Commercial connected lighting systems are becoming the central nervous system for buildings, providing building managers with advanced control while helping to drive additional savings and efficiencies. These systems also establish a platform that enables advanced building services, such as indoor navigation and asset tracking.
According to the 2021 Bluetooth® Market Update, commercial connected lighting is gaining mainstream traction as the proliferation of LEDs, a desire for greater energy efficiency, faster deployment capabilities, and a higher quality occupant experience are driving the demand for new commercial connected lighting solutions, and many facilities are eager to reap the cost benefits provided by these systems.
Driven in large part by commercial connected lighting, device networks is the fastest-growing Bluetooth® solution area. Analysts who contributed to the 2021 Bluetooth Market Update predict a 4.4x growth in annual shipments of Bluetooth Device Network devices from 2021 to 2025.
Once seen only within the context of the ideal, the vision of a fully scalable and reliable wireless network capable of supporting a commercial connected lighting platform is now a reality. From the real-world deployment of nearly 4,000 nodes in a 22-story office building in North America to its adoption by a global, long-established lighting control standards organization, Bluetooth mesh networking has proven itself as an unparalleled connected lighting solution for demanding commercial environments.