Smart Lighting, Controls, Networks and IoT

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 »

DALI-2 | DALI Alliance | Emergency Lighting | Smart Lighting | Sep 28, 2021

DALI-2 Emergency Lighting Control Strengthens Interoperability for Safety-critical Applications

DALI-2 Emergency Lighting Control Strengthens Interoperability for Safety-critical Applications The DALI Alliance has extended its highly successful DALI-2 certification program to include control gear for self-contained emergency lighting. Focused on device interoperability, DALI-2 certification is built on open, international standards. 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 | DALI | Awards | Sep 15, 2021

DALI Lighting Awards 2021 Open for Entries

DALI Lighting Awards 2021 Open for Entries The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, announces the call for entries for the DALI Lighting Awards 2021. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Jul 27, 2021

Signify Joins HomeGrid Forum to Transform Wireless Communications Through LiFi

Signify Joins HomeGrid Forum to Transform Wireless Communications Through LiFi HomeGrid Forum has today announced that Signify, (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has joined the organization to expand the innovation and deployment of G.hn technology for Light Fidelity (LiFi) applications. 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 »

DALI+ | DALI Alliance | Smart Lighting | May 05, 2021

DALI+ Delivers DALI Lighting Control with Wireless and IP-based Networking

DALI+ Delivers DALI Lighting Control with Wireless and IP-based Networking  The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has launched DALI+, a new brand that denotes DALI over wireless and IP-based networks. 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 »

Smart Lighting & IoT | Smart Lighting &amp | T2M-Semi | Mar 18, 2021

Smart Lighting Platform Licensed by Leading European Lighting Company

Smart Lighting Platform Licensed by Leading European Lighting Company T2M-Semi, a global technology provider, announced the licensing of its partners’ Smart Lighting Platform “end to end” Management Solution to a leading European lighting company. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Bluetooth Mesh | Mar 08, 2021

World's Largest Bluetooth® Mesh Lighting Control Installation

World's Largest Bluetooth® Mesh Lighting Control Installation The 17 floors office building consisted of 3,685 Bluetooth mesh McWong TruBlu lighting controllers (installed in fixtures). Utilizing the TruBlu web app, EMC designed the project with 43 areas and 708 zones. Read more »

Business | Company News | Smart Lighting | Feb 22, 2021

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi

World Forum The Hague World’s First Congress Center to Install Trulifi Signify, the world leader in lighting, and World Forum The Hague, leader in hosting high-profile conferences, announced the world-first installation of Signify's Trulifi in a congress center, ensuring that future conference guests can enjoy the benefits of safe, secure, reliable and high-speed connectivity via light rather than radio waves. World Forum in The Hague, the Netherlands, is known for hosting some of the most high-profile conferences in the world such as the Global Conference on Cyber Security, World Press Freedom Conference and Climate Adaptation Summit 2021. The first installation concerns one meeting room with the potential for more. Read more »

SSL | Systems + Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Controls | Luminaires | Feb 01, 2021

Luminis Integrates nLight® AIR Wireless Control Option

Luminis Integrates nLight® AIR Wireless Control Option Luminis, an established innovator and manufacturer of specification-grade, interior and exterior lighting solutions, today announced a wide range of its luminaires will now be offered with nLight® AIR wireless lighting controls. Read more »

Business News | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Organization News | Webinar | Connectivity | DiiA | Zhaga | Jan 22, 2021

How to get Zhaga-D4i Certification for Luminaires, Sensors and Communication Nodes

How to get Zhaga-D4i Certification for Luminaires, Sensors and Communication Nodes The DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium will jointly host a webinar to provide details on how to achieve Zhaga-D4i certification of lighting components and luminaires. The webinar will take place on Thursday February 18th at 13:00 CET, and all interested parties are invited to attend. Speakers will include experts from the DALI Alliance, Zhaga and Dekra. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Human Centric Lighting | Controls | Tunable White Light | Outdoor Applications | Jan 22, 2021

Tridonic Introduces SIDEREA - Future-Proof Outdoor Lighting Solution for Towns and Cities

