Smart Lighting Market To Increase $20.98 Billion By 2023


The smart lighting market’s worth it going to grow to $20.98 billion by the year 2023 according to a report by MarketsandMarkets.

The growth comes as a result of the modernization and development of the smart lighting infrastructure to transform cities into smart cities, along with the reduced cost of LED’s, and the need for low-cost energy systems.

With growing interest in smart lights for use in cities, services will play a major role before and after installation of these smart lighting systems. Installation services, monitoring services, and more will be involved with the upkeep of these systems, while also reducing the cost of energy within the city.

Indoor usage will hold a larger share of the growth in smart light usage, with businesses, residential and office settings adopting the lighting solutions at a quick pace.

Offices will use these lights to better optimize energy costs by turning off lights when they’re not being used, wirelessly, or reducing the level of light to match the needs of each office or room.

The largest adopter of smart lighting solutions is in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) with increased construction leading to the installation of smart lighting solutions.

The report says that rising government expenditure is largely the reason for the increase in installation of smart lighting, with increased adoption rates due to a need for energy-efficient solutions for public infrastructures.



1 Million Redwoods Project Takes Root

With a whopping 106 percent of its goal funded on Kickstarter, The 1 Million Redwoods Project is now ready and able to begin.

This project was started in 2014 and has been in the works since. The project revolves around a 500-acre nursery/research forest in Northern California.

It is at this nursery, the team behind 1 Million Redwoods Project, well, aims to grow 1 Million Redwoods, and more.

After three years of research and observation of the wildlife, streams, weather, and habits of the local plants, Ayana and March Young, founding members of the project finalized the design for the nursery.

The nursery already contains three large catchment ponds for irrigation, linked to a swale that recharges groundwater.

Together with a special potting soil made from composted sawdust from local lumber mills and primary forest soil and biochar, it will provide nutrients and immunity to the first 1 million redwoods.

The team hopes to extend their work out of their bioregion, as they work to popularize techniques and discoveries from their project through podcasts and radio shows, research papers, webinars, and more.

The Kickstarter will help fund basic materials for the nursery.

The 1 Million Redwoods Project is the product of For The Wild, an environmentally-beneficial organization dedicated to the protection and rehabilitation of temperate rainforests of Cascadia, from Northern California to Southern Alaska.