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But that thinking is outdated, especially when it comes to connected lighting.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.


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