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2020 Hindsight – The End of Energy Efficiency


10 years into LED – End of Life – What is the economic model going forward? The end of the energy efficiency model.

Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT), Smart Factory, Machine to Machine (M2M) are akin to the buzzwords associated with Smart City. What does it really mean? Is it really SCADA rebranded? And what are the benefits?

During the last 10 years we have seen significant changes to industrial warehouse lighting where the economic benefit  for replacing old 400 watt Mercury and Metal Halide Highbays has seen the rapid deployment of low cost LED Highbays. As we approach 2020 we are approaching the end of life for those early LED deployments and with the energy efficiency modelling harder to justify, what will be the economic model for these replacements? Is there an economic model for a Smart Factory?

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