With its high potential for energy savings and long lifetime, LED lighting is now the top choice for the majority of lighting applications. Moreover, it’s becoming smarter and more human-centric. Some companies are even going above and beyond human-centric lighting by using the omnipresent lighting infrastructure for other services. Here, sensors can be deployed to gather information for the Internet of Things. This puts the field of lighting in a good position to take on an essential role in smart homes, smart buildings and smart cities of the future.