2017-10-18

LEDVANCE Looking to Raise More Consumer Awareness of Smart Lighting

LEDinside had an interview with Aaron Ganick, Global Head of Smart Business, LEDVANCE on the company’s newly launched SYLVANIA SMART+ A19 bulb and the trends of smart lighting in the next five years.
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2017-10-16

Osram Acquires a Stake in the Retail Software Specialist beaconsmind

Osram acquires a stake in the Swiss company beaconsmind AG. Via its venture capital unit, Fluxunit, the lighting company has gained a strategic minority interest in the start-up that offers smart software to retailers, enabling a personalized approach to customers. Fluxunit supports and develops both internal and external start-ups.
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2017-10-16

Tooshlights Secures $3M In Series A Funding To Light Up Restrooms

Tooshlights, the only smart restroom traffic management system that helps guests "know where to go," has officially launched its new product design today at Light Show West 2017 and announced that it has secured a total of $3 million in Series A funding, led by Buc-ee's, LTD., a division of the Texas-based major regional convenience store chain that prides itself on their immaculate restrooms.
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2017-10-16

Sengled Element Now Compatible with the Google Assistant

Sengled, makers of intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics with energy efficient LED light bulbs, announced on October 12 that their Element smart lighting family now offers further convenience through voice control using the Google Assistant.
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2017-10-12

Study Finds 75% of U.S. Consumers Believe Smart Cities Will Positively Impact Their Lives, When Educated on the Benefits

At Smart Cities Week, Silver Spring Networks, Inc. and Power Over Energy unveiled the findings from their Smart Cities Consumer Research Study, conducted with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability Advanced Grid Research. More than 500 U.S. consumers took part in the online study.Respondents were representative of the U.S. Census, ranging from ages 18 to 65+ (52% female, 48% male), and from all areas of the country including New England, Mid Atlantic, Mountain, Pacific, South East, and various areas of the central U.S. A majority of respondents (47%) lived in cities with populations of more than 100,000, 14% of which currently reside in major metropolitan areas of more than one million people.
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2017-10-03

Philips Lighting and Amazon Team-up to Upgrade the Smart Home

Philips Lighting has expanded its collaboration with Amazon to create an easy way to start with a voice-controlled smart home. While supplies last, customers who purchase an Echo Plus will receive a Philips Hue white connected light bulb, which can be controlled using your voice and Alexa.
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2017-10-02

Leviton to Talk About Smart Lighting across Middle East

Leviton announced today that the company will be running a series of seminars on various aspects of networking and lighting solutions across several countries in Middle East. The first of the series of seminars was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on 26th September and followed by the seminar in Jeddah on 27th September 2017.
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2017-09-22

Sengled Welcomes Wink to Smart Hub Lineup

Sengled, an expert of intelligent lighting products that integrate consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED light bulbs, announced their Element smart lighting capabilities are now compatible with the Wink smart home platform.
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2017-09-19

Renault and Philips Lighting Collaborate to Create a Connected Car

Lighting designers from Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, have collaborated with automotive company Renault on a unique concept car and smart home unveiled at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (September 14-24). The Renault SYMBIOZ autonomous electric and connected car is not just a car.
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2017-09-17

Made Simple: Light in Smart Homes

Smart home lighting solutions from Ledvance have a new name as of September: Osram Smart+ . The brand-new portfolio of network-compatible products is controlled either via ZigBee Lightlink or with Apple's HomeKit Accessory Protocol.
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2017-09-12

Smart Cities Facilitators Collaborate in Transforming Cities in India and Southeast Asia

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. on 6th Sep. announced a new agreement with Genus Power Infrastructures Ltd., a smart meter provider in India and Southeast Asia. Under the agreement, Genus will integrate Silver Spring’s standards-based IPv6 network interface cards (NICs) into its single-phase and three-phase smart electric meters. Silver Spring’s technology is based on Wi-SUN® standards-based mesh, built on IEEE 802.15.4g
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2017-09-12

Acuity Brands, Silver Spring Join Hands to Enable Smart Street Lighting and IoT Infrastructure

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced its Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. subsidiary has selected Silver Spring Networks, Inc. as a technology and channel partner for its smart street light and smart city solutions. Acuity Brands has developed and will market its DTL® DSN intelligent photocontrol, which will operate on a wireless network platform managed by Silver Spring Networks. The solution offers municipalities and utility companies enhanced functionality and adaptive control of their LED street lighting systems.
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2017-09-07

