A wireless lighting control solution implements a networking infrastructure that utilizes radio waves to communicate commands and transmit data throughout the network. Network connectivity is a defining characteristic of smart lighting. Intelligence can be incorporated into lighting systems themselves, but the power of smart lighting can only be unlocked when the intelligent lights are able to communicate. Connecting lights together in a computer-controlled network creates an interoperable environment that allows integration across previously isolated functions.
Digitization and networking of lighting systems opens the door to a wide range of capabilities, making it possible to exercise remote control, automate lighting, develop personalized service on demand, and optimize operations by analyzing and synthesizing real-time and trended data. Connected lighting is deployed using either a wireless or a wired communication platform. Driven by the wave of Internet of Things (IoT), there is a clear trend of moving the connectivity layer to the RF-based wireless network.