LED lighting makes shopping easier
When walking in a shopping centre you sometimes get confused where to go, and in some instances what to buy. Well all this will be changing with the help of LED lighting which can provide locational information to help shoppers find what they are looking for.
The hybrid location-identification system uses radio frequency transmitters and overhead LED lights, developed by researchers from Penn State and Hallym University in South Korea. Mohsen Kavehrad, W.L Weiss Chair Professor of Electrical Engineering and director of the centre for information and communications technology research at Penn state says that LED lights will become the standard lighting application.
The use of LED lighting is not limited to lighting a room anymore, rather it has the potential for locational services and internet, this is something coming in the very near future.
The system would not need to transfer large amounts of data to locate items in a shopping centre or department store. Kavehard and his team envision that overhead LED light fixtures would each be assigned a location code. At the entrance, a computer which is accessible via keyboard or even your own tablet would contain a database of the all the items available. Once you enter your query, the location of those goods would appear.
This technology can evolve and present the user with a map of the store outlining where the products are located. Have you ever been in a Big W trying to find a particular item walking through the isles confused. As any new technology this will see the elimination of staff standing around as information desk’s. At least this new development will see your shopping experience more pleasant and a lot quicker, saving you time for the fun things.
The Trim Energy Team
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