Intelligent lighting system will bring about US $550 billion in revenue in 2019
John Couch, vice president of intelligent lighting developer Gooee, said that by 2019, intelligent lighting system adopting Internet of Things technology will bring about 550 billion US dollars in software and services to the industry, the revenue from hardware sales is only $50 billion.
He explained that big data can be collected from interconnected devices, and providing the necessary software and services for big data management and use is the key to creating value for users. With the Internet of Things (IoT)
With the gradual popularization, urban life will become increasingly intelligent, which is an important development trend of the lighting industry.
The Internet of Things is a new technology, which can connect various devices inside and outside the home through intelligent platforms, including LED lighting devices, other electrical appliances and mobile devices, etc. , which can bring many benefits to users, for example, life is more convenient, more intelligent, and can save energy.
The Internet of Things will be the main driving force for the future development of the lighting market, and will also bring many challenges to the industry.
Services are the key to generating revenue John Couch, vice president of Gooee, said that by 2019, intelligent lighting systems using Internet of Things technology will bring about 550 billion US dollars in software and services to the industry, the revenue from hardware sales is only $50 billion.
He explained that big data can be collected from interconnected devices, and providing the necessary software and services in the management and use of big data is the key to creating value for users, therefore, these businesses account for a relatively large proportion of the industry's revenue.
Couch said that Internet of Things technology can connect various lighting devices and lamps with intelligent networks, thus saving up to 80% of electricity consumption.
For example, an intelligent network equipped with built-in sensors and cloud computing can use the big data collected by sensors to control indoor lighting facilities, thus achieving energy conservation and other intelligent purposes.
However, in order for this kind of intelligent lighting system to actually operate, a set of communication rules must be established so that all kinds of equipment in the system can communicate with each other, and allow the collected data to be transmitted between various devices and system infrastructure for real-time analysis.
Prospects and Challenges Gordon Routledge, publisher of Lux Review, is also optimistic about the smart lighting market.
Routledge said at the seminar that daily equipment related to lighting, security systems, fire detection and telephones will be more intelligent, so future home life will become more intelligent.
Especially in terms of lighting, the current advanced control system is easier to operate, making it easier for users to experience the convenience and benefits brought by intelligent lighting.
Moreover, the lighting system can be integrated with other Internet of Things application technologies, which is an ideal entry point for the industry to explore Internet of Things business opportunities.
Figure 2: Lux Review publisher Gordon Routledge despite this, the industry still has to overcome many challenges when expanding the intelligent lighting/Internet of Things market.
Beat Kreuter of DEKRA, a product testing and certification company, is also a speaker of the seminar. He pointed out that some intelligent systems are now vulnerable to hacker attacks, so network security is one of the challenges faced by intelligent lighting operators.
Figure 3: Beat Kreuter, director of DEKRA strategic portfolio development and innovation, Kreuter believes that in order to protect user privacy and strengthen system security, operators must pay attention to some potential threats when developing Internet of Things technology, for example, insufficient authentication, lack of transmission encryption protection, and insecure web, cloud, and mobile application interfaces.
He urged operators to conduct appropriate security risk assessment of their systems and products, including strengthening relevant security tests for communication interfaces using Zigbee, Bluetooth, WiFi and other solutions, at the same time, the abuse test is promoted to prevent the product from receiving unexpected input.
At present, this is still a major problem that intelligent lighting related systems need to overcome.