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LightFair International 2019 Day 2

By Ryan Iversen on 05/25/2019

 

LightFair International 2019 Day 2


LFI continues strongly into its second day as many were excited to see what exhibitors had to offer that they didn’t get to see the first day. Day 2 featured forums with one being IoT & Connected Lighting with the other being Light & Health. Many speakers were there for both forums as attendees when they learned how many LED lighting companies were spending R&D money on.



As it looks right now, the future of LED lighting products might very well lie in connected lighting systems. As it was discussed in the IoT & Connected Lighting forum, these connected systems’ individual luminaires become points of intelligence that can share information gathered on occupancy, activity patterns, temperature or humidity changes and even daylight levels. It also has the added benefit of integrating wireless communications into the lighting network.


In this forum, speakers addressed design guides, field studies, establishing reliable IT networks through smart lighting infrastructure and the use of visible light through LiFi to carry data and information back and forth. LiFi is a wireless communication technology that uses infrared and visible light for high speed data communication. The speakers also addressed smart street lights and how to create a master plan for connected cities.



With recent studies and findings, how LEDs impact our health has been a talking point for everyone who is invested in LED lighting’s mind. As with the theme of this year’s LFI, the second forum, Light & Health, was held on Day 2 as well. This forum’s speakers discussed the non-visual effects of light on humans as well as addressing if cones, a key component in eyes along with rods, played a larger role in circadian responses.


Also at this forum where speakers addressing other topics about how light interacts with human physiology. Optimizing human physiology through tunable lighting, whether tunable lighting for health is a fad or the future, new recommendations for circadian entrainment and the WELL building standard provisions using daylighting and controls were also addressed at this forum. This forum culminated with an exploration of non-visual effects of lighting for educational facilities.



With Day 2 wrapped up, the final day of FLI is approaching. We will be covering that soon so you don’t have to wait long as we will be recapping those events soon.




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