Connected lighting is changing for the better

From rising construction costs to the shrinking labor force, electrical contractors’ jobs aren’t getting any easier. When you’re already juggling many challenges, keeping up with evolving technologies can feel daunting. Perhaps that’s why many contractors choose to stick with the products they’ve used forever: why reinvent the wheel, and risk introducing complexity to your projects?

But that thinking is outdated, especially when it comes to connected lighting. If your customers aren’t asking for it already, they soon will be. Tech trend analysts have forecasted that smart electrical grids and smart buildings are two of the most likely use cases for the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Connected lighting’s benefits are very real, and we’re still only scratching the surface.

Uber-connected and extremely energy-efficient “smart cities” are on the horizon; Toronto, Canada, and Greenville, S.C. are currently deep into the planning phases, with more cities set to follow suit in the coming years. IoT is integral to the infrastructure of the future, with incredible possibilities for businesses and buildings everywhere.

If your impression is that connected lighting is too impractical or complex, it’s time to take another look at the solutions available today, which can help solve contractors’ most common pain points.


Above All Lighting – Heavenly Linear High Bay

The HEAVENLY Linear High Bay is an attractive, durable and high efficient solution for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. The extruded aluminum construction enables optimal thermal control and longer system life in complex environments such as 65 ̊C ambient temperature….

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WAC Lighting- LEDme Argos

Delivered Lumens: 1525lm; CBCP: Up to 5868; 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K; CRI: 85; Power: 25W; Input: 120 VAC, 50/60Hz; ELV Dimming: 100-10%…

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Delta Light – Superloop

The Superloop family is an extensive range of slim circular and square shapes, offering a multitude of illumination options….

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Cooper Lighting Solutions – Metalux Perceive

The Perceive Specification series blends subtle styling with a proprietary optical system to create visual interest and provide comfortable illumination….

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