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Connected Lighting 101

The Internet of Things (IoT) is reshaping the lighting market.

The earliest version of “smart lighting” offered little more than sophisticated on/off and dimming control in a market dominated by companies like Lutron, Leviton, Legrand and a few others. The lighting market has evolved to the point where if a facility upgrades its lighting to LED, adding sophisticated controls after the LED installation only generates marginal incremental energy savings. Once LEDs save 70% of the energy consumed by the lamps they replaced, the ROI on investing

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