The lighting industry is moving forward amidst ups and downs. The suspension of social activities due to the epidemic has forced companies to return to calm and re-examine themselves.
Outdoor lighting project operation and maintenance: what are the difficulties and pain points?
On the one hand, the country advocates and encourages beautiful China, smart cities, green lighting, night tour economy, and other ideas continue to penetrate the hearts of people, landscape lighting is still an important direction to drive local economic growth and enhance people’s well-being, at the same time, landscape lighting market in the near future is still an important pillar of the lighting industry.
On the other hand, the industry’s short-term setbacks are urging the landscape lighting field to seek new and change, outdoor engineering construction dilemma is also highlighted in the epidemic, making the construction side of the operation and maintenance of large-scale projects cautiously.
Nearly 100 lighting design companies, design institutes, and related municipal units on the operation and maintenance of outdoor lighting projects pain points and solutions, through the collation of research information, we re-examine the lean canvas of engineering construction, and then find the focus of improvement, bringing new thinking and inspiration.
High-quality engineering construction is only a good start, post-operation and maintenance is the most easily ignored key. In the development process of outdoor lighting projects, post-maintenance work on the overall operation of the lighting project and the quality of the project to show its important impact, the builder needs to be in the specific project practice, combined with the maintenance needs of the work to adjust, to effectively protect the overall level and effect of post-maintenance of outdoor lighting projects.
So, what are the difficulties and pain points in the operation and maintenance of outdoor lighting projects? According to research data, the top three are high labor costs, inconsistent lamp standards, incompatible ports, and cumbersome replacement processes.
Say goodbye to the wild growth of the early development of outdoor engineering construction, after the first few rounds of market purge, the outdoor lighting industry began to enter the second half of the quality and efficiency improvement. Admittedly, the demand for talents, especially the demand for professional technical operation and maintenance personnel, is rising day by day. On the one hand, as the outdoor lighting market continues to expand, the industry is becoming more and more competitive. On the other hand, this also means that the industry is beginning to enter a phase of fine operations, and the desire of project builders to reduce costs and increase efficiency has become stronger.
In addition, with the continuous breakthroughs in technological innovation, the rapid iteration of lighting updates, technical specifications, and management norms lag behind, the standard of lighting is not uniform, the port is not compatible with the problem, but also for the operation and maintenance of the project brings greater difficulties. Monitoring system construction is fragmented, unified planning and coordination of efforts to be strengthened, different departments docking and management are not clear, also makes the maintenance and replacement process of lamps is quite cumbersome.
Of course, according to the feedback of the relevant personnel, many cities still have many problems in the operation and maintenance of the project, the lack of mature experience to draw on, the need for full cooperation and common wisdom through enterprises, governments, and builders to explore the project operation and maintenance of a mature model to promote the implementation of outdoor lighting industrialization and long-term sustainable development.
Development and innovation: pay attention to product quality and humanized process design
In the increasingly fast-paced modern city, outdoor lighting project construction is to pursue quality, bearing all the aspirations of people for a better life. In the entire operation and maintenance links, the choice of lamps and lanterns, then it is vital. In the survey, respondents generally believe that “good quality, long service life” is the primary consideration for their choice of lighting; in addition, “easy to install”, “good waterproof performance “, and so on.
74.68% of respondents said that the common problem in lamp maintenance is “control system problems”, in addition, 70.89% of respondents believe that “power supply problems”.
At present, the main mode of pure lighting has not kept pace with the development of the city, urban landscape lighting is also bound to reach a certain amount of demand on the art, interactive experience, and the direction of wisdom.
Well, outdoor landscape lighting future competition point, began to reflect in the intelligent lighting control system. The widespread use of intelligent control systems, but also for the later operation and maintenance set a larger problem. According to professionals, outdoor LED landscape lighting especially need to pay attention to waterproofing, any liquid leakage may lead to an LED drive power short circuit. Especially in subtropical countries and regions, or near the sea and water lighting projects, often suffer from thunderstorms, rain, and high temperature and humidity extreme weather test, when the lamps and lanterns have the excellent waterproof and breathable function, the outdoor LED power supply is extremely critical.
So, what are the main causes of the above common problems in the maintenance of lamps and lanterns? 92.41% of respondents believe that the “product quality”, 65.82% of respondents believe that the “installation process”, and 51.9% of respondents believe that the “waterproof performance”.
In summary, with the current development of outdoor lighting, new technologies, new technologies, new products, and new equipment to be rapidly promoted and applied at the same time, enterprises should pay more attention to product quality and humane process design, the correct grasp of the direction of industry development, rather than blindly follow the trend, similar imitation, to produce crude, homogenization of serious consequences, affecting the healthy and sustainable development of the industry.