Smart Lighting & IoT

Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Outdoor Applications | Jul 12, 2018
Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability
Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures. The specification, known as Zhaga Book 18, makes it easy to upgrade LED fixtures by adding or changing modules that provide sensing and communication capabilities. Read more »
Featured | Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jul 02, 2018
Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere
Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere Samsung’s Smart Device is comprised of smart lighting controllers that support wireless connectivity within any major smart lighting system. It includes Smart Lighting Module (SLM), Smart Sensor Module (SSM), Smart Control Module (SCM) and Smart Bridge Module (SBM). The Smart Devices adapt to light automatically, using sensors that detect the presence of people and the amount of light in any given area at any given time. With its remote control features, energy waste can be minimized. Read more »
Featured | Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jun 28, 2018
Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires
Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires Samsung has created a complete Smart Lighting Platform (SLP) that combines key facets of its leading-edge technology in highly intelligent and cost-efficient hardware including LEDs, modules, sensors and system connectivity, as well as the software that supports all smart luminaire systems. It enables consumers, retailers and utility management teams to help create the desired ambiance in adapting to a user's mood – almost instantly, while maximizing energy efficiency. Read more »
Featured | App | Smart Lighting | Electronics | Jun 26, 2018
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps OSRAM is innovating commercial lighting with mobile apps designed for lighting professionals and end-users. Easy configuration means you spend less time installing. OSRAM’s user-friendly apps empower users with switching, brightness adjustments and the ability to change color temperature from their smartphone. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Controls | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Jun 12, 2018
Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces LitePak™ 2
Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces LitePak™ 2 Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, today announced the introduction of its next generation LitePak™, a cost-effective, fully digital and dimmable lighting control solution designed for use in a variety of retail and commercial spaces, including gas stations, convenience stores, warehouses and auto dealerships. Read more »
Featured | App | Smart Lighting | Electronics | Jun 04, 2018
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps OSRAM is innovating commercial lighting with mobile apps designed for lighting professionals and end-users. Easy configuration means you spend less time installing. OSRAM’s user-friendly apps empower users with switching, brightness adjustments and the ability to change color temperature from their smartphone. Read more »
Sensors | Systems + Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Indoor Applications | May 15, 2018
Osram Launches First Product in New SensiLUM™ Wireless Integrated Sensor Product Family Designed for Smart Building Applications
Osram Launches First Product in New SensiLUM™ Wireless Integrated Sensor Product Family Designed for Smart Building Applications Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced the launch of SensiLUM™, a wireless integrated sensor product family. SensiLUM sensors, which will debut at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2018, enable occupancy detection, daylight harvesting and individual or group control of luminaires over a mesh network based on ZigBee® standards. The SensiLUM sensor fits into an industry standard ½-inch knockout in any luminaire. It is compatible with the ENCELIUM® EXTEND Networked Light Management System (LMS). Osram will be located in Booth #1002 at LFI, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, to be held May 8-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Commentary | Apr 15, 2018
On Smart Luminaires
On Smart Luminaires In the time up to 2010, conventional luminaires with low or high-pressure discharge lamps with a luminous efficacy of about 80 lm/W were developed. The electrical power was dependent on the electrical power of the lamps built in the luminaire. From 2008 and likely until around 2020, luminaires with phosphorconverted white LEDs with one fixed color temperature, a constant luminous intensity distribution and a maximal luminous efficacy of about 140-160 lm/W are developed with an electrical power between 10 W and 300 W for different applications and dependent on the manufacturer. Therefore, a relative increase in luminous efficacy of 80 -100% in the context of the discussions on “energy efficiency” is being achieved. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Systems | LiFi | Mar 16, 2018
Philips Lighting Introduces LiFi: Broadband Data Through Light
Philips Lighting Introduces LiFi: Broadband Data Through Light Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, is now offering Light Fidelity (LiFi), a technology in which high quality LED lighting provides a broadband Internet connection through light waves. As the lighting company for the Internet of Things, Philips Lighting is the first global lighting company to offer LiFi-enabled luminaires from its existing office lighting portfolio. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | LED Modules | Components | AC LED Modules | Controls | Mar 14, 2018
