Smart Lighting & IoT

ioXt | IoT | Smart Lighting | Jun 15, 2022
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers The ioXt Alliance, the global standard for IoT security, announced today that a new round of Network Lighting Controllers (NLCs) have been certified through the ioXt Certification Program under its NLC Profile. As part of their efforts to increase the level of security in their products, top NLC manufacturers including GE Current, Eiko Global and Digital Lumens, Inc., tested and earned their ioXt Certification after meeting the ioXt’s rigorous standards, which fulfills the NLC5 technical requirements set forth by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Jun 13, 2022
More Lighting Power for Horticulture
More Lighting Power for Horticulture Thanks to our unique expertise and system competence (LED chips, modules, drivers and light management systems) OSRAM DS is a perfect partner for standard as well as customized lighting concepts in indoor farming, offering a comprehensive portfolio with switchable, dimmable and controllable solutions for your horticulture concept. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Tridonic | Circular Economy | LED Drivers | Apr 21, 2022
Circular Economy LED Driver
Circular Economy LED Driver Larger operating windows and slim housings even at high wattages are the stand-out features of Tridonic’s new GEN4 LED driver platform. The first two versions are now being launched. These drivers are also the first LED drivers to have the EMC (Externally Managed Components) sustainability declaration. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Standardization | ANSI | D4i | Smart Lighting | Apr 14, 2022
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control Harmonization of international standards related to DALI lighting control continues with the publication of the updated ANSI C137.4-2021 standard in North America. ANSI C137.4-2021 builds on the international standard IEC 62386 (which underpins the DALI communication protocol) and has additional characteristics and features that align very closely with the D4i family of specifications from the DALI Alliance, a global lighting-industry organization. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions Future-proof light is wireless. At OSRAM, we’re now launching a groundbreaking new LED driver portfolio: OPTOTRONIC Wireless intelligent (OT Wi). Our linear and compact LED drivers are now available with your preferred communication protocol – QBM, Casambi and others – to help you design the light you need. Read more »
Silvair | Bluetooth Mesh | Scheduling | Smart Lighting | Mar 09, 2022
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control Silvair - a wireless lighting control technology provider announces a new in-node scheduling feature in their SIG Bluetooth mesh lighting platform. In-node scheduling allows users to set up events that trigger predefined scenes at desired times. Contrary to gateway-based scheduling, it does not require a gateway device or even an Internet connection to enable cost-effective installations. Read more »
Zhaga | NFC | Book 25 | Smart Lighting | Feb 15, 2022
Zhaga Approves Book 25 “NFC Readers with Bluetooth Interface for In-field Programming”
Zhaga Approves Book 25 “NFC Readers with Bluetooth Interface for In-field Programming” This new Zhaga specification defines a Bluetooth Low Energy communication protocol for the communication between the field-maintenance application on a smart device and the NFC reader. Together with Book 24, which describes the programming of luminaire components using NFC, these specifications solve the data management problems of smart luminaires with interoperable maintenance tools enabling configurable luminaires easy to service over their entire lifecycle. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | Tunable White Light | Featured | Smart Lighting | Feb 14, 2022
Optimally Tuned Interior Lighting with Tunable White
Optimally Tuned Interior Lighting with Tunable White Are you looking for maximum flexibility and excellent lighting quality for your HCL concept? With the new OTI DALI 15 and 25 NFC TW I drivers and the PL CN50 TW module, including Tunable White DT8 and dual-channel DT6 operation, OSRAM DS offers smart solutions for individually definable interior-space concepts. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Diodes | Standby Power | Feb 09, 2022
Low Standby Power, Non-Isolated Offline Switcher Significantly Reduces BOM Costs
Low Standby Power, Non-Isolated Offline Switcher Significantly Reduces BOM Costs Diodes Incorporated has introduced a universal AC high-voltage input non-isolated offline switcher IC to further strengthen its power products portfolio. The AP3928 addresses the challenges associated with using a bias power supply. It delivers safe and reliable power, while simultaneously maintaining elevated performance figures and enabling significant cost savings. This switcher IC is optimized for situations where higher power levels are mandated, such as in industrial control or home automation systems, home appliances, and IoT devices. Read more »
Featured | OSRAM Digital Systems | Wireless Control | Emergency Lighting | Smart Lighting | Jan 21, 2022
Emergency Lighting Just Got Smarter
Emergency Lighting Just Got Smarter NEW NOW: OSRAM’s standalone solution for emergency lighting testing, reporting and maintenance. Meet the QBM DALI EL-T CONV, a converter transforming existing DALI emergency luminaires into wireless ones, all controlled by the same lighting system. Its benefits? Allowing you to design all the lighting fixtures (emergency and regular ones) that are future-proof and scalable – in every European market. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Toggled | Intelligent Building | Oct 27, 2021
Toggled Unveils Next Generation Intelligent Building Technology
Toggled Unveils Next Generation Intelligent Building Technology Toggled, a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR) focused on intelligent building management solutions, today announced two new products that will allow businesses to substantially reduce energy costs and improve facility operations: Toggled iQ Area Lighting Controller and Toggled iQ Plug Load Controller. Both items are included within the Toggled iQ portfolio on the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) qualified products list (QPL). Read more »
Zhaga | Smart Lighting | Sep 27, 2021
