ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC. (Los Angeles, CA)
What is a Patent for Automated design and fulfillment, deployment and operation platform for lighting fixtures.
This disclosure pertains to the field of lighting particularly an automated platform that includes machines learning and automation features that allow for the design, fulfillment installation, deployment and operation of a lighting system.
Lighting design is often a key component for the success of any interior or architectural design plan. Lighting design plays numerous important roles in a space. It could render (or not render) colors of fabrics, walls, and furniture. This could trigger emotions in the people who inhabit the room and also create biological effects. In addition, it could serve as fixtures to blend with other fixtures to create an aesthetic design. However, current workflows for designing lighting can be significantly ineffective. The lighting industry is highly fragmented, with thousands of fixtures and illumination sources provided by numerous manufacturers. Information about lighting products can often be inaccurate, incomplete or not available in a lot of cases. Search engines can offer some information, for instance, information about a fixture’s technical attributes however they do not offer comprehensive information on lighting fixtures. For example, IES files provide basic details about the number of the lumens that a fixture emits over a large area. As a result, most designers of lightinginstallations need to use physical samples of a lighting product to determine its properties and evaluate its suitability for a given installation. Lighting fixtures tend to be collected in “sample closets” maintained by designers, salesrepresentatives, and distributors, to which designers travel in order to characterize a lighting fixture in person. This process can take weeks or days for a large lighting installation however, even in that the case, it can produce suboptimal results, becausecomparisons between products aren’t scientific and designers may unaware of products that are more suitable for the needs of a given installation. The need is for lighting designs that are fundamentally different from one another. workflows.
Meanwhile, lighting products and the environments within which they operate are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Lighting fixtures are often configured to operate in conjunction with the Internet of Things (IoT), so that they can be connected to networks that allow communication with remote systems (such as cloud-based systems) and can be controlled remotely, communicate with each other as well as with other IoT devices within the same space (such as thermostats and beacons) and function with some degree of autonomy. However,due to the fragmented nature of the market for lighting and the lack of expertise among the majority of designers, most lighting installations are not able to make the most of this increased technological intelligence. There is an urgent need for lighting systems as well as methods that allow designers to be able to interact with the owners and occupants. This includes tenants and customers of designers, builders, tenants and workers.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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