Smart lighting refers to a lighting system that is able to automatically adapt to environmental conditions, user needs, and preferences. It is typically based on intelligent sensors that detect environmental conditions such as the amount of light, temperature, and human presence.
Such lighting can, for example, automatically adjust the brightness and color temperature of the light based on the time of day or the ambient light in the environment. It can also detect when there is no one in the room and turn off the lights to save energy. Additionally, smart lighting can be connected to various control systems, allowing users to adjust the lighting using, for example, a smartphone app.
This type of lighting system improves energy efficiency, user comfort, and safety.
Intelligent lighting control achieves savings through reduced energy consumption, ease of use and maintenance and more accurate maintenance. Automated, sensor based control solutions reduce the need for manual user interaction while keeping lighting conditions ideal where needed. In addition, presence data can be utilized to monitor and optimize space use. Connected lighting also allows access to diagnostic information and wireless communication keeps wiring simple.
The appropriate level of intelligence must be selected on an application-by-application basis. The possibilities and needs of a parking garage, open-plan office, traditional office, production hall and factory yard area, both in terms of lighting and other systems, are usually very different. Technical spaces are a good example of spaces where intelligent control is rarely justified. However, for example, a timed shutdown makes sense so that the lighting of a rarely used space is not forgotten on.
In an open office, the use of space can change on a daily basis, in which case the presence information automatically provides good working lighting for the workstations used. This saves energy by turning the lighting on only the necessary areas and on the other hand ease of use is emphasized when the user does not have to worry about manual lighting control.
Energy can also be saved by utilizing natural light as part of the lighting: based on the light sensor, LED lighting complements the light output from natural light to a value suitable for work.
Color temperature controls can affect users' alertness, and colors can make it easier to find a free parking space, for example.
The EasyAir system brings benefits in energy management. The lighting is on only when needed and where it is really needed. Energy savings are significant; the combination of presence detection and daylight detection can save up to 50%. EasyAir wireless sensors are ideal for office, industrial or outdoor use.