Intelligent LED Lighting From Home To Agriculture And Commerce
- Jun 10, 2018 -

The rapid application of LED is only one of the great changes that people will see in their household, business and daily lives in the coming years. In fact, the LED lighting system that can be connected will revolutionize the whole indoor experience of people.——LED Growth lamp

In 2008, the United States Department of energy (DOE) held a competition for lighting equipment manufacturers to promote innovation related to LED technology - the LED technology was the biggest improvement since Edison's original invention patent.——LED Growth lamp

At that time, only a small number of LED bulbs could replace incandescent bulbs in the market. Major technological reforms were needed to speed up the popularity of LED in the lighting market. The purpose of the DOE competition is that manufacturers need to promote and promote the progress of LED products. Since 2008, the cost of LED bulbs has dropped by 85%. Now Frost & Sullivan predicts that the market share of LED will exceed 80% by 2020.——LED Growth lamp

The rapid application of LED is only one of the great changes that people will see in their household, business and daily lives in the coming years. In fact, the interconnected LED lighting system will revolutionize the whole indoor experience of the people.——LED Growth lamp

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, Americans now spend almost 90% of their time indoors. That is to say, people spend most of their time under artificial light. In the first 140 years since the advent of electrical lighting, people have not been too demanding on lamps. When we need it, we turn it on. That's all.——LED Growth lamp

The intelligent LED opens another course as a luminaire. Of course, energy efficiency and long service life are the obvious advantages of LED, and also play a great role in their market acceptance. However, lamps and lanterns are extremely advanced lighting devices, including LED and MCU integrated with RF receivers. Wireless devices connect lamps to form a larger network, providing more advantages than energy saving.——LED Growth lamp

With the emergence of interconnected lighting systems, excessive luminaries will soon become the past. People will no longer need lamps, wall lamps and other household fixtures to scatter unnecessary light. LED is small in size and can be integrated into the surrounding environment in an unnoticeable and inconspicuous way. When the lights go out, they can hardly be seen.——LED Growth lamp

For example, the surface of the bedside cabinet is lit rather than the desk lamp. Since LED is equipped with wireless connections and sensors, we actually installed a small computer network at home. Imagine drinking a cup of water from bed in the middle of the night. You don't have to look for a bedside lamp in a loud and sleepy clatter. The corridor lights up and light the road. When you walk into the kitchen, the corridor light darkens and the kitchen light lights up, lighting up the road ahead of time. Users do not need to fumble in the dark.——LED Growth lamp

The home experience has obviously benefited from the LED lighting. Of course, LED also brings other convenience, for example, when you go home from work, the lights will automatically turn on, or when you go on holiday, the lights will turn on and off periodically. Residential users can also benefit from simple voice control and zoning automation. For example, you can speak to the bulb and extend the availability of Alexa to each room.——LED Growth lamp

Perhaps the biggest advantage of home lighting is to get a good night's sleep. Interconnected LED can be constantly adjusted during the day to reproduce the natural path and color temperature of the sun. When the biological clock in our body can be used to mimic the natural light signals of the dark / circadian rhythms, our bodies can be adjusted according to the time of day. Studies have shown that getting the right amount of light at the right time can increase sleep by 45 minutes per night and less interference. No need to set the alarm clock, you can make the bedroom lights gradually brighter when the specified wake-up time is approaching. The lights will start to inhibit melatonin and wake you up on time. Exposure to natural light promotes sleep, improves productivity and improves mood. When natural light is applied to medical treatment, it will even have a positive effect on the recovery of patients. The installation of suitable lighting systems at home prevents damage to the circadian rhythm, which has a huge impact on people's overall health.——LED Growth lamp

Photo: LED lighting can benefit indoor agriculture in various ways. (image source: 123RF)

In addition to home applications, many industries have benefited from the interconnected lighting system. Indoor planting is a new industry that has benefited from the interconnected lighting system. Its income is 4000 times that of traditional outdoor planting. Through the lighting program programming for the special requirements of production, the growers can achieve maximum production and minimize energy consumption. LED does not produce as much heat as traditional lamps, so it can be placed close to plants to cover evenly. Indoor farms also use less water and electricity than traditional farms, and reduce the use of herbicides, pesticides or preservatives as much as possible, thus becoming more and more popular. Another advantage is to be able to build indoor planting facilities near the market, which can shorten the transportation distance, not only to save fuel and to provide more fresh products.——LED Growth lamp

In the retail and business environment, location services and personalized beacons are realized by integrating analytical tools and cloud services. High end lamps in the building and retail environment include temperature and light sensors that can dynamically adjust the driving current and control the energy consumed by the light in the whole life cycle. This feature ensures consistent brightness and maintains quality awareness while prolonging the life of LED. The external or internal optical sensors provide the way to collect sunlight by sampling and measuring ambient light, thus producing day-to-day lighting that is variable dark and can be dynamically adjusted throughout the day. In addition to energy saving, imitation of natural light circulation is also beneficial to provide comfortable experience.——LED Growth lamp

As more and more intelligent LED is deployed to people's lives and work, these new large-scale interconnected lighting platforms will greatly improve our indoor life. LED lighting technology has energy saving, agricultural income and important health protection and many other advantages to be developed. It will change our indoor experience.——LED Growth lamp