Smart Lighting, Controls, Networks and IoT

Smart Lighting + IoT | LED Modules | Components | AC LED Modules | Controls | Mar 14, 2018

Fulham Announces Numerous New Products and Solutions for Light + Building

Fulham Announces Numerous New Products and Solutions for Light + Building At Light+Building, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will demonstrate several new products and solutions for lighting applications. Fulham will demonstrate the new universal voltage versions of its DirectAC direct-drive LED Engines and its new line of LinearHO high-output LED modules to European OEMs and distributors. Furthermore Fulham demonstrates Bluetooth Mesh and PoE technology for LED lighting control. Read more »

Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Components | Electronics | Mar 13, 2018

Casambi Presents New Class 2 Embedded Bluetooth 4.0 Module at Light + Building

Casambi Presents New Class 2 Embedded Bluetooth 4.0 Module at Light + Building Casambi, the world’s leading provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies, will showcase at Light + Building 2018 the ecosystem of its rapidly-expanding Casambi Ready product portfolio. On display will be an extensive range of partner products, drivers, dimmers, switches, and control modules all working harmoniously with Casambi’s native products. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Partnerships | Mar 09, 2018

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting

Nedap and Osram Join Forces to Boost Connectivity in Lighting Today, Nedap and Osram officially announce their partnership. Luminaires equipped with Osram DEXAL™ drivers are now easy to enroll into Nedap Luxon connected light management platform. The collaboration between both parties is based on their shared ambition to make connected lighting the new standard. Together, they will help clients accelerate savings and lead the way to a more sustainable economy. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Indoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Feb 22, 2018

Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning

Tridonic basicDIM Wireless Light Control - Simple Installation and Commissioning Tridonic's compact basicDIM wireless control module paves the way for easy wireless communication with up to 127 luminaires. It is suited primarily to projects that need no direct IP connection and that aim to achieve more lighting comfort in a cost-effective manner and with no additional wiring. Read more »

Luminaires | Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Feb 19, 2018

Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting

Selteka Introduces Skylighter Luminaires for Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric Lighting On 18 March at show Light + Building 2018 in Frankfurt, Selteka will present Biodynamic, Enhanced Human Centric lighting luminaires Skylighter with BIOWN light mixing technology – amazing light spectrum and color rendition, automatic light intensity and color profiling which supports natural human biorhythm. 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 »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Jan 31, 2018

OEM Systems Group's Now Offer for the Digitalization of Light

OEM Systems Group's Now Offer for the Digitalization of Light Mega-trends such as digitalization or the Internet of Things will fundamentally change lighting technology in coming years. Solutions are in demand that bring together intelligent control, connectivity, flexibility and the possibility to individualize. Today, the new LED electronic control gear units from the OEM Systems Group in the ZITARES wiz series already point the way towards this networked future. The LED ECGs represent a high-performance unit together with the correspondingly new EXELIQO software. Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Dec 06, 2017

Upowertek Announces DALI Compatibility for 50-400W BLD Series LED Driver

Upowertek Announces DALI Compatibility for 50-400W BLD Series LED Driver DALI (digital addressable lighting interface) protocol is very commonly used for intelligent lighting control according to IEC 62386 from the fluorescent age and many retrofitting projects using LED lights require DALI compatibility. Upowertek recently announced that BLD series support DALI control, and still own all the existing features like NFC programming without having to power on the driver and dim to off with low standby power. Read more »

Electronics | Sensors | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Dec 04, 2017

Tristimulus Sensor Supports Accurate Measurement of Photobiologically Active Light

Tristimulus Sensor Supports Accurate Measurement of Photobiologically Active Light ams, a leading worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, today introduced the AS7264N, a tri-stimulus sensor which provides measurements of color that closely match the human eye’s response to the visible light spectrum. The new sensor also accurately measures blue-light wavelengths, which researchers have linked to important health effects such as disruption or management of the circadian rhythm, accelerated eye aging, and eye strain. Read more »

Technologies | Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | Electronics | LpR Article | Nov 30, 2017

