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Flipping the Switch on Smart Connected Lighting

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In this whitepaper, we explore the rapidly maturing smart lighting market and examine some of the motivations driving consumers toward home automation. We’ll also take a look at the specific design challenges that come with wireless lighting connectivity and how developers are addressing growing demand with the latest technology.

 

Reimagining the Light Bulb It’s been nearly 140 years since Thomas Edison filed his first patent for “Improvement in Electric Lights,” which described using a carbon filament as an incandescent conductor to limit the heat so light could be sustained for extended periods of time. From those days, when a chief design concern was not having your prototype burst into flames, to today, when lighting is virtually taken for granted, clearly much has changed.

 

One of the most disruptive advances in lighting in the 14 decades since Edison’s breakthrough has been the invention of the LED. Today’s LEDs, connected LEDs in particular, bring with them some added functionality like color options. They also offer significant energy savings as well by emitting more lumens per watt than traditional incandescent bulbs. Plus, the energy efficiency of LEDs is not impeded by size. But all of this control comes with a whole new layer of complexity for users thanks to the required connectivity.

 

Imagine coming home from work and the lights come on before you walk through the door. Or bedroom lighting that slowly wakes you up in the morning over the course of an hour by gradually adjusting the color and brightness of your bedside lamp.

 

Download and read the complete white paper here.