Smart Lighting, Controls, Networks and IoT

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 »

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 »

Business News | Standardization | Zhaga | Connectors | Smart Lighting + IoT | Oct 09, 2020

Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward

Zhaga's Book 18 Takes the Next Step Forward Zhaga is planning a 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires, that will allow for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle. Book 18 Ed. 3.0 will enable Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface in addition to the certifications already offered by Book 18 Ed. 2.0. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Driver Modules | DMX | Sep 11, 2020

eldoLED's New POWERdrive 50W Raises the Bar for DMX Drivers

eldoLED's New POWERdrive 50W Raises the Bar for DMX Drivers eldoLED today introduced its 50 W, the industry's ready to use' four-channel DMX driver. This latest addition to the POWERdrive family features DMX interface protection, faster startup times, lower standby power requirements, and a broader range of LED output current. Improved dimming algorithms reduce flicker and artefacts in rolling-shutter image sensors while offering the industry's smoothest fades. This quality of light improvements make the POWERdrive 50W uniquely suited for both architectural and entertainment installations. Read more »

Business News | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Connectivity | The Zigbee Alliance | Sep 09, 2020

Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality

Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality When we set out in December 2019 to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry, there was naturally a lot of excitement — and of course, questions. Would this global consortium truly be able to bring this new standard to market? How long would it take? What products would actually emerge? Would we be able to pull off our promise to unify a fragmented industry under a single connectivity standard that would help companies focus on creating experiences over "plumbing"? Read more »

Resources | LpR Article | Applications | Technologies | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 01, 2020

Offline Lighting Voice Controller — An Alternative to Voice Assistants

Offline Lighting Voice Controller — An Alternative to Voice Assistants The historical evolution of light control by users started with a mechanical switch followed by potentiometer and dimming, touch panels and touch screens, gesture and movement detection control, and ending with voice. Voice control are mostly online speaker independent like Alexa, Google Home and Siri. But there are privacy and security concerns. Filip Michalski, Electronic Engineer, and Cezary Skotak, CEO, from Cezos describe a speaker independent offline voice controls system, explain the technology and discuss the pros and cons. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Controls | Aug 31, 2020

Inventronics Introduces Class I/II, DALI-2 D4i LED Drivers with Zhaga Compliant Form Factor

Inventronics Introduces Class I/II, DALI-2 D4i LED Drivers with Zhaga Compliant Form Factor Inventronics announces the release of a new family of IP20, Class I/II LED driver with DALI-2 D4i certification providing intra-luminaire and health monitoring solutions. The EBS-080SxxxBT2 is a new generation of drivers providing reduced maintenance costs and a streamlined production. They utilize convenient push terminals for a simpler installation and time-savings wireless programming via NFC allowing luminaires to be adjusted safely at any time and easy in-application troubleshooting. They are also equipped with power monitoring so users can measure energy consumption to better evaluate their ROI. Read more »

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | IoT | Systems + Applications | amp | Commentary | Resources | Aug 24, 2020

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies Fabien Bubendorff has a Master in Electronic Engineering and has 10 years' experience in the lighting industry. He has spent more than 13 years living in China. He worked as a Product Manager for a Retail Lighting Company, for the Last 5 years he was responsible for Wever&Ducré as the Head of R&D in China and for the last years Head of R&D at XAL in Austria. Now he has founded an independent consultancy to support European Lighting Companies to deal with these future challenges. He specialized in finding the optimal balance between function and cost to increase product profitability. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Smart Lighting | Luminaires | Lamps | LED Modules | Aug 11, 2020

Ledvance's New Portfolio Provides Smart Lighting for a Better Living Experience

Ledvance's New Portfolio Provides Smart Lighting for a Better Living Experience An increasing number of customers are looking to integrate smart home functions in their residential area. With Professional Smart for Residential and the new Ledvance PARATHOM® portfolio, Ledvance supports professional users such as installers to achieve the full potential of connected lighting for their customers. The new Ledvance PARATHOM® portfolio for residential and garden areas can be controlled optionally by voice command or app and offers a suitable solution for a wide range of requirements. The portfolio impresses with a combination of quality, innovation, reliability and user-friendliness and is complemented by easy installation, good value for money and features such as color and color temperature change or dimming capabilities. Read more »

LpR Article | Drivers | IoT | Controls | amp | Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Aug 03, 2020

A New LED Controller Technology to Expedite the Next Level of Smart Lighting

A New LED Controller Technology to Expedite the Next Level of Smart Lighting Lighting installations that use artificial lighting and often deemed more comfortable and energy efficient are generally referred to as "Smart Lighting". While no clear definition exists "Smart Lighting" has become a common catch phrase. Kurt Marquardt, Senior Director LED Lighting Systems and Product Marketing, Infineon Technologies has a more accurate definition. For him, the term "smart lighting" describes the capability of the lighting system to adapt automatically to the needs of the users and the room. He presents an alternative way to implement smart lighting systems, using the new XDPL8221 digital LED-driver IC [1]. 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 »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | IoT | Components | Smart Lighting | Jul 08, 2020

