Technological Advancements of Sensors and Wireless Technologies in the field of Smart Lighting

ceiling-lamp-335975_1920Smart lighting solutions are offered by coupling various lighting types powered with different control components and connecting technology. Smart lighting solutions enable remote controlling of lighting systems using wired or wireless technologies. The smart lighting market is primarily driven by the increasing demand for energy efficient lighting systems for reducing energy consumption cost. Moreover, technological advancements of sensors and wireless technologies in the field of smart lighting is driving the growth of smart lighting market. In addition, LED based smart lighting solutions is aiding the growth of this market.

Smart lighting systems embedded with various sensors and wireless technology can substantially reduce energy consumption compared to traditional lighting systems. One of the most prominent applications of smart lighting includes commercial and industrial buildings. Lightings in commercial and industrial buildings contribute to around 40% of the total energy expenditure. Presently, the majority of the lightings installed in buildings stocks are based on the older and less energy-efficient lighting technology. The building owners and other stakeholders are increasingly becoming aware of and accepting the need for smart lighting to trim down energy consumption. This factor has resulted in the growth of smart lighting market during the forecasted period. Furthermore, gradual transition from traditional lighting or lamps to more energy efficient LED lamps is attributing to the growth of the smart lighting market globally. Ability of LEDs to adjust light color, intensity and directions is leading to increasing incorporation in smart lighting solutions. Surge in installation of LED lamps by replacement of traditional lamps is expected to boost the global smart lighting market growth during the forecast period.

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The global smart lighting market is expected to witness a significant growth during the forecast period. This is due to the increasing adoption of smart lighting solution across various application segments such as industrial, commercial, public and government buildings. In addition, incorporation of smart lightings in various outdoor lighting and residential buildings is further aiding the growth of smart lighting market. Presently, commercial and industrial segment holds the majority of the market share and is expected to dominate the market during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. However, the residential application of smart lighting has the highest growth potential of smart lighting in the next few years. Moreover, increasing demand for smart lightings for implementation in smart streetlights for remote monitoring and automated lighting systems is aiding the growth of the market.

Replacement of traditional inefficient lighting systems with sensors enabled automated lighting systems is creating new opportunities for the smart lighting manufacturers globally. Moreover, LED lamps replacing traditional incandescent lamps are creating new opportunities in the market. Regionally, Europe has the highest penetration for smart lighting are they are the early adapters of technology. However, the Asia Pacific region is expected to show the highest growth rate due to the presence of developing nations like India and China.

The compact fluorescent lamp segment led the smart lighting market in 2014, by accounting for USD 9.03 billion. The dominance of this segment is due to the high durability and energy efficiency among other lighting types. Moreover, during the forecast period LED lightings have the highest growth potential among other lighting types. However, the high cost of LED lamps is restraining the growth of this segment. The LED lighting segment is about to grow with a CAGR of 17.2% during the forecast period.By application of smart lighting, commercial and industrial application led the smart lighting market in 2014 and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Smart lighting systems are primarily incorporated in commercial and industrial buildings for increasing demand for energy efficient and automated lighting systems.