Smart Lighting, Controls, Networks and IoT

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 »

Commentary | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Feb 28, 2017

Lighting Up Smart Cities, Dr. Wu Chou, Huawei

Lighting Up Smart Cities, Dr. Wu Chou, Huawei Although streetlights have been associated with cities for more than a thousand years, they are rarely considered for functions other than luminary purposes. One of the distinct features of streetlights is their geographic location. In particular, streetlights follow the roads and streets that are the arteries of the city, and at night they outline the city so it can be seen from many miles away. Read more »

LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Event-Reports | Sustainability | Human Centric Lighting | Manufacturing | Resources | Feb 15, 2017

Swiss Photonics Workshop on Intelligent Efficient Solid State Lighting

Swiss Photonics Workshop on Intelligent Efficient Solid State Lighting Swiss Photonics held their Swiss Solid State Lighting Workshop in the Pantheon at Muttenz near Basel on December 12th of last year. The ambience of the automobile museum was perfect! The program covered a broad range of topics including Human Centric Lighting, Internet of Things and the results of the LASSIE project (Large Area Solid State Lighting Intelligent Efficient: A 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development). In the following article, Arno Grabher-Meyer, Editor-in-Chief at LED professional, summarizes the highlights. Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Feb 08, 2017

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting

Fulham Introduces Advanced LED Outdoor Drivers with IoT Management for Smart City Lighting Fulham introduces new LED outdoor rated drivers that are feature-rich including integrated IoT management for Smart City lighting. The advanced specification of the Fulham Workhorse Extreme LED drivers has compatibility with wireless, DALI and 0-10V dimming which is flicker free down to 1% power. They also offer the widest available output current programming, so eliminating multiple driver stocking requirements. Read more »

Horticulture | Smart Lighting + IoT | Systems + Applications | Systems | Luminaires | Jan 27, 2017

LumiGrow Releases Pro Series E Horticultural Lighting Solution with Cloud-Based Wireless Control

LumiGrow Releases Pro Series E Horticultural Lighting Solution with Cloud-Based Wireless Control LumiGrow has announced the worldwide release of the Pro Series E, a horticultural lighting product line that combines the best in optimized spectrum LED technology with cloud-based wireless control. Each Pro Series E fixture comes with a wireless control module included, so you can get up and running with the most modern lighting controls quickly and easily. Manage your lights from any phone, tablet, or computer via the SmartPAR™ Wireless Control System, and choose to be backed by the industry's best research support team running 10 years strong and leading 5-year warranty. Read more »

Trends | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Jan 26, 2017

Smart Lighting Market and Technology Trends

Smart Lighting Market and Technology Trends Intelligent lighting technology that enables its users to control lighting through connected devices such as smart phones or remote controls is a big topic in the industry. A new report sheds light on different aspects of this business including drivers, restraints and opportunities. Jasmine Hinduja, Research Analyst at The Insight Partners, summarizes the major findings and how the trend to intelligent systems affects the companies regarding technology skills and strategies. Read more »

Trends | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Jan 19, 2017

Flicker: Standards and Test Methods

Flicker: Standards and Test Methods Much has been written and said about Temporal Light Artifacts (TLAs). What is essential about TLAs is that they consist of flicker and/or stroboscopic effects induced by a light stimulus whose luminance or spectral distribution fluctuates with time and causes undesired changes in visual perception for an observer in a certain environment. Walter Parmiami, Senior Engineer at UL International Italia S.r.l., discusses the current status of regulations and measurement standards and proposes a certification to help manufacturers to generate user confidence, and consumers and specifiers to find the right product for an application Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Outdoor Applications | Jan 12, 2017

Fulham LED Extreme Driver Family for Outdoor and High-Power Lighting Applications

Fulham LED Extreme Driver Family for Outdoor and High-Power Lighting Applications Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released the WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications. WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers are intelligent, programmable LED drivers built for harsh environments. Read more »

Parking Lots | Smart Lighting + IoT | Lighting Applications | May 19, 2016

Inteligent LED Lighting System for Efficient Parking Concepts

Inteligent LED Lighting System for Efficient Parking Concepts Lighting plays a key role in parking management in two important aspects: the cost, including consumption and maintenance, and users experience, which results in customer’s loyalty. That’s why LED lighting is a key technology for parking lighting because it gets a better lighting for each parking lot while reducing the energy use and, therefore, the cost. Read more »

Technologies | Smart Lighting + IoT | Apr 05, 2016

The “Internet of Light” – the Key to the “Internet of Things”

Grafik_IoT_300dpi.jpg The Internet of Things is the next industrial revolution. As a specialist for innovative lighting components and systems, Tridonic is convinced that lighting will play a decisive role in the Internet of Things (IoT). Therefore, Tridonic developed the toolbox net4more which will not only connect luminaires with each other, but deliver an added value that goes far beyond lighting. Where do we stand today? Read more »

Technologies | Smart Lighting + IoT | LiFi | Feb 10, 2016

Apple Experimenting with Ultra Fast Light-Based Li-Fi Wireless Data for Future iPhones

Apple Experimenting with Ultra Fast Light-Based Li-Fi Wireless Data for Future iPhones Recent versions of iOS have been found to contain references to Li-Fi, an experimental high-speed wireless networking protocol that uses pulses of light to transmit data and is being marketed as a long-term replacement for Wi-Fi. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Projects | Roadmap | Jun 01, 2015

OpenAIS Project – Ideation and Roadmapping Workshop

OpenAIS Mission Statement On May 6th and 7th, Johnson Controls invited experts to an ideation and roadmapping workshop in Manchester in the framework of the European Community funded project OpenAIS. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Controls | LpR Article | Sep 12, 2014

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Walter Werner Werner Mgmt. Services, CEO

Walter Werner The transition from traditional light sources to solid-state light sources has also affected lighting controls. Nowadays we talk about smart lighting, human centric lighting and software dominated lighting concepts. Dr. Walter Werner from Werner Management Services, a highly experienced lighting controls expert, discussed the major trends in lighting controls with LED professional, as part of the Tech-Talks BREGENZ series. Read more »

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WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources

WHITE PAPER: Measuring UVA & Violet LED Light Sources As the development of new UV LED sources continues at an ever-growing pace, so do the industrial applications that utilize them. UV LEDs are being put to work in various industrial processes, medical applications, and disinfection solutions. Efficient utilization of the UV radiation requires good ... Read more »

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Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants

Luminus Releases Hospitality COB Series for Hotels and Restaurants Luminus Devices has announced its new Hospitality COB series featuring high color rendering, precise chromaticity control and Warm CCTs. With LES sizes ranging from 6mm to 22mm, and lumen output from 500 to 5000 lumens, the Luminus Hospitality COB series is the smart choice for beautiful, warm ... Read more »

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New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity

New Cree LED™ XLamp® XP-P LEDs Deliver Breakthrough Intensity Our name has changed, but our commitment to superior LED technology, reliability, innovation, support, and service remains steadfast. The same teams with years of Cree LED experience are newly energized to help our customers improve their LED-based products and develop new applications. Read more »

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New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of Human-Centric Lighting

New LUXEON® SkyBlue™ LED Solution Simplifies and Speeds Development of  Human-Centric Lighting Lumileds today announced the immediate availability of its new LED human-centric lighting solution – LUXEON SkyBlue. In partnership with BIOS Lighting, Lumileds has engineered a circadian lighting solution that delivers superior melanopic ratios at comfortable CCTs – 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K – with ... Read more »

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