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What's the Next Network? The Lighting All Around You (Op-Ed)

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Hugh Martin is chairman and chief executive officer of Sensity Systems. He has a 35-year track record leading technology companies, ventures and businesses. In 2011, he was named CEO for Fortune magazine's "Executive Dream Team: The startup edition." Martin created the vision for the light sensory network and for Sensity Systems, which capitalizes on conversions to LED lighting to create high-speed, sensor-base, multiservice, open networking platforms.  This Op-Ed is part of a series provided by the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers, class of 2015. Martin contributed this article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights

The next time you drive past a street light or walk under a light pole as you cross a parking lot to your car, take a moment to ponder this: that same lighting fixture illuminating your path might someday also keep you safer, guide you to where you're headed, lead you to an open parking space, and even make your business more profitable and your customers more loyal.

Worldwide, owners of outdoor lighting are replacing high-pressure sodium or fluorescent lamps with light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires , primarily to save on energy costs and usage. What many people don't realize is that when you upgrade to LED lighting, you're essentially putting a solid-state digital device — i.e., the same technology powering every computing and communications device in the world — into every light fixture.

Source: LiveScience.Com

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