Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 07, 2018

Silvair Joins Forces with Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh

Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology using Bluetooth mesh networking standard, announces partnerships with Fulham, McWong International, Murata, Danlers, ERP Power and DG Light to bring to the market a wide range of components and products designed for setting up smart lighting infrastructures in commercial spaces.

Silvair’s wireless control technology allows a variety of drivers, fixture controllers, sensors, switches, LED engines to become part of a global smart lighting ecosystem driven by the Bluetooth mesh networking standard. Bluetooth advancements such as unmatched scalability, wired-like reliability and high-level security make a solid foundation for smart lighting solutions. The appearance of products empowered by Bluetooth mesh indicates that the market is now ready for open wireless lighting control solutions. It also shows how fast the market is adopting the Bluetooth mesh standard. All of the above-mentioned products will be compatible with energy harvesting wireless switches made for quick and intuitive control of connected lighting systems due to Silvair’s collaboration with EnOcean.

Along with Bluetooth mesh compatible products, Silvair will launch its commissioning platform - a specifically designed tool ensuring a smooth and secure setup of smart lighting infrastructures. Thanks to its prominent performance, the commissioning process both in small-scale locations as well as large commercial spaces is time and cost-efficient at every step from the planning stage to the system implementation. Besides the web portal, the platform includes a mobile application enabling users to always be in full control of lighting conditions.

“I am truly excited for all the changes in the industry that are about to happen because of smart lighting solutions based on Bluetooth mesh technology. As Silvair, we are happy to be supported by some of the world’s most renowned companies in the business,” says Rafal Han, CEO of Silvair. “We are looking forward to presenting a vast number of high-quality products using our lighting control firmware as well as introducing our commissioning platform. This is undoubtedly the next big step on the way to creating a fully interoperable global ecosystem.”

“SylSmart solutions, and our Smart Lighting Innovation Centre (SLIC) are founded on open, interoperable standards that we believe are needed for IoT to thrive. We are very excited by the release of the Bluetooth mesh standard, and in particular Silvair's lighting control stack. We look forward to demonstrating one of the world’s first Bluetooth mesh certified lighting controls systems at Light+Building 2018, and in particular how lighting can co-operate openly with other room elements such as HVAC. We will continue our collaboration, fostering and pushing the adoption of this much-needed standard with Silvair as the industry pioneers.” says Edward Lees, Global Senior Product Line Manager – Smart Lighting and Controls, Feilo Sylvania

“Addressing the needs of modern lighting control systems was a key requirement in the development of the Bluetooth mesh networking standard,” said Ken Kolderup, vice president of Marketing at Bluetooth SIG. “We are delighted to see the rapid adoption of Bluetooth in the lighting industry, which will help accelerate the deployment of interoperable connected lighting systems that will serve as a platform for a variety of IoT services in the future.”

More information about the upcoming components and their functionalities can be obtained during the Light+Building trade fair on March 18-23, 2018 at the Frankfurt Exhibition Centre. Silvair will be presenting the interoperability of the above-mentioned products at booth no. E80, hall 9.1 together with the commissioning platform and its corresponding smartphone app.

 

About Silvair: Silvair provides complete and flexible lighting control solutions based on Bluetooth mesh networking technology. Component manufacturers can easily integrate them into a variety of products, flexibly choosing specific features in accordance with their customers’ needs. In addition, our intelligent lighting platform includes dedicated tools for commissioning and managing connected lighting systems in commercial buildings, effectively future-proofing them against increasingly stringent energy codes. www.silvair.com

About Fulham: Fulham is a leading global supplier of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components, sub-systems, and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms, and sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. www.fulham.com.

About ERP Power: ERP is an American company established in 2004 in Moorpark, CA. Its mission is to design and manufacture small, smart and connected LED drivers. ERP is an owner of ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility enabling it to produce high-quality low-energy consuming lighting products prepared for use in professional applications.

About Murata: Murata is one of the global leaders in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic components used in professional applications. Founded in 1944, this Japanese company is a globally known brand, employing more than 55 thousand people worldwide. Its multifunctional energy-effective and quality products belong to the best ones available on the market.

