What is Smart Lighting All About?


We get asked all the time what exactly is smart lighting?

Smart lighting is a more efficient way of providing lighting services. It works by mounting a sensor onto lighting infrastructure which monitors and controls the lights. The sensor then connects to the lighting network wirelessly and allows centralised management and control of lighting assets and provides insight into the lighting network in real time.

These systems allow lighting scheduled to be remotely programmed and managed, based on time or environmental triggers to turn lighting up, down, on or off. Additionally, Smart Lighting allows centralised reporting to see exactly what’s going on in a lighting network, to be able to see any faults and to be able to remotely diagnose some lighting issues just based on this reporting data. Pretty cool huh?

Many of our customers find energy savings but dimming or turning off lights when citizens are not around and being able to remotely control them to turn them on/off as needed in the case of facilities. We have several that are looking to fully automate facility management practices to turn the lights on and off as per a customer booking of a court, field or facility.

Beyond this there are many reasons our customers choose to opt for smart lighting.

Common use cases include:

  1. To improve asset management practices.
  2. To remotely fault find and proactively fix lighting issues.
  3. To reduce electricity consumption.
  4. To save on power bills through more efficient lighting.
  5. To remotely control, dim or turn off lights in line with facility management practices.
  6. To improve public safety.