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Smart Lighting + IoT | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Resources | Outdoor Applications | Oct 12, 2018
Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Rico Kramer, Inventor, Founder & CEO, esave ag
Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Rico Kramer, Inventor, Founder & CEO, esave ag In recent years there has been a strong focus on safe communication and controls in the lighting industry. The success story of esave ag, however, started much earlier, when Rico Kramer, the founder and CEO of esave, travelled to Taiwan due to his dissatisfaction with the quality of early LED replacement bulbs. What the former Apple employee learned there led to the development of the esave concept and its technology. In the interview he talks about his intentions, the beginning of esave, wireless technologies in general, system security, commissioning, system incompatibilities, markets and their peculiarities. Read more »
Research Reports | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Oct 12, 2018
Integrating Lighting in the Internet of Things
Integrating Lighting in the Internet of Things LpR 67 Article, page 80: Following the rapid penetration of LEDs, lighting now becomes 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. Now showing the results, the consortium is working on a full size demonstrator. Ben Pronk, System Architect at Philips Lighting Research, and Frank van Tuijl, Project Manager at Philips Lighting show how OpenAIS creates an open ecosystem to enable a wider community to deliver the smartness of light and they explain how it is possible to adapt the system to cater to the diversity of people and demands. Read more »
Featured | LED Modules | AC LED Modules | Smart Lighting | Sep 28, 2018
Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series
Edison Opto Introduces Breakthrough AC Module Series Edison Opto Corporation, the leading LED lighting company based in Taiwan, introduces a wide range of AC modules. These AC modules can be broadly used in ceiling lights, mirror front lights, corridor lights, tri-proof lights, and down lights to meet different customers’ requirements. Read more »
White LEDs | LEDs | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Connected Lighting | Aug 23, 2018
Cree's XP-G3 S Line - Optimized for the Connected Lighting Future
Cree's XP-G3 S Line - Optimized for the Connected Lighting Future Cree, Inc. announces the XLamp® XP-G3 S Line LED, an extension of the industry-leading XLamp XP-G3 LED that is optimized for the connected lighting future. With the XP-G3 S Line, Cree delivers high-power LED technology optimized for long-lifetime, high-power general lighting applications where sensors and the internet of things (IoT) are becoming common, such as commercial indoor, parking, industrial and roadway. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Systems + Applications | Resources | Projects | Jul 24, 2018
OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls
OpenAIS Project Completed after Successful Validation of IPv6 Based Lighting Controls The EU-Horizon 2020 co-funded OpenAIS [1] project, that successfully brought open IPv6-based control to the lighting world, has been completed as planned. A consortium of seven leading companies in lighting, IoT and building management and two knowledge institutes worked closely together for 3.5 years on IP-to-the-end-node connected lighting for professional buildings. 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 »
Featured | Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jul 02, 2018
Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere
Enabling Complete Control of Smart Lighting Anywhere Samsung’s Smart Device is comprised of smart lighting controllers that support wireless connectivity within any major smart lighting system. It includes Smart Lighting Module (SLM), Smart Sensor Module (SSM), Smart Control Module (SCM) and Smart Bridge Module (SBM). The Smart Devices adapt to light automatically, using sensors that detect the presence of people and the amount of light in any given area at any given time. With its remote control features, energy waste can be minimized. Read more »
Featured | Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Jun 28, 2018
Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires
Samsung Smart Lighting: Inserting New-Age Efficiency into the World of Smart Luminaires Samsung has created a complete Smart Lighting Platform (SLP) that combines key facets of its leading-edge technology in highly intelligent and cost-efficient hardware including LEDs, modules, sensors and system connectivity, as well as the software that supports all smart luminaire systems. It enables consumers, retailers and utility management teams to help create the desired ambiance in adapting to a user's mood – almost instantly, while maximizing energy efficiency. Read more »
Featured | App | Smart Lighting | Electronics | Jun 26, 2018
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps OSRAM is innovating commercial lighting with mobile apps designed for lighting professionals and end-users. Easy configuration means you spend less time installing. OSRAM’s user-friendly apps empower users with switching, brightness adjustments and the ability to change color temperature from their smartphone. Read more »
Components | Electronics | Controls | Indoor Applications | Outdoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Jun 12, 2018
Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces LitePak™ 2
Douglas Lighting Controls Introduces LitePak™ 2 Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, today announced the introduction of its next generation LitePak™, a cost-effective, fully digital and dimmable lighting control solution designed for use in a variety of retail and commercial spaces, including gas stations, convenience stores, warehouses and auto dealerships. Read more »
Featured | App | Smart Lighting | Electronics | Jun 04, 2018
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps
Functional Intelligence for Smart Lighting with Mobile Apps OSRAM is innovating commercial lighting with mobile apps designed for lighting professionals and end-users. Easy configuration means you spend less time installing. OSRAM’s user-friendly apps empower users with switching, brightness adjustments and the ability to change color temperature from their smartphone. Read more »
Sensors | Systems + Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Indoor Applications | May 15, 2018
Osram Launches First Product in New SensiLUM™ Wireless Integrated Sensor Product Family Designed for Smart Building Applications
Osram Launches First Product in New SensiLUM™ Wireless Integrated Sensor Product Family Designed for Smart Building Applications Osram, a global high-tech lighting company, today announced the launch of SensiLUM™, a wireless integrated sensor product family. SensiLUM sensors, which will debut at LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2018, enable occupancy detection, daylight harvesting and individual or group control of luminaires over a mesh network based on ZigBee® standards. The SensiLUM sensor fits into an industry standard ½-inch knockout in any luminaire. It is compatible with the ENCELIUM® EXTEND Networked Light Management System (LMS). Osram will be located in Booth #1002 at LFI, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, to be held May 8-10 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Commentary | Apr 15, 2018
On Smart Luminaires
On Smart Luminaires In the time up to 2010, conventional luminaires with low or high-pressure discharge lamps with a luminous efficacy of about 80 lm/W were developed. The electrical power was dependent on the electrical power of the lamps built in the luminaire. From 2008 and likely until around 2020, luminaires with phosphorconverted white LEDs with one fixed color temperature, a constant luminous intensity distribution and a maximal luminous efficacy of about 140-160 lm/W are developed with an electrical power between 10 W and 300 W for different applications and dependent on the manufacturer. Therefore, a relative increase in luminous efficacy of 80 -100% in the context of the discussions on “energy efficiency” is being achieved. Read more »
Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Systems | LiFi | Mar 16, 2018
Philips Lighting Introduces LiFi: Broadband Data Through Light
Philips Lighting Introduces LiFi: Broadband Data Through Light Philips Lighting, the world leader in lighting, is now offering Light Fidelity (LiFi), a technology in which high quality LED lighting provides a broadband Internet connection through light waves. As the lighting company for the Internet of Things, Philips Lighting is the first global lighting company to offer LiFi-enabled luminaires from its existing office lighting portfolio. Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 | 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 »
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