About McWong International:  For more than 30 years, McWong has combined the best of East and West in leading the design and manufacture of high-quality lighting control equipment and related electrical components. Through its respected PacWave™ and Pacific product series, the company has demonstrated an unparalleled mix of innovation, quality and service to a strong and loyal customer base. With state-of- the-art design and manufacturing facilities in both California USA and China, the company offers a comprehensive line of control components for OEMs as well as robust stand-alone solutions for contractors, ESCOs and facility managers seeking to implement energy-saving control solutions. More information about McWong International can be found at www.mcwonginc.com.

About Danlers:Located in Chippenham, UK, Danlers is a family owned company with a rich heritage of designing and manufacturing innovative electronic controls. Having 20+ years of experience, its current goal is to develop next generation lighting products for the industry undergoing rapid change due to influx of LED lighting and digital technology.

About DG Light: Started in 2015 from people with experience in the LED Lighting market since 2002, DG Light is an Italian company offering electronic components particularly addressed to the SSL customers. In partnership with Newlab, a company born in 2004, involved in the research, design, and development of innovative solutions in the field of LED lighting, DG Light is developing a family of innovative dimmers, bridges, switches and drivers based on the BLE Mesh Silvair platform. The first product already available is a BLE-DALI bridge.

Silvair's Partnership with Sylvania to Deliver Lighting Control Solutions Based on Bluetooth Mesh

As a leading contributor to the Bluetooth SIG organization and the first company to build a fully qualified Bluetooth mesh stack, Silvair provides a wide range of products including lighting firmware and platform designed for commissioning and maintenance of luminaire networks. Products made by Sylvania such as SylSmart and SLIC are now becoming part of an open ecosystem driven by the Bluetooth mesh technology. This will not only bring many benefits to their users such as a faster payback (up to three years in commercial spaces), energy efficiency and adaptability but also will set a foundation for IoT services operating via lighting infrastructures. The partnership is a beginning of a long-term relationship between Sylvania and Silvair in the field of smart lighting control systems.

“We are about to witness very exciting times proving that wireless control systems will revolutionize the lighting industry. I cannot wait for the demonstration of Sylvania’s products using Silvair’s lighting control solution at Light + Building 2018. By becoming part of an interoperable ecosystem, these products will enable lighting systems to use an open standard technology that is robust, reliable, secure and user-friendly. This partnership is truly an amazing opportunity supporting the global adoption of Bluetooth mesh for connected lighting,” says Rafal Han, CEO and co-founder of Silvair.

“SylSmart solutions, and our Smart Lighting Innovation Centre (SLIC) are founded on open, interoperable standards that we believe are needed for IoT to thrive. We are very excited about the release of the Bluetooth mesh standard, and in particular Silvair's lighting control firmware. We look forward to demonstrating one of the world’s first Bluetooth mesh certified lighting controls systems at Light and Build 2018 and in particular how lighting can co-operate openly with other room elements such as HVAC. We will continue our collaboration, fostering and pushing the adoption of this much needed standard with Silvair as the industry pioneers, says Edward Lees, Global Senior Product Line Manager – Smart Lighting and Controls, Sylvania.

About Sylvania: Sylvania is one of the world's leading light specialists. Light is a part of everything we do. Not only do we design, manufacture and install lighting solutions, we push the boundaries of technology and strive to innovate. Our LED luminaires and lamps transform interiors / exteriors and light the way for businesses. With a heritage that stretches back decades, we've put our knowledge and expertise to use across hundreds of challenging lighting projects, from multi-site businesses to stunning urban landscapes. Working closely with our customers in the public, commercial and consumer sectors, we offer lighting solutions, services and products that light the world for millions of people every day. At Sylvania, we harness light and turn it into something truly magnificent. We then give the power to control that light over to you, so you can enhance your environment and create beautiful spaces to live and work in. With over a century of expertise, we supply internationally state-of-the art, lamps, luminaires and systems to our customers all around the world. We have a truly global presence, operating in over 25 countries with business operations in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa.

Sylvania is owned by Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Ltd, which is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of lighting equipment. Headquartered in Shanghai, Shanghai Feilo Acoustics Co Ltd was founded in 1984 and is China’s first joint-stock company (SH 600651). The company reorganised its M&A on a large scale in 2014 and became a joint enterprise comprising companies including Shanghai Yaming Lighting Co Ltd, Beijing Shen’an Group as well as Shanghai Sunlight Enterprise Co Ltd. With the acquisition of Havells Sylvania, Feilo has gained manufacturing bases, logistics centres, R&D technology centres around the world, as well as market access in 48 countries. For more information about Sylvania, visit www.sylvania-lighting.com

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