Smart LED controller is mainly used for lighting energy-saving control, which uses LoRa/NB IoT communication. LED Controller can be used for dimmable LED drive power or dimmable electronic ballast to provide remote switching and dimming control to achieve intelligent control of lighting equipment，such as smart lighting switch, light dimmer, wireless light switch and etc.
LED light controller has the functions of light brightness intensity adjustment, on/off, timing control, scene setting, etc., and achieves safety, energy saving, comfort, and efficiency.
The development of a smart LED controller
The development of the Smart LED controller industry has experienced the growth of the early stage of the scale and the high-speed development period with the transformation of the operation mode of home appliances. It is now in the industrial upgrading period under the background of “Internet of Everything.”
Since 2011, the appliance manufacturing industry has entered a phase of change from single, smart home appliances to connected ones. The expansion and upgrading of downstream application scenarios have led to the further development of the smart LED controller industry. The intelligent LED controller is in the key period of the intelligent upgrade, gradually realizing the change from traditional mechanical operation to electronic and intelligent operation upgrade.
Smart LED lighting controller covers a diversity of products, different products, application scenarios, working environments, functions, and intelligence levels vary, and the structure of the corresponding controller also has a large difference. Hence, the industry has a highly customized characteristic for specific customer needs. In terms of business model, we will purchase the related raw materials, arrange production according to the customers’ specific orders, and deliver the products after completion.
With the continuous improvement of smart LED control technology and the long-term accumulation of enterprise R & D experience, some manufacturers take the initiative to participate in the customer’s new product development work by using their technical advantages and jointly researching and developing new products with customers.
As a whole, equipment with high technical content of the core parts and 12V LED controller needs to be directed according to the specific categories of the corresponding terminal equipment, application areas, and functional models for research, development, and production. The industry operation characteristics of sales-based production determine the close contact between intelligent controller manufacturers and downstream terminal equipment customers and thus evolved to ODM, OEM, and JDM as the representative of the production and operation model.
The popularity of LED lighting controllers
In recent years, with the popularization of IoT technology, the application area of LED lighting controllers further broadens and deepens, the speed of end product iteration accelerates, and the requirements for experience and technology become higher and higher, which drives the transformation of enterprises in the industry to ODM/JDM. In addition, the technology related to intelligent LED controllers is also constantly enriched and deepened development, with outstanding technical strength and high-end manufacturing capabilities of the controller manufacturers beginning to break the conventional one-way receiving, supporting the passive service model of research and development.
Firstly, actively participate in product design and joint development downstream machine customers.
Secondly, relying on technical breakthroughs in subdivision control, independent innovation, and reverse promotes downstream terminal equipment enterprises.
Thirdly, by relying on technological breakthroughs and independent innovation in niche control fields, we can reverse the upgrading, innovation, and diversification of product lines of downstream terminal equipment enterprises and transform to ODM and JDM business models with stronger initiative and higher added value to further increase the profit level of the industry.
AIoT era, is a huge opportunity for the Smart LED controller industry
AIoT, or Intelligent Internet of Things, refers to the integration of AI (artificial intelligence) technology and IoT (Internet of Things) technology and its application in practice through the Internet of Things to generate and collect data from different dimensions, massive data stored in the cloud, edge, and then through big data analysis, as well as higher forms of artificial intelligence, to achieve the data of everything and the wisdom of everything.
According to Ariadne Consulting data, the global AIoT market size was about 380 billion yuan in 2019 and is expected to achieve rapid growth in the future, reaching 750 billion yuan by 2022, becoming an effective channel for intelligent upgrading of major traditional industries.
AIoT the era, the number of intelligent end connections soared and is expected to drive a significant increase in the use of intelligent LED controllers. The Internet era mainly solves the interconnection between people and people, and people can interact through the Internet.
The Internet of Things (IoT) mainly provides a way to connect things to things. The interaction of things brings new growth opportunities for both consumer and industrial industries, with the number of end connections achieving huge growth. According to the IoT Analytics forecast, the number of global IoT connections will increase from 11.70 billion to 30.90 billion from 2020-2025, with a compound growth rate of 21.4%.
Smart home application scenarios continue to broaden
IoT drives smart home appliance penetration, and the smart home market scale is expected to expand rapidly. With the acceleration of the 5G landing process and AIoT promotion, smart home product categories are constantly enriched, the market segmentation scale accelerates expansion, home appliance intelligence is effective, and the smart home penetration rate increases rapidly.
According to Strategy Analytics, the number of global smart home users will be about 280 million in 2020 and is expected to reach 402 million by 2025; global consumer spending on smart home-related hardware, services, and installation costs will be about $86 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $173 billion by 2025, with a compound growth rate of about 15% from 2020 to 2025. The compound growth rate for 2020-2025 is about 15%.
Development trend of smart LED controller
In the 5G era, intelligent LED controllers are moving in the direction of intelligence, and the pace of updates and iterations is accelerating. 5G era, the rise of the wave of intelligence, cloud computing, big data, and the rapid development of Internet of Things applications, intelligent controllers as a basic object to achieve the Internet of everything began to penetrate all aspects of life and work, making the Internet of everything possible.
Benefiting from the increasingly robust downstream customer demand, home appliance, automotive and industrial equipment enterprises continue to launch all kinds of intelligent products, and the update iteration time is greatly shortened. The continuous development of intelligent terminals effectively accelerates the intelligent controller in the intelligent direction and accelerates the pace of smart LED controller updates and iterations.