Fulham Announces Numerous New Products and Solutions for Light + Building
Fulham Announces Numerous New Products and Solutions for Light + Building At Light+Building, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will demonstrate several new products and solutions for lighting applications. Fulham will demonstrate the new universal voltage versions of its DirectAC direct-drive LED Engines and its new line of LinearHO high-output LED modules to European OEMs and distributors. Furthermore Fulham demonstrates Bluetooth Mesh and PoE technology for LED lighting control. Read more »
Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Components | Electronics | Mar 13, 2018
Casambi Presents New Class 2 Embedded Bluetooth 4.0 Module at Light + Building
Casambi Presents New Class 2 Embedded Bluetooth 4.0 Module at Light + Building Casambi, the world’s leading provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies, will showcase at Light + Building 2018 the ecosystem of its rapidly-expanding Casambi Ready product portfolio. On display will be an extensive range of partner products, drivers, dimmers, switches, and control modules all working harmoniously with Casambi’s native products. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 09, 2018
Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting
Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting Today, Nedap and Osram officially announce their partnership. Luminaires equipped with Osram DEXAL™ drivers are now easy to enroll into Nedap Luxon connected light management platform. The collaboration between both parties is based on their shared ambition to make connected lighting the new standard. Together, they will help clients accelerate savings and lead the way to a more sustainable economy. Read more »
Electronics | Components | Indoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Feb 22, 2018
Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning
Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning Tridonic's compact basicDIM wireless control module paves the way for easy wireless communication with up to 127 luminaires. It is suited primarily to projects that need no direct IP connection and that aim to achieve more lighting comfort in a cost-effective manner and with no additional wiring. Read more »
Luminaires | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Feb 19, 2018
Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting
Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting On 18 March at show Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Selteka will present Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric lighting luminaires Skylighter with BIOWN light mixing technology – amazing light spectrum and color rendition, automatic light intensity and color profiling which supports natural human biorhythm. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Feb 06, 2018
Zhaga Enables IoT-Upgradeable Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures
Zhaga Enables IoT-Upgradeable Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures The latest Zhaga specification defines a standardized interface between outdoor LED luminaires and modules for sensing and communication, bringing the Internet of Things to the outdoor lighting market via smart, upgradeable, future-proof fixtures. Read more »
Technologies | Smart Lighting + IoT | Feb 06, 2018
Fraunhofer IIS IoT-Bus: The Secure Communication Bus - Not Just for Lighting
Fraunhofer IIS IoT-Bus: The Secure Communication Bus - Not Just for Lighting The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS is developing the IoT-Bus with IPv6 support and integrated security concept. It is a communication bus based on EIA/RS-485 and the IEEE 802.15.4 standard, which enables a secure and reliable data transmission of measured values and control commands and connectivity to the Internet of Things. The IoT-Bus forms a cross-media communication protocol and unites the two worlds of WPAN and fieldbuses without complex protocol conversion. The novel technology IoT-Bus is developed as part of the SEEDs project. Read more »
Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Jan 31, 2018
OEM Systems Group's Now Offer for the Digitalization of Light
OEM Systems Group's Now Offer for the Digitalization of Light Mega-trends such as digitalization or the Internet of Things will fundamentally change lighting technology in coming years. Solutions are in demand that bring together intelligent control, connectivity, flexibility and the possibility to individualize. Today, the new LED electronic control gear units from the OEM Systems Group in the ZITARES wiz series already point the way towards this networked future. The LED ECGs represent a high-performance unit together with the correspondingly new EXELIQO software. Read more »
Connectivity | Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Jan 31, 2018
Digi International - NEW Digi XBee3 Series Smart Edge IoT Modules and Modems
Digi International - NEW Digi XBee3 Series Smart Edge IoT Modules and Modems Digi International®, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced the availability of the Digi® XBee3™ series of next-generation RF modules and cellular modems. Introducing a new micro form factor option capable of supporting greater IoT innovation at the network edge, Digi XBee3 series extends its modular approach to IoT connectivity, enabling the integration of new functions as needs arise and regional requirements change. Included in its micro size, Digi XBee3 also offers MicroPython programmability and dual-mode radios that provide wireless design flexibility and enable easily added functionality for innovative IoT solutions that can be more quickly developed, prototyped and mass-produced. Read more »
Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Dec 06, 2017
Upowertek Announces DALI Compatibility for 50-400W BLD Series LED Driver
Upowertek Announces DALI Compatibility for 50-400W BLD Series LED Driver DALI (digital addressable lighting interface) protocol is very commonly used for intelligent lighting control according to IEC 62386 from the fluorescent age and many retrofitting projects using LED lights require DALI compatibility. Upowertek recently announced that BLD series support DALI control, and still own all the existing features like NFC programming without having to power on the driver and dim to off with low standby power. Read more »
Electronics | Sensors | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Dec 04, 2017
Tristimulus Sensor Supports Accurate Measurement of Photobiologically Active Light
Tristimulus Sensor Supports Accurate Measurement of Photobiologically Active Light ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today introduced the AS7264N, a tri-stimulus sensor which provides measurements of color that closely match the human eye’s response to the visible light spectrum. The new sensor also accurately measures blue-light wavelengths, which researchers have linked to important health effects such as disruption or management of the circadian rhythm, accelerated eye aging, and eye strain. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Business | Company News | Nov 17, 2017
IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe
IoT Pioneer Gooee Launches in Europe ‘Data brain’ for smart building activity to revolutionise real estate market: Gooee, the ‘data brain’ for building activity, officially launched its ‘full stack’ ecosystem amongst its lighting and technology partners. Read more »
Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Oct 03, 2017
Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming
Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming Inventronics has announced the expansion of their compact, Zhaga compatible line of drivers to include 120W models. These full-featured, constant-current programmable IP20 LED drivers are designed to be extremely cost effective. Providing two product offerings to include 0-10 V, PWM, DALI, AC Dim and multiple timer options increasing design flexibility. The EBS Series utilizes convenient push terminals for an easier installation which can simplify production and reduce installation costs. Read more »
Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Sep 21, 2017
Helvar to Launch the World's First DALI-2 Certified LED Driver
Helvar to Launch the World's First DALI-2 Certified LED Driver Helvar is proud to announce that our filtered hybrid dimming DALI LED driver LL1x80-CR-DA is the first DALI-2 certified product in the world. Helvar will launch more products and services that meet the DALI-2 standard, representing a major step forwards in Helvar’s development of modern lighting components. Helvar continues to be at the very forefront of this technology, creating customer focused products that enhance the user’s experience of the built environment and reduce costs for property owners. Read more »
Electronics | Components | Sensors | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 15, 2017
McWong Introduces Versatile Smart Sensor Control Platform
McWong Introduces Versatile Smart Sensor Control Platform McWong International, a leading lighting and controls solutions provider, is expanding its PacWave® portfolio with the introduction of a new smart sensor control platform. The solution encompasses a range of occupancy and motion sensors, dimming power packs, fixture controllers, and mobile apps (Android and iOS) for remote configuration of sensor and dimming settings. The company anticipates future platform releases that will expand user interface capabilities as well as additional components. Engineered for compatibility with Bluetooth® standards, the platform provides exceptional versatility and future scalability. Read more »
Security | LpO Article | Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 05, 2017
Is the Light Industry Still in the Dark When it Comes to Cyber Security?
Is the Light Industry Still in the Dark When it Comes to Cyber Security? This May, the global news headlines announced that a penetrating chain of attacks had taken place. Over the course of just 24 hours, 45,000 cyber-attacks had taken place in 99 countries around the world. The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack hit multiple organisations hard, created over 200,000 victims, and even left vital operations having to be cancelled in UK hospitals. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Lighting Systems | Luminaires | Jul 20, 2017
Eaton Presents a Simple Low-Voltage Solution for Power, LED Lighting and Controls
Eaton Presents a Simple Low-Voltage Solution for Power, LED Lighting and Controls Power management company Eaton offers the Distributed Low Voltage Power (DLVP) system, a flexible and electrically efficient low-voltage system combining power, LED lighting and controls into one simple, energy code compliant, project solution by blending the benefits of both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) power distribution. The easily configured “plug-and-play” system reduces installation labor by up to 40 percent with a total installed system cost savings of up to 20 percent. Read more »
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