Harnessing the Power of IoT in Smart Lighting Solutions

Working toward a more connected future

In the rapidly advancing era of technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) stands as a transformative force, connecting devices to the Internet and revolutionising the way we interact with our surroundings.

Prolojik, a trailblazer in IoT-enabled smart lighting, offers a diverse range of products and a wealth of experience in implementing IoT solutions that are shaping the landscape of smart cities such as London and Bristol.

The IoT Revolution

At its core, the IoT encompasses devices linked to the internet directly or through gateways, often integrated with sensors and actuators facilitating communication over the vast expanse of the internet. This networking capability has the power to weave a seamless web connecting everything, from individual homes with smart lighting solutions to the intricate fabric of smart cities.

In plain English, the IoT is about turning regular things, your lighting system in this case, into smart devices that can talk to each other over the internet. Away from the world of smart lighting for a moment, imagine if your fridge could know when you’re running out of milk and it automatically tells your shopping app to add milk to your shopping list for repeat order.

Perhaps this information is also conveyed to your food calendar, which updates your upcoming dinner plans to avoid milk until after your milk delivery has arrived. It’s like making everything in your home a bit brainier, and more interconnected, so they can work together to make your daily life smoother.

An IoT lighting system is a smart setup where lights are essentially connected to the internet, allowing you to control them remotely using a smartphone or other devices. These systems often come with features like adjusting brightness, changing colours, and setting schedules, all managed through a mobile app. Additionally, some IoT lighting systems can be integrated with other smart devices, creating a seamless experience where your lights can respond to triggers like motion sensors or voice commands.

Prolojik’s Leadership in IoT-enabled Smart Lighting

Prolojik has earned a reputation in recent years for being a mould breaker in the IoT revolution in the realm of smart lighting. The company’s commitment to innovation and comprehensive product range has made it a go-to choice for those seeking cutting-edge solutions in this dynamic field.

Construction companies and MEP consultants alike are consistently turning to Prolojik to deliver a system that hits a bit differently and does things that other players in the industry cannot, all at a competitive price.

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MQTT: The Backbone of Prolojik’s IoT Integration

A cornerstone of Prolojik’s IoT strategy lies in the adept utilisation of Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT).

MQTT is like a messenger service for smart devices, allowing them to chat and share information in a simple and efficient way.

This lightweight, publish-subscribe network protocol facilitates seamless communication between devices. Originally introduced in 1999, MQTT has evolved to version 5, and Prolojik harnesses its power within various components.

Prolojik’s Indigo GN100 gateway, PN541 area controllers, and as an extension module to the Perspective supervisor for legacy system integration all leverage MQTT. This integration ensures ordered, lossless, and bi-directional connections, forming the backbone of Prolojik’s robust IoT ecosystem.

The Prolojik GN100 Edge Gateway, for example, is a Bluetooth mesh network gateway to collect and collate data from sensors and luminaires and deliver to a cloud-based UI or head-end PC for smart analytics.

API: Facilitating Seamless Data Exchange

Prolojik further enhances its IoT capabilities through the implementation of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

An API is like a menu for computer programs, providing a set of instructions that allow different applications to communicate and work together smoothly.

APIs, including SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and REST (Representational State Transfer), serve as software interfaces that enable interconnected computer systems to seamlessly share data.

This capability has proven to be a real game-changer, allowing Prolojik’s systems to communicate with third-party entities, such as building management systems, emergency management systems, and audio-visual systems. The adaptability of SOAP and REST ensures a flexible and efficient exchange of information, reinforcing Prolojik’s commitment to providing holistic IoT solutions.

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Looking to the Future

As IoT continues to evolve, Prolojik remains an innovative powerhouse in the IoT lighting space, continually pushing boundaries in smart lighting solutions. The integration of MQTT and API technologies underscores the company’s dedication to staying ahead in a rapidly changing technological landscape.

Prolojik continues to commit to its sustainability goals in the same breath, designing products that only use what is needed, re-using shells where possible and optimising sustainable practices throughout the supply chain.


Prolojik’s journey into the realm of IoT-enabled smart lighting is a testament to its commitment to cutting-edge technology and sustainable solutions. With a comprehensive product range and a strategic embrace of MQTT and APIs, Prolojik is not just illuminating spaces but also lighting the way for a connected, intelligent future. As the IoT revolution unfolds, Prolojik stands ready to shape the next chapter in smart lighting and beyond.

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