IoT - Internet of things
The internet of things adds intelligence to devices that have previously been stand alone. The future of the Internet of Things (IoT) will enable a wealth of new applications of possibilities.
Why Connected Lighting?
Quite simply, where there are people, there is nearly always artificial light. Adding sensors and intelligence to LED lighting is a natural next step, and will provide a whole new level of information about the users environment with new levels of intelligent personalisation.
- LED chips are becoming cheaper, efficient and easily integrated with electronics
- Low cost high performance energy efficient embedded processors are very affordable e.g. ARM Cortex range
- Low cost short range wireless radios and protocols are becoming standardised e.g. Bluetooth, ZigBee, 6LowPan, allowing interoperability
- Smart devices – tablets and phones are common place