Smart Innovators: Smart Lighting

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Executive Summary

Heads of real estate and facilities management should read this report to bring themselves up to speed with the value delivered by innovations in the smart lighting software market (such as Bluetooth mesh networks and Li-Fi). The report details what drives most buyers to deploy smart lighting systems and what defines such a system today. It then outlines the myriad use cases and their varying levels of maturity, providing multiple case studies. The report also outlines examples of the most cutting-edge case studies by facility type and concludes with commentary on the market’s future trajectory, such as why only two of the existing use cases are likely to attract the majority of future customer investment. 

Table of contents

Smart Lighting Offers Buyers A Way To Optimize A Ubiquitous Building Asset
Buyers Turn To Smart Lighting To Extend The Value From Energy Efficient Lighting Installations

Lighting Is Made Smart Through Connectivity, Control, New Data And Insights
Smart Lighting Brings Together Multiple Mature Technologies
Smart Lighting Delivers Tools To Enhance Operational Performance And Engage Occupants
Cutting-Edge Innovation Is Targeted At Specific Facility Types And Processes
Buyers Need Not Wait For New Tech Breakthroughs And Should Target Value In Current Use Cases

Table of figures

Figure 1. Current Buyer Usage Of Smart Lighting Systems 
Figure 2. Smart Lighting Use Case Maturity Levels 
Figure 3. Smart Lighting Usage Scenario By Buyer Objective 
Figure 4. Smart Lighting Usage Scenario By Facility Type

About the authors

Ibrahim Yate

Industry Analyst

Ibrahim is an Industry Analyst in the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda covers innovation in software and hardware solutions for space management, workplace management, energy management, smart lighting, proptech and location-based services. Ibrahim joined Verdantix in 2016, and previously worked at OVO Energy and the Energy Saving Trust. Ibrahim holds an MSc in Energy Policy from Imperial College London and MA from Cambridge University.

Rodolphe d’Arjuzon

Managing Director

Rodolphe leads the Verdantix Smart Buildings practice. His current agenda is focused on the convergence of real estate and building software solutions and how to harness the IoT in smart buildings. Rodolphe has over twenty years of experience in technology research and strategy consulting. He co-founded Verdantix in 2008 and previously worked for Barclays Bank and L.E.K. Consulting. Rodolphe holds a PhD in Physics from Cambridge University.

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