SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | LED Modules | DALI | Bluetooth | Oct 14, 2020

Optoga's Latest Products Are Challenging the Lighting Industry with IoT

Optoga's Latest Products Are Challenging the Lighting Industry with IoT The lighting changes from just shining to being connected. Imagine if the lighting could be connected only when needed and not connected when there was no need, all in terms of cost and need. We have developed an LED Module that provides perfect light and is fully dimmable and when the luminaire manufacturers receive projects with Casambi, DALI or other ECO-Systems, they can directly integrate it into the luminaire. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Tools | Software | Emergency Lighting | Jul 16, 2020

Myers Emergency Power Systems Introduces Smart IoT Connectivity Solution for Inverters

Myers Emergency Power Systems Introduces Smart IoT Connectivity Solution  for Inverters Myers Emergency Power Systems (Myers EPS), a leading designer and manufacturer of backup power solutions, today announced the introduction of its IoT Inverter Connect technology, a secure and innovative communication platform that conveniently monitors and logs data from the company's central emergency lighting inverters to save time and enhance building safety. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Controls | Evaluation Kit | Components | IoT | Jul 10, 2020

EnOcean Adds New IoT Starter Kit to Product Portfolio

EnOcean Adds New IoT Starter Kit to Product Portfolio EnOcean, a pioneer of energy harvesting and wireless IoT communications, today released a starter kit that simplifies the integration of EnOcean wireless sensors with Aruba Wi-Fi access points. Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and EnOcean have partnered to facilitate the integration of IoT sensors into existing IT infrastructure, levering IT security mechanisms to protect IoT data and devices. Used in conjunction with a separately purchased Aruba access point, the new IoT starter kit named EISKA for the European market and EISKU for the North American market includes an EnOcean EMSIx multisensor, an Easyfit wireless switch, an EnOcean USB stick, and demonstration software. All devices support the EnOcean radio standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10/11). Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Thread | DiiA | May 04, 2020

Thread Group and DiiA Collaborate to Shape the Future of IoT Lighting for Commercial Buildings

Thread Group and DiiA Collaborate to Shape the Future of IoT Lighting for Commercial Buildings The Thread Group, an alliance addressing convergence, security, power, and architecture challenges at the network layer, and the DiiA, the global DALI alliance of companies from the lighting and sensor industries, have announced a liaison agreement today with the shared intention of accelerating IoT adoption in commercial buildings. 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 »

Business News | Organization News | Zhaga | IoT Ready | Partnerships | Apr 02, 2019

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium

IoT Ready Alliance Dissolves and Capitalizes on the Breadth of the NEW Zhaga Consortium Zhaga and the IoT Ready Alliance are pleased to announce that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium. The objective is to foster a harmonized, global set of interface specifications for sensor-to-luminaire integration and to remove confusion in the industry. Read more »

Business | Company News | Acquisition | Mar 13, 2019

Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities

Delta Acquires Lighting Solution Brand Amerlux To Enhance its IoT-based Green Solutions for Smart Buildings and Cities Delta Electronics, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Delta"), a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, and Amerlux, LLC (hereinafter referred to as "Amerlux"), a U.S.-based LED architectural lighting solutions company, today announced the signing of a definitive agreement pursuant to which Delta Electronics (Netherlands) B.V., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta, will acquire 100% of Amerlux's interests for USD 90,000,000 (approx. NTD 2,769,300). The transaction is expected to close during the second quarter of 2019. The aforementioned agreement includes an earn-out mechanism in which Delta will pay an additional pre-established amount for the transaction should Amerlux's 2019 EBITDA(1) and revenue reach a predetermined target. Read more »

Connected Lighting | Standardization | LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Zhaga | Dec 14, 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 »

Research Reports | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Nov 26, 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 | Webinar | ARM

WEBINAR "Secure Smart Lighting: Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential"

