Smart Lighting, Controls, Networks and IoT

Communication | Sensors | Systems + Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Outdoor Applications | Oct 02, 2019

Telensa Urban IQ Solution Connects Sensors Through Smart Streetlight Infrastructure

Telensa Urban IQ Solution Connects Sensors Through Smart Streetlight Infrastructure Telensa, the leader in connected street lighting and smart city data applications, today announced the launch of Urban IQ. A future-proof, open solution designed to connect sensors using smart streetlight infrastructure and visualise the data collected. Telensa is the world leader in smart street lighting, and Urban IQ is a natural addition. The evolution of smart city sensing is at an early stage, and cities cannot predict the mix of sensors and networks needed to support future projects. Urban IQ uses the light poles' perfect position to host multiple sensors, connected using the best-fit lighting and cellular networks. Telensa has created Urban IQ to enable cities to deploy sensors today and to support any future smart city strategy. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Drivers | NFC ICs | Oct 02, 2019

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers

Highly Efficient NFC Programming Method for LED Drivers For fast and cost-effective implementation of NFC programming for LED drivers, Infineon Technologies AG developed the NFC-PWM series NLM0011 and NLM0010. NFC programming is an emerging technology designed to replace the labor-intensive "plug-in resistor" current setting method via contactless NFC interface. Besides improving the operational efficiency by enabling automatic programming in the manufacturing line, it creates significant flexibility in the value chain. With this it reduces the LED driver variants, simplifies the selection of LED modules, and allows end-of-line configuration. Read more »

LpS 2019 | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | DiiA | Zhaga | Event News | Sep 30, 2019

Demonstration at LpS Shows Zhaga-D4i's Plug-and-Play Interoperability of Streetlighting

Demonstration at LpS Shows Zhaga-D4i's Plug-and-Play Interoperability of Streetlighting Plug-and-play interoperability between luminaires and sensors and communication modules is an essential requirement for Smart City lighting. This has been the primary motivation for the collaboration between the Zhaga Consortium and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) over the upcoming Zhaga-D4i specifications. Both organisations are therefore proud to announce that booth C17 at the LED professional Symposium in Bregenz showcased the world's first Zhaga-D4i interoperability demonstration. Read more »

Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | Standardization | Controls | Tech-Talks Bregenz | Sep 19, 2019

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Scott Wade, Technical & Certification Manager, DiiA

Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Dr. Scott Wade, Technical & Certification Manager, DiiA Dr. Scott Wade has been the Technical & Certification Manager for DALI/DiiA since 2013 and has been an industry expert member of the IEC62386 standardization team for about 14 years. He was invited to hold a lecture at the LpS 2018 about the founding of DiiA for the purpose of taking over the DALI trademark from ZVEI and discussed measures that were taken to further develop the standard and its certification process and make the DALI concept future proof with DALI-2. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Sensors | Sep 17, 2019

Zhaga-D4i Certification Signals Plug-and-Play Interoperability

Zhaga-D4i Certification Signals Plug-and-Play Interoperability The new Zhaga-D4i certification program and logo indicates plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes, and represents an important collaboration between two major, innovative lighting-industry organizations, Zhaga and DiiA. Read more »

Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Components | Smart Lighting + IoT | Aug 28, 2019

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers Upowertek began converting its existing DALI LED driver portfolio to DALI-2 from August 26, 2019, and more products will follow. The new driver with DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved multi-vendor interoperability as well as functionality compared to DALI-1. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Business | Company News | Investment | Aug 23, 2019

Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience

Ensto Acquires new Business from Mount Kelvin – Ensto Workspaces Revolutionizes Employee Experience Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from Mount Kelvin. Ensto Workspaces is a smart lighting control solution that improves employee experience by making light personalized. Ensto has acquired Workspaces business from control system supplier Mount Kelvin, while also investing in Mount Kelvin. Ensto continues to develop the innovative lighting control solution now called Ensto Workspaces. Read more »

Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Aug 13, 2019

Technologies for Shared Office Space

Technologies for Shared Office Space LpR 72 Article, page 66: Shared office spaces are gaining popularity as a flexible, resource-efficient and creativity-inspiring way to work. The dynamic nature of such office spaces requires building automation and lighting control solutions that can quickly be deployed and easily be adapted to new office layouts. Matthias Kassner, Vice President Product Marketing at EnOcean GmbH, takes a look at different connectivity architectures (wired, wireless, hybrid) and protocols (Bluetooth, ZigBee, EnOcean, PoE) to assess their usability and show how minimizing the need for maintenance is a key for increasing profitability of service-based offerings. Read more »

