Five Major Trends In Commercial Lighting In 2018

- Jun 12, 2018-

Five major trends in commercial lighting in 2018

    Human due to lighting

    Light affects our lives in many ways, including our health, mood, productivity, attention, sleep cycle, decision-making power, etc.

    With the adoption of intelligent lighting and Internet of things, lighting characteristics such as color, intensity and time can be automatically adjusted to meet people's needs. For example, in an article in Digital Lumens, the author points out: "in children's schools, biosensors will track the vigilance of the students, subtly change the spectrum to automatically improve their attention at any time."led tube light

    Chad Groshart, IALD (International Association of Lighting Designers Association), LEED AP BD + C (LEED green architecture design and construction qualification certification personnel) and WELL Faculty / AP (WELL qualification certified personnel), he directly participates in human lighting every day. "Lighting is an important trend," Groshart said. "People are increasingly interested in it and are becoming more and more widely used, and the latest control technology makes it easier to implement." "WELL building standards have always been the catalyst behind the HCL trend," he said.

    The WELL building standard is a performance-based system for measuring, certifying and monitoring architectural environmental characteristics that affect people's health and well-being. It is a third party certification issued by the green business certification company (GBCI), which is responsible for managing LEED certification and certification procedures.led bulb light

    The application of intelligent lighting to the Internet of things

    Lighting is everywhere, and each lamp can easily and reliably connect to the power supply. By adding sensors, LED technology and connectivity change the way we experience and interact in the workspace. An intelligent, sensor, connected lighting system will be a data driven network that can be bound to an automated building management system (BMS).led high bay light

    A forward-looking building owner and facility manager will regard each lighting point as a data node and may become an early adopter of the emerging smart architecture and Internet of things applications. The lighting control system they now choose for lighting and energy management will become the infrastructure for these applications.led flood light

    Constantly spreading sensors

    We are still in the pioneering stage in understanding which IOT applications will start and which sensor data will be the necessary applications. In the preparation of the unknown infrastructure of the building, some facility managers hedged their bets by installing more amounts of sensors in the connected lighting management system.

    In addition to light sensors and occupying sensors, prospective thinking facilities are trying sensors for relative humidity, particulate matter, environmental pollutants, and so on. The more sensors, the better.

    "Lamps and lanterns are regarded as ideal sensor deployment platforms." Groshart said, "although no one knows the exact potential of each type of sensor, there is a common agreement between equipment managers in high-end design, especially the potential, because no one wants to be left behind when everything becomes a reality. 

    Simplification of daylight collection

    Daylight collection is not a new lighting control strategy. Similarly, the market clamour for simplified lighting control and debugging process is not a one or two day matter. ASHRAE 90.1-2016 enhanced the automatic daylight sensitive control requirements for side lighting and top lighting, increasing the need for more lighting, and the appropriate lighting in the LEED authentication rating system contains 3 points.

    With the emphasis on the simplification of the installation, we hope to solve the problem of daylight collection more easily through the new lighting control system. The system provides simple setting and debugging tools. We hope to bring natural light into space as much as possible, not only conforming to specifications, but also easier to achieve energy saving benefits.

    Daylight acquisition uses a lighting control system to adjust artificial lighting to respond to changes in the amount of sunlight. The automatic lighting control system uses light sensors to measure the natural light in the space, and to dim or close artificial light in sufficient ambient light to achieve a consistent best light level and reduce energy consumption.

    Energy consumption and regulations

    Although new energy regulations have been pushing the lighting digitalization over the past 10 years, we still have to mention it on the 2018 lighting trend list. In fact, energy consumption continues to affect many lighting design decisions, especially as the regulations are updated and become more stringent. Many people in the industry expect the Title 24 version of 2019 to come into effect in January 1, 2020, and facility managers outside California will pay attention to this update because energy authorization may spread to other states.

    Although energy budgets are still the key parameters of design, experts believe that the new regulations should not prevent anyone from doing good lighting design. For example, they point out that the standard 90.1 of the ASHRAE (American Society for heating, refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers) has a 1 watt / square foot decorative margin above the baseline quota, which enables the lighting designer to balance energy laws and customer expectations.

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