Bluetooth Mesh for lighting and beyond - lessons learned from first real-life implementations

Bluetooth mesh became a globally unified networking standard a year ago, introducing multiple unique communication concepts that were designed specifically to support professional lighting applications. And the industry has already noticed how significant its potential is. First lighting devices based on the Bluetooth mesh standard are already on store shelves, with many more on their way to the market. With these globally interoperable lighting products, we can finally start building large-scale connected lighting networks that deliver wire-like reliability. This paves the way for truly smart and efficient buildings where mesh networks provide much more than lighting control capabilities.

As a pioneer in Bluetooth mesh networking and an important contributor to the Bluetooth mesh specification, Silvair was involved in a number of breakthrough smart lighting implementations based on this new global communication standard. Supporting advanced lighting control strategies, such as occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting, these installations proved that Bluetooth mesh is capable of ensuring full scalability and unmatched reliability even in the most sophisticated lighting control scenarios. On top of it all, Bluetooth mesh networks can be used to deliver multiple value-added IoT services.

In my presentation, based on actual case studies, I will explain what is needed to set up a Bluetooth mesh lighting network. I will outline the most important features of this technology from the perspective of lighting applications, and tell about the performance of the very first Bluetooth mesh systems that were set up in cooperation with our partners. I will describe the changes that have taken place in the lighting industry since the adoption of the Bluetooth mesh specification, and discuss the outlook for this exciting wireless technology in the context of the building automation industry.

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Speaker

Rafal Han, CEO and Co-Founder at Silvair

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Rafał Han - CEO and a co-founder of Silvair, a company providing an interoperable wireless lighting control solution based on the Bluetooth mesh networking standard. An experienced entrepreneur, investor and advisor specializing in cutting-edge technologies. A dedicated evangelist of smart building innovations and a frequent speaker at numerous trade fairs and conferences across the globe, for example, Strategies in Light, Code Europe, Impact CEE. Previously a co-founder of many successful technology startups such as Estimote.Rafał Han - CEO and a co-founder of Silvair, a company providing an interoperable wireless lighting control solution based on the Bluetooth mesh networking standard. An experienced entrepreneur, investor and advisor specializing in cutting-edge technologies. A dedicated evangelist of smart building innovations and a frequent speaker at numerous trade fairs and conferences across the globe, for example, Strategies in Light, Code Europe, Impact CEE. Previously a co-founder of many successful technology startups such as Estimote.