SoC Technologies in Lighting - Today’s Landscape and Tomorrow's Practices

SoC Technologies in Lighting - Today’s Landscape and Tomorrow's Practices A system-on-chip (SoC) quite suddenly became an important component in the lighting industry, fueling IoT innovation and opening new opportunities, while at the same time bringing disruption and new challenges. With rapid advancements in wireless communication, the impact of connected technologies on the lighting business will only keep increasing. This means deeper integration with SoCs and more attention from silicon vendors as they start competing for market share in this promising segment. But what is the current state of SoC design from the lighting perspective? Are chipmakers keeping up with the growing expectations for wireless lighting control solutions that are mature and truly reliable? When developing its complete Bluetooth software stack for professional lighting, Silvair worked with a number of different SoCs. Therefore, Piotr Winiarczyk, Wireless Solution Architect, and Szymon Rzadkosz might have found the answers to these questions. 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 »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Oct 03, 2017

Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming

Inventronics Introduces Zhaga Compatible IP20 LED Drivers with DALI Dimming Inventronics has announced the expansion of their compact, Zhaga compatible line of drivers to include 120W models. These full-featured, constant-current programmable IP20 LED drivers are designed to be extremely cost effective. Providing two product offerings to include 0-10 V, PWM, DALI, AC Dim and multiple timer options increasing design flexibility. The EBS Series utilizes convenient push terminals for an easier installation which can simplify production and reduce installation costs. Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Sep 21, 2017

Helvar to Launch the World's First DALI-2 Certified LED Driver

Helvar to Launch the World's First DALI-2 Certified LED Driver Helvar is proud to announce that our filtered hybrid dimming DALI LED driver LL1x80-CR-DA is the first DALI-2 certified product in the world. Helvar will launch more products and services that meet the DALI-2 standard, representing a major step forwards in Helvar’s development of modern lighting components. Helvar continues to be at the very forefront of this technology, creating customer focused products that enhance the user’s experience of the built environment and reduce costs for property owners. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Sensors | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 15, 2017

McWong Introduces Versatile Smart Sensor Control Platform

McWong Introduces Versatile Smart Sensor Control Platform McWong International, a leading lighting and controls solutions provider, is expanding its PacWave® portfolio with the introduction of a new smart sensor control platform. The solution encompasses a range of occupancy and motion sensors, dimming power packs, fixture controllers, and mobile apps (Android and iOS) for remote configuration of sensor and dimming settings. The company anticipates future platform releases that will expand user interface capabilities as well as additional components. Engineered for compatibility with Bluetooth® standards, the platform provides exceptional versatility and future scalability. Read more »

Security | LpO Article | Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 05, 2017

Is the Light Industry Still in the Dark When it Comes to Cyber Security?

Is the Light Industry Still in the Dark When it Comes to Cyber Security? This May, the global news headlines announced that a penetrating chain of attacks had taken place. Over the course of just 24 hours, 45,000 cyber-attacks had taken place in 99 countries around the world. The ‘WannaCry’ ransomware attack hit multiple organisations hard, created over 200,000 victims, and even left vital operations having to be cancelled in UK hospitals. Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Components | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Sep 04, 2017

Casambi Launches Easy-to-Install Wireless Dimmer for LED Strips and Constant-Voltage LED Modules

Casambi Launches Easy-to-Install Wireless Dimmer for LED Strips and Constant-Voltage LED Modules Casambi, the world’s leading provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies, has launched its easy-to-install and simple-to-use, four-channel pulse width modulation (PWM) wireless dimmer for LED strips and constant-voltage LED modules. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Lighting Systems | Luminaires | Jul 20, 2017

Eaton Presents a Simple Low-Voltage Solution for Power, LED Lighting and Controls

Eaton Presents a Simple Low-Voltage Solution for Power, LED Lighting and Controls Power management company Eaton offers the Distributed Low Voltage Power (DLVP) system, a flexible and electrically efficient low-voltage system combining power, LED lighting and controls into one simple, energy code compliant, project solution by blending the benefits of both alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) power distribution. The easily configured “plug-and-play” system reduces installation labor by up to 40 percent with a total installed system cost savings of up to 20 percent. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Controls | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jul 19, 2017

Silvair Ready with the World’s First Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Stack

Silvair Ready with the World’s First Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Stack Yesterday, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) adopted the highly anticipated Bluetooth mesh networking specification, opening a new chapter in the evolution of connected lighting technologies. Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting networks and one of the major contributors to the development of this new global standard, is the world’s first company offering software solutions for lighting that are officially qualified by the Bluetooth SIG. Read more »

Featured | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Electronics | Sensors | Jul 17, 2017

