2019-11-15

Smart Buildings Open up New Possibilities with Connected Lighting

Increasing urbanization and the necessity of conserving resources demand intelligent, connected building services in so-called ‘smart buildings’. Once the digital control systems are intelligently interlinked, they can make buildings more economic and more secure, as well as reducing their energy needs. Solutions for this will be on show at the world’s leading trade fair in its field, Light + Building, in Frankfurt am Main from 8 to 13 March 2020. In particular the connection of safety and security systems with each other and with other building services install...
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2019-10-29

Smart Lighting Products as the Focus on 2019 Hong Kong International Lighting Fair

The 21st HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), as well as the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo kicked out on October 27 and 29 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and at AsiaWorld-Expo. Together the two events hosted more than 3,100 exhibitors from 35 countries across the world to showcase innovative, fashionable and practical lighting products. (Image: HKTDC) The twin lighting shows also organized various seminars and forums during the fair period, inviting international brands including Sig...
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2019-10-25

Smart Lights Might Become Data Security Gaps

Connected lighting with smart light bulbs that can be controlled via mobile phone or tablets help to improve life convenience. However, a new study by researchers at the University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA) warns that personal data and information could be hacked via smart light bulbs. Researchers at UTSA have conducted a review of the security holes that exist in popular smart-light brands. According to the analysis, the next prime target could be that smart bulb that shoppers buy for the coming holiday season. "Your smart bulb could come equipped with infrare...
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2019-10-24

Bridgelux and WiSilica Build Partnership for Smart IoT Lighting

IoT solution provider WiSilica announced a global strategic collaboration with LED lighting technology company Bridgelux for providing intelligent wireless control solutions and intuitive applications. This affiliation allows Bridgelux to deliver streamlined experiences in human-centric lighting and wireless controls. In a fast urbanizing world like today’s, the benefits of IoT and connected lighting are immense; primarily in driving cost benefits, convenience, and energy efficiency. Bridgelux and WiSilica are ready to cater efficiently to these requirements. WiSil...
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2019-10-04

LEDVANCE to Present Smart Human Centric Lighting Applications at 2020 Light+Buldiging

According to the report of LEDinside, 2019 Global Lighting Market Report, MLS, who took over LEDVANCE from Osarm, became the fourth largest lighting company in the world. The company currently focuses on smart LED lighting and is planning to expand its business in smart home and human centric lighting. Seeing the future of smart lighting application, Lawrence Lin, CEO of LEDVANCE, shared his insight towards the market of smart lighting in 2020. (Image: LEDVANCE) Global Smart Home Lighting Trend Lin said that the development of sma...
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2019-09-25

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair to Highlight Smart Home and Smart City Lighting

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the twin lighting shows, the 21st Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and the 4th Hong Kong International Outdoor & Tech Light Expo, staged from October 27 to 30, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and from October 29 to November 1, 2019 at the AsiaWorld-Expo respectively, are to anticipate a total of close to 3,100 exhibitors from around the world, forming the world’s largest lighting marketplace. (Image: HKTDC) Connected Living Em...
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2019-09-18

Telensa Joins Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program to Deliver Streetlight-based Smart City Applications Using Smartphone AI Technology

Telensa, the provider of connected street lighting and smart city data applications, announced that it has joined the Qualcomm Smart Cities Accelerator Program. The program connects cities, municipalities, government agencies and enterprises with end-to-end smart city solutions based on Qualcomm’ technology. Qualcomm Technologies is creating a rich ecosystem of smart city solutions based on its technology to help accelerate the transformation of smart urban infrastructure and services for the 21st century. (Image: Telensa/Qualcomm) Telensa’s latest device is t...
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2019-09-09

Osram Explains the Importance of Smart Lighting and Building Management System Integration

