In the past few years, smart lighting has been “small and thundering” and has not really spread. By 2017, this situation has changed significantly, and intelligent lighting is no longer “not warm and hot” and has entered a stage of rapid development. According to the latest data from LEDInside, the global smart lighting market is close to US$4.6 billion in 2017, with a year-on-year growth rate of 95% and is expected to reach US$13.4 billion in 2020.
In recent years, with the maturity of technology and products and the popularization of related concepts, smart lighting applications have become increasingly rich, including commercial/industrial lighting, outdoor lighting, residential lighting, and public lighting.
Smart lighting is prioritized in public and outdoor areas
According to the application field, we can see the market scale of global smart lighting. At the current stage, smart lighting still needs to rely on infrastructure construction in the public and outdoor fields, and the largest market among them is the “smart city” construction industry.
In the early 21st century, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and other countries all carried out the practice of smart cities, and the world has set off a wave of smart city construction. Nowadays, smart cities as a whole have entered the planning and construction stage. There are more than 500 smart cities under construction worldwide, of which Europe, America and Asia are more active areas for smart city construction. According to the National Coalition of the United States, about 66% of US cities are beginning to develop smart cities, and another 25% of cities that do not have smart city systems are also trying to explore this new trend. As far as China is concerned, three batches of smart city pilots have been announced, totaling 290 cities. In addition, building smart cities will be an important starting point for China to promote urbanization during the 13th Five-Year Plan period.
Thanks to the government’s support and the efforts of the world’s major cities to promote smart city plans, smart city construction is expected to accelerate further in the future. Therefore, the application of smart lighting as an important part of smart cities in the public domain will also be given a priority.
Smart lighting systems can improve urban energy efficiency, bring real benefits to the city, and have immediate results. You can also use lighting equipment to capture more urban roads and spatial information, and get through the data of “Going to the Earth”. For street lamps with a wide distribution in the city, smart street lamps have the functions of automatically adjusting brightness according to traffic flow, remote lighting control, active fault alarm, lamp cable anti-theft, remote meter reading, etc., which can greatly save power resources and enhance public lighting. Management level and saving maintenance costs. This also explains the fact that smart lighting is becoming more and more hot in urban construction.
Although the smart street lamps are currently in the early stage of development, but the United States, India, the Middle East, China and other countries have launched smart streetlight plans, with the wave of smart city construction, the market space of smart street lamps will have unlimited prospects. According to LEDinside data, outdoor lighting accounted for 11% of the global smart lighting market in 2017.
In addition to smart street lights, smart lighting will gradually infiltrate into public places such as stations, airports, subway stations, underground parking lots, schools, libraries, hospitals, stadiums, and museums. According to LEDinside data, public lighting accounted for 6% of the global smart lighting market in 2017.
Industry and commerce are the largest application areas for smart lighting
After the promotion in the public domain, the social acceptance of smart lighting has increased. Because digital features can bring more new business models and value growth points, industrial and commercial lighting is the largest application for smart lighting. According to LEDinside data, industrial and commercial lighting accounted for 60% of the global smart lighting market in 2017.
Intelligent lighting plays an important role in the field of industrial lighting. Industrial lighting is mainly used in large single/double-layer industrial plant buildings, with large electricity consumption. With the development of industrial development and the safety of operators, the requirements for lighting are also very strict.
The lighting of the factory building can be connected to the lighting control node. The number and time of the lighting switch can be preset through the intelligent lighting system. The brightness can also be set. The external lighting of the factory can automatically adjust the appropriate illumination according to the brightness of the natural light source. The indoor lighting can also be different according to the different lighting. Demand, with seasonal changes and weather changes, automatically adjust the appropriate illuminance, not only does not affect the operation, but also more humane and energy-saving, to avoid dizziness.
With the development of science and technology, industrial lighting has gradually become more intelligent. For example, China’s major e-commerce groups Jingdong, Tmall, Amazon, Dangdang, etc. have established their own smart warehousing in key central cities, using high-quality warehousing lighting systems to increase delivery speed to attract customers. The high-quality storage lighting system can not only improve the efficiency of warehousing and logistics operations, but also ensure the safety of the intelligent warehousing environment, while reducing the maintenance costs and operating costs of logistics enterprises.
LEDinside data shows that the global industrial lighting market will reach $3.934 billion in 2018. LEDinside believes that the combination of smart control and industrial lighting will change the way lighting fixtures are used in the industrial sector, significantly increasing the added value of lighting products and providing long-term growth drivers for the industry.
As for the commercial lighting field, which is more focused on energy conservation and social benefits, especially for commercial building lighting, the lighting time is up to 12 hours per day, and the power consumption is very serious. Therefore, intelligent control can be used to achieve energy saving. And a large number of lighting needs also bring another commercial application that combines intelligent functions. For example, LED luminaires, combined with visible light communication technology, enable precise positioning and assist commercial applications such as product launch services. Commercial lighting is currently undergoing large-scale intelligent replacement.
Smart lighting is growing fastest in the residential sector
It is undeniable that intelligent lighting plays an important role in improving the quality of life, improving work efficiency and improving management. With the improvement of living standards, the application of smart home lighting will become more and more popular, and will become a new outlet for the development of the lighting industry.
As an entry point for smart homes, smart lighting is an area where the smart home market can quickly pick up. In the past few years, due to the lack of mature technology and insufficient market cultivation, the market acceptance of smart home lighting is not high. Nowadays, the smart home lighting industry has gradually entered the “fast lane of development”, and the intelligent control of home lighting has quietly emerged, and various intelligent lighting control systems applied to residential lighting have taken off.
According to LEDinside data, residential lighting accounted for 23% of the global smart lighting market in 2017, and will increase to 31% in 2020. LEDinside believes that smart home and smart lighting will promote each other and will grow rapidly in the next few years. Smart lighting is the fastest growing in the residential sector.
Post time: Sep-27-2018