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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2017-06-01

Recreational Sports Facilities Get Smart with Philips Lighting’s New Web-Controlled Connected LED Lighting

Philips Lighting has announced the first integrated, connected LED lighting system designed for recreational sports fields. The Philips PerfectPlay system enables recreational sports centers to reduce energy costs, simplify operations and maximize revenue potential, while providing better quality lighting for sportsmen and women. 
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2017-05-26

IKEA Smart Lights Will Soon Work with Siri, Alexa and Google Home

IKEA announced that its smart lighting series Trådfri, which was launched in Europe last fall, will be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, Google Home, and Amazon Alexa by the end of this summer. With this upgrade, users can control their home lighting with voice commands. IKEA also plans to expand its product range in the coming years.
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2017-05-19

Geeni Announces Google Assistant Compatibility for Smart Surge Protector, LED Bulbs, and Other Smart Home Products

Merkury Innovations, designers of personal electronics and accessories that combine technology, aesthetics, and value, announced Google Assistant compatibility for its line of Geeni smart bulbs and smart plugs, building on its existing Amazon Alexa compatibility. Included is Geeni offering the first smart surge protector that works with Google Assistant to turn on or turn off each individual device plugged into the power strip.
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2017-05-18

LEDinside: LIGHTFAIR (LFI) Shows Developmental Trends of Lighting and LED Industries

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017 is held by Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). This year is LFI's 25th anniversary. LFI is currently the largest international lighting expo in the USA and attracts the most amount of visitors among international lighting expos. LFI is held once per year, and it takes turns being held in New York City, Philadelphia, and Las Vegas. LFI is the grand event of luminaire industry in the North America.
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2017-05-15

New Strategies Unveiled: LEDVANCE Ramps Up LED Lighting and Smart Lighting Offerings with Improved Price-Performance Ratio

The long-awaited sale of LEDVANCE, originally the general lighting lamps business of German lighting giant Osram, to the Chinese investment consortium, consisting of the strategic investor IDG Capital, MLS, and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center (Yiwu), was finally completed on March 3, 2017. At the LFI 2017 held in Philadelphia, LEDinside met with LEDVANCE’s CEO Jes Munk Hansen to talk about the recent deal and its strategic position in the lighting market.
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2017-05-13

Samsung at LFI 2017: Complete End-to-End LED Solutions Unveiled

At this year’s LIGHTFAIR International (LFI), the world's largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, Samsung Electronics has underlined its dedication to bringing innovative LED lighting solutions to the market. In particular, Jacob Tarn’s (Executive Vice President, LED Lighting Business, Samsung Electronics) presentation in front of 15 media people showed how Samsung's LED business has evolved from mere LED component business to full-blown end-to-end solutions ranging from LED packages to LED engine & Smart Lighting platform.  
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2017-05-12

Advancements in Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management Provides Foundation for Smart Lighting Innovation

Legrand, North & Central America and its Eliot Program unveil new capabilities to the industry's most powerful and easy-to-use lighting controls platform at LIGHTFAIR International 2017 in Booth #1841. The latest solutions and capabilities in the areas of hardware, software, and services for Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) provide a foundation for smart lighting innovation in areas of Human Centric Lighting (HCL), wireless control, and user experience.
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2017-05-12

Smart Cities Lighting for a Brighter Future: Tarsier Introduces New Smart LED Solutions

Legacy high-pressure sodium street lights and the equally outdated street poles that house them are among the most expensive—and often the most expensive—line item on a city’s electricity bill. New, Smart LED Solutions from Tarsier Ltd. can reduce energy costs by 63%, increase street brightness, and, most importantly, provide intelligent nodes to create a network of smart city applications.
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2017-05-12

Forest Lighting Offers Affordable LED Lighting Solutions for Commercial Smart Lighting & Industrial Lighting Fixtures

Forest lighting, the brand name belonging to Chinese lighting giant MLS, was established in 2014. Thanks to continuous marketing and public relations efforts, the brand has gradually gained popularity among North American retailers and wholesalers, and has expanded its reach to emerging markets like Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Russia. At LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2017, Jian Ni, COO of Forest Lighting in North America, shared with LEDinside the development strategies of the brand. 
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2017-05-09

Osram Develops a Smart Lighting Solution for a Historic Plaza In Treviso

Piazza Santa Maria dei Battuti in Treviso radiates in new splendour: the new LED lighting concept from Osram emphasises the cultural importance of the square and showcases the facades of the heritage building in special light. The luminaires are interconnected via wireless RF communication, enabling them to be individually managed and controlled, and supplementary functions such as environment sensors can also be integrated in the future.
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2017-05-09

