The artificial intelligence is hot and behind the lighting industry innovation

Issuing time:2018-11-15 00:00

AlphaGo defeated Ke Jie, which is a sign that artificial intelligence is rapidly leap from independent thinking to deep thinking. The fiery heat of intelligent lighting stems from the rapid development of artificial intelligence. When artificial intelligence technology is combined with intelligent lighting, there will be many surprises.

Intelligent lighting is a brand new industry that was born with the Internet of Things. It is a subdivision of the Internet of Things under the influence of the Internet. Intelligent lighting not only has traditional lighting functions, but also enables automatic interaction, providing a more convenient, safer and more comfortable experience.

The traditional lighting supply chain system has been self-contained for a long time, and it has not been mixed with other categories. It has developed into the Internet of Things today. Intelligent lighting systems urgently need to build a whole system with other smart devices and link with other devices. The traditional lighting industry chain has long been unsuitable for the intelligent lighting industry that requires a high degree of system integration. In the future, traditional lighting should be transformed from a commercial type developed by the current lighting fixtures to a system commercial type.

The fiery heat of intelligent lighting in the past one or two years has its roots in the rapid development of artificial intelligence. Not long ago, AlphaGo defeated Ke Jie, which is a sign that artificial intelligence is rapidly leap from independent thinking to deep thinking: the machine, like the human brain, has the ability to think deeply, it will learn, upgrade, and learn continuously. Make judgments and predictions about what happened. When we look at smart lighting with these cutting-edge technologies, there are many surprises.

At present, rapid iterations of technologies such as robotics, speech recognition, image recognition, and natural language processing provide significant technical support for smart lighting.

In the intelligent lighting system of Sengled, the technology of music, face recognition and thermogram analysis is integrated into LED lamps, so that the lights have various "high IQs" such as automatic statistics, automatic identification, behavior analysis and so on. Features and will provide deeper system applications based on these features.

Intelligent lighting does not exist independently. It will become part of smart cities and smart homes throughout our work and life.

A smart city is a new concept in the process of urban development. However, the construction of a smart city involves all aspects. It is difficult to establish an effective and unified coordination mechanism across the country. As the infrastructure of the city, if the first realization of intelligent connection, lighting will effectively promote the construction and development of smart cities.

In addition to the smart life brought by high technology, smart cities also pay attention to the sustainable development of social economy, and intelligent lighting will help reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs of facilities and help smart cities.

The reduction in energy consumption is mainly due to the fact that intelligent lighting systems make good use of natural light lighting. The different locations of the city, because of the changing weather, seasonal changes, and even the environment of trees around the street lights, the demand for lighting is also different. If the entire city is turned on at the same time and turned off at the same time, it will not only cause a lot of unnecessary energy consumption, but also meet the lighting needs of all regions. This problem can be solved with an intelligent lighting control system.

With M2M technology, it is also possible to monitor and remotely control the lighting facilities. When there is a problem with the street light, the node will send a fault message to the control center. After receiving the location message, the control center will immediately send the operator to go. The location of the accident avoids the time and cost of troubleshooting.

An important point in building a smart city is to ensure public safety. In terms of security monitoring, it can be realized by the combination of intelligent street lights and high-definition cameras. Through the communication between the RFID chip installed in the public facilities and the nearby street light poles, the geographical location of the public facilities, the linkage with the management background, and the video capture and recording on the spot are carried out to timely release the news and the accident warning.

If the camera can upload data to the cloud platform for storage and analysis, it will provide strong video evidence during criminal tracking. In addition, building smart cities can analyze road conditions by analyzing these video data to provide drivers and travelers with more convenient information.

As smart lighting is slowly gaining popularity in urban infrastructure, as technology matures, more business spaces are beginning to notice their application value, such as large office buildings or supermarkets.

The original intention of intelligent lighting is to meet people's needs. The use of intelligent lighting systems in business buildings can reduce energy consumption, help companies save costs, and more importantly, a human-based care.

With an intelligent lighting system, the system automatically switches between various operating states depending on the situation. For example, in the morning, when the light is abundant in the day, the system will dim or turn off the light; in the window area, the system will intelligently use the outdoor natural light.

Similarly, when the weather is fine, the indoor lights will be automatically dimmed; when the weather is dark, the indoor lights will be automatically brightened; when the night falls, the system will automatically enter the evening work state, and the lights in each area will be automatically and slowly adjusted. In this way, the staff in the building can be in a comfortable light environment throughout the day.

Unlike business buildings, shopping malls want to use smart lighting to get more traffic. Undoubtedly, good lighting can create a warm and comfortable environment that affects customers' shopping mood. However, it is not enough to rely solely on lighting. Linking intelligent lighting systems to other systems, such as indoor environmental conditioning systems, to work together to improve the environment of the mall can really make a difference. For example, when the traffic volume of the mall increases, people will feel annoyed and sultry. At this time, by adjusting the color of the light (using a cold color tone), the temperature of the air conditioner and the temperature in the market room are adjusted to provide a better shopping experience for the customer. .

Compared with the public facilities and business areas, the application of intelligent lighting in the home is still very limited, and it can even be said that the road to home has encountered a bottleneck. In order for smart lighting to enter thousands of households, the road ahead is still very long. In order to ignite this huge market that is bound to break out, an excellent product is especially important. Because only the products that directly hit the pain points of consumers can change the user's cognition to cultivate user habits and let consumers open the market themselves.

Smart lighting products capture the eye of the consumer and there are two important points.

One is people-oriented and a good experience. Intelligence can add icing on the cake, but you can't send it in the snow. If a manufacturer who is a smart lighting device does not have a basic lighting experience, what is the use of intelligence?

In addition, most of today's smart home products, in the early stages of development, will fall into the blind pursuit of the smart word, that is, the function of blindly superimposed, the chicken ribs set out of the singularity of the singularity of the consumer, and feel that they have spent money. Therefore, in the future, intelligent lighting products with smooth operation, high efficiency, energy saving, health and comfort, and focus on visual physiology will become the mainstream. The operation is smooth, that is, there is no phenomenon that affects the user experience such as conversion jam and unstable light source during use; high-efficiency energy saving means that the lamp can save power and energy consumption through functions such as light intensity conversion and person walking out; According to the environment in which the head of the household is located, a light environment that conforms to the visual and physiological characteristics is created.

As an integral part of smart home, intelligent lighting must have artificial intelligence in order to truly become a market, and artificial intelligence can be said to be the soul of smart home. We see the clues from the strategic layout of the giants.

Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Apple, the world's four major technology companies, are actively promoting smart homes. Amazon's Echo is like the familiar "Trojan Horse". It uses wireless speakers as a cover, but it can also control your smart home products, including lights, thermostats, door locks, and rely entirely on your voice commands. Echo began to control the smart home, which started as a light bulb.

The competition in the smart home and smart speaker market has already begun, and with the official appearance of Apple HomePod, the competition has become more intense. Basically, the entire smart speaker market was opened by Amazon Echo, and then Google joined it with Google Home. Now Apple officially released HomePod on WWDC 2017, and the three main products formally formed a strong situation.

In short, the intelligent research around the human experience will become the mainstream, and will be the development direction of intelligent lighting for a long time in the future.

Summary: Although the current intelligent lighting has not yet formed a large-scale national consumer market, as long as the intelligent lighting industry adapts to the trend and keeps working hard, it can develop more excellent products that are close to the actual needs. The ingenious wisdom lighting is a better access point for smart homes, smart cities, and the Internet of Things. The enormous energy it contains will not only bring innovation to the entire lighting industry, but also have a great impact on lighting-related industries.