2017-08-16

London to See Large Scale Smart Lighting Projects

Silver Spring Networks announced that it will deploy its Starfish™ platform-as-a-service (PaaS) across the City of London and the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. This adds to the previously announced London deployment in the City of Westminster. 
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2017-08-14

National IoT Network Introduced and Deployed in Ireland

Silver Spring Networks announced it has agreed to work with ESB Telecoms Ltd to develop a national Internet of Things (IoT) network across Ireland. ESB Telecoms Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESB and operates a national open access wholesale telecommunications network throughout Ireland.
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2017-08-13

Sengled Takes Steps Towards Smarter Cities

Sengled, manufacturing intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED lights, announced their acceptance into the LoRa Alliance, joining other technology innovators in efforts to evolve home automation to commercial scale.
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2017-08-10

Evluma Releases ConnectLED™ Streetlight App on Google Play

LED lighting manufacturer, Evluma, announces the release of ConnectLED v2.2 for Android, a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) app that enables utilities and municipalities to wirelessly control Evluma LED lighting products from the ground. ConnectLED v2.2 for Android is an upgrade to the popular v2.1.
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2017-08-08

SYLVANIA SMART+ First HomeKit-enabled, Hub Free Light Bulb Available for Pre-order

The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.
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2017-08-08

John Innes Centre Expands Plant Science Research with Heliospectra Intelligent Lighting Solutions

Heliospectra AB, an expert in intelligent lighting technology for greenhouse and controlled plant growth environments, announces a new order from John Innes Centre in Norwich, United Kingdom. An independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, research, genetics and microbiology, the John Innes Centre order is valued at £ 92,248 (1 048 273 SEK).
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2017-08-02

Power Integrations and Casambi Technologies Showcase Color-Adjustable Smart Lighting Reference Design

Power Integrations, an expert in high-efficiency, high-reliability LED-driver ICs, and Casambi Technologies OY announced a new reference design, DER-612, describing a constant-voltage (CV), constant-current (CC) 12-watt isolated flyback power supply with power factor correction for smart lighting applications. The design includes a 3.3 V power supply to drive a Casambi CBM-001 Bluetooth® wireless module, which provides convenient dimming and color management control of the four-string LED load from 0 mA to 400 mA. The power supply operates over a universal input voltage range of 90 VAC to 265 VAC and achieves greater than 0.8 power factor across all line conditions.
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2017-07-30

Ridgeland to Partner in C Spire's First "Smart City" Technology Trial in Mississippi

Ridgeland, widely known as one of Mississippi's most tech-savvy cities, will partner with C Spire in a smart city technology trial this fall involving smart lighting and vehicle traffic analytics applications.
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2017-07-30

Legrand Lighting Control Systems Now Compatible with Voice Control-Enabled Devices

Building on its commitment to enhancing the delivery and control of power and light, Legrand introduces Voice Control compatibility with its radiant® Collection RF (radio frequency) and adorne® Collection Wi-Fi Lighting System. This new functionality enables Legrand customers to control their lights via Amazon’s Echo and Dot devices or Google Home.
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2017-07-21

Digital Lumens Introduces New Wireless Sensor to Integrated Third-Party High Bay and Vapor Tight LED Lighting Fixtures

Digital Lumens, who expertizes in intelligent LED lighting and sensor-based smart building applications, unveiled the DLA-V, a new Digital Light Agent™ (DLA) lighting control designed for a direct connection to 0-10V dimming drivers, and plug-compatible with all standard industrial sensor interfaces. The DLA-V transforms any high-bay or linear LED fixture from any manufacturer into a completely networked-controlled smart lighting node.
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2017-07-21

Unity Connected Building Intelligence by Peoples Electric Combines Smart Lighting with Building Systems

Peoples Electric Company, a full-service electrical and building controls contractor, introduced its Unity Connected Building Intelligence smart lighting and building automation solution. Instead of approaching lighting, HVAC and other major building functions separately, Unity offers a single technology platform for HVAC and lighting controls with a front end that can integrate with access control, low-voltage communications, fire alerts and renewables, among other building systems. Unity leverages the latest in money- and energy-saving LED lighting and controls with the data-sharing capabilities and scalability of the Internet of Things (IoT).
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2017-07-21