Enlighted Calls Lightfair Attendees to Move Beyond Smart Lighting to the IoT

Enlighted, Inc., a major provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, is encouraging Lightfair International 2017 attendees to gain a deeper understanding of the distinct difference between smart lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT).
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2017-05-05

Casambi Smart Wireless Lighting Control Platform Showcased at Lightfair

Casambi will use this year’s LIGHTFAIR International event to demonstrate its smart wireless lighting control platform – showing how this technology will allow users with smart devices to interact effortlessly with modern lighting around them.
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2017-05-05

Let There Be a Voice for That Light: GE Illuminates Voice-Driven Experiences at Home

The industry's first Amazon Alexa-embedded lighting product - C by GE Sol - is adding to its convenience and fun as GE announces new features and opens a promotional wait-list window, giving early adopters first dibs on the product, plus an exclusive 20 percent discount. Sol combines functional illumination, a contemporary design, visual indicators for everyday tasks, sleep-based light and all the skills you'd find in an Amazon Alexa product without the need for a stand-alone Alexa-device.   
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2017-05-02

MaxLite to debut intelligent wireless lighting control system at LIGHTFAIR 2017

MaxLite will demonstrate IntelliMax™, an intelligent wireless lighting control system, at LIGHTFAIR® International 2017, May 9-11, in Philadelphia.
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2017-04-26

Osram Launches LED-based Smart Lighting Control System

Osram announced the availability of SIMPLUX™, a simple standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 square feet and/or up to 100 nodes. For maximum design flexibility, SIMPLUX enables specifiers to choose virtually any manufacturer’s luminaire that has a 0-10V dimmable ballast or LED driver, and deliver fixture-by-fixture or full group control as needed. SIMPLUX also offers an easy upgrade path to POLARIS 3D software and the ENCELIUM® networked light management system for more sophisticated, enterprise-level control or integration to building automation systems via BACNet®. 
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2017-04-24

Alabama Power partners with Signature Homes to develop Smart Neighborhood

Alabama Power is partnering with Signature Homes, Southern Company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and technology vendors to introduce Smart Neighborhood™ by Alabama Power.
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2017-04-20

Human Factors in LED Lighting Designs – TILS 2017

The 2017 Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) and LED Taiwan 2017 were held in Taipei, Taiwan from April 12 to 15. Under the theme “Smart Design and Innovative Applications”, the exhibitions showcased state-of-the-art lighting products that are designed to improve people’s quality of life. Here are some observations that LEDinside wants to share with our readers.
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2017-04-19

TILS 2017: When Lighting Plays Smart- VLC & Smart Lighting

The 4-day event, Taiwan International Lighting Show 2017, was held from 12th to 15th April at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Centre. Together with LED Taiwan, the exposition provided a platform, gathering exhibitors and buyers from each sector of the supply chain, for business dialogues, technique exchange, and product showcasing.
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2017-04-14

Taiwan Int'l Lighting Show & LED Taiwan Jointly Focus on Smart Design and Innovative Applications

Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS) in 2017 has been jointly-held by Bureau of Foreign Trade (a unit of Ministry of Economic Affairs "MEA", R.O.C.), Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), and Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association (TLFEA). LED Taiwan in 2017 has been co-organized by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI Taiwan) and TAITRA. TILS and LED Taiwan had the joint opening ceremony at 10am on April 12th in Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. (a. k. a TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall).
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2017-04-14

Cree Delivers Smart Building Solutions and Transforms Data into Insights with SmartCast Intelligence Platform

Cree, Inc. introduces the SmartCast Intelligence Platform™, the first intuitive lighting system to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to deliver smart building solutions through a combination of hardware, software and services. 
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2017-04-10

HKTDC Spring Lighting Fair Welcomed About 21,000 Buyers

The ninth Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), closed yesterday. The four-day fair (6-9 April) welcomed a record of 1,340 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, welcoming close to 21,000 buyers from 115 countries and regions, a 5.8 per cent increase over the previous year.
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2017-04-09

HK Lighting Fair 2017: Highlights and Market Trends

The hustle and bustle of Hong Kong makes this city alive, and the same energy and excitement is clearly felt at the Hong Kong Lighting Fair 2017. Here are some of the highlights and booming trends that LEDinside observed.
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Lumileds introduced the LUXEON MX, a multi-die emitter that delivers industry leading efficiency and flux for outdoor fixtures and high bay lighting applications. Lighting fixtures benefit from the emitter’s 1,200 lumen, 150 lm/W ef... READ MORE

The trading portfolio of IMM Photonics has been expanded in the segment Fabry-Perot laser diodes to include a 830 nanometer (nm) version by the Japanese manufacturer QD-Laser.

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