Products, Materials & Tools | May 11, 2015

Bridgelux Launches New Integrated Smart Module LED Array with Open Platform Technology

Bridgelux, a leading developer and manufacturer of LED lighting technologies, debuted the first of its integrated smart module suite of products at the 2015 Light Fair International Conference in New York. Bridgelux’s Xenio product is compatible with a greater variety of standards, protocols and other technologies to ensure ease of integration, greater value and future functionality. With the launch of its first smart lighting product, Bridgelux is leading the industry’s evolution to integrated, smart light sources and enabling its customers to provide networkable LED arrays for the commercial, retail and industrial spaces.

The Xenio smart platform features tightly integrated controls, local intelligence and communications capabilities, and smooth dimming down to 0.1 percent of light output. In addition, the product delivers superior light quality and the highest efficacy integrated module now available on the market. Bridgelux worked with key technology partners and customers to include compelling features in this new platform to meet the demands of ease of integration, performance, light quality and value required by luminaire manufacturers and their end customers.

“Bridgelux is rethinking what it means to be innovative in the lighting industry,” said Brad Bullington, CEO of Bridgleux. “For our customers to succeed in a connected, data-driven future, we’re introducing new technologies that are integrated, efficient and compatible, that will position smart lighting arrays as the infrastructure to further enable the Internet of Things. This first generation product sets the tone for how Bridgelux is innovating through hardware and software to deliver compelling value propositions."

A truly open platform, the Xenio smart lighting array is designed to be compatible with multiple communication protocols including Bluetooth® Smart, Zigbee®, DMX 512, DALI® and common controls standards including 0-10 V. The product has also been architected to enable advanced software, offering integration with Avi-on’s Bluetooth based system as well as Harvard Engineering’s EyeNut platform. These systems offer users the freedom to commission, configure and readily control their own lighting to optimize energy savings and the lighting experience.

“The Xenio platform brings together Bridgelux’s technology with Harvard’s EyeNut to enable point control with individual modules, wirelessly—a benefit that no other smart lighting product on the market can currently claim,” said Antony Corrie, Vice President of Harvard Americas. “By integrating Harvard’s technology with Xenio, the EyeNut solution can be used across a wide range of industry and commercial applications, driving unique value for each.”

Available in three array sizes, the smart lighting array self-monitors its real-time health and temperature and stores historical operating data in order to optimize performance and value with status reporting that is DMX 512/RDM capable.

The product is powered by the emerging 48 VDC standard, increasingly popular for its high efficiency while still being regulated as low voltage.  This forward looking standard offers multiple options for powering light fixtures. The Xenio solution features multiple options for 48 VDC power supplies including fixture integrated constant voltage power supplies, a room level power hub with Class 2 cabling that uses low voltage to power eight to 10 fixtures and a Power over Ethernet (PoE) data switch.

The product’s open, integrated platform is architected to help future-proof luminaire designs for easy, cost effective upgrades to future Bridgelux smart lighting products featuring, for example, innovative tunable white capabilities, sensor technology or other data-focused innovations. Samples of the product will be available in September 2015, with production availability beginning January 2016 in the U.S. and Europe.

For more information about Bridgelux products, please visit www.bridgelux.com.

About Bridgelux:

Bridgelux is a leading developer and manufacturer of lighting technologies and solutions that invites companies, industries and people to experience the power, possibility and financial potential of LED lighting. Headquartered in Livermore, California, Bridgelux employs more than 160 employees with global sales and services within international markets. Born of world-class engineering and informed by human intuition, the company's LED arrays and chips replace traditional lighting technologies with integrated, solid-state lighting solutions that make it possible for its customers to provide high performance, human-centric influenced light for the commercial, industrial and outdoor markets. For more information about the company, please visit www.bridgelux.com.

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