A recent Carrie Meadows article in LEDs Magazine emphasized the lighting industry’s openness to PoE lighting. The survey was conducted in Fall of 2021, by LEDs Magazine and the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY), the organizer of LEDucation.

The strongest indication of the industry’s openness to PoE was the survey response to ranking connectivity technologies from most preferred to least preferred. PoE was most likely to rank first or second, followed closely by Bluetooth and WiFi. While this response shows industry openness to PoE, another question indicated very low PoE adoption.

When asked which connectivity technologies they have specified or used for networked lighting control projects, PoE didn’t show up. While “Other” received roughly 6% of responses, these respondents cited Other as DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface); DMX; Casambi wireless offerings (which are Bluetooth Low Energy–based); Zigwave (now known as Z-Wave and typically used for wireless home automation); and Raytec API (which is networked via PoE or Internet Protocol).

While the industry’s openness to PoE Lighting is noteworthy, so is PoE’s lack of traction, to-date, among the same survey respondents. The full article is available here.