Tridonic Introduces SIDEREA - Future-Proof Outdoor Lighting Solution for Towns and Cities Modern infrastructure is an essential stepping stone towards a smart and digitally connected city of the future. Urbanization, climate change and digitalization require new mindsets and solutions in towns and cities. SIDEREA from Tridonic is a new lighting solution with a comprehensive portfolio for smart city outdoor lighting. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Retrofit | Bluetooth | Linear Modules | Jan 15, 2021

Universal Lighting Introduces LED Strip Fixture Retrofit Kit with Bluetooth®

Universal Lighting Introduces LED Strip Fixture Retrofit Kit with Bluetooth® Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. a global leader in lighting, and a member of the Panasonic Group, today announced the launch of its LRAxC LED Strip Fixture Retrofit Kit with Bluetooth Controls. The product comes as a natural addition to the expanding fixture control ecosystem options offered by Universal. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Controls | Wireless | OS-Update | Jan 07, 2021

Mira Release 2.5 - Wireless Technology Reaches New Levels of Stability and Scalability

Mira Release 2.5 - Wireless Technology Reaches New Levels of Stability and Scalability Today LumenRadio – a global leader in reliable wireless communication – release version 2.5 of Mira which introduces many stability improvements for larger, and more stable networks. With Mira version 2.5 LumenRadio double down on their promise of "Wireless Without Worries!" – pushing the limits of stability and scalability even further. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Standardization | Connectors | Smart Lighting + IoT | Zhaga | DiiA | Dec 18, 2020

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification

Zhaga and the DALI Alliance Add Sensors and Controllers to Zhaga-D4i Certification The joint Zhaga-D4i certification program from the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium has already qualified a number of Zhaga-D4i Book 18 outdoor luminaires with Zhaga receptacles and D4i components. Now, certified D4i control devices with Zhaga connectors can also be submitted for Zhaga-D4i certification. Eligible devices include light-level or occupancy sensors, as well as control nodes that can communicate wirelessly with external networks. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Standardization + Regulation | Smart Lighting + IoT | Dec 14, 2020

General Assembly Approves Transfer of Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to IEC

General Assembly Approves Transfer of Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to IEC The Zhaga General Assembly has decided in November 2020 to transfer the Zhaga Books 18 and 20 to the IEC. Sharing Zhaga specifications with global standard development organizations is included in the Zhaga mission and has the goal of increasing global acceptance of Zhaga specifications. Read more »

Zhaga | Connectors | Standardization | Business News | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 27, 2020

Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Now Available to Community Members

Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Now Available to Community Members Following its established policies on book publication, the Zhaga Consortium has made its Book 18 Ed. 2.0 "Smart interface between outdoor luminaires and sensing / communication modules" available to Zhaga Community members. The Zhaga Community membership is open to any company active in the lighting business free of charge. Read more »

HCL | Systems + Applications | Luminaires | Color-Tuning | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 11, 2020

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology

Transform Your Space with Thorn's New VCT Technology VCT technology (Variable Color Temperature) brings a new dynamic to your space. It is now possible to set dedicated color temperatures for specific areas of your space, ranging from 2700 K to 6500 K. The VCT enables you to manually and automatically adjust light levels and to set pre-defined lighting scenarios to your exact requirements. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Standardization | DALI | DiiA | D4i | Smart Lighting + IoT | Nov 11, 2020

D4i Sensors and Controllers for Smart, IoT-ready Luminaires

D4i Sensors and Controllers for Smart, IoT-ready Luminaires The DALI Alliance (DiiA) is now offering D4i certification of DALI-based control devices that are designed for mounting on LED luminaires. Eligible devices include light-level or occupancy sensors, as well as control nodes that can communicate wirelessly with external networks. Read more »

FEATURED

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers

UniDriver® Universal Input Line Voltage LED Drivers LTF Technology’s UniDriver Series offers the ultimate in flexibility and ease of driver selection for lighting industry OEMs and specifiers. These technologically-advanced LED drivers offer True-Tri-Mode dimming from 100V to 277V (ELV, TRIAC, 0-10V), dimming levels from 100% to 0.1%, compatibility ... Read more »

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NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München

NICHIA LED Technology Presented at LICHTWOCHE München LED manufacturer NICHIA, a specialist in highly efficient lighting, Human Centric Lighting and the imitation of natural light, will participate in the Munich Lichtwoche 2021 from 5 to 12 November with a light installation, two presentations and a discussion on the topic of UV-C. The light ... Read more »

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