Managing Connected Lighting Solutions in Real Life
Commercial buildings are rapidly evolving to become more efficient, more comfortable, more flexible, and in general more adaptive in relation to their use and to the occupant needs. Internet of Things technologies are booming with the purpose of delivering smarter, more automated, more connected system in existing and new buildings. Large scale deployment continues to present a challenge for the industry because systems and practices are still highly siloed from design to operation prospective. Poor and costly integration between different systems, unclear ownership of IoT infrastructure and process gaps to manage network based connected solutions represent the three bigger obstacles for large adoption. The ability to migrate lighting controls to IP-based infrastructure makes the lighting a key IoT building asset that can be controlled synergistically along with other building functions. More integration means not only better control leading to drastic energy saving, increased occupant’s confort and productivity performance, but also more meaningful data being collected by distributed sensor system as part of lighting network infrastructure. The use of IP lighting in commercial buildings is growing rapidly, and several large-scale projects are getting underway in 2018. A real life large scale installation will be used to illustrate the unique role that IP lighting cover in merging together Information and Operational world not only from technology prospective but form design, operating and maintenance processes and ownership. A novel digital building Integration approach is described as effective way leading to mass adoption and scale deployments of Network Connected Solution as back bone Infrastrcture for the digital buildings of today and tomorrow.