WEBINAR "Secure Smart Lighting: Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential" Smart lighting does more than illuminate a space. Beyond energy conservation, a smart lighting system can serve as the infrastructure for building automation, and data collected from the smart lighting system are used for advanced applications such as space optimization, building security, and mobile asset tracking. With these new use cases, requirements for a commercial-grade smart lighting system are changing and security is becoming top of mind. This webinar, sponsored by Arm Ltd., is for LED manufactures, lighting control/sensor providers and system integrators, covering key considerations for commercial smart lighting systems including connectivity, interoperability, and end-to-end security. Read more »

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 »

Resources | White Papers | IoT | Economist | Jun 01, 2018

WHITE PAPER - From The Economist: IoT-Enabled Buildings are Still in Construction

WHITE PAPER - From The Economist: IoT-Enabled Buildings are Still in Construction Facilities management companies are investing in IoT to transform buildings worldwide. Smart devices—from smart lights to sensors in soap dispensers—are providing valuable data to help companies optimize business operations, improve space utilization and more. Read more »

Resources | White Papers | IoT | Strategy | Jun 01, 2018

WHITE PAPER - 4 Key Considerations for Your IoT Strategy

WHITE PAPER - 4 Key Considerations for Your IoT Strategy The digital universe is expected to grow exponentially. Much of this data will be generated by billions of IoT devices. Do you have an IoT strategy that’s ready to take advantage of these data? Download this whitepaper and get details on the 4 key considerations for building a strong IoT foundation. Read more »

Event News | May 31, 2018

OpenAIS Symposium on IoT Lighting – Final Project Results

OpenAIS Symposium on IoT Lighting – Final Project Results Last week saw the OpenAIS project, supported by the EU Horizon2020, host their finale symposium in the famous De Witte Dame, in Eindhoven. Delegates from all over Europe came together to participate, experience and discuss the results of the project. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | IoT Ready | Sensors | May 25, 2018

New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures Industry-leading organizations like Enlighted, Tridonic and DesignLights Consortium™ are working to establish a standard for “IoT-Ready™” light fixtures that can easily be upgraded with sensors and connectivity modules after installation. Read more »

Event News | Apr 13, 2018

OpenAIS Symposium on IoT Lighting – Eindhoven (NL)

OpenAIS Symposium on IoT Lighting – Eindhoven (NL) Following the mass adoption of LEDs and the subsequent digitisation, lighting has now become 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, to address the challenges of the Internet of Lights. At the symposium the OpenAIS team will present the project results and learnings, demonstrate the pilot implementation of the OpenAIS architecture in the industrial heritage building “De Witte Dame” in Eindhoven. Read more »

Business | Organization News | DiiA | Zhaga | Partnerships | Mar 14, 2018

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting The trend in lighting towards digitalization and the need for defining interfaces for sensors and connectivity modules is well recognized. Both the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) are developing important technology in this area. The organizations have now signed a liaison agreement with the aim to share technical information about available and upcoming specifications and certification programs, and the timelines of these. 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 »

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 »

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 »

Resources | LpR Article | Research | Thermal Management | Jan 15, 2018

Thermal Issues Posed by Compact Packaging and IoT for Next Generation SSL

Thermal Issues Posed by Compact Packaging and IoT for Next Generation SSL Besides general lighting, LEDs are penetrating many areas. At the same time, Internet of Things (IoT) has been rapidly evolving. Added electronics are expected to add an additional 70% to overall heat generation. Therefore, solving thermal problems will become more important again; on a par with footprint area and cost. Prof. Mehmet Arik, Director of EVATEG Center for Energy Efficient Electronics and Lighting Technologies at the Ozyegin University, and Umut Zeynep Uras, master student at the Ozyegin University, present some of the current, local, hotspot thermal issues caused by tight packaging. The severity of the problem for future lighting systems with added IoT will also be discussed. Finally, possible technologies to meet those challenges will be shown. 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 »

Business | Acquisition | Aug 24, 2017

Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens

Osram Acquires Leading U.S. IoT Software Platform Provider Digital Lumens Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything from intelligent lighting control, energy use, and security systems to the measurement of environmental parameters such as air quality. The cloud-based platform is compatible with components and hardware of other manufacturers. Digital Lumens has built a strong customer base for industrial IoT solutions, with more than 2,500 installations. Read more »

