2017-01-04

Zigbee Alliance to Unveil Universal Language for IoT at CES 2017

Booth themed “One Technology. A World of Choice.” to showcase nearly 100 products based on the zigbee alliance’s leading interoperability standard, and the first prototypes of Thread products speaking the zigbee alliance’s universal language for the IoT
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2016-11-25

Xicato and EnOcean to Demonstrate BLE Interoperability Title 24 Compliant Smart Lighting at CES 2017

Xicato, an established manufacturer and thought leader in intelligent, connected light sources, and EnOcean, the global leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, announced out-of-the-box interoperability between the Xicato Intelligent Module, Generation 4 (XIM Gen4) and the EnOcean 2.4 GHz BLE portfolio of battery-free, energy-harvesting switches. Together with complementary sensors soon to be available from Xicato and others, these products create a simple, cost-effective solution for California Title 24 and other building code requirements. This solution will be demonstrated in the EnOcean booth #40464 at the CES show in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-8, 2017.
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2016-11-04

Osram Invests in Tvilight to Expand Smart Lighting Technology

Osram is expanding its expertise in smart outdoor lighting systems for cities by acquiring a minority stake in the Dutch software specialist Tvilight. The lighting maker will hold 47.5% of the company, which offers sensor technology and smart light management software for smart city solutions, among other things. Tvilight offers a platform for cities and other public space stakeholders to realize smart city visions and will continue to provide an open platform for suppliers of smart city solutions. 
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2016-11-04

Silvair Completes US $12M Series A Round To Finance Commercial Smart Lighting Platform

Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting technologies for commercial applications, today announced that it has completed a US $12 million Series A round of funding. The new investment will enable the company to commercialize its end-to-end smart lighting platform, as well as to grow its marketing and customer support capabilities internationally.
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2016-10-28

LEDVANCE Advances Light with SYLVANIA LED Lighting Innovations

LEDVANCE announced a wide range of new SYLVANIA LED lighting solutions for both residential and commercial applications. Available now or in the near future, first-to-market products include an easy option for updating recessed lighting, and connected indoor/outdoor and under cabinet lighting.  The company is also launching a motion and temperature sensor – a major step toward automating intelligent light – and Energy Star® qualified LED A19 and A21 lamps that are rated at 15,000 hours, offering long life at a good value, and eligible for utility rebates.
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2016-10-28

LG Innotek Launches Programmable LED Drivers for Wireless Lighting Controls

LG Innotek announced that it will release a programmable LED driver for wireless lighting control in the American market. The product has moderate price, but shows outstanding performance, it is expected to gain popularity as a wireless lighting control solution in the market.
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2016-10-26

Xicato Launches Smart LED Lighting Control Module

Xicato announces it is now shipping XIM Gen4, its 4th generation intelligent module that integrates Bluetooth Low Energy wireless communication, beacon capability and fully featured light control with the industry's tightest specification light source.
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2016-10-24

Lextar Launches Human-Centric Lighting Solutions

Lextar Electronics, the vertically integrated LED maker in Taiwan, is setting the trend with human-centric lighting, a combination of LED lighting fixtures with a control system that can simulate day and night to change the color temperature of the light. At the same time, the company also launched “Solar White”, its latest LED light quality upgrade technology capable of generating an LED light source similar to natural sunlight. Lextar will attend the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) from 27-30 October 2016, where it will once again publicly display its concept of human-centric lighting in the form its ALLUXIA flat panel lights.  ALLUXIA has won the German Design Award and the Red Dot design award 2016.
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2016-10-17

Venture Lighting Offers Smart Lighting Design Tool on New Website

LED and HID lighting specialists, Venture Lighting Europe, has recently unveiled a new and refreshed website,www.venturelightingeurope.com, to display its range of new products and technologies.
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2016-09-29

LRC Expands Research to Encompass Connected Lighting, 3D Printing

In a 25,000-square-foot commercial office on the Rensselaer Technology Park campus in Troy, N.Y., scientists from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are making plans to install LED lighting with fixture-integrated and network-connected lighting controls. The controls are being tested in a broad-based field evaluation to compare and quantify the additional benefits that connected lighting systems offer to users. LRC research scientists will investigate everything from ease of installation to user satisfaction. This is just one of many projects that the LRC’s Solid-State Lighting Program has undertaken to expand its research capabilities into new fields where solid-state lighting (SSL) can provide benefits.
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2016-09-22

LESA at Renesslaer Polytechnic Institute Patents Sensory Lighting System

A team of LESA faculty and graduate students from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Boston University were recently awarded a US Patent titled, “Sensory Lighting System and Method for Characterizing an Illumination Space.” The patent describes how the LED lighting system in a space can detect occupants’ presence, location and pose without the use of cameras, thereby preserving the privacy of the room’s occupants.
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2016-09-08

Eaton and CIMCON Lighting Collaborate to Bring Smart Lighting for Cities to Market

Power management company Eaton today announced a collaboration with CIMCON Lighting, Inc., a company specializing in intelligent, web-based wireless outdoor lighting management systems. The collaboration combines Eaton’s broad range of outdoor light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires with CIMCON’s intelligent, wireless controls, sensors and software to bring powerful connected lighting solutions for smart cities.
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2016-09-05

