Why PoE Lighting Matters in Pharmaceuticals R&D

Pharmaceutical R&D is responsible for a very important job: the research and development of new medicines. In order to ensure that this process goes smoothly and isn’t tainted by any outside interference, there needs to be certain technology capabilities in place, including smart lighting.Smart lighting allows you to gain control over your laboratory lighting, which can provide several significant benefits to your teams as they continue to expand on their important work. In this article, we’ll help you understand what PoE lighting is and how it can be a major contribution to your R&D teams.

What is PoE Lighting?

PoE lighting stands for Power Over Ethernet lighting. It’s a smart lighting system that uses an Ethernet cable to carry both electrical power and network data to connected devices. Ethernet lighting can then use the power of your network to give you smart lighting controls like dimming, colors, sensors, timing, and more.

PoE lighting systems allow power to be delivered to more areas without the need for an electrician to install more electrical infrastructure, which helps cut down on the downtime of your buildings and allows you to maximize on the use time of the building. It also gives each connected device a unique IP address to customize the controls on that device without advanced rewiring or additional lighting schemes needed.

Why Pharmaceuticals R&D Needs PoE Lighting

If you work in pharmaceutical R&D, you understand how important it is to optimize your time and get the most out of your hours in the lab. A PoE lighting control system can help you take advantage of technology to improve your processes and lab lighting.

Cost Savings

Having electricians come in to rewire your electrical grid to allow for more traditional lighting can be costly and time-consuming. It can potentially shut your lab down for construction and delay your research and development needs. Using PoE lighting helps you avoid this downtime and reduce the amount of up-front costs for cabling and configurations. You can also reduce the amount of money spent on new bulbs, updated light fixtures, and outages.

Energy Efficiency

Another one of the great tech capabilities of PoE lighting is the energy efficiency provided. Smart lighting optimizes lighting levels and doesn't rely on high-energy wattage in order to provide light and the other associated benefits. This cuts down on your overall energy consumption and creates a better working environment not just for your lab, but for your community as well.

Longer Operating Lifespan

The use of an Ethernet cord means that your PoE lighting devices aren’t reliant on your connected Wi-Fi system, which could be unstable, or the power system, which can also experience outages. This, combined with the fact that smart lighting like PoE lighting has a much longer lifespan, gives you more value for your investment and increases the operating lifespan for each device in your lab.

Advanced Analytics

PoE lighting does more than power your connected devices and give light to your lab. It can also help you uncover information about your laboratory. By gathering data and using advanced analytics, your PoE lighting can help you learn more about your lab, such as which hours are using the most energy, how often your devices are in use, and who is using them. This can be used to help you make data-driven decisions in the future.

Occupancy Sensing

Smart lighting can sense how many people are in a room and adjust the lighting accordingly. This helps you continue to save money on operating costs and reduces the amount of light waste that large overhead lights often produce. It also helps you eliminate the need to remember to turn on or off lights, as they adjust themselves as needed.

Scheduling Capabilities

You can schedule specific light timings for your PoE technology, which is a great time saver in the lab. You can automatically schedule your lights to come on at a certain time each day, or even program them for specific lighting sequences that might be needed for a project being completed in the lab that day.

Discover the Power of PoE Lighting with Commercial Technology

At Commercial Technology, we understand the need that people in the pharmaceutical industry have in regard to their lab controls and lighting. That’s why we provide essential PoE and property technology solutions that help you gain control over your systems and optimize your time. To learn more, book a free consultation with us today and see how Commercial Technology can take you to the next level of connectivity.

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