Smart lighting creates safer workplaces with social distancing data

July 21, 2020

The following article was published on LEDs Magazine. View the original article here. 

Here we are mid-2020, in a situation none of us wanted or expected. We are in the midst of a global pandemic with more than 400,000 deaths and growing. Essential workers continue faithfully helping the world at their workplaces while many of us work from home. As restrictions are lifted, the questions grow more urgent: How can we return to the workplace safely and not add to the grim total? And what does the new normal look like once better days arrive?

The (smart) lighting sector can illuminate the way. For years, lighting and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) systems have been playing a synergistic role. Ubiquitous LED fixtures provide power and the perfect location for IoT smart sensors. In turn, the sensors make each light individually intelligent, bringing tremendous programmability and energy savings benefits.

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