Most facility managers today are using building management systems (BMS), also known as building automation control systems (BACS), to control and monitor some of their buildings’ mechanical and electrical equipment such as heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and safety and security systems. However, the lighting system has remained separate from the BMS for some buildings, which is viewed as an opportunity loss for lighting technology providers. Osram, for example, considers that further optimization of energy usage and operations through lighting system an...
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2019-09-06

Signify Launches Portable Smart Lighting Products

Signify announced new smart light products, including an upgraded Hue Go, the Smart button, the Smart plug, and new GU10 and E14 smart bulbs. The Philips Hue Go is a portable smart lamp offering colored smart light with Bluetooth capability for wireless control via app or selected smart home assistants. The upgraded Hue Go also features an improved battery life for an even longer period of time. The Smart plug turns any table or floor lamp into a Hue smart light. And the Smart button can be used to control Hue lights to brighten and dim. When connected to the Ph...
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2019-09-05

Tridonic Supports IoT Smart City Project in Darmstadt Germany

Titled as “City of Science,” Darmstadt in Germany is installing wireless IoT connected streetlights as part of its smart city project to save energy and reduce light pollution. The project is Tridonic’s first installation of innovative Smart City technology with light-on-demand functionality. As part of the “Digital City Darmstadt” project, a street section in the Wixhausen area of Darmstadt has been equipped with adaptive lighting that integrated PIR sensors. The streetlights are equipped with wireless modules to connect one another as w...
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2019-09-03

Signify Teams up Cisco to Build an Office of the Future for Norwegian systems integrator Atea

Leveraging connected lighting technology from Signify and network expertise from Cisco, Norwegian IT systems integrator Atea has redefined the meaning of “smart office” with its office building in Stavanger, Norway. The office, named “living lab,” demonstrate the integration of connected technology on a single converged network. Key to smart office capabilities at Atea is Interact Office from Signify — a suite of connected lighting monitoring and management software — and connected sensors and luminaires from Signify. In addition to hig...
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2019-07-24

Swiss Historical Building Installed Intelligent Lighting System based on Bluetooth

In the old town of Lutry, a Swiss municipality on the shore of Lake Geneva, a church dated back to the 11th century has been updated with LED lighting as well as smart lighting control system. In 2018, the people in charge at Lutry’s Service decided to switch the existing halogen lighting to LED lighting for energy saving as well as reducing maintenance costs. In addition, they wanted to have a control system to more easily adjust the lighting for different uses of the church. A lighting design office in Lausanne, Switzerland, Senseco, took the challenge and ha...
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2019-07-18

Casambi and Seoul Semiconductor Leverage Their Edges to Create Human Centric Lighting Solutions

Casambi, the expert in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), has teamed up with Seoul Semiconductor to provide lighting designers with precision control of LED lights that match the spectrum of sunlight. The development puts true human centric lighting in the hands of designers for the first time. Casambi’s wireless control technology can now be used with Seoul Semiconductor’s innovative SunLike Series LEDs, whose spectra match to real sunlight, to realize human centric lighting. “Human-centric lighting” describes...
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2019-07-17

Signify Partners Real Estate Developers to Provide Its Lighting Solutions for IoT Connection and Innovative Farming

Signify announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Diamond Developers, a Dubai-based sustainable communities builder, as part of their mutual commitment to utilize creative and innovative technologies and solutions designed to promote sustainability. The agreement is a testament to a collaborative approach that seeks to accelerate innovation in sustainable energy and vertical farming. The agreement is built on two pillars of collaboration; the first pillar is centered on providing advanced lighting solutions and innovations that contribute to the city&...
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2019-07-15

US City and Canada Airport Install Smart LED Lighting System

The City of Wilmington in Delaware, US and Ontario Airport in Canada, have switched to smart LED lighting system. The City of Wilmington collaborated with Delmarva Power on a new citywide smart lighting system. The project begins in July 2019 with the installation of 215 LED street lights and 50 smart sensors in West Center City, North Market Street, and Baynard Boulevard. The final goal is to convert all 7,050 streetlights to LEDs. With the project, the city aims to save up to US$150,000 per year by converting all the streetlights into sensor-equipped...
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2019-07-12