How Zhaga addresses Sustainability and the Circular Economy
How Zhaga addresses Sustainability and the Circular Economy The Zhaga Consortium has published the White Paper “How Zhaga addresses Sustainability and the Circular Economy”. The publication points out that durable, repairable, and upgradeable LED luminaires are key elements to sustainable lighting. It explains that Zhaga is developing and standardizing interface specifications for components of serviceable luminaires, to help facilitate a new market framework called “Circularity Lighting”. Read more »
Smart Lighting | VLC | On Semiconductor | Jun 30, 2021
LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting
LED Driver Solutions from ON Semiconductor Add Intelligence to Connected Lighting ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficient innovations, has announced two new devices designed to enhance the performance of connected lighting systems. The NCL31000 and NCL31001 LED drivers allow manufacturers to develop LED luminaires with light-based positioning technology and visible light communication. By adding data intelligence and accurate positioning (up to 30 cm), these solutions will revolutionize lighting in a variety of spaces including supermarkets, warehouses, hospitals, and airports. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Zhaga | D4i | Tridonic | Jun 21, 2021
First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification
First Zhaga-D4i Controller Earns Certification The world’s first Zhaga-D4i RF Node, which allows control and monitoring of public lighting, has been certified by the Zhaga Consortium and the DALI Alliance. This Tridonic controller enables Zhaga-D4i certified luminaries to connect with IoT/Smart City platforms for intelligent use cases and energy savings. Read more »
Smart Lighting | LpS Digital | EnOcean | Jun 14, 2021
Lecture: Smart Lighting in Times of Covid
Lecture:  Smart Lighting in Times of Covid Smart lighting systems have the potential to close the gap between lighting control and building data analytics. Data – such as space occupancy – that was previously used only to control the lighting itself, is now available for additional services. The agility of wireless smart lighting systems removes previous restrictions for re-configuration and re-purposing to new, unexpected, and therefore unplanned use cases. Read more »
Philips Hue | App | Smart Lighting | Jun 09, 2021
Signify Launches New Philips Hue App
Signify Launches New Philips Hue App Signify is further enhancing the user experience of millions of Philips Hue users around the globe as it launches the fourth generation of the Philips Hue app. Rebuilt from the ground up, the all-new Philips Hue app has been designed as the foundation for the future of smart lighting. New technologies improve app performance both in overall function and in communication with your smart lighting system, while also delivering an intuitive and enhanced user experience. Read more »
NFC | Osram | Infineon | Smart Lighting | Jun 01, 2021
Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming
Extended Flexibility in LED Luminaires Configuration with NFC Programming Reduced complexity together with increased functionality and efficiency are dominating the agenda of all lighting manufacturers. In this regard, Osram and Infineon Technologies AG now join forces to enable Near Field Communication (NFC) programming for the industry. Osram’s new OPTOTRONIC ® FIT product family features Infineon’s NLM0011 and NLM0010 dual-mode NFC wireless configuration integrated circuits (ICs) with pulse width modulation (PWM). Read more »
CSA | Matter | Connectivity Standards Alliance | Smart Lighting | May 19, 2021
The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP
The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced Matter – the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home. Read more »
Matter | CSA | IoT | Smart Lighting | Signify | May 19, 2021
Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT
Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT Signify announces WiZ as one of the first smart lighting players of which all new products will be Matter-upgradable. Matter, a new open-source industry-unifying technology that enables smart home devices to interact seamlessly, was announced by the Connectivity Standards Alliance on May 11. WiZ’s Matter-upgradable new products will hit the shelves from September 2021. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Zhaga | Book 18 | Controls | Apr 27, 2021
Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved
Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved Zhaga Steering Committee has approved the 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires. The new edition allows for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle next to the architectures already specified in Ed. 2.0. Additionally, Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface have become available. Read more »
Smart Lighting | DALI Alliance | Wireless | Gateway | Apr 15, 2021
DALI Alliance Issues Specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways
DALI Alliance Issues Specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has published specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways that define how DALI lighting products can be incorporated into two widely-used, non-DALI wireless ecosystems, namely Bluetooth mesh and Zigbee. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Avi-on | UL | IoT | Mar 31, 2021
First Commercial Lighting Company Achieves IoT Security Rating
First Commercial Lighting Company Achieves IoT Security Rating UL announced that Avi-on Labs, Inc. is the first commercial lighting company to be recognized for achieving UL's IoT Security Rating. This Platinum level IoT Security Rating, as evaluated by UL, demonstrates that the Avi-on Pro Commercial Lighting Control Platform product line uses industry best practices and meets critical benchmarks for Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Drivers | Cuvee Systems | Mar 20, 2021
Universal Quad Mode Driver
Universal Quad Mode Driver Cuvée Systems has announced its Universal Quad Mode Driver ideal for both residential and commercial applications. This is the industry’s first universal driver that can dim by all 4 commonly used dimming methods: phase cut leading edge or trailing edge, 0-10V or PWM. Read more »
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