Smart LED Lighting and City Data could help cities reduce CO2 emissions by over 60% to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Philips Lighting announced a new report jointly produced by Philips Lighting and the World Council on City Data (WCCD) which reveals that cities could make energy savings and CO2 emission reductions of almost two-thirds through the introduction of smart LED street lighting.
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2017-07-11

Future Lighting Solutions and OSRAM Digital Systems Sign Franchise Distribution Agreement

Future Lighting Solutions, the leading provider of solid-state lighting and supply chain solutions, and OSRAM Digital Systems, the leader in lighting technology solutions, have announced a new franchise partnership encompassing OSRAM’s comprehensive range of drivers, light engines and controls for lighting applications. The agreement covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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2017-07-10

EVERLIGHT’s Strategic Planning towards Both Mid & Low Power LED and Specialty Lighting Markets

To shift or not to shift, that is the question. At this point within the LED industry, in terms of business transformation, companies are facing a turning point to shift business focus to new niche markets with high gross margins such as UV and IR LED, or to stay at LED lighting, where they began with; and of course, some chose to embrace all.
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2017-07-07

LPS 2017 Proudly Announces Its Stellar Speakers and Event Program

LpS 2017 (LED Professional Symposium +Expo) are proud to reveal this year’s event program, for what will be the greatest LpS to date. Joining over 1600 delegates and 100 exhibitors in Bregenz this year will be global experts from industry and research, to focus on multiple lighting applications such as Human Centric Lighting, Transportation, Agricultural, Healthcare and many more.
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2017-07-07

Zaha Hadid, NASA and Amazon Due to Launch the Inaugural TiL Event This September

TiL 2017 (Trends in Lighting: Smart Lighting Forum & Show) announces that for their inaugural year, the 2000 visitors will be joined by leading light experts from international companies including Zaha Hadid Architects, Amazon, Philips Lighting, Osram, Zumtobel Group and many more.
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2017-07-04

LEDvance Positive towards Asian Lighting Market

Early in March, the Chinese investment consortium- with IDG Capital,LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center as the members- completed the acquisition of LEDvance from Osram. Originally a general lighting business unit of Osram, LEDvance, with the support of its new owners, extended its product line from standardized and traditional light sources to advanced LED lamps and intelligent products for smart lighting.
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2017-07-04

GILE 2017 Follow Up: the Lighting Industry Embraces Teletopia, aka Smart Cities

Smart cities is definitely one of the latest buzzwords, together with the Internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, smart data and visible light communication (VLC). Interesting enough, it is actually the presentation of these factors integrating all together on a scale of a city. Everything in a city–transportation, communication, security, water and power supply, and other community services–through networks, computing, analysing, and data transfer, can be more efficiently managed and improved. This is how a smart city is conceived.
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2017-06-29

Smart Lights With Siri

Both of Ledvance’s new products, exclusive to Apple HomeKit, will hit shelves September 1. Consumers can connect the Classic A60 LED lamp and flexible LED light strip for indoors to the Apple Home app in just a few simple steps. They can then use either the app or – even easier – Siri to control the lights. Even better, no gateway or bridge is needed for the standard functions. With Apple TV or iPad (iOS 10 or later) acting as a home hub, owners can control their lights remotely or include them in automations.
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2017-06-29

Leading Technology and Software Providers Adopt Atrius IoT Platform and Software Solutions from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today that leading enterprise technology providers are leveraging capabilities within the Company’s newly branded Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform to deliver software solutions to their customers. These technology providers include, among others, Dimension Data, Phunware, Inc., Verve, LocusLabs, Aisle411, Point Inside, GISinc, Gozia Health, Xenia Retail and Arora Engineers, Inc.
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2017-06-28

Larson Electronics LLC Releases A New Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Area LED Light Fixture with a Motion & Day/Night Sensor

Larson Electronics LLC, a leading industrial lighting company, announced the release of a new hazardous area LED light (HALP-48-2L-LED-DNMS) to be added to its expanding catalog of products this week. This LED light fixture has been designed as a lighting solution for hazardous work locations and features a built-in motion and day/night sensor for improved efficiency.
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2017-06-27

Telensa, Georgia Power, City of Harrisburg and Northeastern Group to Participate in Panel on Connected LED Streetlights at Smart Cities Connect

Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, will host a panel discussion at this week’s Smart Cities Connect, featuring case studies from a pioneering City and Utility that have deployed connected LED Streetlights. Wayne S. Martin, the City Engineer for City of Harrisburg, PA will be presenting on how the entire city was converted to connected LED streetlighting, and the impact it has had, and Scotty M. Hutto, Lighting Services Manager at Georgia Power will be discussing the world’s largest connected LED streetlight deployment.
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2017-06-26

Eaton Highlights Residential Building Solutions for Modern Lifestyles at PCBC 2017

Power management company Eaton will showcase technology for modern lifestyles with its latest residential solutions for builders and home buyers at the PCBC 2017 show, booth 2041, in San Diego, California, on June 28 and 29. Eaton will highlight its portfolio that is helping enable the connected home of the future, including innovative LED lighting, residential energy management, backup power and wiring devices solutions.
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2017-06-23

Internet of Things applications see the light with GCT LED connectors

The Internet of Things (IoT) is now very much a reality, with new applications appearing daily – from wearable devices to city-wide traffic management systems. Full IoT implementations are often about Big Data analysis of large sensor arrays, giving us deeper insight and better ability to control our environment than previously possible.
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2017-06-22

Lutron Dimmers, Sensors and Automated Shades Standardized in Lennar’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design Communities

Lighting and shade control leader Lutron Electronics today announced that its smart dimmers, occupancy sensors, and battery-powered shades will become standard offerings in the world’s first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED homes from Lennar, one of the nation's largest builders. Through the use of Lutron lighting and shade controls, buyers will enjoy such benefits as never entering a dark home and using lights and shades to mimic occupancy when away from home.
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2017-06-21

Silver Spring Networks Provides Country-Wide Smart Street Light Controls for Jamaica

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. today announced its first international utility-led, country-wide smart street light control program with Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS). JPS is an integrated electric utility company and the sole distributor of electricity in Jamaica serving over 600,000 customers. JPS will extend its existing Silver Spring IPv6 platform to connect up to 110,000 smart LED street lights in population centers around the island including Kingston, Spanish Town, Negril, and Falmouth. Silver Spring’s Streetlight.Vision Central Management System (CMS) will also be deployed for JPS through a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model to control and manage the networked street lights.
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2017-06-10

GILE 2017: Curtain Drawn Open for ‘THINKLIGHT: the Convergent Future’

Kicking off on 9th of June, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2017, under Messe Frankfurt’s thorough organization, gathered 2,428 exhibitors from global lighting and smart technology supply chains. Within a total exhibition space of 180,000 square meters across 17 halls of the China Import and Export Fair Complex, state-of-the-art technologies and hot-button lighting trends and concepts from 21 countries and regions were presented to trade visitors expecting to source promising lighting products and smart-tech ideas.
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2017-06-01

IR-TEC Introduces Simpler and Smarter Wireless Lighting Control Solution

IR-TEC, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of sensor and control solutions for energy efficient lighting, introduces OS-NET, a simpler and smarter wireless lighting control solution to the global lighting industry.  
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2017-06-01

Enocean and Silvair Team Up To Deliver Wireless Switches and Sensors with Bluetooth Mesh Connectivity

Silvair, a pioneer in Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions for professional applications, and EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors with Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity.
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2017-06-01

ams Broadens Smart Lighting Management Offerings with Standalone Solution for Color Stability and Lumen Maintenance

ams, a worldwide supplier of high performance sensor solutions, introduced the AS7220 Smart Lighting Manager, which enables a new generation of higher-quality LED-based lamps and luminaires by using closed-loop sensing to maintain more accurate correlated color temperature (CCT) and lumen output while also lowering system bill of materials costs.
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The wait is over. The highly anticipated HomeKit™-enabled SYLVANIA SMART+™ A19 Full Color Light Bulb is now available for pre-order (MSRP $44.99) with delivery expected in September and additional products coming out soon after.READ MORE

Shenzhen Bentuo Electronic Technology Co., Ltd (BT-lux), a professional vendor of high-end panel lights in Shenzhen, recently released a "Quadruple-proof" panel light, S16-H series. Here Quadruple-proof means waterproof, dust-proof, ... READ MORE