Israel Smart Lighting Company Juganu Announces US$23 Million Fund

Juganu, an Israeli company developing and manufacturing innovative LED lighting systems, announced the completion of a financing round, led by Viola Growth, totaling about US$23 million. Other investors include OurCrowd and a Mexican investment fund. Juganu integrates LED lighting technology, sensors and infrastructure with AI, building a proprietary "Digital World" technology in cooperation with software and hardware technology market leaders. The company provides a response for communications and services challenges in public and commercial spaces. (I...
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2019-07-11

Samsung Partners WiSilica to Build IoT Smart Lighting Solutions

WiSilica, an IoT solution provider, and Samsung Electronics’ LED Business Team, announced their strategic partnership in developing next-gen IoT solutions for lighting. With the affiliation, the companies aim to create unified experiences in human-centric lighting, wireless controls, and energy efficiency. WiSilica is known for its location-aware IoT platform, ARIXA, which combines smart lighting and real time location services. The platform integrates hardware, middleware, cloud, and application interfaces to power a wide range of business applications. W...
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2019-07-03

Tridonic and Casambi Team up for Innovative Wireless Lighting Control Solution

Tridonic and Casambi announced their cooperation in the development of a new wireless light management solution which combines Tridonic’s basicDIM Wireless system and Casambi’s Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology. With the novel integration, interconnected and interoperable solution for LED luminaires can be achieved. Wireless light management offers flexibility and versatility to luminaire manufacturer and building operators as well as end users with connected lighting system. The partnership of Tridonic, the Austrian lighting technology supplier and C...
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2019-06-19

Signify Introduces Smart Pole to Push Smart City Acceleration

In order to speed up smart city applications to meet the modern connectivity needs, Signify presents its BrightSites smart pole to turbocharge cities’ smart city infrastructure. Smart pole accommodates a wide variety of IoT applications, including sensors and cameras to offer environmental monitoring and enhanced security options such as incident detection. It also incorporates controllable energy-efficient LED lighting while maintaining the integrity of the urban environment. BrightSites illustrates Signify’s strategy to leverage lighting infrastructure to de...
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2019-06-17

GILE 2019 Highlights Summary: Connected Lighting and Health Lighting Become Mainstream Applications

LEDinside observes that GILE 2019, which concluded this week, attracted a larger crowd of attendees than before, with more areas of applications for everyone’s perusal. Health lighting, horticulture lighting and other niche applications have become mainstreams to meet the rocketing demands of the market, appearing on the exhibits of several large companies. Also, the future development and technology upgrades of lighting became the focus of many seminars as they sought to address the deployment of IoT and 5G. Connected Lighting Merges with Infrastructure and Marches...
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2019-06-06

Osram Led Project Presents “Invisible Light Switch” for Energy Saving Enhancement

Osram started a project named “SceneUnderLight”, with the University of Verona and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) in Genova in 2015, aiming to response to the growing demand for maximum comfort and sense of security while granting large savings in energy consumption. The German company and the Italian research institutions have combined advanced computer vision technology and lighting solutions to create the invisible light switch that estimates the light propagation in offices in real-time and computes how much of it is perceived by the people. Mea...
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2019-06-06

Zumtobel Group Teams up Casambi for Wireless Lighting Control Solutions

The Zumtobel Group has teamed up with Casambi, the wireless lighting control company based in Finland to work on wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The strategic partnership ensures an extensive new range of Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires offering seamless control to users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform. Furthermore, a series of Tridonic drivers is now also ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily integrate wireless controls within their products to reduce cost and complexity. Additionally...
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2019-05-28

