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Smart Lighting | LiFi | Feb 28, 2023
LiFi Module Ready for Integration
LiFi Module Ready for Integration The global leader in LiFi technology, pureLiFi launched their latest Light Antenna Module at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The cutting-edge wireless communications antenna is the first of its kind, smaller than a US dime and ready to enable LiFi in connected devices and smartphones at scale. The module will be compliant with the upcoming IEEE 802.11bb Light Communication standard which is in its final stages of ratification. Read more »
Zhaga | Book 7 | IEC Standard | Smart Lighting | Feb 03, 2023
Zhaga Book 7 Available as IEC Standard
Zhaga Book 7 Available as IEC Standard The Zhaga Book 7 on linear and square LED modules has been published as IEC standard 63356-2. It is the first Zhaga industry specification that is available as IEC standard. Further Zhaga Books, such as 10, 12, 14, 18 and 20 have already been transferred to IEC and are in various stages of the adoption process. Read more »
MetroSpecs | FlexRad | Featured | Smart Lighting | Feb 01, 2023
FlexRad® Saves Labor and Cost for Volumetric LED Fixtures
FlexRad® Saves Labor and Cost for Volumetric LED Fixtures MetroSpec Technology® has delivered generations of improvements in light sources for manufacturers of architectural and aesthetic commercial LED light fixtures. The FlexRad® technology base has been used in millions of fixtures to reduce costs and simplify designs across the industry. Read more »
Lumary | Smart Lighting | Jan 16, 2023
Lumary Launches the World's First Smart RGBAI Recessed Light
Lumary Launches the World's First Smart RGBAI Recessed Light Lumary, a leading smart living solution and intelligent home product provider, debuted the Lumary Smart RGBAI Recessed Light with Gradient Auxiliary Night Light, the world's first up-and-down recessed light developed with RGBAI technology. With the launch, the company hopes to introduce a new era of ambient lighting and smart living. Read more »
Zhaga | Book 20 | Smart Lighting | Dec 22, 2022
First Book 20 Control Devices Earn Certification
First Book 20 Control Devices Earn Certification Zhaga Book 20 defines a smart interface between an indoor LED luminaire and a sensing/communication module or control device. Book 20 brings together complementary specifications from the Zhaga Consortium and the D4i specifications from the DALI Alliance. Certified control devices can carry the dual logos of Zhaga and D4i which together indicate interoperability. Osram is the first company which has earned the Zhaga-D4i certification for a number of their control devices. Read more »
Luxtech | CCT Mixer | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Nov 15, 2022
LUXTECH Launches CCT Mixer: Tunable White Controller
LUXTECH Launches CCT Mixer: Tunable White Controller CCT Mixer by LUXTECH is designed to make common LED driver SKUs more versatile by giving them tunable white capability. Tunable White drivers often create extra fixture complexity, costs, configuration / programming time, and often with long lead times. Read more »
Signify | SpaceSense | WiZ | Smart Lighting | Sep 20, 2022
Groundbreaking Motion Detection Turns Your Lights On and Off Without the Need for Sensors
Groundbreaking Motion Detection Turns Your Lights On and Off Without the Need for Sensors Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, introduces a new app, features and products for its WiZ smart lighting system to enhance users’ daily convenience. The new offerings include SpaceSense™, a motion detection technology for your lighting system that doesn’t require any sensor to be installed. The new WiZ app V2 and the SpaceSense™ feature are available from end of September 2022. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Awards | Smart Lighting | Sep 13, 2022
DALI Lighting Awards 2022 Open for Entries
DALI Lighting Awards 2022 Open for Entries The DALI Alliance, the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, announces the call for entries for the DALI Lighting Awards 2022. With a closing date of December 2, 2022, the DALI Lighting Awards 2022 will highlight and recognize the best use of DALI control applications and solutions in lighting projects across the world. Read more »
Zhaga Awards | Smart Lighting | Sep 13, 2022
Zhaga Launches Smart City Sensor Awards
Zhaga Launches Smart City Sensor Awards The Zhaga Consortium is launching the global Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards to address the needs of many cities that have installed Zhaga-D4i certified streetlights. The awards encourage and recognize excellence in smart city sensors that can be installed on streetlights using the Zhaga Book 18 standard and are suitable for Zhaga-D4i certification. Sensor manufacturers, innovators as well as universities and students are encouraged to submit their applications by 16 December 2022. Read more »
Zhaga | Book 25 | Smart Lighting | Sep 01, 2022
First Zhaga-NFC Programmable Devices Earn Certification
First Zhaga-NFC Programmable Devices Earn Certification The Zhaga specification Book 24 defines the programming of NFC-programmable luminaire components. Zhaga has also developed a corresponding Zhaga-NFC certification program for programmable luminaire components such as LED drivers. Tridonic is the first company that has earned Zhaga-NFC certification for a number of their LED drivers. Read more »
Tridonic | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Aug 04, 2022
Tridonic LED Drivers Receive Zhaga Book 24 Certification
Tridonic LED Drivers Receive Zhaga Book 24 Certification There are currently many different programming methods used to configure the operating features of LED drivers in luminaires. With Book 24, the Zhaga Consortium has standardised a wireless, digital programming approach using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Tridonic has developed LED drivers that are now the first devices to be certified by Zhaga in accordance with Book 24 (also known as Zhaga NFC programming). Using NFC to program lighting components makes on-site commissioning much easier. Read more »
Zhaga | Book 24 | Book25 | Smart Lighting | Jul 20, 2022
New Zhaga Specifications Solve the Smart Luminaire Data Management Problem
