In the age of the internet and a world full of automation, increasing technological intelligence and connectivity, it’s time to recognise the benefits that intelligent and connected lighting technology can deliver in industrial applications.
In other sectors (e.g. commercial, healthcare, retail), lighting systems are delivering meaningful insights into the use of office spaces, intelligently mimicking the colour natural daylight to improve productivity or recovery times and helping shoppers find promotions via a retailer’s app. By contrast, the use of intelligent and connected lighting technology in industrial applications remains fairly rare.
In the past, the idea of running control cables across active warehouse or manufacturing facilities, within dated infrastructure and at dizzying heights was prohibitive from a cost and time perspective. The great news is that wireless technology can now address many of these issues. What’s more, the potential for wireless lighting and sensor technology to be integrated with other systems to provide feedback and management capabilities is also well-developed. So, what remains as a barrier to greater adoption in industrial applications?