Philips Lighting Brightens Hospital Patient Rooms with Next Generation Human-Centric Lighting

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced its third generation Philips HealWell lighting system that is specifically developed to support sleep and improve patients’ and staff’s experience, comfort and satisfaction in healthcare facilities. The system uses innovative dynamic lighting recipes that support patients’ biorhythms during the day with a proven positive effect on sleep cycles and increased comfort and satisfaction for both patients and staff.
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Dartmouth Researchers Develop VLC System that Can Transmit Data in the Dark

With the rise in wearables such as smartwatches and fitness trackers that rely on smart sensors, and the continued popularity of smartphones, smart devices are taking our country by storm. Wireless data for such devices is typically beamed through Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, yet, the new wireless communication technology of "visible light communication (VLC)," has emerged as a new option albeit with limitations due to the challenges it faces in practice, such as being easily blocked or not being able to sustain transmission when light is off. Through a new Dartmouth project called "DarkLight," researchers have developed and demonstrated for the first-time, how visible light can be used to transmit data even when the light appears dark or off. DarkLight provides a new communication primitive similar to infrared communication, however, it exploits the LED lights already around us rather than needing additional infrared emitters.
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Philips Hue Becomes Google Home Debut Partner

Philips Lighting, a global leader in lighting, announced that the Philips Hue connected lighting system is a debut partner with Google’s new voice activated speaker, Google Home. The speaker is powered by the Google assistant that answers your questions and helps you get things done. Customers in the US will be able to use Google Home to control their lights. This integration makes Philips Hue the first connected lighting system that can be used with all of the leading smart home platforms.
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Osram Brings Smart LED Light Styling to Cars

Osram has added the LEDambient Connect family to its portfolio of innovative car lights. The three newcomers to the stylish world of interior and exterior automotive lighting, LEDambient Tuning Lights Connect, LEDambient Pulse Connect* and LEDambient Hybrid Connect*, can be easily configured with the free LEDambient Connect app. Countless light colors, modes and other products in the same series can be selected directly on a smartphone using Bluetooth. What’s more, the LEDambient Connect family has a special feature that enables the lights to pulsate in time to your music, creating an unmistakable look for your car.
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Ilumi Launches New Smart Lighting Control Modules for Third Party Manufacturers

Continuing the expansion of the MeshTek(™) Bluetooth mesh ecosystem, ilumi solutions  announces the shipment of the MeshTek Bluetooth LE modules and lighting controllers to enable a new generation of connected products ranging from smoke alarms to designer lighting. The Mark Cuban-backed and Shark Tank-funded ilumi is offering both standard and high range Bluetooth LE modules that are about the size of a penny and can be inexpensively integrated into nearly any traditional consumer or commercial electronic products for award winning Bluetooth Mesh IoT functionality.
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Osram Smart LED Lights Beautify 20km Yantze River Coast

Osram Lighting Solutions successfully held the significant specifier event in the Moodify Night Wuhan on Captain No.9, Yantze River, Wuhan, China on 27th May 2016. Around 80 participants including influential lighting designers, architects and customers gathered together to enjoy the lighting show by over 300 buildings along 20 kilometers river sides as well as to gain inspiration from the moody atmosphere.
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Nanya Photonics and China Electric Focus on Smart Hospital Lighting at TILS 2016

Industrial lighting specialist Nanya Photonics and luminaire manufacturer China Electric (or also known as TOA Lighting) both featured smart LED hospital lighting at the four-day Taiwan International Lighting Show (TILS 2016) that took place in Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taipei from April 12-16, 2016.
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Versatile Smart LED Light Mstick for Everyday Use

Recently a US startup company named MOLT launched a crowdsourcing project for its latest product on Kickstarter. The product is called Mstick, a user- friendly LED light bar that suits everyone’s daily use, according to the campaign page.
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