Lighting systems are intelligent with LED

The LED lighting systems that come to the forefront with lowering energy consumption are opening doors to the intelligent systems of the future, which are expressed as the Internet of Objects, thanks to data transfer and remote management



One of the exciting developments in technology is experienced in LED field. Lighting systems that represent 19 percent of energy consumption in the world can save more than 50 percent thanks to LEDs. The LED promises to draw 8 percent of the world’s energy consumption in the light, but it allows data to be transmitted via sensors, allowing intelligent systems of the future to emerge. 
“LED lighting, a cornerstone for the Internet of things,” says Bill Bien, Philips Lighting Strategy, Vice President of Marketing and Collaborations, said the most important element that distinguishes LED technology from traditional lighting systems is digital control.

New lighting systems developed are able to communicate with one another using different communication technologies. They can be managed wirelessly. Even more importantly, they allow for different ways of developing managerial skills as they provide digital connectivity. Philips calls these interconnected LED systems “Connected Lighting”. The projects that have attracted attention in this area of ​​the brand have started to pass by. 

One of these projects was found in three small historic towns of Italy: Sant’Angelo, Cison di Valmarino and Varmo. The use of LED lamps in street lighting has reduced energy consumption in towns by nearly 70 percent, while instantaneous remote control of the systems and the provision of digital data for use have brought this saving rate to 80 percent. 

The world’s most sustainable building 

The Edge in Amsterdam, which is shown as the world’s most sustainable building, is also equipped with LEDs. The total electricity consumption was down by 30 percent thanks to LED technology in the building where 3,000 armature products were used. The main lighting system of the building is Deloitte employees, who use the building and can set the light and heat level of the environment through their smartphones. 

In the system developed by Philips, employees first load the special application they need for their smartphones. When they open the application and hold the phone’s front camera on the lamp, the LED luminaire can communicate with the employee’s smartphone to determine the exact location. In this way, the employee can adjust the light and temperature of his / her environment as he / she wants. 

The LEDs indicate the direction you are going 

This technology is called Visible Light Communication (VLC), which allows LED lighting to communicate with each other and other devices via sensors. 

One of the notable projects in this area was spent in France, Carrefour, one of the world’s largest retail chains. The lighting of Carrefour’s store in Lille, which has an area of ​​7,800 square meters, was replaced by the Philips LED lighting system, which consists of 800 armatures. A special mobile application was also developed for the system, which is expected to save 50 percent in electricity consumption. 

Using VLC technology, the application enables Carrefour customers to easily reach the products they want to buy. According to the customer’s position, the smartphone-based system also provides instant information on promotions and discounts. 

Philips executives, Nest smart thermostat and Beacon technology, using the system for different forms of work are said to perform the work.

LED market is growing fast

The world lighting market, which is estimated to be around 60 billion euros, is expected to grow at an average rate of 2 to 4 per year by 2019. LED technology will play an important role in this growth. The figures show that there are 290 million street lighting fixtures in the world, and only 10 percent of them are replaced by LEDs. Within this figure, the LED lighting ratio is less than 1 percent. The number of poles for street lighting with LED lamps in Turkey and 6.5 million of them is virtually nonexistent. By 2019, Philips predicts LED penetration will reach 70 percent of its penetration in the market.

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