a sole entity that isn’t easily accessible elsewhere. As you can imagine, this isn’t ideal for the occupants of the building.
Connected lighting, however, uses universal sensors within the building to manage heating and lighting as well as ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and are the best way for smart buildings to use data as best as possible.
Integrated buildings are created when smart lighting controls technology by using one sensor to multiple devices, saving money as it goes.
LEDs and other smart tech has grown to a point where it is easy to install anywhere – commercially or domestically – to offer human-centric lighting designs that creates lighting that mimics the natural daylight that drives our bodily functions.
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As noted before, the pandemic shifted the way in which we use our buildings in that we have become used to what our body needs throughout the day in that we know what we like and what we don’t like.
Traditional lighting systems are designed to supply continuous power to devices, but lighting control technology serves the newly founded hybrid work model that we’ve found ourselves for most companies that treat their employees well. Because most employees don’t spend as much time in the office throughout the week, these new systems are an integral part saving energy and money.
AI is a likely evolution to this future of building technology if we want our buildings to be sustainable, especially if building developers want to design tech that can read behaviours in a room through its settings.
Sensor analytics are an example of this, in which controllers can recognise when meetings take place in a boardroom and therefore adjust brightness and temperature for its occupants’ comfort. Some may think this weird, we just think it’s like walking into an already heated room on a cold winter morning – who knows? It might just make your work life a little easier?
Technological advancements are a near-everyday occurrence, so to combine this with the advantages that come with smart lighting controls, we’re likely to see smart building cropping up soon enough and revolutionise building design and infrastructure, for a more sustainable, cost-effective route for the future of our buildings.
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