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July 27, 2017 //By Matthias Kassner and Saara Guastella
LED lighting – meshed Bluetooth transforms lighting controls networks
LED lighting has revolutionised the lighting industry and creates completely new market conditions. Bluetooth Low Energy is a protocol optimised for controlling smart lighting. Due to its unique combination of low power communication with wide-spread support in smartphones, it provides an interesting alternative to other communication protocols such as zigbee and Wi-Fi and can be combined with other technologies to make smart lighting even smarter.


New lighting solutions based on Bluetooth Mesh networks can provide a new infrastructure for IoT applications. They enable integration and visualisation of different sensor data thus providing much deeper insight into building parameters. These solutions can be easily controlled and configured via mobile phones and tablets making them very intuitive to use.  In addition, the possibility to use energy harvesting switches and sensors combines maintenance-free operation with free positioning and easy upgrades. With this, lighting is poised to take yet another technology leap forward.





[1] Source: Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, online article “LED Lighting”, https://energy.gov/energysaver/led-lighting

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