Times & Trends: Some Bumps & Bruises in the Early Days of IoT

Times & Trends: Some Bumps & Bruises in the Early Days of IoT

IoT-enabled electrical devices are still in the early days of mainstream adoption, but some distributors and their customers have already bought into the Internet of Things.

One of the most interesting parts of my job as an EW editor has always been researching those technologies “just over the next hill” — those products that have not yet hit a point of critical mass in the marketplace where the majority of distributors are stocking them in their warehouses.

LEDs got to that point rather quickly. The technology isn’t perfect and you hear about issues with glare, concerns with inventory obsolescence, and uneven product q

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