White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Dec 03, 2013

The Connected Lighting Alliance Extends Scope to Indoor Professional Lighting

Following its endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred common open standard for residential connected lighting applications, The Connected Lighting Alliance announced today the launch of a new initiative focused on the indoor professional lighting market. The Alliance will analyze market requirements for indoor professional lighting applications and identify standard development organizations to engage with. As an open association, the Alliance invites interested companies to join the industry initiative and share their expertise in this field. The contribution of multiple companies in the lighting industry will greatly benefit the global adoption of wireless lighting solutions.

In recent years, solutions for wireless control of lighting systems have entered the indoor professional market to drive energy efficiency and improve quality of light for end users. These control systems should allow cost-effective installation, configuration and reconfiguration, and flexible control of fixtures. Existing solutions are based on several proprietary technologies and open standards, but it is widely recognized that interoperability between lighting devices will drive faster market adoption in commercial and public buildings. However, the lighting market currently lacks a common open wireless connectivity standard that meets the requirements of the indoor professional lighting industry. To address this market need, The Connected Lighting Alliance will propose lighting-specific requirements for an open wireless connectivity standard for indoor professional lighting.

“After the endorsement of ZigBee Light Link last summer, our members have decided to raise the bar and address the complex solutions required for indoor professional lighting. The benefit of this activity goes beyond stimulating the adoption of wireless lighting solutions and provides the lighting industry with an opportunity to interface with other industry stakeholders, such as building automation companies. We hereby invite any interested company to join the Alliance now and help shape the future of indoor professional lighting” said Simon den Uijl, the Secretary General of The Connected Lighting Alliance.

About the Connected Lighting Alliance:
The Connected Lighting Alliance was founded by GE Lighting, Lutron, OSRAM, Panasonic, Philips, and TOSHIBA in August 2012 as the primary advocate of wireless connectivity in lighting applications. As a non-profit organization constituted by the leading companies in the lighting industry, its mission is to promote the global adoption and growth of wireless lighting solutions by supporting open standards. For more information, please visit www.theconnectedlightingalliance.org

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