Smart LED Lighting + AI: Everything You Need to Know

Artificial intelligence is capable of disrupting any industry beyond anyone’s imagination. The technology has been deployed across industries to accomplish specific tasks by processing large amounts of data and recognizing patterns in data.

The lighting domain is no exception to this!

The scope of applying AI to the lighting industry is intriguingly broad. Regardless of the application, AI promises to infuse lighting control with automation, thereby saving money and reducing energy consumption and waste.

In this post, we will share interesting insights into how AI is revolutionizing this industry.

Smart Lighting Is Getting Smarter!

Most of the smart lighting solutions available today are based on smart bulbs that offer a few smart features but require manual control (controlled by the user or via a smartphone). A few others can be programmed to turn on or off at specific times. But again, the rules need to be set up manually.

So, though the lights got smarter, the relationship between the user and the lighting fixtures didn’t change.

AI changed this!

Now, companies are coming up with AI-enabled intelligent lighting systems that can handle data processing and control tasks. These systems include an adaptive software system with an app and a Raspberry Pi-based central hardware gateway.

The system is equipped to adjust a room’s lighting as per the position and activity of the occupants. It learns about the user’s preferences and responds accordingly. For instance, if the user is watching television, the lighting will turn dimmer.

Thus, AI-powered smart LED lights are a self-learning network of lighting components that can communicate and work without human intervention. The system observes, measures, and learns the indoor environment to optimize and tune the light parameters to positively impact user experience and well-being.

To sum up, here’s how AI is making LED lighting better.

  • It’s Proving to Be a Great Upgrade to LED Lighting

LED lights are based on a semiconductor technology that uses little electricity, leading to cost savings. Also, these lights can be easily hooked up to a building’s electricity supply, using computer ethernet cables.

In other words, LED lights can integrate Wi-Fi technology (like smartphones) and become a digital communications pathway. This makes LED lights a suitable connectivity link between sensors, smart applications, and artificial intelligence programming.

Thus, applying AI to LED lights results in a lighting system that delivers light and the benefits of AI.

  • It’s Thinking Like humans

With its unique self-learning capabilities, AI-enabled smart LED lights can optimize the light parameters to suit the comfort and well-being of users.

can dim or turn off when they sense light or turn on and off when a security guard patrols at night.

  • It Offers an Enhanced Experience

These lights can adjust the light intensity levels and richness based on the number of people in a room. For instance, in a commercial or retail setting, autonomous industrial lights can adjust lighting levels based on where a customer is standing with respect to a product display.

  • It Ensures Increased Cost Savings

AI-powered LED lighting systems save energy consumption and costs and reduce energy wastage.

The Caveats

AI-powered LED lights are emerging as an evolutionary force in the lighting industry. However, the technology isn’t devoid of its caveats.

Here are a few key challenges that face the adoption of AI in this segment.

  • Privacy Issues

Though AI-powered lighting systems will save energy and ensure a great user experience, they are linked with privacy and security issues. These systems can detect occupancy and movement in spaces. However, this data would require strict adherence to privacy laws.

  • Limited Human Understanding of AI

Regardless of how advanced the technology is, AI and machine learning are still far from extracting deep meanings and intricate nuances hidden in different environments.

A computer scientist and AI researcher, Melanie Mitchell shared in her latest paper for AI magazine that the most advanced AI system doesn’t yet have human-like understanding. This severely limits the speed of adoption.

Summing Up

AI allows systems to operate with little or zero direct human intervention or control. Going forward, AI will be increasingly applied to smart LED lighting controls to save money, reduce energy consumption and waste, and improve service quality. You can expect to hear more on AI-enabled smart LED lighting in the coming months!

Author Bio:

Karen Lopez is a freelance content writer at marketing digest. With her keen interest in home decor and remodeling, she loves contributing insightful articles about the latest renovation trends in residential and commercial spaces. In her free time, she enjoys listening to Jazz music and watching Netflix. You can connect with her on Linkedin.

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