It's no accident that connected lighting has become one of the most effective methods of distributing Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities throughout the built environment.
A lighting system offers an ideal platform for connected sensor technology. It's ubiquitous, which supports the deployment of sensors throughout a warehouse or an office or across a whole city. Lighting system hardware is usually overhead, which is a good place for sensors. And a lighting system is by definition already electrified, making it a natural location for installing and powering sensor nodes and other pieces of IoT equipment.
For these and other reasons, smart lighting systems, which combine highly energy-efficient LED lighting with IoT connectivity, are becoming ever more common in office, industrial, city, and other settings.