Smart Lighting, Controls, Networks and IoT

Smart Lighting + IoT | Webinar | ARM

WEBINAR "Secure Smart Lighting: Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential"

WEBINAR "Secure Smart Lighting: Unlocking a Building's IoT Potential" Smart lighting does more than illuminate a space. Beyond energy conservation, a smart lighting system can serve as the infrastructure for building automation, and data collected from the smart lighting system are used for advanced applications such as space optimization, building security, and mobile asset tracking. With these new use cases, requirements for a commercial-grade smart lighting system are changing and security is becoming top of mind. This webinar, sponsored by Arm Ltd., is for LED manufactures, lighting control/sensor providers and system integrators, covering key considerations for commercial smart lighting systems including connectivity, interoperability, and end-to-end security. Read more »

Featured | App | Smart Lighting | Electronics | Sep 28, 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 »

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 09, 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 | Jul 02, 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 »

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 »

Resources | White Papers | Intelligent Buildings | Smart Lighting | Jun 01, 2018

WHITE PAPER - Intelligent Buildings: Smart Lighting as the Backbone for Buildings Automation

WHITE PAPER - Intelligent Buildings: Smart Lighting as the Backbone for Buildings Automation With a growing focus on human-centric workspaces, building owners and operators are looking beyond energy efficiency, and considering smart lighting as the backbone for advanced building automation applications. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Electronics | Color Sensor | May 29, 2018

Crestron Unveiled SolarSync™ Color Temperature Daylight Sensor

Crestron Unveiled SolarSync™ Color Temperature Daylight Sensor Crestron, a global leader in commercial lighting control technology, unveiled SolarSync (GLS-LCCT), its new daylight sensor with correlated color temperature (CCT) and a luminous intensity meter. Read more »

Sensors | Systems + Applications | Smart Lighting + IoT | Indoor Applications | May 16, 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 »

Components | Electronics | Driver Modules | Smart Lighting | Powerline | Indoor Applications | Apr 24, 2018

Espen Technology Releases Innovative Powerline Communication Dimming For 0-10V Fixtures & TLEDs

Espen Technology Releases Innovative Powerline Communication Dimming For 0-10V Fixtures & TLEDs Espen Technology announced today that it is offering the VersaDim System, an innovative, comprehensive dimming and control system using PCLC powerline communication technology. Espen will be demonstrating the new system at LightFair International, Booth # 3867. Read more »

Smart Lighting | Commentary | Apr 17, 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 »

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 »

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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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