Engineering | API | Tools | Smart Lighting + IoT | Software | Aug 07, 2019

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings

Xicato Releases Open Source Software for Future of Smart Buildings Xicato, the leading provider of highest quality light sources and smart building wireless controls, announced the official release of its XIG API (Xicato Intelligent Gateway application programming interface) to the software developer and system integration community under the standard MIT Free Open Source Software (FOSS) license. The XIG API enables configuration, control, monitoring, data reporting and data analytics of large networks of Bluetooth Mesh nodes installations that integrate lighting, sensors, switches, and audio-visual effects in any type of commercial or residential smart space. Read more »

Technologies | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | LpR Article | Jul 29, 2019

Voice Controlled Lighting that Protects Privacy and Data

Voice Controlled Lighting that Protects Privacy and Data LpR 71 Article - page 54: Intelligent lighting systems undoubtedly offer high comfort and energy efficiency. But especially conventional voice control systems like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri or OK Google, with connected lamps and lighting fixtures are also becoming targets for uninvited guests. The benefits and technology of a new approach offering local voice control and artificial intelligence will be explained by Genia Shipova, Director Global Communications at Snips. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | DALI-2 | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting & IoT | Jun 24, 2019

ERP Power - World's Smallest DALI-2 Driver for Indoor LED Lighting Applications

ERP Power LLC ("ERP"), a leading provider of small, smart and connected LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the world's smallest programmable output drivers with DALI-2 digital controls for indoor lighting applications will be demonstrated May 21-23 at LIGHTFAIR® International 2019 in Philadelphia. ERP Power programmable LED drivers certified to support the DALI-2 standard are expected to appear in the DiiA product database in the next 90 days. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Webinar | ARM

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System

WEBINAR - 4 Key Considerations for Building a Secure Smart Lighting System Smart lighting is so much more than energy saving. Many building owners, operators and facility managers are using smart lighting systems as the infrastructure to enable building automation and gather space utilization data. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Controls | Bluetooth | Components | Electronics | May 22, 2019

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair

Fulham Demonstrates SIG-Qualified Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Lighting Control System at LightFair At LightFair 2019 this week, Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display its new LED luminaire EliteControl hardware/software solution that uses Bluetooth mesh for wireless lighting control. The wireless luminaire control system includes an LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh interface, a new SmartBridge device for retrofitting luminaires with Bluetooth mesh controls, and an iOS commissioning app. All of Fulham's Bluetooth mesh solutions have been qualified as interoperable by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG). Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting | May 17, 2019

Kinglumi Unveils TUV ENEC LED Independent Control Gear - LEDGear™ Including DALI-2

Kinglumi Unveils TUV ENEC LED Independent Control Gear - LEDGear™ Including DALI-2 The LEDGear™ new ECGs pack state-of-the-art technology and all the functions of the premium performance into the compact spaces. Designed as a family of independent and quick installation compact constant current LED ECGs, LEDGear™ is qualified by TUV ENEC, CE, CB, SAA, C-tick RoSH and DALI-2. They provide you great value. Read more »

Wireless | Electronics | Components | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | May 15, 2019

LumenRadio Presents An Unique Multi Standard Wireless Lighting Control Solution at LightFair

LumenRadio Presents An Unique Multi Standard Wireless Lighting Control Solution at LightFair LumenRadio, the world's leading wireless lighting controls manufacturer and connectivity enabler, will exhibit at LightFair and present their new AirGlow product – a multi standard wireless lighting control solution suitable for both indoor and outdoor light control. AirGlow is unique in that it can scale from individual light group control to be used for large scale light control systems with IoT connectivity. Read more »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting | May 13, 2019

Use Moso's New LED Driver as "Black-Box" of LED Luminaries

Use Moso's New LED Driver as "Black-Box" of LED Luminaries Moso will launch latest X6 LED drivers in LFI show next week in USA, the concept is using the led driver as "Black-box" of the LED luminaries. X6 LED drivers are developed for professional exterior lighting, including public lighting, industrial lighting, horticulture lighting, etc, with premium quality and advanced functionalities. Read more »

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | DALI | News-Spot | DiiA | Resources | May 03, 2019

DiiA Introduces D4i Bringing Standardization to Intra-Luminaire DALI

DiiA Introduces D4i Bringing Standardization to Intra-Luminaire DALI The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) has unveiled its new D4i logo and certification program for intra-luminaire DALI. D4i extends the existing DALI-2 certification program with additional features and functions, creating new possibilities for DALI in the IoT world. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Apr 17, 2019

Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting

Nedap Introduces Luxon IoT Node for Outdoor Lighting Nedap is extending its Luxon IoT Node portfolio with a version developed for smart and wireless outdoor lighting control: The Luxon IoT Node Outdoor. The compact Luxon IoT Node Outdoor fits inside all LED fixtures using a standardised Zhaga/NEMA connector. This makes it very simple to unlock the full savings potential of LED technology. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | CIE | Apr 05, 2019

