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Smart Lighting Markets-2014; V2. Products, Companies and Technologies

NanoMarkets has been covering the smart lighting market for four years and has acquired an understanding of the key markets, technologies and companies in this rapidly expanding business.  This year, NanoMarkets has decided to cover this interesting sector in two volumes. Volume I is devoted to an analysis of smart lighting markets and covering the basic drivers and economics of the smart lighting business.  Volume II provides coverage of the leading companies, products and technologies that play in the smart lighting market place.
Together both volumes identify where and how the new business for smart lighting systems will appear over the next eight years as the developed world replaces its lighting infrastructure with solid-state lighting (SSL), especially LEDs.
While many smart lighting systems can control compact fluorescent lights (CFLs), there is little doubt that the smart lighting products of the future will primarily intended for LED control.  This is not just because LEDs are the “lighting of the future,” but also because they potentially permit very high levels of control compared with previous generations of lighting.  With this in mind, this report examines how the latest control and sensor technologies will impact the development of future smart lighting products.
Many existing smart lighting systems are intended primarily to add to LEDs’ already impressive energy efficiency.  This makes strategic sense given current concerns about rising real energy prices.  However, NanoMarkets believes that with the market becoming crowded, suppliers of smart lighting systems will need to find new ways to differentiate themselves in the market, either by (1) exploring new end user markets such as street lighting or auto lighting, or (2) adding new functionality such as health and mood lighting or even visible light communications (VLC). The latest lighting research indicates that smart lighting can also lead to improved health and mood, while newer technology is showing the way to using smart lighting systems for air quality monitoring and even the delivery of information services. 
While smart lighting systems have evolved as standalone products, NanoMarkets notes that, in this Internet-of-Things era, the smart lighting business must be seen as part of a bigger picture.  In particular, in this report we discuss the opportunities that are expected to emerge as smart lighting systems increasingly interface with building and home automation products.
In this year’s reports, we have considerably extended the report coverage to include analysis beyond the energy-saving features of smart lighting to other business opportunities that the arrival of smart lighting is creating.  This is – in particular – the focus of Volume I -- But as with NanoMarkets previous report on smart lighting, our 2014 reports show how new value is being created in the lighting market by adding enhanced electronics and intelligent luminaires and how such product strategies will be able to build on the massive trend towards introducing LED lighting. 
Also included in Volume II is an analysis of the smart lighting strategies of the firms that NanoMarkets expects to see as major players in the smart lighting space.  We examine what the prospects for start-ups are in this space.  And in Volume I there is an eight-year market forecast with breakouts by type of product, end user market segment, and the regions/countries where this report will be sold.
Because of our years of coverage in this field, NanoMarkets believes that our 2014 reports provide the best information and analysis available on the current trends in the smart lighting sector.  We include a detailed eight-year forecast with breakouts by functionality and type of end user, as well as analyses of product/market strategies being deployed by leading firms in the smart lighting space.  We believe that these reports will prove of value to executives throughout the lighting, semiconductor, sensor and networking industries.
Executive Summary    
E.1 Emerging Opportunities in Smart Lighting    
E.1.1 The Traditional Lighting Industry and the Smart Lighting Industry    
E.1.2 The Need for Business Ecosystems for Smart Lighting    
E.1.3 Smart Mood Lighting:  Next or Never    
E.1.4 Smart Lighting from the Semiconductor Industry Perspective    
E.1.5 Networking and Building Automation Opportunities    
E.2 Current Challenges in the Smart Lighting Business    
E.2.1 Interoperability    
E.2.2 Up-Front System Cost    
E.3 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Smart Lighting Markets    
Chapter One: Introduction    
1.1 Background to this Report    
1.1.1 LED Adoption Driving Changes in Smart Lighting    
1.1.2 New Regulations and Guidelines Affect Lighting    
1.1.3 Evolving Market Strategies in the Smart Lighting Space    
1.2 Objectives and Scope of this Report    
1.3 Methodology of this Report    
1.4 Plan of this Report  
Chapter Two: Smart Lighting System Product and Technology Evolution    
2.1 Smart Ballasts and Beyond    
2.2 Sensor Technology Developments Impacting Smart Lighting    
2.2.1 Occupancy Sensing    
2.2.2 Daylight Sensing    
2.3 Smart Health and Mood Lighting    
2.3.1 Color Tuning and the Need for Dynamic Mood and Health Lighting     
2.3.2 Concerns About Safety and Implementation    
2.4 Visible Light Communications    
2.5 Smart Lighting Controllers    
2.5.1 Evolution of Controller Technology Innovations Impacting Smart Lighting    
2.5.2 Current and Future Types of Controllers for Smart Lighting Systems    
2.6 Chips: LED Drivers for Smart Lighting    
2.6.1 Improved Dimming and Color Control    
2.6.2 Chips to Add Touch Functionality    
2.7 Smart Lighting Systems Software     
2.7.1 Features of Smart Lighting Software in Buildings    
2.7.2 Software for Outdoor Lighting    
2.7.3 Luminaire-level Control    
2.8 Networking and Interface Evolution for Smart Lighting Systems    
2.8.1 Internet Gateways for Smart Lighting    
2.8.2 Protocols for Wired Systems    
2.8.3 Interfaces to Building Automation Systems    
2.8.4 Ethernet Connectivity for Smart Lighting Systems    
2.8.5 Wireless Connectivity for Smart Lighting Systems    
2.9 Smart Lighting in the Context of the Internet-of-Things    
2.9.1 IPv6 for Smart Lighting Systems    
2.10 Smart Lighting and Smart Grids:  Demand Response    
2.11 Smart Lighting and Smart Windows    
2.12 Key Points from this Chapter  
Chapter Three: Profiles of Smart Lighting Companies and Related Firms    
3.1 Large Lighting Companies    
3.1.1 Acuity Brands (U.S.)    
3.1.2 GE (U.S.)    
3.1.3 Osram (Germany)    
3.1.4 Philips (Netherlands)    
3.1.5 Zumtobel Group (Austria)    
3.2 Lighting Control Systems Firms    
3.2.1 CommScope/Redwood Systems (U.S.)    
3.2.2 Control4 (U.S.)    
3.2.3 Daintree Networks (U.S.)    
3.2.4 Digital Lumens (U.S.)    
3.2.5 Enlighted (U.S.)    
3.2.6 GreenWave Reality (U.S.)    
3.2.7 Lutron (U.S.)    
3.2.8 Streetlight.Vision    
3.3 Building Automation Manufacturers    
3.3.1 Honeywell
3.3.2 Johnson Controls    
3.3.3 Trane    
3.4 LED Chip Makers    
3.4.1 Marvell    
3.4.2 NXP Semiconductors    
3.4.3 STMicroelectronics (Switzerland)    
3.4.4 Other Chip Makers    
3.5 University-Based Lighting Centers    
3.5.1 California Lighting Technology Center    
3.5.2 Smart Lighting Engineering Research Center    
3.6 Key Points from This Chapter    
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used In this Report    
About the Authors 
List of Exhibits
Exhibit E-1:  Eight-Year Forecasts of Smart Lighting Revenues by Application
($ Millions)    
Exhibit 3-1: Members of Connected Lighting Alliance    
Exhibit 3-2: Semiconductor Companies Involved in Smart Lighting    