New Zhaga Specifications Solve the Smart Luminaire Data Management Problem If you’ve ever paid for something by hovering your debit card or phone above a card reader, then you’ve used Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. While mobile payments may be the best-known use of this technology, it is by no means the only. In fact, this extremely short-range wireless communication standard can be found in everything from tablets to speakers, wearables, and gaming consoles. NFC is also regularly used for quickly pairing devices, managing access to public transportation, and to support a number of home automation devices. Read more »
ioXt | IoT | Smart Lighting | Jun 15, 2022
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers
ioXt to Secure Network Lighting Controllers The ioXt Alliance, the global standard for IoT security, announced today that a new round of Network Lighting Controllers (NLCs) have been certified through the ioXt Certification Program under its NLC Profile. As part of their efforts to increase the level of security in their products, top NLC manufacturers including GE Current, Eiko Global and Digital Lumens, Inc., tested and earned their ioXt Certification after meeting the ioXt’s rigorous standards, which fulfills the NLC5 technical requirements set forth by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC). Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Jun 13, 2022
More Lighting Power for Horticulture
More Lighting Power for Horticulture Thanks to our unique expertise and system competence (LED chips, modules, drivers and light management systems) OSRAM DS is a perfect partner for standard as well as customized lighting concepts in indoor farming, offering a comprehensive portfolio with switchable, dimmable and controllable solutions for your horticulture concept. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Tridonic | Circular Economy | LED Drivers | Apr 21, 2022
Circular Economy LED Driver
Circular Economy LED Driver Larger operating windows and slim housings even at high wattages are the stand-out features of Tridonic’s new GEN4 LED driver platform. The first two versions are now being launched. These drivers are also the first LED drivers to have the EMC (Externally Managed Components) sustainability declaration. Read more »
DALI Alliance | Standardization | ANSI | D4i | Smart Lighting | Apr 14, 2022
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control
Data Reporting, Diagnostics, Sensors and NLCs Added to ANSI C137.4-2021 Standard for Digital Lighting Control Harmonization of international standards related to DALI lighting control continues with the publication of the updated ANSI C137.4-2021 standard in North America. ANSI C137.4-2021 builds on the international standard IEC 62386 (which underpins the DALI communication protocol) and has additional characteristics and features that align very closely with the D4i family of specifications from the DALI Alliance, a global lighting-industry organization. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | LED Drivers | Smart Lighting | Featured | Mar 31, 2022
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions
Wireless LED Drivers for Flexible Lighting Solutions Future-proof light is wireless. At OSRAM, we’re now launching a groundbreaking new LED driver portfolio: OPTOTRONIC Wireless intelligent (OT Wi). Our linear and compact LED drivers are now available with your preferred communication protocol – QBM, Casambi and others – to help you design the light you need. Read more »
Silvair | Bluetooth Mesh | Scheduling | Smart Lighting | Mar 09, 2022
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control
Bluetooth Mesh In-node Scheduling Feature for Lighting Control Silvair - a wireless lighting control technology provider announces a new in-node scheduling feature in their SIG Bluetooth mesh lighting platform. In-node scheduling allows users to set up events that trigger predefined scenes at desired times. Contrary to gateway-based scheduling, it does not require a gateway device or even an Internet connection to enable cost-effective installations. Read more »
Zhaga | NFC | Book 25 | Smart Lighting | Feb 15, 2022
Zhaga Approves Book 25 “NFC Readers with Bluetooth Interface for In-field Programming”
Zhaga Approves Book 25 “NFC Readers with Bluetooth Interface for In-field Programming” This new Zhaga specification defines a Bluetooth Low Energy communication protocol for the communication between the field-maintenance application on a smart device and the NFC reader. Together with Book 24, which describes the programming of luminaire components using NFC, these specifications solve the data management problems of smart luminaires with interoperable maintenance tools enabling configurable luminaires easy to service over their entire lifecycle. Read more »
OSRAM Digital Systems | Tunable White Light | Featured | Smart Lighting | Feb 14, 2022
Optimally Tuned Interior Lighting with Tunable White
Optimally Tuned Interior Lighting with Tunable White Are you looking for maximum flexibility and excellent lighting quality for your HCL concept? With the new OTI DALI 15 and 25 NFC TW I drivers and the PL CN50 TW module, including Tunable White DT8 and dual-channel DT6 operation, OSRAM DS offers smart solutions for individually definable interior-space concepts. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Diodes | Standby Power | Feb 09, 2022
Low Standby Power, Non-Isolated Offline Switcher Significantly Reduces BOM Costs
Low Standby Power, Non-Isolated Offline Switcher Significantly Reduces BOM Costs Diodes Incorporated has introduced a universal AC high-voltage input non-isolated offline switcher IC to further strengthen its power products portfolio. The AP3928 addresses the challenges associated with using a bias power supply. It delivers safe and reliable power, while simultaneously maintaining elevated performance figures and enabling significant cost savings. This switcher IC is optimized for situations where higher power levels are mandated, such as in industrial control or home automation systems, home appliances, and IoT devices. Read more »
Featured | OSRAM Digital Systems | Wireless Control | Emergency Lighting | Smart Lighting | Jan 21, 2022
Emergency Lighting Just Got Smarter
Emergency Lighting Just Got Smarter NEW NOW: OSRAM’s standalone solution for emergency lighting testing, reporting and maintenance. Meet the QBM DALI EL-T CONV, a converter transforming existing DALI emergency luminaires into wireless ones, all controlled by the same lighting system. Its benefits? Allowing you to design all the lighting fixtures (emergency and regular ones) that are future-proof and scalable – in every European market. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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