on May 26th, 2016

Are you using intelligent lighting systems in your business or your home? If the answer is no, then the question is, why not? The intelligent lighting systems market will make $5 billion annually by 2026 if recent estimates are to be believed. That would mean by the year 2026, the intelligent lighting systems market would have doubled what it is currently is. The estimations were made by Future Market Insights. 

EIT Stock ImageCommercial buildings are the customers delivering the most income to the market due to more buildings being built and lighting systems being installed into them. They control 40% of the current intelligent lighting systems market. According to the research, North America is the largest economic contributor. Gotta provide lights to all of those business offices! The days of flicking a switch to turn a light on and flick a switch to turn them off are already a distant memory in some commercial buildings and even homes. The more the price of LED decreases, the more intelligent lighting systems can be built. 

However, the divide that the industry is experiencing is in the decisions of whether to continue creating wired systems or move over to wireless systems. According to the research, wireless lighting systems are becoming more popular and has basically taken over the wired lighting systems due to practicality and less space usage. 

The companies currently thriving with intelligent lighting engineering:

  • General Electric 
  • OSRAM Light AG
  • Eaton Corporation PLC
  • Legrand S.A.
  • Koninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Acuity Brands, Inc.

Elsewhere, in Australia, they are about to test out their first intelligent streetlights in Adelaide. These have been around for quite some time in a host of other countries, cutting the amount of emissions needed to power streetlights. The smart-lights have motion sensors that will turn the streetlights on when movement is detected but will power down, somewhat, when they are not needed. They also have an overly-dramatic video to prove that they are definitely getting smart lights in Adelaide. 



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