The ongoing digital transformation is affecting our everyday lives and the Internet of Things (IoT) is being considered as the biggest disruptor in this digital era.  Today, smart connected devices are reshaping how we work, communicate with each other and how we interact with our environment by leveraging the power of IoT. The field of lighting is not an exception to this evolution. Apart from illuminating a space, lighting can potentially offer greater functionality thanks to the convergence of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence etc when teamed with IoT. This time, we outline the role IoT lighting can play in a connected ecosystem. Leading experts from the industry commented on how smart lighting will transform our future homes and cities. In this context, Ingmar Klaasen of Lighting Design of Things Pty Ltd explains the active roles the lighting designers can play.

Lighting design of facade plays an important role in revealing facts of a building, monument etc. Er. Chaudhary Rajneesh K. Singh of Rail Vikas Nigam Limited observes that, importance of suitable, efficient and adequate facade lighting illumination cannot be ignored as monument with suitable facade lighting can create a lively effect on historical past.

The concept of Solar Zones is a new and innovative idea for potential utilisation of renewable energy within the institution or campus premises. A cluster of innovative solar lights and benches can be conceptualised and installed that will completely transform the campuses or universities into an energy-efficient, safer and user-friendly environment. Architect-cum-Urban Planner Ashish Batra delves deeper to find out the advantages of Solar Zones.

In addition, several other topics like facade lighting, museum lighting, stage lighting and hospital lighting are discussed here in details.

In November, India will witness the lighting industry extravaganza – LED Expo Delhi 2019, which will run between 14 and 16 November at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida. Lighting India, being the media, promises to bring you an exclusive LED-special issue which will be the ready reckoner for this international event by featuring details of what lies ahead for visitors. We invite your participation in this mega issue.

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