Event News | May 23, 2017

Launching the First International Trends in Lighting (TiL 2017) Forum & Show - Dedicated to Smart Lighting & IoT

Launching the First International Trends in Lighting (TiL 2017) Forum & Show - Dedicated to Smart Lighting & IoT “The space, the geometry, the light of an architecture in great proportions must remain the core aim, while engineering aims for zero carbon, ultra-green architecture. But this balance between the poetry of architecture and its green engineering is crucial,” Steven Holl, Architect. Read more »

Business | Organization News | IoT Ready | Standardization | May 12, 2017

New IoT-Ready™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

New IoT-Ready™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures Industry-leading organizations like Enlighted, Tridonic and DesignLights Consortium™ are working to establish a standard for “IoT-Ready™” light fixtures that can easily be upgraded with sensors and connectivity modules after installation. Read more »

Connectivity | Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Apr 03, 2017

Lemonbeat Combines DALI and Ethernet Technologies with Its Own IoT Ecosystem

Lemonbeat Combines DALI and Ethernet Technologies with Its Own IoT Ecosystem Dortmund-based company Lemonbeat GmbH - the developer behind the IoT infrastructure technology of the same name - is expanding its portfolio, adding interfaces for "DALI", the international standard for lighting controls in building automation, as well as cabled Ethernet technologies. The company will also be exhibiting from 24-28 April at the Hannover Messe trade fair at Stand A10 in Hall 16. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Usability | LpR Article | Resources | Software | Mar 22, 2017

Enhancing the LED Experience - UI & UX as Success Factors for IoT Based Lighting Controls

Enhancing the LED Experience - UI & UX as Success Factors for IoT Based Lighting Controls As LED lighting systems become part of the Internet of Things, getting the interface right is essential if all of the potential benefits are to be realized. Karl Jónsson and Christian Moormann of Tridonic explain why UI and UX are crucial for the acceptance of the “Internet of Things”, give design hints and describe what this type of user interface that accommodates scalability, simplicity and ease of handling could look like. The authors also discuss examples based on a system Tridonic pre-launched in 2016. Read more »

Systems | Controls | App | Mar 22, 2017

Tridonic and EON Reality Show Augmented Reality App to Control and Provision IoT enabled Lighting

Tridonic and EON Reality Show Augmented Reality App to Control and Provision IoT enabled Lighting Tridonic, a leading international supplier of integral lighting solutions and EON Reality Inc., the world leader in Virtual Reality based knowledge transfer for industry, education, and edutainment, have partnered to develop an Augmented Reality control and provisioning interface for Tridonic’s IoT enabled industrial lighting solution, net4more. The AR application will be announced and demoed at CeBIT as part of Tridonic’s keynote: “Lighting as the backbone for the Internet of Things”. Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Feb 08, 2017

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting Fulham introduces new LED outdoor rated drivers that are feature-rich including integrated IoT management for Smart City lighting. The advanced specification of the Fulham Workhorse Extreme LED drivers has compatibility with wireless, DALI and 0-10V dimming which is flicker free down to 1% power. They also offer the widest available output current programming, so eliminating multiple driver stocking requirements. Read more »

Products, Materials + Tools | Nov 29, 2016

ams Launches AS7221 Spectral Tuning IoT Smart Lighting Manager

ams Launches AS7221 Spectral Tuning IoT Smart Lighting Manager ams AG, a leading provider of high performance sensors and analog ICs, today announced the AS7221, the industry’s first integrated white-tunable smart lighting manager. Lighting manufacturers designing with the AS7221 can now quickly integrate high-precision CCT, or “Kelvin-tuning”, capabilities into their Internet of Things (IoT) smart lighting offerings. The versatile architecture, which includes an I2C extension interface, positions the AS7221 to deliver Internet of Awareness™ IoT sensor hub platform capabilities for sens-ing functions such as air quality, temperature, occupancy, and presence. Read more »