How to cope with the rapid development of intelligent lighting?
After the price competition and industry integration, LED lighting industry has become mature, industry manufacturers also began to pay attention to the added value of their products. With the development of technology, the global intelligent lighting market has entered a stage of rapid development. According to statistics, the scale of intelligent lighting market in 2017 is close to US $4 billion 600 million, with an annual growth rate of 95%.
In recent years, what opportunities have come from such rapid development? The relevant professionals summed up the reasons behind three points:
First, with the early cultivation and publicity of the market, more and more users pay attention to intelligent lighting, and more and more people are willing to try。
The two is the continuous improvement of the product experience, the continuous cross-border integration of the industry, more and more IT companies and lighting enterprises, the construction of ecological chain and standards, as well as the introduction of new technologies such as voice control, sensor control and so on.
Three, the cost is declining, the number of participants is increasing, and the increase of shipments will inevitably bring down the cost.
On the whole, intelligent lighting relies on technology and pays attention to experience, and the feedback guidance function of users is obvious. Here, the small edition from the technical level, to collect professional insights from the industry, to understand how the driving force behind intelligent lighting technology works well.
Technology ecosystem drive experience
Nowadays, intelligent lighting is becoming more and more popular, and more and more people accept intelligent products. It is very useful to feel the shock of intelligent lighting for the development of products and to promote the development of technology. And the root of the functional demand is the power of technology.
On the problem of standardization of standards, at the level of connection, it is rare to realize the interoperability of different manufacturer's products at home. At present, more and more are the unified standards at the level of the cloud interface. The exchange of products under the same ecosystem, a good ecosystem can bring better user experience and sale to the single product. Sales growth and single products also promote the enrichment and development of ecosystems, which are mutually reinforcing relationships.
At present, some ecosystems do greatly promote the sales of intelligent lighting products, such as the various voice control ecology, which has brought a big bright spot for intelligent lighting.
Differential treatment of technology selection
The development of communication technology also makes the intelligent lighting present a diversified trend. In this field, these communication protocols have more advantages, and how to choose the intelligent lighting needs to think more about the development of intelligent lighting.
Related professionals said: "intelligent lighting communication protocols, ZigBee, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and other technologies have advantages, but also have short boards, look at what kind of intelligent lighting application scene." For example, in the field of outdoor lighting, LoRa, NB-IoT and other low power WAN technologies are suitable; in the home field, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth mesh, and ZigBee are very suitable to see how many numbers of lights, if the number is relatively large, you need to choose the Bluetooth mesh or ZigBee of the mesh network.
The commercial lighting area is more stable and reliable and large-scale network deployment, and easy to install, and cable protocols such as DALI are more stable and reliable than wireless, but in particular, it is not as convenient as wireless in the installation market. OPPLE merchants introduced the portable illuminance "master of light", Bluetooth directly, through WeChat small programs to illuminate the color temperature at a glance, easy to use and high stability. So the actual choice needs to consider the cost, performance and so on.
Multi development, intelligent lighting in the future
In the future, when the human cost is greatly improved, the overall solution of intelligent lighting can effectively reduce the intensity of maintenance work, save manpower cost and save energy。 Therefore, intelligent lighting has good prospects for development in home, office, business and public facilities。
With regard to the future development of intelligent lighting, connection technology is the first step of intelligent lighting, and the lights are connected together so that intelligent lighting can be used to create value for intelligent lighting. Artificial intelligence, sensors, and so on are the means to apply wisdom, including large data cloud computing, is the use of data to create value. At present, there is still a need for more intelligent ways, whether sensors, artificial intelligence, large data, and so on, these applications are relatively small at present.
The illumination sensor can capture the changes of ambient light sharply, automatically balance the luminance of the luminaire, and bring people a comfortable lighting experience. ZigBee wireless technology can connect the indoor lamps, sensor nodes and gateways together to form a ZigBee network.
Users do not consider wiring problems when deploying lighting systems, making lighting installation work simple and efficient. The low power network wireless communication technology such as ZigBee can make the control operation more convenient and save more power through the connection with the cloud. The user can use mobile terminal equipment, such as mobile phone or PAD to control the real time, and solve the remote control problem.
Under the development of AI, cross boundary and Internet of things, the direction of intelligent lighting technology will not be completely prejudged. But it is certain that only through the cooperation between each link of the industrial chain can the development of technical integration be realized better, the boundless and vast technical prospect, waiting for the lighting people to discover and create.