The digital age has led to the adoption of smart technology that facilitates today’s building management and future-proofs buildings for tomorrow’s developments. Power over Ethernet (PoE) compatible luminaires integrate with building automation systems through standard Ethernet cables that provide low voltage power and data connection. The luminaires, and other connected devices, become part of an Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem that’s highly controllable, flexible, and adaptable to the next generation of technical innovations. PoE networks are becoming a mechanism to improve overall building efficiencies and maximize energy savings in new construction or remodel projects.
Typical PoE System