With the internet of things and 5G technology rapidly approaching, how will smart lights play a role? First, when forgotten, lighting is wasteful, but imagine a world where the detection of a connected cellphone turns on the lights, and no detection means the lights turn off.
Most industrial lights take between 5 and 10 minutes to warm up and turn off. To have lights turn on when the first employee enters the parking lot, though, could save thousands of hours of warehouse and manufacturing time throughout the United States and the world.
Elon Musk, with his new company Neuralink, and Brian Johnson with Kernel are looking to create technology that connects our brain to the cloud. Ray Kurzweil has predicted that technology will be here by 2030. How will a technology like that impact smart lights? Potentially,if my brain senses that I am straining to see my work, it could adjust the lights to be just right. This could drastically lower electric bills by changing the luminosity of the lights.
In a world where everything is connected, how will smart lights reduce your electricity bill, be more energy-efficient, and increase efficiency across your workforce?