PoE technology for LED lighting -benefits beyond efficiency
LED-based lighting is now a mainstream technology, replacing incandescent, halogen,
and compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) in commercial, industrial, and residential use.
The benefits of LEDs are well documented and include a longer operational life,
higher energy efficiency, and tiny size for small-form-factor fixtures.
Given their longer life, LEDs lower the access/safety risks and high labor costs of
replacing a hard-to-reach lamp. LEDs also costs less to operate. The brightness of the
light emitted by a 10W LED lamp is roughly equivalent to a 60W incandescent bulb.
PoE technology wins when you add the advanced benefits
of networking the lights using the Ethernet local area network (LAN)