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Energy and emission reduction currently drives the rapid global uptake of LED. However, LED is digital friendly. Australia’ NBN is connecting more homes and businesses to fibre to the door, or light to the door or more specifically, digitised photons (data). As WiFi becomes congested, the end of the technology tunnel is light. Nothing is faster than light; and light carries more data than anything.

The Internet-of-Light will underpin the Internet-of-Everything.

Ubiquitous smart LED luminaries extends the Internet-of-Light. NASA’s satellite image of the globe is an analogy of a light-based network bathing the world in neural intelligence, sensors, actuators and smart services. Through light, every imaginable service is provided.  

Tomorrow’s luminaire is Hal 9000’s eyes (2001 Space Odyssey) and all the hopes and fears humanity summons when confronting a new frontier.

Increasingly, the fight will be over who controls digital-light space (home, office, car and beyond). The war will be fought by tech companies’ selling competing uber-operating systems. Consider your whole digital world (all the spaces and most things you use) managed by one ecosystem. Apple, for example, understands what smart luminaries mean for this future and their business: Apple talks. (Do you?)

Subtly and inevitably, your choices about products and services will be determined, less by its value and more by its compatibility with a digital ecosystem. The tech giants are well progressed with next generation ecosystems and are trialling them in homes, businesses, cars and whole communities. Is your business ready?

If you believe the greatest risk and opportunities for your business is the future, contact us. The Gillard Group is much more than just a great lighting design studio.