Smart Lighting & IoT

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | DALI | News-Spot | DiiA | Resources | May 03, 2019
DiiA Introduces D4i Bringing Standardization to Intra-Luminaire DALI
DiiA Introduces D4i Bringing Standardization to Intra-Luminaire DALI The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has unveiled its new D4i logo and certification program for intra-luminaire DALI. D4i extends the existing DALI-2 certification program with additional features and functions, creating new possibilities for DALI in the IoT world. Read more »
Electronics | Components | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Apr 17, 2019
Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting
Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting Nedap is extending its Luxon IoT Node portfolio with a version developed for smart and wireless outdoor lighting control: The Luxon IoT Node Outdoor. The compact Luxon IoT Node Outdoor fits inside all LED fixtures using a standardised Zhaga/NEMA connector. This makes it very simple to unlock the full savings potential of LED technology. Read more »
Electronics | Components | Indoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Apr 04, 2019
Tridonic Adds Casambi Ready RF Modules and Sensors to the basicDIM Wireless Portfolio
Tridonic Adds Casambi Ready RF Modules and Sensors to the basicDIM Wireless Portfolio For Bluetooth-based communication between luminaires Tridonic is launching two new Casambi Ready wireless modules in the basicDIM Wireless portfolio. They can be easily and flexibly integrated into existing systems and, with suitable sensors, can offer considerable potential energy savings. It is also possible for the lighting system to be individually adapted. Read more »
Systems + Applications | Human Centric Lighting | Lamps | Smart Lighting | Mar 29, 2019
Healthe® New SunTrac™ A19 Seamlessly Transitions Between GoodDay® and GoodNight® Spectrums
Healthe® New SunTrac™ A19 Seamlessly Transitions Between GoodDay® and GoodNight® Spectrums Healthe® is excited to announce the launch of SunTrac™ A19, a product that combines engineered spectrums that have been optimized for both daytime and nighttime use into a single, dynamic, circadian lamp. Based on market demand, Healthe combined its proprietary GoodDay® and Goodnight® spectrums, which have been available this past year as separate products, into a single, easy-to-use, form factor. Now, consumers can benefit from both the energy-enhancing GoodDay spectrum during the day and the sleep-promoting GoodNight spectrum at nighttime by simply installing this one bulb. Read more »
Research Reports | Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | OpenAIS | LpR Article | Mar 28, 2019
User Evaluation of the OpenAIS Pilot Installation
User Evaluation of the OpenAIS Pilot Installation The OpenAIS project (2015-2018) has developed an open IoT lighting solution to enable a wider community to deliver the smartness of light, allowing easy adaptability to cater for the diversity of people and demands. The project is a cooperation between seven leading companies in the European industry and two academic partners: Signify, Zumtobel, Tridonic, Johnson Controls, Dynniq Belgium, NXP, ARM, Eindhoven University of Technology. Thomas van de Werff, Harm van Essen and Berry Eggen from the Eindhoven University of Technology describe the evaluation results of the pilot installation in a real office building in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), a former Philips factory. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | CIE | Mar 28, 2019
Adaptive, Dynamic and Intelligent Lighting
Adaptive, Dynamic and Intelligent Lighting Previously, most lighting applications were designed to ensure suitable visual conditions, to support the most demanding visual task anticipated, whilst also taking into account requirements to provide adequate levels of visual comfort and aesthetics. In most cases this was a static lighting solution because the options to change light levels, luminance distribution, or light source spectrum were limited. Tasks, occupants, and needs change from time to time, making control over the lighting desirable, if unattainable. Advanced LED and controls technology make the unattainable possible; now, the key questions are also for CIE how to define the user needs for various applications and how best to set up lighting systems to be adaptive and intelligent in response. Read more »
Electronics | Driver IC | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Mar 12, 2019
Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver
Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver The emerging trend of smart lighting and Internet of Things, requires a new generation of LED drivers. Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8221 for cost-effective dual-stage drivers with advanced features. This device combines a quasi-resonant PFC and a quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation together with a communication interface. A comprehensive set of configurable protection mechanisms (standard and sophisticated) ensure safe, reliable and robust LED driver for a large set of use cases. The new driver IC will be showcased at the APEC 2019 exhibition in Anaheim, CA. Read more »
Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Mar 08, 2019
Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle
Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle Healthe® by Lighting Science is excited to announce the launch of SunLync™, a unique device that autonomously synchronizes Healthe wireless-enabled lighting to the sun's cycle. SunLync contains a GPS locator that captures local time and continuously broadcasts a system-wide mesh command to all Healthe lights within range. Lights respond by generating the appropriate spectrum and intensity, providing the right light at the right time. The frequent time signal generation from SunLync allows for a subtle response and fluid transition between light settings from the luminaries. Read more »
Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Resources | IEC | Zhaga | Feb 26, 2019
Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC
Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC The Zhaga Consortium has confirmed its plan to transfer Book 18 Ed. 2.0 to IEC, after the completion of the specification expected by mid-2019 and approval by the General Assembly. This Book describes a smart interface for outdoor luminaires and specifies power, communication and mechanical aspects. The decision is following the already ongoing transfers of Books 1,7,10,12 and 14. Read more »
NFC | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | DALI | Components | Feb 05, 2019
Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply
Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply With a height of only 11 or 16 mm the new drivers in the premium series (PRE) from Tridonic give luminaire designers enormous freedom to create versatile luminaire designs. In addition to the usual wide dimming range and one4all interface there are versions with an NFC interface. The 16 mm versions also have an integrated DALI power supply (po4a). Read more »
Technologies | LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Bluetooth | Jan 31, 2019
Qualified Bluetooth Mesh – Making Lighting Controls Future-Proof
Qualified Bluetooth Mesh – Making Lighting Controls Future-Proof LpR 69 Article, page 88: At Lightfair USA, Siegfried Luger met with Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions. One of Mr. Durand’s striking statements was: “Basically, what we need is to future-proof lighting control.” This was the first time that this important aspect was so clearly addressed by a representative of the industry. This led us to asking Mr. Durand to provide LED professional with a technical article to clarify the current situation, explain the technical background that led him to making that statement and to give an idea of which requirements a controls solution must fulfill to be truly future-proof. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Components | Electronics | Jan 25, 2019
EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller
EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller EuControls is excited to announce the addition of its latest wireless lighting controller to its growing lighting controls product portfolio. The new ECM-20-ZB is a 20 Amp rated 100–277VAC Zigbee compatible lighting controller intended for plug-and-play installation on outdoor area lighting fixtures containing NEMA twist-lock receptacles (ANSI C136.41-2013 standard). Fully Zigbee compliant on/off and dimming control is supported, and the controller’s built-in north-facing photo sensor can enable daylight harvesting via gateway control or failover to predetermined on/off behavior based on luminous setpoints if connection with the gateway is lost. Read more »
ZigBee | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Resources | Standardization | Jan 25, 2019
Amazon to Join Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors
Amazon to Join Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Amazon will join its Board of Directors. As IoT growth continues to accelerate, prominent companies in the tech industry are collaborating within the Zigbee Alliance to shape the direction of standards, ecosystems, and devices to offer users easy and enjoyable experiences they’ll want to build upon within their homes and personal spaces. The decision by Amazon to join the Zigbee Alliance at the Board level is a strong message that the industry is focused on simplifying and adding convenience to the growing range of IoT devices available to customers. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Beam Shaping | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Luminaires | Jan 21, 2019
Alliance Between Formalighting, LensVector and Casambi Takes LED Lighting to the Next Level
Alliance Between Formalighting, LensVector and Casambi Takes LED Lighting to the Next Level Formalighting, a leader in motorised architectural lighting products, has introduced luminaires that make aiming, directing, and shaping light easier and faster to configure and adjust. Working together with LensVector, a specialist in Dynamic Beam Shaping™ technology and Casambi, the market-leading developer of wireless lighting control systems based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), formalighting’s new luminaires prove the longstanding expectation, that solid-state lighting capabilities will exceed those of the previous generation of light sources. Read more »
Connected Lighting | Standardization | LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Zhaga | Dec 12, 2018
Zhaga Enables Mechanical IoT-Upgradability for Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures
Zhaga Enables Mechanical IoT-Upgradability for Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures LpR 69 Article, page 42: The Zhaga Consortium is a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing LED luminaire components interfaces. The latest specification from Book 18 defines a standardized interface between outdoor LED luminaires and modules for sensing and communication. Dee Denteneer, Zhaga Secretary General, explains how the New Book 18 helps bring the Internet of Things to the outdoor lighting market via smart, upgradeable, future-proof fixtures. Read more »
Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Indoor Applications | Components | Sensors | Dec 11, 2018
EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control
EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control At CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 8-11, 2019), EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will be launching a new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems communicating via Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). It will be the first self-powered Bluetooth® occupancy sensor on the market integrating EnOcean’s field-proven energy harvesting technology and offering best customer experience by being maintenance-free, freely positionable, highly flexible and easy to install. The new sensor, in a small and functional housing design, will add to EnOcean’s Easyfit portfolio of battery-free Bluetooth® switches and perfectly support the company’s strategy to easily provide precious data for the digitalization of buildings using LED lighting systems as data backbone for intelligent control. Visitors to the CES show can experience EnOcean’s Easyfit Bluetooth® solutions at Sands Expo #40464. The new sensor will be available on the market from January 2019. Read more »
Electronics | Components | Controls | Development Kits | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 19, 2018
Fulham EliteControl Bluetooth Mesh LabKit - Fast, Easy Evaluation and Development of Wireless LED Controls
Fulham EliteControl Bluetooth Mesh LabKit - Fast, Easy Evaluation and Development of Wireless LED Controls Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has just released a new Bluetooth Mesh LabKit to make it easy for OEMs to quickly test and evaluate wireless LED controllers for commercial lighting systems. The LabKit comes ready to use, complete with Fulham’s Bluetooth mesh mobile commissioning application. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Sensors | Controls | Smart Lighting | Nov 08, 2018
