2016-10-31

GVA Lighting Enters Philips Lighting’s EnabLED Licensing Program

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting,announced that it signed a patent license agreement with GVA Lighting Inc., a designer and manufacturer of LED lighting systems for architectural and commercial markets. The license provides GVA Lighting with full, worldwide access to a wide range of basic LED control, color-mixing, and system-level technologies.
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2016-10-24

Philips Lighting Celebrates Big River Crossing Grand Opening with Smart Lighting System

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced a state-of-the-art connected LED lighting system to be unveiled on the Big River Crossing as the finale of its grand opening celebration on October 22, 2016.
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2016-10-07

German Research Coalition Unveils New Glare-Free Pixel LEDs for Adaptive Automotive Lighting

A German research alliance with well-known members from industry and research has developed the basis for smart, high resolution LED headlights, which takes adaptive forward lighting to a new dimension. The demonstration model was developed by overall project manager Osram in collaboration with the project partners Daimler, Fraunhofer, Hella and Infineon. Both headlights contain three LED light sources, each with 1,024 individually controllable light points (pixels). This means that the headlight can be adapted very precisely to suit the respective traffic situation to ensure optimum light conditions at all times without dazzling other drivers. 
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2016-07-25

Philips Lighting: Circular Economy and Smart LED to Drive Climate Change Agenda

Going net-zero carbon is the smart, inevitable choice for the companies of today and of the future – where “the business model fits as a solution glove to all the things that we need to address in the climate change challenge,” says Harry Verhaar, Head of Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting, in a Climate TV interview during the Business & Climate Summit convened in London last month by The Climate Group.
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2016-07-13

SYLVANIA Socket Survey Shows Rise of Smart Lighting in U.S.

The eighth annual SYLVANIA Socket Survey, a nationwide measure of public attitudes about energy-efficient lighting and awareness of lighting trends, was released today by LEDVANCE. The industry-benchmark survey found lighting to be one of the top forms of smart technology Americans own, with a 40% increase since 2015. The results also showed more than 60% of Americans believe smart lighting fits their lifestyle, and 55% confirmed they’re likely to purchase smart lighting when they need new bulbs. 
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2016-05-19

Digital Lumens Partners up with Schneider Electric on Integrating Connected Lighting into Smart Building Systems

Digital Lumens, the market leader in intelligent lighting systems, announced that it has partnered with Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation. The partnership enables Schneider Electric customers to leverage the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) across a variety of building environments via Digital Lumens’ sensor-based connected lighting and next-generation analytics suite.
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2016-05-16

StrongLED Rumored to Have Acquired Osram OEM Orders

StrongLED Lighting Systems, a company registered in Cayman Islands, but with operations based in Taiwan and China is rumored to have acquired Osram’s outsurce orders, reported Taiwanese media Commercial Times.
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2016-05-13

Fulham Partners with Control Network Solutions to Deliver Smart DALI-based Lighting Solutions

Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS), to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Fulham's new line of WorkHorse LED programmable dimming DALI drivers are designed to interoperate with CNS's elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system to provide an extensible lighting system that is easy to install, commission, and control.
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2016-04-21

OSRAM Launches LIGHTIFY Pro in China

OSRAM Lighting Solutions proudly introduces LIGHTIFY Pro to China market. With LIGHTIFY Pro, installers and building managers can install a wireless lighting solutions with little effort for their customers, in offices, medical practices, law firms, agencies, restaurants and shops. No data wiring or wall openings are required.
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2016-04-11

Softpanels Launches LED Panel Lights with Advanced Color Meters for Photography

A new Kickstarter campaign by Softpanels has introduced a radically new line of intelligent production lighting fixtures. Softpanels’ new breakthrough is centered around building an advanced color meter into each of its new LED soft light fixtures, where every light can instantly read the current ambient color conditions and then automatically and exactly match the new lighting fixtures color output to the scene’s ambient light. 
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2016-03-25

Philips Lighting Offers LED Bulb and Smart Streetlight Solutions in Ghana

Dutch lighting giant Philips Lighting has started selling energy efficient LED bulbs at Palace shopping mall in Ghana capital Accra, reported Graphic Online.
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2016-03-24

Silver Spring Networks Teams up with Rongwen to Expand Presence in China Smart City Market

Silver Spring Networks announced a new go-to-market partner, Rongwen, for its rapidly growing smart cities and smart street lighting business. Rongwen is one of the largest smart LED street light providers and operators in China, and has deployed more than 250,000 controllable LED street lights in its home country under the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) business model. 
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2016-03-23

Lighting Science Rebrands in the Wake of Expanding Human Centric Lighting Products

Lighting Science, the global technology leader in human health focused LED solutions, unveils a bold new brand identity designed to more accurately communicate the mission of the company and its groundbreaking products. The brand relaunch coincides with the expansion of Lighting Science’s line of biologically-tuned LED products including the Sleepy Baby®, GoodNight™, and GoodDay™ bulbs which emit pre-sleep and awake & alert spectrums of light, respectively.
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2016-03-21

UAE Telecom Giant Du Tests Li-Fi Technology

The UAE’s largest telecommunication company Du announced it is testing LED-based Li-Fi or Visible Communication Technology (VLC) capable of transferring data at 1 gigabyte per second, reported The National.
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2016-03-16

Are You Ready for the Era of Smart Lighting?

