Lighting and Embedded Technology
With the increase in the number of smart homes, it is becoming increasingly clear that embedded technology will pave the way for other smart gateway products.
In the future, we will have to switch to embedded technology in order to make our homes smarter and boost the interoperability between multiple fixtures and products. One of the ways in which this can be achieved is through smarter lighting.
By integrating smart lighting systems into the home infrastructure, manufacturers will be able to create delivery mechanisms for sensor hubs. The reason why lighting would serve this purpose is because lighting is the most common fixture in every home location and it is also the only one to be supplied with electricity, naturally. Lights are also generally placed near or on the ceiling, which gives them a clear vantage point for monitoring purposes.
Now, when the lighting is combined with embedded sensors, they serve as smart devices. Homeowners can regulate brightness levels remotely or the lights can even sense human presence to decide if they need to stay on or off.
With embedded sensors, lighting platforms can even become one stop shops for all other functions such as temperature regulation, bio-monitoring etc. They can be programmed to interoperate with HVAC systems and other smart fixtures.