The technology to create buildings that can self-optimize their energy performance, ensure user comfort, and diagnose maintenance needs is here. Now the lighting industry is catching on to the vital importance of a networked future, as that potential stretches beyond singular buildings to encompass entire cities.
However, most cities are already established with buildings and infrastructures, and it is expensive and wasteful to demolish structures just for the sake of Internet of things. Fortunately, IoT Energy is ready to provide you with excellent service and experience to guarantee the success of your lighting retrofits!
What is Lighting retrofit?
A lighting retrofit is a process of converting older, outdated lighting technologies such as fluorescent, CFL and HID (metal halide) to a newer energy-efficient technology, such as an LED system, which is controlled by Smart Sensors and HVAC to ensure the efficient usage of light fixtures in a building or a home.
How Does Lighting retrofit work?
IoT Energy has teams of experts dedicated providing you with Smart products and Smart Solutions, and it is easy to integrate Smart effects on new structures and new infrastructures. It is generally more challenging to work with older buildings that are using outdated technologies. IoT Energy is ready to bring you the creative solution by installing lighting retrofits so that older products can function like new, simply by attaching them to IoT-enabled devices and then connecting to the cloud.
Powering the IoT the controls creates a complex physical and virtual network. An interface involves sensors, data collectors that are capable of capturing everything from ambient light levels to video, audio, temperature, carbon dioxide levels, and more. They can be integrated into luminaires during original manufacture or wired in as a retrofit component. For instance, Smart Room Control of IoT Energy, which you can use to control lighting consumption, works with LED fixtures.
IoT Energy operates to relay the data of the lighting retrofit to the Internet, so the sensors must be addressable. With the tech industry predicting 50 billion devices in the IoT space by 2020, it will become cost prohibitive to assign IP addresses and MAC addresses to every sensor and manage the IP-related network. Instead, sensors can be networked using power-line communications and wireless standards. In turn, those networks can rely on gateways and routers to forward information beyond their networks.
The sensors must then deliver the information they collect via a communications protocol. The IT world converged on TCP/IP and Ethernet in the late 20th century, but a standard for the IoT space remains up for grabs. The different communications-transfer methods vary in speed, bandwidth, security, reliability, and range.
Gateways allow information coming from different channels to communicate across their networks and with an Ethernet, IP, or Web services network that then allows a computer or human to access, manage, and control the data. If the network has an open API (application programming interface), third-party developers can create apps that utilize the data.