Business | Company News | Partnerships | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jan 22, 2020

CASAMBI Extends Technology Partnership with Osram

CASAMBI Extends Technology Partnership with Osram Casambi®, the pioneer and market leader in wireless lighting controls and networks based on Bluetooth Low Energy, is deepening its technology partnership with OSRAM. An agreement has been signed that will see Osram leverage the benefits of Casambi's class-leading embedded Bluetooth module and software technology. The move will act as a solid base to develop further intelligent Casambi-ready hardware, as well as lighting control software solutions for the professional lighting market. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting & IoT | Indoor Applications | Dec 02, 2019

Xicato Expands Family of Miniature Smart Drivers with Wireless Control

Xicato Expands Family of Miniature Smart Drivers with Wireless Control Xicato, the leading provider of smart building wireless controls and highest quality light sources, today announced the general availability of XMD, a purpose-built form factor Xicato grade driver that fits into compact track adapters for elegant designs. XMD's narrow, rectangular and low-profile footprint allows Luminaire designs with minimal visual impact with deep-dimming and smart driver control with wireless BLE option. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Indoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Oct 04, 2019

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces DMX 4-Color Control (RGBW) Solution to Dialog® Family

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces DMX 4-Color Control (RGBW) Solution to Dialog® Family Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently introduced the DMX 4-Color Control (RGBW) solution to their line of high-performance Dialog® framework. Designed for lobby and color change accent lighting applications, the new technology allows integration of 4-channel fixtures within Douglas Lighting Controls centralized lighting control system via WDB-RGB4. Read more »

Systems & Applications | Outdoor Applications | Smart Lighting & IoT | Sensors | Communication | Oct 02, 2019

Telensa Urban IQ Solution Connects Sensors Through Smart Streetlight Infrastructure

Telensa Urban IQ Solution Connects Sensors Through Smart Streetlight Infrastructure Telensa, the leader in connected street lighting and smart city data applications, today announced the launch of Urban IQ. A future-proof, open solution designed to connect sensors using smart streetlight infrastructure and visualise the data collected. Telensa is the world leader in smart street lighting, and Urban IQ is a natural addition. The evolution of smart city sensing is at an early stage, and cities cannot predict the mix of sensors and networks needed to support future projects. Urban IQ uses the light poles' perfect position to host multiple sensors, connected using the best-fit lighting and cellular networks. Telensa has created Urban IQ to enable cities to deploy sensors today and to support any future smart city strategy. Read more »

Components | Electronics | NFC ICs | Drivers | Smart Lighting & IoT | Oct 02, 2019

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers For fast and cost-effective implementation of NFC programming for LED drivers, Infineon Technologies AG developed the NFC-PWM series NLM0011 and NLM0010. NFC programming is an emerging technology designed to replace the labor-intensive "plug-in resistor" current setting method via contactless NFC interface. Besides improving the operational efficiency by enabling automatic programming in the manufacturing line, it creates significant flexibility in the value chain. With this it reduces the LED driver variants, simplifies the selection of LED modules, and allows end-of-line configuration. Read more »

Event News | DiiA | Zhaga | LpS 2019 | Smart Lighting & IoT | News-Spot | Sep 30, 2019

Demonstration at LpS Shows Zhaga-D4i's Plug-and-Play Interoperability of Streetlighting

Demonstration at LpS Shows Zhaga-D4i's Plug-and-Play Interoperability of Streetlighting Plug-and-play interoperability between luminaires and sensors and communication modules is an essential requirement for Smart City lighting. This has been the primary motivation for the collaboration between the Zhaga Consortium and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) over the upcoming Zhaga-D4i specifications. Both organisations are therefore proud to announce that booth C17 at the LED professional Symposium in Bregenz showcased the world's first Zhaga-D4i interoperability demonstration. Read more »

Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Standardization | Controls | Smart Lighting & IoT | Sep 19, 2019

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Scott Wade, Technical & Certification Manager, DiiA

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Scott Wade, Technical & Certification Manager, DiiA Dr. Scott Wade has been the Technical & Certification Manager for DALI/DiiA since 2013 and has been an industry expert member of the IEC62386 standardization team for about 14 years. He was invited to hold a lecture at the LpS 2018 about the founding of DiiA for the purpose of taking over the DALI trademark from ZVEI and discussed measures that were taken to further develop the standard and its certification process and make the DALI concept future proof with DALI-2. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Smart Lighting & IoT | Sensors | Sep 17, 2019

