NetLED: Japan Gets Cloud-based, Smartphone-Controlled Lighting System
It is really amazing that Japanese citizens created a latest lighting technology: the cloud-based NetLED system. It is a Wi-Fi equipped fluorescent tube lamp. The 40W LED light pannel concede users to adjust the light as per their wish in a computer, smartphone, RFID-enabled device, or motion/light sensors. This wonderful device is going to launch in the month of February 2012.
Lights can be regulated individually or in groups. It can be adjusted in 10 different levels. After giving a fixed time function this device can turn on and off positions manually. Moreover, the system also helps to track energy usage in each tube in actual time. It can instinctively accumulate data over an extended period of time.
The cost of the system is based upon the number of lights you need. On the other hand you have to shield out 60,000 yen for a netLED if want to own it.A netLED router that serves as an intermediary between the installed lights and the company’s remote server. After that, each light tube is 19,800 yen (about $250) or 14,800 yen ($180 or so) for a “slave” WiFi-less tube.
Observably the system is going to use only for large scale commercial and business environments. The company says that installing 200 NetLED lights can reduce power consumption over standard non-dimming LEDs by half, saving over 200,000 yen (around $2,500) in power costs per year.
Th system can be controlled by a web browser or a free iPhone app, Android and iPad versions are coming soon. The cloud based service will provide free of charge after completing the preliminary setup cost. Via