Samsung Introduces Award-Winning Smart Sensor Module for Smart Lighting

Samsung Introduces Award-Winning Smart Sensor Module for Smart Lighting Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has just completed development of a highly innovative, “Smart Sensor” Module (SSM) for use in the widest range of smart lighting applications. The new module was recently selected for the highest honor from the LIGHTFAIR International 2017 Innovation Awards in the category of “Controls: Components, Sensors, Interfaces and Software”. LIGHTFAIR is the largest lighting conference in North America. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Outdoor Applications | Resources | LpR Article | Jul 13, 2017

Enabling Total Control in the Next Generation of Outdoor Lighting

Enabling Total Control in the Next Generation of Outdoor Lighting Outdoor lighting is certainly one of the applications with the greatest potential for energy saving. Although many approaches are discussed, they all end up with a smart lighting solution. In order to accommodate this, intelligent software and electronics are required as well as standardized, robust interfaces. Ronald Weber, Global Industry Manager, Building Automation and Benjamin Nelson, Business Development Manager, Intelligent Buildings, both from TE Connectivity, present a Zhaga compliant solution. Read more »

Electronics | Color Sensor | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Sensors | Jun 01, 2017

ams Broadens Smart Lighting Management Offerings with Standalone Solution for Color Stability and Lumen Maintenance

ams Broadens Smart Lighting Management Offerings with Standalone Solution for Color Stability and Lumen Maintenance Integrated tri-stimulus XYZ color sensor and intelligent driver management in new AS7220 enable high accuracy closed-loop maintenance of LED outputs in industrial, commercial and high-end residential lighting products. Read more »

Technologies | Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | Standardization | LpR Article | Jun 01, 2017

A Standardized Open Platform Is Key to the Future of Smart Lighting System Design

A Standardized Open Platform Is Key to the Future of Smart Lighting System Design The LED industry’s pace of evolution is more prevalent now than it has ever been. The shift from traditional standalone LED bulb lighting to fully connected digital LED systems is upon us and is transforming the industry for the better. For years, LED manufacturers have focused on driving cost down rather than focusing on improving quality, but with the advent of connected lighting, smart lighting and human-centric lighting, the focus has shifted back onto quality. Dr. Kyeongik Min, Principal Engineer in the LED business team at Samsung Electronics, explores how the LED industry can accelerate the transition from standalone lighting to fully connected lighting through a deeper understanding of current market trends. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jun 01, 2017

EnOcean Launches Easyfit Wall Switches for Wireless and Self-Powered Control of Bluetooth Lighting Systems

EnOcean Launches Easyfit Wall Switches for Wireless and Self-Powered Control of Bluetooth Lighting Systems Technology provider EnOcean now offers wireless and self-powered Easyfit switches for Bluetooth lighting systems for worldwide usage, enabling maintenance-free, ready-to-use LED lighting applications based on energy harvesting technology. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | May 17, 2017

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected"

Autani and OSRAM Are Now "Connected" Autani, LLC, a proven leader in building controls and IoT, has announced that its award-winning EnergyCenter building management platform now integrates with OSRAM's Connected Lighting Module (CLM), allowing customers to easily convert their existing luminaires to be wireless ready while leveraging a robust and interoperable network solution to unlock new and exciting consumer-focused lighting applications. 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 »

Horticulture | Electronics | Sensors | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Mar 24, 2017

LumiGrow Pilot Customers Have the Sun Manage Their Lights with Grow Light Sensor

LumiGrow Pilot Customers Have the Sun Manage Their Lights with Grow Light Sensor LumiGrow, a smart horticultural lighting company, announced today that they’ve begun a pilot program for the industry’s first dynamic horticultural grow light sensor. The grow light sensor works in tandem with LumiGrow LEDs to target the precise amount of light that a plant receives. By specifying precise light levels, greenhouse crops can experience perfect lighting conditions regardless of changes in weather or other light-limiting factors. 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 »

ICs | Connectivity | Electronics | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Mar 06, 2017

Swatch Group - World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip with Useful Features for Lighting

Swatch Group - World's Smallest Bluetooth Chip with Useful Features for Lighting Three world records in the "Swiss Silicon Valley". Swatch Group is proud to introduce a new Bluetooth chip with exceptional features unrivaled by any existing product. The new integrated circuit is designed 100% by EM Microelectronic, Swatch Group R&D and the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM). Read more »

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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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