This is the second post in a two-part series! Industrial LED lighting is rapidly growing, but what does this look like? Check out these final three ways LED lighting is evolving.
1. IIoT integration will expand.
LED lighting is projected to become an integral part of an IIoT solution that can enhance overall productivity and visibility. This will happen by integrating Wi-Fi boosters, sensors that can detect airborne pollutants, or RFID tags or volumetric sensors that can measure storage capacity and product volume. According to an article in LED Professional, the future of the LED and IIot integration can create an effective user scenario with two main benefits: an easy life and an increased building value for the company.
2. More bang for your buck.
Now for the trend that you have been waiting for! Innovation in industrial LED lighting will continue to allow companies to get more for their money. Here’s why:
LED lighting costs have declined 80% in the past five years, according to a report by the U.S Department of Energy. This growth is expected to accelerate as fixtures become more efficient and cost less to produce. The future of LED lighting is promising, but right now only 10% of the U.S. industrial base is committed to this technology. This means that as more companies realize the benefit of switching to LED lighting fixtures, there will be a sharp increase in demand. This increase is expected to drive the LED lighting industry to produce with greater efficiency and to start adopting competitive pricing.
3. Smarter use of lighting.
With the growth in LED, an overall smarter use of lighting is expected to transform the industry. This can be seen with the shift in prioritizing natural light rather than indoor light if possible. Suntrackers play a huge part in this. A suntracker is a GPS technology that does just as it says – it tracks the sun. This piece of technology is typically installed on rooftops and is completely solar-powered, so no electrical hookup is required. Suntrackers have the potential to allow businesses to shut off electric lights for up to 10.5 hours a day. By installing industrial harvesting suntrackers, companies can more effectively harness natural light, reduce utility costs and improve their work environment.