Intelligent LED fixtures provide considerable energy savings and rapid return on IIoT investments, making them a favorable choice in smart building technology. It is well known that simple LEDs reduce energy consumption and emit far superior light compared to fluorescent and other legacy technologies, fueling a massive migration to LEDs, however, the real transformation in lighting technology isn’t limited to the illumination source.

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Besides providing significant energy savings, intelligent LEDs can track facility occupancy trends and anomalies, gather equipment usage data and inform decisions on where to put inventory and storage units based on foot traffic patterns.

How do sensor-generated insights contribute to running a more efficient business? Employee or customer occupancy trends help with decisions about lighting and power usage settings in high-traffic and low-traffic areas. These adjustments reduce energy costs and waste. Anomalies found in data insights can signal potential problems such as a machine running in overdrive due to a malfunction. Smart building systems built on the foundation of intelligent LEDs track and verify equipment usage data. The usage insights allow operations and facility managers to calculate more accurate machinery life cycles. With the usage data, new equipment isn’t bought on a hunch but instead purchased when the data insights recommend it.

On top of increased energy savings, a smart building system built on the foundation of intelligent LED lighting provides management with deep understanding on how to improve current processes.

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Anomalies found in data insights can signal potential problems such as a machine running in overdrive due to a malfunction

In addition to lighting, establishment-wide monitoring technology alerts facility managers to costly environmental issues and interferences with production processes. Food and beverage manufacturers, and cold storage facilities must comply with strict regulatory standards to avoid product contamination, costly recalls and damage to their brand and reputation. With monitoring applications like SiteWorx Sense, managers are able to track a facility’s data readings 24 hours a day. Data readings can signal a problem, allowing facility managers to proactively inspect the issue before it becomes a full-blown repair or maintenance project.

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Preventing a facility problem can save an organization a lot in lost product, production time and expenditures for repairs..

Issues like cold storage freezers dropping below the required temperature, a rise in humidity wreaking havoc with moving skids and pallets, and pipes bursting in an auxiliary room are all detectable with monitoring technology. Preventing a facility problem can save an organization a lot in lost product, production time and expenditures for repairs.

This blog post is excerpted from the white paper, “How the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Can Improve Your Business Operations,” which can be downloaded in full through the button below.

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