As a leading global manufacturer of low-voltage copper and fiber optic cabling systems, Siemon understands that high-performance cables and connectivity play an important role in supporting today’s digital lighting applications and the delivery of PoE to lighting fixtures and devices.
Advancements in light-emitting diode (LED) and IP-based technology, combined with the need to save energy, has given rise to the rapid adoption of commercial digital lighting applications with LED lighting fixtures that can be controlled and monitored over Ethernet-based networks and remotely powered using Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology. These advanced PoE lighting applications rely on a well-designed structured cabling infrastructure, electronics and software connecting and communicating with IP-based fixtures, nodes, dimmers, a host of sensors and controllers to deliver maximum performance, comfort and energy savings.
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PoE lighting is a key IoT enabler as a ubiquitous platform for advanced sensor technology & data collection throughout a building.
Why PoE Lighting?
While the energy savings, health benefits and longevity of LED lighting technology are undisputable, connecting and powering lighting systems over IP-based networks using PoE technology provides additional cost saving benefits. The deployment of a PoE network connection costs approximately 75% less than a traditional electrical installation to support lighting. Due to the sheer number of lights in a commercial building, PoE lighting therefore delivers significant cost savings over traditional AC lighting implementations with an estimated typical CAPEX savings of USD $19.40 per square meter (USD $1.80 per square foot).
The integration of low-voltage applications is happening as part of the intelligent building movement, and PoE lighting is converging over an IP-based platform along with Wi-Fi, AV, security, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and building automation systems. Siemon’s ConvergeIT Intelligent Building Solutions includes Digital Building Architecture that supports the design, installation and administration of integrated systems and Digital Building Delivery that ensures a robust, scalable standards-compliant infrastructure, from construction planning through implementation and delivery - Learn more>>>