Webinar: How to unlock IoT data with Bluetooth mesh 

A man standing in a corridor with an iPad looking at the lights
Lighting giant Osram is practising what it preaches with an extensive Bluetooth-based lighting control system at its Munich headquarters. The luminaires can generate data to assist managers with insights into the use and performance of the building.

‘WE ALWAYS overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.

‘Don’t let yourself be lulled into inaction.’

The words of tech entrepreneur Bill Gates, and any lighting executive who has lived through the LED disruption will no doubt readily concur.

The next revolution in lighting looks set to be its convergence with data, with luminaires joining the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT).

By combining sensors into lights, we can gain valuable and actionable insights into the performance of buildings.

Small wonder that lighting control and sensing have been among the most popular applications for the innovative Bluetooth mesh technology. 

At a first glance, they seem to serve different markets and devices but in real life lighting and sensing are a perfect combination. 

Luminaires, with a bird’s-eye view of every room in every building, are ideally suited to form the backbone of a connected network, delivering data to building managers and enabling the development of exciting new digital insights and services. 

In the past, clients chose light management systems primarily for energy saving, but that’s changing. 

Now we have the ability to provide power to every sensor and also collect the data out of every sensor and send it to a cloud-based system or light management system.

When sensing is combined with data analytics we can generate high value out of the data for clients.

Clearly, manufacturers cannot go it alone and everyone is the sector will come to rely on working with strong partners and robust open standards.

That’s why, to help explore the opportunities, Lux has teamed up with Bluetooth to host a special webinar on this exciting area. 

Led by Silvair’s CTO and Bluetooth SIG partner, Simon Slupik and Lux Review editor Ray Molony, the  webinar, on Thursday 22 October 2020, will be centered around Bluetooth Mesh and will explain further how the cooperation between Bluetooth SIG and DiiA enables Bluetooth technology and DALI standards to complement each other, enabling new data opportunities. 

Last but not least the event will explain how the cooperation between Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) enables Bluetooth and DALI standards to complement each other and enable new data opportunities.

  • Registration is now open for the ‘How to unlocking IoT data with Bluetooth mesh’ webinar HERE.