Maturation of LED lighting technology has driven LED manufacturers to highlight smart lighting and control systems at Light+Building 2016, which takes place this week at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Center in Germany. Below is a summary of major manufacturers new smart lighting products, and trends we’ve observed:
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2016-03-16

Samsung Aims to Boost Revenue with Four Major Product Portfolios at Light+Building 2016

At the biggest international biannual lighting show, Light +Building 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany, exhibitors try to dazzle visitors with innovative technology or breathtaking visual effects. Samsung, though, has taken a more down to earth approach this year and removed some of the wow factor. Instead, it is focusing on acquiring orders and sealing business deals with products already in the mass production phase at the show.
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2016-03-15

Zumtobel Launches Smart Commercial LED Luminaire MELLOW LIGHT

The latest generation of the MELLOW LIGHT LED luminaire has reached a milestone in lighting for modern offices: It offers individually adjustable workplace lighting optimally adjusted to personal needs, and recognizes changes in light in the room with the help of sensors. Zumtobel cooperated closely with the Gensler design and architecture firm to develop the luminaire.
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2016-03-11

Philips Lighting Launches New Futureproofed Smart LED Family of Streetlights

Philips Lighting, a Royal Philips company and global leader in lighting, today announced the Philips DigiStreet range of road and street lighting luminaires that are designed to bring energy saving LED lighting to cities while giving them the option to migrate to connected street lighting when they are ready. Philips DigiStreet comes in a range of forms and optics to satisfy various lighting needs of cities and urban areas. Each luminaire’s specification is uniquely identified via the QR code on the Philips Service tag, enabling smartphone access for easy commissioning and maintenance information.
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2016-03-09

OSRAM Uses Arrayent Platform to Control Smart LED Lights

OSRAM, a 100 year-old, EUR 5.1 billion (US $5.6 billion) /year German company, is one of the largest light manufacturers in the world.
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2016-01-22

LumiFi CEO: Interoperability Is Still the Biggest Hurdle for Smart Lighting

In an exclusive interview with LEDinside, Beatrice Witzgall, founder and CEO of LumiFi shares her valuable insights and opportunities in the smart lighting industry. The award winning lighting designer, who has been in the lighting industry for over two decades, shared how she transformed  experience accumulated from working with prestigious lighting design firms L’Observatoire and I3D to developing smart lighting products.
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2015-09-01

Philips Rejuvenates 400-year old Bridge in Turkey with Smart LED Lights

Royal Philips, the global leader in lighting has illuminated yet another historical monument as part of an initiative to enhance the identity of cities in Turkey. The project, jointly organized with the Governor’s office of Edirne, was launched to reveal the architectural details of the bridge accurately with no damage to its historical features.
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2015-07-29

Why Isn’t the Promising Smart LED Technology Gaining Popularity?

Different types of smart LED lighting solutions have taken the spotlight at lighting exhibitions these years. There has been a heated discussion about whether smart lighting’s entry in the market. Bestselling smart lighting products in China are not necessarily those with the best quality, and are often average quality. The fact that they are manufactured in China also doesn’t excite consumers.
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2015-07-29

Lighting Science Group Chosen for Pakistan's First Smart City

Lighting Science Group (LSG), a global leader in superior lighting solutions that are environmentally-responsible and energy-efficient, has been chosen as a founding partner in the $200 million plan that will make Pakistan's largest urban area the country’s first “Smart City".
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2015-03-19

NXP Launches the World’s First NFC-commissioned Smart Home and Lighting Solution

NXP Semiconductors has announced the launch of its new best-in-class, low power and long range JN5169 wireless microcontroller and accompanying smart home and smart lighting solutions, featuring certified ZigBee LightLink, Home Automation, GreenPower software stacks and, the first in the market, a NFC-commissioning option that allows users to connect systems intuitively with just one tap. An on-chip +10dBm power amplifier within JN5169 doubles the connectivity range of NXP’s existing smart home products.
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2015-02-24

Thomas Research Products Expands Wireless LED Control with EnOcean Standards

Thomas Research Products (TRP), a leading manufacturer of SSL power solutions and accessories, announces adding the EnOcean 0-10V LED Relay Controller to its wireless OEM lighting portfolio. The 0-10V LED controller complements TRP's recently launched ZenNet Self-Powered Wireless Lighting Control System for a flexible and energy-saving lighting system. Visitors to Strategies in Light (February 24-26, Las Vegas) can experience the innovative wireless control suite at TRP's booth 923.
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2014-11-06

Smart LED BeOn Deters Burglars

Many smart LED applications have emerged in recent years, and the latest addition BeOn, which integrates smart lighting with home security is making the rounds on the Internet.
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2014-10-17

Oort Launches LED Lights for Smart Homes

oort, inventor of the unique, patent-pending technology that lets users create smarter homes and businesses, has today launched its online store to offer the first system of smart devices based exclusively on Bluetooth Smart, that can be controlled with a single app.
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2014-04-21

AAXA Technologies Releases Smart LED Android Projector

AAXA Technologies is pleased to release the AAXA LED Android Projector. The AAXA LED Android Micro Projector takes the award winning “LED Showtime” platform and introduces an Android 4.2 operating system complete with WIFI connectivity. At the heart of this projector is a next generation LED (Light-Emitting-Diode) optical engine mated to Texas Instrument’s DLP imager. LEDs are superior to lamp based projectors by directly injecting red, green, and blue light into the projection engine instead of relying on filtered white light. The result is a more vivid, colorful image and a 20,000 hour life-span – tens times longer than a traditional lamp projector.
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 “As the demands on our customer’s fixtures become more challenging, we need to ensure our Color portfolio enables them to meet these demands. This increase in flux across several key colors will give our customers a significa... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics announced a new family of chip-on-board LED lighting packages, labeled the “Samsung D-series Special Color.” 

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