Drone lights and drone companies are now selling to the masses, but are they the future of drones?
In this week’s episode of The Drone Show, I chat to Drone Lighting co-founder and CEO Paul R. Schofield, a veteran of the commercial drone industry, and CEO and founder of drone company Skybox Robotics.
Schonfeld says he’s looking forward to having the drone lights of tomorrow come to fruition.
Schochel says that the current commercial drone market is the future, but that the drones are not the only way to get there.
He also says that drones can be used for everything from medical applications to transportation, but it’s not for everyone.
I’m excited about drones, he says.
He’s also excited about the possibilities for drone use for education and research.
Schofield started Skybox in 2014.
Skybox is a company that sells drones that can be programmed to perform various functions, from being a surveillance drone for private security agencies to a medical drone for doctors.
They’re currently looking at expanding into education and medical drone use.
Schochel, however, sees the drone lighting market as a potential goldmine.
He says that he sees drone lighting as the next big thing in the consumer drone industry.
That’s a big jump from the current drone market.
He hopes that drone lighting will help educate consumers about drones and help them get to know more about them.
We’re in the middle of a real transformation in our economy, and it’s going to be a really disruptive time, Schofëre said.
And he thinks drone lighting could be part of that.
Schoenfeld sees drones as the perfect tool for this transformation, and he thinks that the consumer drones will help make this transformation even more transformative.
Skybox is selling drone lights at its retail stores, and they’re starting to roll out to other retail outlets.
Schoch is also working with drone companies on some of his drones, including Skybox, in an effort to get drone companies into the commercial market.
Schoenfeld says that Skybox has seen exponential growth in drone sales.
SkyBox sold more than 200,000 drones in 2016 alone.
It’s not just the retail industry that is seeing exponential growth, but the manufacturing and distribution sector, too.
Schoch says that consumer drones have been a hit with consumers.
People are buying drones, and this is the next step, he said.
There’s not many options for people to buy drones in terms of cost, he explained.
There are a lot of consumer drones, but we’re still in the infancy phase.
I’ve been watching this for a long time, he added.
I’ve been in the drone space for almost 15 years, and I think it’s about time.
I think there’s a lot more to come from this, he continued.
He thinks drones can really be the future for the entire industry.