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Forces of Change 2017

  • Session Number:T4 S5 P2
Thursday, March 02, 2017: 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM


Mark Lien
Industry Relations Manager
Illuminating Engineering Society
United States


Will the SSL revolution be eclipsed by our integration into the IoT?  The global lighting industry awaits the storm.  Activity in many disparate areas has not yet coalesced into a clear understanding of how lighting will integrate into future architectural environments.  Recently the President of Lighting Europe stated “if building management systems use lighting instead of the opposite approach that they will focus on energy savings but not quality of light”.  Quality of light is what our lighting community understands best, it differentiates us and adds value to the implementation of smart and connected lighting and to our role in the Internet of Things.  “Smart” technologies offer convenience but not without risk and trade-offs.  This presentation considers the forces of change we are facing and anticipates the consequences.