Tridonic smartSWITCH Switch Sensors Detect Presence and Ambient Light
Tridonic smartSWITCH Switch Sensors Detect Presence and Ambient Light The compact smartSWITCH HF 5DP f and HF 5DP S f switch sensors have an extra-wide detection range and, as built-in devices, require very little space in the luminaire. The sensors employ microwave technology and switch the light using the respective LED driver when they detect presence and ambient light. Read more »
ZigBee | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Oct 24, 2018
EPtronics’ LP Series Programmable LED Drivers - Compatible to EuControls’ Zigbee Controller
EPtronics’ LP Series Programmable LED Drivers - Compatible to EuControls’ Zigbee Controller EPtronics is pleased to announce that its latest LP Series of programmable flicker-free LED drivers are immediately compatible with Zigbee wireless lighting controllers from EuControls, a sister company of EPtronics. EuControls’ LCM lighting controllers are ideal for new and retrofit lighting fixture projects that require Zigbee protocol compatible 0-10 V on/off/dimming control with Dim-to-Off support. Read more »
Research Reports | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Oct 19, 2018
Challenges of the Integration of Lighting Systems and Components in IoT
Challenges of the Integration of Lighting Systems and Components in IoT LpR 68 Article, page 50: Following the rapid penetration of LEDs, lighting is now becoming integrated into the Internet of Things. Over the past three years a consortium of leading European companies worked on the OpenAIS project, which was partly funded by the EU within the Horizon 2020 program, and now showing the results working at a full size demonstrator. In this follow up article to the introduction article of LpR 67, Ben Pronk, System Architect at Signify, and Stefan Verbrugh, Project Manager at Signify and Work Package leader in OpenAIS give deeper insight into the project. They explain the lighting specific challenges, describe the generic challenges for IP controlled lighting and present the approach to these challenges. They conclude by summarizing the findings from the pilot. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Human Centric Lighting | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Oct 19, 2018
Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting
Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds today announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider. Read more »
Electronics | Components | Indoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Oct 17, 2018
Fulham Releases Bluetooth Bridge to Retrofit Any 0-10V LED Luminaire
Fulham Releases Bluetooth Bridge to Retrofit Any 0-10V LED Luminaire Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced availability of a new Bluetooth Bridge 0-10V LED controller, the first in a series of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) components designed to connect luminaires into a Bluetooth mesh ecosystem. The new Bluetooth Bridge can be installed in any electrical box or LED fixture to provide wireless 0-10 dimming control and monitoring. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Resources | Outdoor Applications | Oct 12, 2018
Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Rico Kramer, Inventor, Founder & CEO, esave ag
Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Rico Kramer, Inventor, Founder & CEO, esave ag In recent years there has been a strong focus on safe communication and controls in the lighting industry. The success story of esave ag, however, started much earlier, when Rico Kramer, the founder and CEO of esave, travelled to Taiwan due to his dissatisfaction with the quality of early LED replacement bulbs. What the former Apple employee learned there led to the development of the esave concept and its technology. In the interview he talks about his intentions, the beginning of esave, wireless technologies in general, system security, commissioning, system incompatibilities, markets and their peculiarities. Read more »
Research Reports | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Oct 12, 2018
Integrating Lighting in the Internet of Things
Integrating Lighting in the Internet of Things LpR 67 Article, page 80: Following the rapid penetration of LEDs, lighting now becomes integrated into the Internet of Things. Over the past three years a consortium of leading European companies worked on the OpenAIS project, partly funded by the EU within the Horizon 2020 program. Now showing the results, the consortium is working on a full size demonstrator. Ben Pronk, System Architect at Philips Lighting Research, and Frank van Tuijl, Project Manager at Philips Lighting show how OpenAIS creates an open ecosystem to enable a wider community to deliver the smartness of light and they explain how it is possible to adapt the system to cater to the diversity of people and demands. Read more »
Featured | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | Smart Lighting | Sep 28, 2018
Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series
Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series Edison Opto Corporation, the leading LED lighting company based in Taiwan, introduces a wide range of AC modules. These AC modules can be broadly used in ceiling lights, mirror front lights, corridor lights, tri-proof lights, and down lights to meet different customers’ requirements. Read more »
White LEDs | LEDs | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Connected Lighting | Aug 23, 2018
Cree's XP-G3 S Line - Optimized for the Connected Lighting Future
Cree's XP-G3 S Line - Optimized for the Connected Lighting Future Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED, an extension of the industry-leading XLamp XP-G3 LED that is optimized for the connected lighting future. With the XP-G3 S Line, Cree delivers high-power LED technology optimized for long-lifetime, high-power general lighting applications where sensors and the internet of things (IoT) are becoming common, such as commercial indoor, parking, industrial and roadway. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Systems + Applications | Resources | Projects | Jul 24, 2018
OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls
OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls The EU-Horizon 2020 co-funded OpenAIS [1] project, that successfully brought open IPv6-based control to the lighting world, has been completed as planned. A consortium of seven leading companies in lighting, IoT and building management and two knowledge institutes worked closely together for 3.5 years on IP-to-the-end-node connected lighting for professional buildings. Read more »
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