New Trends In LED Lighting In 2018: What Else Besides 5G Smart Street Lights

- Jun 28, 2019-

Since 2018, the topic of 5G related technology has been continuously developed, and various circles have begun to discuss how the demand of 5G will improve the economic effects of the relevant industry supply chain.


It is understood that the international standard organization 3GPP released the first 5G standard in June of this year, which will provide high-speed, reliable and low-latency wireless communication technology, and in 2019 also known as "5G first year", facing new technologies On the advent, Internet of Things (IoT) devices are also entering the 5G generation.


According to Electronics360, as more and more street lights and commercial infrastructure become smart LED lighting, emerging technologies are also integrated into other smart city and lighting applications. The new smart lighting has the IoT connection function, and each LED lighting device has its own IP address.


According to market research firm IHS Markit, smart lighting for commercial applications continues to grow. It is expected to see $21 billion in business opportunities by 2022, much higher than the $7.2 billion in 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21%.


With the advent of 5G technology, in addition to achieving a Gigabit transmission rate per second and significantly reducing the delay, ultra-reliable low-latency communication (URLLC) services are gradually expanding the market. URLLC can promote transportation transformation, including self-driving technology and roads. Safety and public transport service system.


However, due to the penetrating power of the 5G signal, the transmission range is vulnerable to blockage, so more base stations are needed in the city to increase the coverage of the 5G network. In view of this, many network operators are looking for smart street lights as a solution for arranging urban 5G bases.


Smart Street Lights is a key project for the development of smart cities. This technology not only reduces management costs, but also provides shared power or autopilot applications.


Wang Shen, senior analyst at IHS Markit, said that China is constantly developing in the field of smart street lamps. The advantages of 5G base stations equipped with street lamps include shared power, which helps to reduce wiring costs, and the base station installation density will be higher, ensuring coverage of all corners of the city. .


At present, most of the region's smart street lights, there are micro 4G LTE base stations, can handle the huge information traffic demand, the same model will also apply to 5G networks in the future.


In the future, the 5G base station can be used as an auxiliary application for intelligent transportation, and immediately transmits traffic warnings to the driving, and provides an emergency evacuation indication by the color of the flashing lights. Smart street lights can also implement hotspot support or cloud-based autopilot.


In addition, the awareness of energy conservation and environmental protection is on the rise, 5G smart lighting devices can adjust the brightness at any time to save energy and life. Although the infrastructure and network are still under construction, it can not be completed in 2019, but the 5G smart street light is in the near future. The future will start to be activated.


In addition to 5G smart street lights, another trend in LED lighting in 2019 is to integrate smart home devices into entertainment, security surveillance and voice control products. In addition, the intelligent lighting system links the IoT platform, collects user information and processes connected lighting equipment, which is expected to drive the relevant technology industry chain.