This 2021 report by the Siemon Company examines the ability to integrate a digital lighting system with an existing emergency alert system. A case study focusing on the Evendale Fire Department located in Cincinnati, Ohio, is provided. In the case study, it was possible to program the lights in the bunk room to gradually illuminate and wake the firefighters more gently when calls came. The benefits included more efficient response times and improved cognitive functioning, a more aesthetically-pleasing environment, and cost savings from less energy consumption and maintenance. The report suggests that PoE lighting is rapidly gaining traction in the commercial construction industry and the market is expected to continue growing in the years to come.
Keywords: Data Networking, Employee Productivity, Fire/Life Safety, Intelligent Building, Large Building Controls/Automation, Lighting Systems/Controls

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