NanoMarkets Publishes New Report on Smart Lighting Products, Companies and Technologies

Glen Allen, Virginia: A new report, “Smart Lighting Markets 2014 Volume II: Products, Companies and Technologies,” has just been published by NanoMarkets.  This report details the key product/market strategies and trends in the smart lighting space, pinpointing where leading firms are seeing the most profitable opportunities. The other volume in this series will be published in May 2014 and will provide in-depth analysis of the markets for smart lighting including granular eight-year forecasts.

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About the report:

NanoMarkets has been covering the smart lighting market for four years and has acquired an understanding of the key applications, technologies and companies in this rapidly expanding business.  This year, we have considerably extended the report coverage to include analysis beyond energy-savings smart lighting.  In particular, we have fully analyzed the emerging markets for smart mood and health lighting and the budding market for visible light communications.  The applications areas covered in this report comprise: residential buildings, commercial and industrial buildings, government and public buildings, streetlights and other outdoor lighting, and transportation. The report also focuses on how smart lighting products and firms will evolve in the Internet-of-Things (IoT) era.

Companies discussed in this report include Acuity Brands, CommScope, Control4, Daintree, Digital Lumens, Eastfield, GE, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, Leedarson, Lutron, Marvell, NXP, Osram, GE, LG, Philips, Redwood, STMicroelectronics, Synergy, Trane and Zonoff 

Because of our years of coverage in this field, NanoMarkets believes that our 2014 reports provide the best information and analysis available on the current trends in the smart lighting sector.  We believe that these reports will prove of value to executives throughout the lighting, semiconductor, sensor and networking industries. 

From the report:

As NanoMarkets has been predicting for some time, the next big thing in smart lighting is mood lighting.  For example, Osram is developing dynamic lighting systems that provide an “indoor sky” effect, with bluer tones in the morning and redder light in the evening.  And Philips recently launched a connected lighting system where every cubicle in an office building will have its own sensors, providing workers with control over their own light and temperature settings using their smart phones. Mood lighting appears to have considerable potential in homes and hospitals.  However, while there is considerable evidence that lighting can change mood and behavior, there are skeptics – including some in the medical community – who think that smart mood lighting will turn out to be a fad.  Pricing is also an issue – benefits such as improved worker productivity or better outcomes for patients are harder to quantify than energy efficiency. 

Smart lighting vendors will increasingly provide interconnections to building automation systems (BAS) and other networks.  Such developments have been lacking for some time, but both BAS and smart lighting firms now see them as an opportunity in the IoT era.  A good example of the current direction that smart lighting firms are taking their products is Daintree’s  “Enterprise Internet of Things” approach which will integrate smart lighting with HVAC control and even incorporates sensing of environmental air quality and humidity.

The mainstream suppliers of BAS have been wary of providing lighting management capability, but this is changing. Honeywell has partnered with Control4 to integrate Honeywell’s security systems with Control4’s home automation systems. Trane has partnered with GE to integrate GE’s Modular Lighting Control Solution into Trane’s BAS. 

NanoMarkets also believes that some firms will be able to gain advantages in the smart lighting market by creating proprietary networking features on their products. One example is NXP’s JenNet network which is an enhanced version of an IEEE open standard.  Another is the Z-Wave protocol sponsored by Zensys.  However, NanoMarkets cautions that– like most innovations based on IT – smart lighting strategies based on networking tend to be short-lived because they are easily copied.  Generally such inventions also need a strong branding campaign to make them work for any extended period of time 

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in lighting, energy and electronics markets created by developments in advanced materials. The firm has published many reports on lighting including smart lighting and OLED lighting.
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Robert Nolan
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posted Apr 23, 2014

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