Calon have been featured in the November Issue of A1 Lighting magazine, discussing what the major trends have been in 2016 and what we expect to continue throughout 2017. Read the article below or subscribe to receive a monthly copy of A1 Lighting magazine by clicking here.
Calon view Power over Ethernet technology and the Internet of Things as important technological advancements that have shaped the lighting industry this year.
PoE technology combines power and control over a single cable, allowing lighting and other building systems to be linked efficiently as well as linking these to cloud devices for enhanced features. PoE lighting systems allow building infrastructure to be streamlined and more efficient whilst providing cost savings, ease in installation and greater flexibility.
The integration of intelligence into lighting has given building owners and end users the opportunity to use lighting as more than just a commodity. Over time, the internet of things will allow lighting to become a service that adds value and intelligence for the benefit of all. The shift towards IoT can be seen with the developments in setup, commissioning and maintenance being made available from PCs, tablets and smart phones.
As a forward thinking company, Calon have embraced these advancements as part of their new product ranges, which have recently been introduced to the market. The new SmartBridge™
DALI lighting controllers feature native BACnet for seamless integration with building management systems, as well as web-based setup to make commissioning easy via a PC, tablet or smart phone. There is even a PoE version!