Whether it’s through wayfinding or asset and data management, the internet of things (IoT) offers a unique opportunity through lighting design to expand building owners’ and managers’ resources, creating a more connected experience for their patrons.
The Eaton’s Lighting Division team spoke with Tec Studio’s Ardra Zinkon, CLD, IALD, on how lighting can be used to integrate IoT connectivity into many applications.
AZ: In the majority of building types and applications, lighting is a constant, and that’s why lighting is becoming a hub for IoT integrations. As lighting designers, we need to understand the role lighting plays in a larger network outside of what we do. It’s critical that lighting designers take an active role to maintain a standard of high quality. In every single project type, there’s an opportunity to incorporate IoT. The question is, what does the building owner want to do with this level of connectivity?