What is it and what are its possibilities?
Good lighting is one that responds to the specific needs of each moment. In other words, unlike unimodal light, it is a lighting capable of adapting to the different circumstances and demands of each moment. That’s when we talk about smart lighting.
What is smart lighting?
Intelligent lighting is that which adapts to the circumstances to respond in the most efficient way possible to the lighting needs of the moment.
In fact, smart lighting tends to activate only when there are people who need lighting (which is achieved by using motion detectors). In addition, smart lighting works in combination with light sensors, allowing power and environments to be adapted to the circumstances, taking into account elements such as natural light or the time of day, among others.
What is smart lighting for?
Having smart lighting has many advantages. Some of the most notable are the following:
Perhaps one of the main advantages that smart lighting systems offer is their greater efficiency. Thanks to the intelligent control and management that is implemented, consumption is much more efficient compared to other lighting systems that do not apply this technology. In this sense, the consumption is limited only to the moments when the light is useful for someone and, moreover, it automatically adjusts to the natural light conditions. In this way, the use that is made of the energy that is consumed is much more efficient as a whole.
As a result of intelligent light that improves the efficiency of the luminaires, lower energy consumption is derived. Consequently, since no energy is wasted, this translates into greater financial savings.
Programmable and connected light
Another advantage of smart lighting is that it is a type of lighting that can be programmed, either directly on the control console or from a mobile phone. This is achieved thanks to IoT technology that keeps all the luminaires connected to the control console and, at the same time, the entire installation to the Internet. This way, it can be scheduled from anywhere as long as you have a Wi-Fi connection.
Greater visual comfort
In addition to seeing what is in front of us, lighting affects our degree of visual comfort. Thanks to intelligent lighting, this comfort is improved, since the lighting is adapted to the specific needs of each space and natural light circumstances, offering more visual comfort and reducing stress and visual fatigue.
Adapts to circadian cycles
Smart lighting can be programmed to provide lighting that mimics natural cycles even when indoors. In this way, visual comfort is improved at the same time as the balance of circadian cycles is promoted, which subsequently translates into more hours of sleep and, above all, a better quality sleep.
Allows you to create adaptable atmospheres and environments
Finally, another advantage that cannot be overlooked when talking about intelligent lighting is the ability of this technology to create specific atmospheres and environments. Thanks to the flexibility of this lighting, the same spaces can be adapted for different situations or events just by modifying the scenes or the atmospheres that you want to achieve with the use of certain lighting.
As you can see, if you are thinking of renovating the lighting installation, smart lighting is the best option for you. It is lighting that improves visual comfort, adapts to circadian cycles and improves our well-being in general. In addition, it is also the most efficient choice we can make both from a sustainable and economic point of view.
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