Illumi Arts: Smart Lights with Many Unique Features

APV Inc., a US-based lighting company, announced the release of a new brand of lighting Illumi Arts. These smart lights are an innovative, energy efficient, Low Profile RGB (Red, Green & Blue) LED Art Light with Bluetooth control. The RGB LED lighting fixtures come with smart controls that will forever change home lighting experience. Illumi Arts’s new interior RGB LED lighting fixtures, (IP 20) are patent pending products. “Illumination is our Passion.” Illumi Arts represent the marriage of art and light.
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2017-09-07

Osram Joins BACnet International As a Step Forward to Building Automation

The BACnet community announced yesterday that Osram has lately become the newest company to join BACnet International as a Silver member. The involvement of the lighting manufacturer marks a tighter bond between advanced smart lighting and BACnet protocol. It is possible in the future to see Osram’s products being able to communicate with more building automation devices smarter through BACnet’s systems.
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2017-09-06

Philips Hue Marks 5th Birthday with Plans for New Entertainment Lighting Lineup

Philips Lighting at IFA 2017 announced that it plans a new immersive entertainment capability that will enable Philips Hue to sync perfectly with all manner of entertainment content, bringing users thrilling immersive experiences when gaming, watching movies or listening to music. To mark the 5th birthday of the world’s most popular smart home lighting system, the company also announced enhanced smart home functionality for Apple HomeKit as well as new lamps, multi-packs and starter kits.
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2017-09-06

IoT Security Foundation Announces Smart Buildings Working Group

The Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) announced that it has established a working group for smart buildings and appointed Alan Mihalic of Norman Disney & Young (NDY) as the group's chair.
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2017-09-06

Casambi Launches Easy-to-install Wireless Dimmer for LED Strips And Constant-voltage LED Modules

Casambi, a provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies, has launched its easy-to-install and simple-to-use, four-channel pulse width modulation (PWM) wireless dimmer for LED strips and constant-voltage LED modules.
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2017-09-04

WiZ Connected Lights Brings Ultimate Lighting Experience to North America

WiZ Connected Lights is officially making its North American debut as one of the most advanced smart lighting systems available. WiZ includes a full range of smart LED light bulbs, recessed lighting and stylish luminaires that instantly create an intelligent lighting system for your home, and will soon be available at Home Depot online, Amazon and a limited number of Costco stores.
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2017-09-01

Lights Your Home Room by Room Smarter with Extended Philips Hue Connected Lighting System

It has never been easier to transform your home’s traditional, flip-the-switch lighting to smart, wireless lighting that can enhance any moment of your day. Philips Lighting continues to extend the Philips Hue connected lighting family of products available to US consumers, so they can simplify and enhance their home and life.
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2017-08-31

Infographic: Lighting 101, How to Live More Efficiently

Lighting is complicated. From Lumens to Watts to kelvins, it’s often challenging to confidently choose the ideal bulb for your home. Now, in the era of “smart,” things seem to get even more complicated - so much so that consumers sometimes avoid adoption all together and miss the many benefits LEDs have to offer. The following infographic highlights the differences between CFL bulbs and (smart) LED bulbs, from lengthof life to dimmer compatibility. The smart LED highlighted is Sengled’s Element Plus. 
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2017-08-31

Lite-On Partakes in Stanford GPC Digital Cities Program

Taiwan-based LED lighting company Lite-On announced its participation in a digital cities program run by the Global Project Center of Stanford University. Through collaboration with experts in various fields including finance, city management, and infrastructure planning, it aims to tailor its solutions toward the concept of smart cities.
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2017-08-24

Osram Acquires IoT Specialist Digital Lumens

Osram has agreed to acquire Digital Lumens Inc., a U.S. company based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in industrial IoT solutions. Founded in 2008, Digital Lumens employs 65 people and in the last fiscal year generated sales in the mid-double-digit millions (USD). The Digital Lumens software platform can be used to run applications covering everything from intelligent lighting control, energy use, and security systems to the measurement of environmental parameters such as air quality. The cloud-based platform is compatible with components and hardware of other manufacturers. Digital Lumens has built a strong customer base for industrial IoT solutions, with more than 2,500 installations. 
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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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Lumileds introduced three new products in its LUXEON SunPlus Series of award winning LEDs for horticulture lighting. The LUXEON SunPlus Series is the only line of LEDs on the market to be tested and binned by photosynthetic photon fl... READ MORE

Samsung Electronics today announced two new additions to its chip-scale package (CSP) line-up: LM101B, a 1W-class mid-power LED, and LH231B, a 5W-class high-power LED. Built with enhanced CSP technology, the new LED packages deliver industry-l... READ MORE