Replacing traditional fluorescent, halogen and incandescent lamps with LEDs has already brought massive benefits in energy-savings and lifetime cost, whether for indoor or outdoor applications. Organising lighting modules as ‘things’ on the Internet will offer further advantages.

Whether for street lights or illumination in premises, Smart Lighting adds intelligence, feedback and control to traditional installations. The results?

Better energy savings – smart, connected lighting provides additional energy savings of up to 35%, bringing the total energy savings up to 80%

Lower maintenance burden – smart lamps can tell managers when, and only when, they need replacing

Responsive functionality – connected lighting provides a platform on which to mount sensors and actuators which can provide additional value


The benefits of Smart Lighting can only be achieved through SCALE. Millions of lighting devices need to be connected to the IoT. This presents its own challenges: cost and cost-of-ownership, for one. A further challenge is reliability. IoT devices need to connect reliably in frequently changing radio environments. Energy consumption is a major concern and latency is important where lighting needs to be responsive.

FUJITSU’s IoT Connectivity Solutions

A de-centralized wireless communication protocol allows IoT lighting devices to make all decisions locally and co-operatively. This enables the most reliable, optimized, scalable and simple to use connectivity for devices. Adding over-the-air (OTA) update capability extends lifetime for hardware, additionally improving security and lowering total cost of ownership.

Implementing Smart Lighting systems provides energy and maintenance savings while increasing the quality of light provided to users. Smart Lighting infrastructure can further extend lighting networks by adding applications such as environmental sensing, advertising and indoor positioning.

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