LSI Industries - AirLink Blue™ Wireless Bluetooth Mesh Network Solution for Outdoor Lighting

LSI Industries - AirLink Blue™ Wireless Bluetooth Mesh Network Solution for Outdoor Lighting LSI Industries said today that it has launched its new AirLink Blue wireless outdoor lighting control system. This simple, highly-configurable product uses Bluetooth mesh technology to manage designated zones of outdoor illumination on commercial property – helping customers enhance safety, reduce energy costs and comply with applicable regulations. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Technologies | Research News | Controls | Touchscreen | Jun 29, 2020

Touchscreens Are Going 3D with University of Bristol's Innovative New Spray-On Technique

Touchscreens Are Going 3D with University of Bristol's Innovative New Spray-On Technique Inspired by the way an artist creates graffiti on a wall and using a novel combination of sprayable electronics and 3D printing, the technique, called ProtoSpray, allows the creation of displays on surfaces that go beyond the usual rectangular and 2D shapes. Read more »

Resources | Commentary | Smart Lighting + IoT | Health + Wellbeing | May 07, 2020

Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance"

Personal Lighting Profiles Might Be the Key to Creating a Natural "Work Light Balance" Commentary from LpR 76: Henrik Clausen has been involved in lighting for over 30 years in both commercial and academic positions. In 1996, he became the Managing Director of Fagerhult Lighting in Denmark, and held that position until 2004, when he founded the Fagerhult Lighting Academy. In 2015 he also became Head of Research for Fagerhult. He holds a position as professor in Lighting Design at AAU in Copenhagen. He guest lectures at various Universities around the world. He speaks worldwide, primarily addressing the human and emotional aspects of light and lighting design. 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 »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Apr 28, 2020

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces New Intelligent Fixture Sensor and Intelligent Fixture Controller

Douglas Lighting Controls® Introduces New Intelligent Fixture Sensor and Intelligent Fixture Controller Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently introduced the new Intelligent Fixture Sensor (IFS) and Intelligent Fixture Controller (IFC) to its high-performance lighting products portfolio. Specially designed for Luminaire Level Lighting Controls (LLLC), the IFS units can be deployed as independent, fixture-mounted occupancy and daylight sensors. As an alternative, they can be networked with the Dialog® controllers and other devices in the Dialog ecosystem, including wall station switches, load controllers and low voltage ceiling mount sensors, to create a complete Bluetooth® wireless lighting control system. Read more »

Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | SSL | Office Lighting | Components | Apr 23, 2020

Making Office Lighting Smart with HubSense from Osram

Making Office Lighting Smart with HubSense from Osram Osram presents the HubSense intelligent lighting management system, an easy-to-commission and scalable solution for retrofitting LED office lighting. HubSense is based on standardized "Qualified Bluetooth Mesh" technology and is ideal for upgrading existing lighting systems in small and medium-sized businesses. Existing installations can therefore be updated without new cabling and without the use of a gateway or any other IT equipment. HubSense is also suitable for new installations in single offices, open-plan offices, corridors and conference rooms and offers the flexibility needed to adapt the lighting to changes in room usage. Read more »

SSL | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Components | Controls | Apr 23, 2020

Signify Upgrades Sensor Ready LED Driver Portfolio with New D4i Standard

Signify Upgrades Sensor Ready LED Driver Portfolio with New D4i Standard Signify, the world leader in lighting, has upgraded its portfolio of compact Philips Xitanium Sensor Ready Xtreme LED drivers for outdoor applications with the recently granted D4i certification. This certification program is designed to deliver standardization in the market, drive wider adoption of IoT connectivity in lighting and aid smart city or building projects. It makes it very attractive and easy for customers to switch to connected lighting or install Connect Ready luminaires with D4i certified drivers now, and upgrade to connectivity later. By Q2 2020, Signify will also upgrade the complete non-isolated Philips Xitanium Dimmable Sensor Ready driver portfolio for indoor applications to the new D4i standard, to facilitate the rapid market adoption of energy-saving technologies and drive standardization. Read more »

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LUXTECH Presents OneCut High-Efficacy: >200 lum/W LED Module

LUXTECH Presents OneCut High-Efficacy:   >200 lum/W LED Module OneCut HE is LUXTECH’s most efficient linear/rigid white LED module to date; at 44” long it boasts >200 lum/W with cuttability every 5.5” to fit any standard fixture size. On board poke-in connectors, screw mounting holes, and intermittent solder pads make for reliable installation and maximum ... Read more »

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New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED.

New Name. New breakthroughs. All LED. SMART Global Holdings, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Cree, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CREE) Cree LED Products business unit (“Cree LED”). Read more »

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Lumileds' News LUXEON 2835N 3V-LED Extends the Mid-Power Performance Curve

Lumileds' News LUXEON 2835N 3V-LED Extends the Mid-Power Performance Curve Lumileds announced the new LUXEON 2835N, which fills in the performance gap between the LUXEON 2835C and the LUXEON 2835 HE. The three variants are relatively close in performance at 65 mA – LUXEON 2835N delivers 204 lumens per Watt – as current increases, real differences in both light output and ... Read more »

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