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Adding more Smarts to Smart Wireless Lighting

Wireless Lighting. Smart lighting. These are phrases that are starting to reach market, at least among early adopters. To some it sounds like the obvious next thing. To others it sounds like techies making simple things complicated.  It’s certainly a new and growing trend, with several start-up companies and projects in the area, and some major electronics companies joining the fray.
“Wireless lighting” refers to systems in which individual bulbs can be controlled wirelessly. “Smart lighting” refers to systems in which individual bulbs can be controlled intelligently by a computerized control unit. In many systems the two are combined, with a computer controlling the light bulbs intelligently and wirelessly, and the terms are often used interchangeably.
Is smart wireless lighting the wave of the future, or a silly use of technology for no good purpose?
Looking at some of the start-ups in the area gives credence to the cynics. One project, for example, promotes the ability to adjust …