Adaptive, Dynamic and Intelligent Lighting

Adaptive, Dynamic and Intelligent Lighting Previously, most lighting applications were designed to ensure suitable visual conditions, to support the most demanding visual task anticipated, whilst also taking into account requirements to provide adequate levels of visual comfort and aesthetics. In most cases this was a static lighting solution because the options to change light levels, luminance distribution, or light source spectrum were limited. Tasks, occupants, and needs change from time to time, making control over the lighting desirable, if unattainable. Advanced LED and controls technology make the unattainable possible; now, the key questions are also for CIE how to define the user needs for various applications and how best to set up lighting systems to be adaptive and intelligent in response. Read more »

Electronics | Components | Indoor Applications | Controls | Smart Lighting + IoT | Apr 04, 2019

Tridonic Adds Casambi Ready RF Modules and Sensors to the basicDIM Wireless Portfolio

Tridonic Adds Casambi Ready RF Modules and Sensors to the basicDIM Wireless Portfolio For Bluetooth-based communication between luminaires Tridonic is launching two new Casambi Ready wireless modules in the basicDIM Wireless portfolio. They can be easily and flexibly integrated into existing systems and, with suitable sensors, can offer considerable potential energy savings. It is also possible for the lighting system to be individually adapted. Read more »

Systems + Applications | Human Centric Lighting | Lamps | Smart Lighting | Mar 29, 2019

Healthe® New SunTrac™ A19 Seamlessly Transitions Between GoodDay® and GoodNight® Spectrums

Healthe® New SunTrac™ A19 Seamlessly Transitions Between GoodDay® and GoodNight® Spectrums Healthe® is excited to announce the launch of SunTrac™ A19, a product that combines engineered spectrums that have been optimized for both daytime and nighttime use into a single, dynamic, circadian lamp. Based on market demand, Healthe combined its proprietary GoodDay® and Goodnight® spectrums, which have been available this past year as separate products, into a single, easy-to-use, form factor. Now, consumers can benefit from both the energy-enhancing GoodDay spectrum during the day and the sleep-promoting GoodNight spectrum at nighttime by simply installing this one bulb. Read more »

Research Reports | Resources | Smart Lighting + IoT | OpenAIS | LpR Article | Mar 29, 2019

User Evaluation of the OpenAIS Pilot Installation

User Evaluation of the OpenAIS Pilot Installation The OpenAIS project (2015-2018) has developed an open IoT lighting solution to enable a wider community to deliver the smartness of light, allowing easy adaptability to cater for the diversity of people and demands. The project is a cooperation between seven leading companies in the European industry and two academic partners: Signify, Zumtobel, Tridonic, Johnson Controls, Dynniq Belgium, NXP, ARM, Eindhoven University of Technology. Thomas van de Werff, Harm van Essen and Berry Eggen from the Eindhoven University of Technology describe the evaluation results of the pilot installation in a real office building in Eindhoven (The Netherlands), a former Philips factory. Read more »

Electronics | Driver IC | Smart Lighting + IoT | Components | Mar 12, 2019

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver

Infineon Presents XDPL8221 - the Device for Advanced, Smart and Connected LED Driver The emerging trend of smart lighting and Internet of Things, requires a new generation of LED drivers. Infineon Technologies AG introduces the new member of its XDP™ LED series, the XDPL8221 for cost-effective dual-stage drivers with advanced features. This device combines a quasi-resonant PFC and a quasi-resonant flyback controller with primary side regulation together with a communication interface. A comprehensive set of configurable protection mechanisms (standard and sophisticated) ensure safe, reliable and robust LED driver for a large set of use cases. The new driver IC will be showcased at the APEC 2019 exhibition in Anaheim, CA. Read more »

Human Centric Lighting | Systems + Applications | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting | Mar 08, 2019

Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle

Healthe® Introduces SunLync™ - Synchronize Lighting with Day-Night Cycle Healthe® by Lighting Science is excited to announce the launch of SunLync™, a unique device that autonomously synchronizes Healthe wireless-enabled lighting to the sun's cycle. SunLync contains a GPS locator that captures local time and continuously broadcasts a system-wide mesh command to all Healthe lights within range. Lights respond by generating the appropriate spectrum and intensity, providing the right light at the right time. The frequent time signal generation from SunLync allows for a subtle response and fluid transition between light settings from the luminaries. Read more »

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Resources | IEC | Zhaga | Feb 26, 2019

Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC

Zhaga Confirms Plan to Transfer Book 18 to IEC The Zhaga Consortium has confirmed its plan to transfer Book 18 Ed. 2.0 to IEC, after the completion of the specification expected by mid-2019 and approval by the General Assembly. This Book describes a smart interface for outdoor luminaires and specifies power, communication and mechanical aspects. The decision is following the already ongoing transfers of Books 1,7,10,12 and 14. Read more »

NFC | Indoor Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | DALI | Components | Feb 05, 2019

Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply

Design of Flat Stylish Luminaires Made Easy with Tridonic's LED Drivers with DALI Power Supply With a height of only 11 or 16 mm the new drivers in the premium series (PRE) from Tridonic give luminaire designers enormous freedom to create versatile luminaire designs. In addition to the usual wide dimming range and one4all interface there are versions with an NFC interface. The 16 mm versions also have an integrated DALI power supply (po4a). Read more »

Technologies | LpR Article | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Bluetooth | Jan 31, 2019

Qualified Bluetooth Mesh – Making Lighting Controls Future-Proof

Qualified Bluetooth Mesh – Making Lighting Controls Future-Proof LpR 69 Article, page 88: At Lightfair USA, Siegfried Luger met with Patrick Durand, Worldwide Technical Director at Future Lighting Solutions. One of Mr. Durand’s striking statements was: “Basically, what we need is to future-proof lighting control.” This was the first time that this important aspect was so clearly addressed by a representative of the industry. This led us to asking Mr. Durand to provide LED professional with a technical article to clarify the current situation, explain the technical background that led him to making that statement and to give an idea of which requirements a controls solution must fulfill to be truly future-proof. Read more »

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Resources | DiiA | Zhaga | Jan 31, 2019

Zhaga and DiiA Agree Joint Certification Program for a Smart Luminaire Interface

Zhaga and DiiA Agree Joint Certification Program for a Smart Luminaire Interface The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) are developing a joint certification program for interoperable luminaires and components, which enables intelligent, future-proof LED luminaires with IoT connectivity. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Driver Modules | Outdoor Applications | Controls | Components | Electronics | Jan 25, 2019

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller

EuControls Introduces Its Zigbee Compatible Outdoor NEMA Lighting Controller EuControls is excited to announce the addition of its latest wireless lighting controller to its growing lighting controls product portfolio. The new ECM-20-ZB is a 20 Amp rated 100–277VAC Zigbee compatible lighting controller intended for plug-and-play installation on outdoor area lighting fixtures containing NEMA twist-lock receptacles (ANSI C136.41-2013 standard). Fully Zigbee compliant on/off and dimming control is supported, and the controller’s built-in north-facing photo sensor can enable daylight harvesting via gateway control or failover to predetermined on/off behavior based on luminous setpoints if connection with the gateway is lost. Read more »

ZigBee | Smart Lighting + IoT | News-Spot | Resources | Standardization | Jan 25, 2019

Amazon to Join Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors

Amazon to Join Zigbee Alliance Board of Directors The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that Amazon will join its Board of Directors. As IoT growth continues to accelerate, prominent companies in the tech industry are collaborating within the Zigbee Alliance to shape the direction of standards, ecosystems, and devices to offer users easy and enjoyable experiences they’ll want to build upon within their homes and personal spaces. The decision by Amazon to join the Zigbee Alliance at the Board level is a strong message that the industry is focused on simplifying and adding convenience to the growing range of IoT devices available to customers. Read more »

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When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes

When Very High Light Output and Efficiency are Required for Demanding Applications, New LUXEON 7070 Checks All the Boxes More lumens, higher efficacy, and lower system costs are the driving forces behind new designs for a broad range of indoor and outdoor high light output applications. Lumileds new LUXEON 7070, introduced today, is designed to outperform similar lead-frame and ceramic high-power solutions with ... Read more »

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NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance

NEW Extreme High Power LEDs Deliver Best Optical Performance New XLamp® XHP70.3 LEDs deliver the best lumen density, reliability and optical control available in a 7x7 mm footprint.   Read more »

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Edison Opto UVA + W & UVC Series Customize Design Solution

Edison Opto UVA + W & UVC Series Customize Design Solution Edison Opto offers customized UVA + White and UVC solutions for continuous disinfection to reduce bacteria and airborne viruses. In the wake of the global outbreak of COVID-19, the people’s need for anti-epidemic, sterilization, and anti-virus products has escalated, ranging from portable ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime, November 3, 2021

deLIGHTed Talks: Good Light – Good Life in Wintertime,  November 3, 2021 The Good Light Group, together with the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms (SLTBR), the Daylight Academy (DLA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), and Luger Research (LR), are organizing and presenting the “Good Light – Good Life” lectures. The webinar ... Read more »

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