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Barriers to connected lighting can be overcome

March 22, 2021
An expert's view of connected lighting in a smart building offers optimism and a path forward.

Our sister site LEDs Magazine offers sage words from Henry Wong of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Wong says successful deployment and operation of a connected lighting system rests on interoperability as well as market clarity. "Educating customers around the full value and promise of connected lighting is an ongoing task that may never go away," he acknowledges, but also states, "The outlook for commercial connected lighting is strong, as long as the industry can rally to break through barriers."

Among those barriers, in addition to the ever-present education initiative, are staff training as well as achieving interoperability through wireless technology standards, Wong emphasizes. That's where Bluetooth and Bluetooth SIG come in. He further states that success hinges on clarity of a connected lighting system's return on investment beyond simple LED replacement.

Building managers and developers planning to incorporated a connected lighting system into their smart building may learn quite a bit from Wong's insights coming from the rapidly evolving field of wireless communications. We encourage you to read his full article on the LEDs Magazine site and capitalize on its insights and lessons.

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