Zhaga-D4i Certification Signals Plug-and-Play Interoperability

Zhaga-D4i Certification Signals Plug-and-Play Interoperability The new Zhaga-D4i certification program and logo indicates plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes, and represents an important collaboration between two major, innovative lighting-industry organizations, Zhaga and DiiA. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Smart Lighting & IoT | Aug 28, 2019

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers Upowertek began converting its existing DALI LED driver portfolio to DALI-2 from August 26, 2019, and more products will follow. The new driver with DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved multi-vendor interoperability as well as functionality compared to DALI-1. Read more »

Business | Company News | Investment | Smart Lighting & IoT | Aug 23, 2019

Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience

Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from Mount Kelvin. Ensto Workspaces is a smart lighting control solution that improves employee experience by making light personalized. Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from control system supplier Mount Kelvin, while also investing in Mount Kelvin. Ensto continues to develop the innovative lighting control solution now called Ensto Workspaces. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Smart Lighting & IoT | Aug 13, 2019

Technologies for Shared Office Space

Technologies for Shared Office Space LpR 72 Article, page 66: Shared office spaces are gaining popularity as a flexible, resource-efficient and creativity-inspiring way to work. The dynamic nature of such office spaces requires building automation and lighting control solutions that can quickly be deployed and easily be adapted to new office layouts. Matthias Kassner, Vice President Product Marketing at EnOcean GmbH, takes a look at different connectivity architectures (wired, wireless, hybrid) and protocols (Bluetooth, ZigBee, EnOcean, PoE) to assess their usability and show how minimizing the need for maintenance is a key for increasing profitability of service-based offerings. Read more »

Tools | Engineering | Software | Smart Lighting & IoT | API | Aug 07, 2019

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space. Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Technologies | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jul 29, 2019

Voice Controlled Lighting that Protects Privacy and Data

Voice Controlled Lighting that Protects Privacy and Data LpR 71 Article - page 54: Intelligent lighting systems undoubtedly offer high comfort and energy efficiency. But especially conventional voice control systems like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri or OK Google, with connected lamps and lighting fixtures are also becoming targets for uninvited guests. The benefits and technology of a new approach offering local voice control and artificial intelligence will be explained by Genia Shipova, Director Global Communications at Snips. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jun 24, 2019

ERP Power - World's Smallest DALI-2 Driver for Indoor LED Lighting Applications

ERP Power LLC ("ERP"), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the world's smallest programmable output drivers with DALI-2 digital controls for indoor lighting applications will be demonstrated May 21-23 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 in Philadelphia. ERP Power programmable LED drivers certified to support the DALI-2 standard are expected to appear in the DiiA product database in the next 90 days. Read more »

Webinar | ARM | Smart Lighting & IoT

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System Smart lighting is so much more than energy saving. Many building owners, operators and facility managers are using smart lighting systems as the infrastructure to enable building automation and gather space utilization data. Read more »

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Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good'

Nichia Showcases LEDs with 'Light so Good' At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, Nichia – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least three complementary technologies to improve the delivery of light quality under an over-arching banner of 'Light so Good'. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android

Future Lighting Solutions Launches Offline Lighting System Selector Mobile App for iOS and Android Montreal, Canada (mynewsdesk) January 21, 2020 - Future Lighting Solutions (FLS), a leading provider of solid-state lighting, engineering expertise and design tools, is proud to announce the launch of their new offline Lighting System Selector for iOS and Android devices. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter

Researchers from Hokkaido University Let Europium Shine Brighter A stacked nanocarbon antenna makes a rare earth element shine 5 times more brightly than previous designs, with applications in molecular light-emitting devices. - The europium Eu(III) complex with nanocarbon antenna emitting fine red light. Read more »

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Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz

Zhaga Summit – September 23rd in Bregenz Luger Research and Zhaga are proud to announce that the 2020 LpS/TiL conference will host a Zhaga Summit. This one-day event will provide application-driven introductions to the latest Zhaga standards, review their market reception, and solicit inputs from the specifier community through workshops. Read more »

EDITORIAL

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals

Research Confirms that Light Pollution Can Suppress Melatonin Production in Humans and Animals Melatonin sets the internal clock. Researchers from IGB in an international team have analyzed data on the impact of light pollution on melatonin formation in humans and vertebrates. They found that even the low light intensities of urban skyglow can suppress melatonin production. Melatonin ... Read more »

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CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights

Care, Caution & Awareness Are Needed When Using LED Lights Kyra Xavia is a researcher, educator and investigative journalist based in New Zealand. Her roles as general secretary of the Light and Lighting Research Consortium (LLRC), delegate for the International Dark Sky Association (IDA), New Zealand Ambassador for Women in Lighting 2019, and co-leader of ... Read more »