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CSA | Matter | Connectivity Standards Alliance | Smart Lighting | May 19, 2021
The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP
The Connectivity Standards Alliance Unveils Matter, Formerly Known as Project CHIP The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA), formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), announced Matter – the interoperable, secure connectivity standard for the future of the smart home. Read more »
Matter | CSA | IoT | Smart Lighting | Signify | May 19, 2021
Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT
Smart Home Connectivity with Industry-unified Technology Matter IoT Signify announces WiZ as one of the first smart lighting players of which all new products will be Matter-upgradable. Matter, a new open-source industry-unifying technology that enables smart home devices to interact seamlessly, was announced by the Connectivity Standards Alliance on May 11. WiZ’s Matter-upgradable new products will hit the shelves from September 2021. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Zhaga | Book 18 | Controls | Apr 27, 2021
Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved
Zhaga’s Book 18 Ed. 3.0 Approved Zhaga Steering Committee has approved the 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires. The new edition allows for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle next to the architectures already specified in Ed. 2.0. Additionally, Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface have become available. Read more »
Smart Lighting | DALI Alliance | Wireless | Gateway | Apr 15, 2021
DALI Alliance Issues Specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways
DALI Alliance Issues Specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways The DALI Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has published specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways that define how DALI lighting products can be incorporated into two widely-used, non-DALI wireless ecosystems, namely Bluetooth mesh and Zigbee. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Avi-on | UL | IoT | Mar 31, 2021
First Commercial Lighting Company Achieves IoT Security Rating
First Commercial Lighting Company Achieves IoT Security Rating UL announced that Avi-on Labs, Inc. is the first commercial lighting company to be recognized for achieving UL's IoT Security Rating. This Platinum level IoT Security Rating, as evaluated by UL, demonstrates that the Avi-on Pro Commercial Lighting Control Platform product line uses industry best practices and meets critical benchmarks for Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity. Read more »
Smart Lighting | Drivers | Cuvee Systems | Mar 20, 2021
Universal Quad Mode Driver
Universal Quad Mode Driver Cuvée Systems has announced its Universal Quad Mode Driver ideal for both residential and commercial applications. This is the industry’s first universal driver that can dim by all 4 commonly used dimming methods: phase cut leading edge or trailing edge, 0-10V or PWM. 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 | Aug 31, 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 28, 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 | Jul 30, 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 »
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