Opple and Huawei Team up to Develop Smart Lighting Market Strategies

Opple Lighting and Huawei signed a HiLink Protocol Smart Home Partnership Agreement at the Shanghai Expo Center on Aug. 31, 2016.
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2016-08-16

Zumtobel Group Revenue Soars for Fiscal Year 2015/2016, To Invest in Connected Lighting

Outlook: Systematic pursuit of strategic reorientation and restructuring; no concrete forecasts for revenues and earnings For the Zumtobel Group, the 2015/16 financial year was characterized by fundamental strategic reorientation and restructuring. As the technology shift progresses, the Management Board is aiming to align the Group with new and innovative business models. In total, the lighting group generated the highest revenues in its history. Group EBIT, however, was still below expectations in the reporting year.
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2016-08-08

GE Donates More than Lighting at Olympic Games Rio 2016

GE Lighting has helped monitor athletes performance with LED biosensors at the 2016 Summer Olympics that took place from Aug. 5-21, 2016 in Rio de Janerio and its projects there invovles more than illuminating venues.
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2016-08-08

Fulham Partners with TVILIGHT to Deliver Smart Lighting Solutions to Cities

Fulham has introduced a new technology alliance with Tvilight, a Dutch high-tech company and a European market leader in sensors, wireless controls, and lighting management software, to deliver fully programmable, wireless outdoor LED systems for emerging Smart Cities.      
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2016-07-22

Cree Offers 10-Year Warranty for its Smart Lighting System

Cree continues its commitment to delivering better light with the introduction of the first 10-year warranty for intelligent lighting systems on all new Cree SmartCast® Technology luminaires with integrated sensors. Cree®SmartCast Technology is the most intuitive and easiest to install intelligent light solution on the market, delivering up to 70% energy savings for half the cost of other solutions and now backed by an industry leading, 10-year limited warranty.
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2016-07-05

RAB Lighting Introduces First Cloud-based Commercial Lighting Control System

RAB Lighting today introduced Lightcloud, a commercial wireless lighting control system and service fully developed and supported by RAB. Designed from the ground up to be the most intuitive, advanced and secure networked control system on the market, Lightcloud removes the barriers to implementing lighting controls, delivering energy
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2016-06-30

Acuity Brands Chosen as Exclusive Smart Lighting Solutions Supplier by Target

Acuity Brands announced an agreement with Target to provide smart lighting technologies, featuring energy saving LED fixtures and dimming controls. Target will be exclusively installing Acuity Brands next generation, smart LED sales floor fixtures, along with Acuity Brands store accent lighting and distribution center site lighting, as part of ongoing efforts to significantly reduce energy consumption and enhance operational effectiveness across its facility footprint.
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2016-06-14

Digital Lumens Plays on Smart Lighting Software System Strengths

Kaynam Hedayat, VP Marketing and Product Management at Digital Lumens recently spoke to LEDinside about the company’s partnership with Schneider Electric and its advantages in smart lighting operation system.
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2016-05-23

Fairchild Unveils New IC LED Driver Solution for Smart Lighting Applications

Fairchild (NASDAQ: FCS), a leading global supplier of high-performance semiconductor solutions, introduced the newFL77944, the first solution in its LED Direct AC Drive family of solid-state LED lighting solutions that manufacturers can use to easily scale power and create smart and scalable LED-based lighting products that can be smaller, have higher performance and a longer system lifetime compared to products using the switch mode power supply (SMPS) approach. 
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2015-08-18

CSR and SK Telecom Launches Smart Lighting Beacon with CSRmesh®

CSR announced that its CSRmesh® technology has been used by SK Telecom to enable the world’s first range of smart LED lightbulbs which also function as Bluetooth® Smart beacons networked together using CSRmesh. The intelligent CSRmesh lighting system will allow an almost unlimited number of smart lightbulbs to be simply controlled and networked together in-store while also enabling location-based special offers and targeted information to smartphone users.
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2015-08-13

Future Smart LEDs to Transform Shopping Experiences

Shopping in a big department store can quickly devolve from a simple errand to an odyssey filled with frustration. What section do they put the bath towels in again? Is there a route to take that avoids the chemical attack of the perfume aisle on the way to kitchenware? Where do they put the on-sale jackets?
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2015-06-08

Lutron Launches Apple® HomeKit-enabled Caséta® Wireless Smart Bridge Lighting Controllers

Lutron Electronics is announced its new Caséta Wireless Smart Bridge supports Apple's HomeKit. The Smart Bridge is part of the Caséta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit, available at the Apple Store® beginning today. With the HomeKit-enabled Smart Bridge, homeowners can now control their Lutron Caséta Wireless dimmers using Siri on their iPhone®or iPad®.
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Cree announces the commercial availability of the XLamp® XD16 LED, the industry’s first Extreme Density LED, which delivers up to 5 ½ times higher lumen density than Cree’s previous generation of high power LEDs.

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LG Innotek today announced that the company has developed the world's first 100mW (mill watts) UV-C LED. This development is 2 years ahead of the industry forecast that predicted its development would be successful by 2020.

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