Emerging LED Wireless Lighting Connectivity Technology
Smartness and connectivity is the trend that’s transforming the globe across every aspect of life. Lighting is one such technology that’s undergoing such a transformation. Within a few years of inception, LED has become the dominant artificial light source and has taken over all the conventional light sources. The global LED lighting market attained $48B in 2019 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12% during the forecast period 2020-2025. The widespread use of LEDs could save about 348 terawatt-hours (TWh) of electricity compared to conventional lights.  This equals an annual electric output of 44 large electric power plants with 1000 MW each and total savings of >$30B at today’s electric prices. Many technological innovations and adoptions are happening in the lighting industry that is changing the world we see today. Driverless technology, lighting control & connectivity, and human-centric lighting (HCL) are among the latest technological adoptions in the lighting space. LED Wireless Control System Smart lighting using LED is all about wireless connectivity that can share information, facilitate interoperation, and support interacting between lighting nodes within the network. The control systems inside a box earlier have now evolved into a wireless remote control, eliminating the need for messy cables and enhancing mobility. This wireless communication uses open protocols like Bluetooth, Zigbee, WiFi, and others. The lighting network typically operates on an RF between 100MHz and 5.8GHz. The major lighting infrastructure used for device communication consists of a driver for translating the effect of the control signal into output. A controller that assigns commands to the driver based on the inputs from connected sensors and a wireless communication module that’s integrated with the controller to provide two-way communications Human-Centric Lighting (HCL) HCL solutions can support the human circadian rhythm, enhance concentration, prevent sleeping disorders, and improve our overall well-being because light stimulates and influences our moods and activity levels. The introduction of tunable white light with advanced control systems is the new upcoming trend in commercial lighting, hospitality lighting, educational institutes, and hospitals. This technology allows the user to adjust the intensity and the color temperature of the light to mimic a natural lighting cycle. Indoor lights with more blue or high color in the morning and warm low-level lights with high amber and red components in the evening simulate the circadian cycle. HCL systems thus play an important role in enhancing our performance, productivity, and moods. India’s LED Lighting Future The Indian LED market alone is expected to reach $2.9B by the end of 2020. The annual sales of 5M bulbs per year in 2014 have grown to about 670M in 2018. This resulted in an annual energy saving of about 30TWh, roughly enough to power 28M average Indian households. By 2030, it’s expected that there will be close to 70B light points in the world. In 2030, lighting will blend with everything from the doorbell to television and music, fully adjustable to individual preferences. Thus, the lighting industry holds significant potential for opportunities with wireless technological advancements contributing to energy conservation and improving human health.  Backed by 40 Years of Expertise We contribute our 40 years of design and manufacturing expertise spanning multiple diverse markets. We look forward to discussing how we can deliver world-class products for OEMs across the globe. We understand our home Indian market, familiar with its vast regulatory and selling environments. We foster growth opportunities within India through our strong technology incubation ecosystem. We also assist global OEMs in entering the Indian market by leveraging the local supply chain and favorable operating environments for cost reductions. Our flagship Chennai location opened in 2006 and lies within a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) for electronics manufacturing, offering economic incentives for imports and exports. This primary facility is within 90 minutes of the Chennai seaport and 20 minutes to the international airport. Additional road and rail connectivity links to the rest of India and beyond and infrastructure advantages with faster import and export clearances. We also have labor force flexibility, both technical and manual, to scale to demand rapidly. To learn more about this topic, please contact us.