CIMCON Announces New Smart City Solution and Wins LFI Innovation Award

CIMCON Lighting, who focuses on smart city solutions and outdoor lighting management systems, launched the next generation of its smart city platform, NearSky. The updated platform includes smart city solutions consisting of sensors, devices and developer tools to simplify digital cities development. CIMCON's NearSky platform is able to transform a city's existing streetlight infrastructure into a city-wide network of connected outdoor digital assets with a streetlight-mounted edge data processor and cloud-based data management software that collect, distribute a...
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2019-05-23

A Step towards Smart Lighting with GE Lighting Launches New Portfolio and Silicon Labs Partners Signify

Integrated with sensors, IoT technology and data management system, smart lighting applications are believed to improve convenience of life and efficiency of energy usage. Worldwide lighting companies have also been expanding smart lighting product and system development. GE lighting recently announced the launch of its C by GE smart lighting series products while Silicon Labs and Signify announced partnership on the Friends of Hue program. GE Lighting launched the new C by GE series including Full Color Lights, Tunable White bulbs, Smart Switches, and a Smart ...
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2019-05-23

Arm Introduces Smart Building Technology via Space Analytics with Lighting Solution

Lighting companies like Osram and Signify have extended their lighting solutions to smart applications in office and building. And now semiconductor company Arm is joining the market. UK-based semiconductor and software supplier Arm launched Space Analytics as part of the Arm Pelion Smart Spaces solutions for property managers to optimize space usages. Based on Arm’s Pelion IoT platform, Space Analytics securely gathers and analyzes data from off-the-shelf IoT devices (such as smart lighting, sensors, locks, IP cameras, badge readers) to deliver actionable i...
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2019-05-22

LG Launches Smart Lighting Control System at LFI 2019

LG Electronics is introducing a new smart lighting control system, the LG Smart Lighting Manager (SLM), a Tier 3 solution that gives customers more options and scalability for a cost-effective alternative to full-scale building management systems at LIGHTFAIR International 2019. LG's SLM is a server-based solution that qualifies for utility-driven rebates, providing a new option to help building owners and operators maximize operational efficiencies with their lighting infrastructure. (Image: LG) "Providing our customers with the tools they ne...
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2019-05-22

[LFI 2019] FSP Pioneers Horticultural and Smart Lighting Products

LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) 2019 officially kicked off in Philadelphia on May 21st, 2019. At the event, the FSP Group from Taiwan will showcase its high-power horticultural lighting and IoT-enabled smart lighting products. With the help of these products, FSP is poised to create a new niche sector for the maturing LED lighting industry. Foraying into the cash crop markets with high efficiency power supplies The applications of LED lighting in horticulture have become more and more popular in recent years, thanks to its adjustable illumination effe...
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2019-05-20

Telensa to Provide Smart Street Lighting Infrastructure for UK City

Telensa, expert in smart street lighting and smart city applications, announced that it has been selected by the council of Sandwell in UK to provide a smart street lighting solution as part of the region’s 2030 Vision Initiative. The Council plans to install nearly 4,000 lights by 2020, with the intention to increase this to over 11,000 by 2022, which will be wirelessly connected and managed using Telensa’s PLANet system. The Council is also converting all their streetlights to LED as part of the upgrade. PLANet will give the Council control over lighting ...
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2019-05-17

Enlighted Introduces Lighting Control Solutions for IoT Applications

IoT solutions specialist Enlighted released a new wireless lighting controls solution, Enlighted One, which delivers quick deployment and cost savings. Enlighted’s wireless technology is well-known for reducing labor and material costs, and streamlining lighting deployments. Enlighted One further speeds installation and commissioning time with an even simpler solution. By eliminating information technology (IT) components like network cables and gateways, cloud connections, and mobile apps, jobs can be done faster and without dependencies on IT specialists. (Imag...
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2019-05-16

Osram Partners Facility Solutions Group and Release New LED Fixtures to Push IoT Smart Applications

Promoting IoT applications in commercial, industrial and retail industries has been a major focus of Osram. The German company recently announced its partnership with Facility Solutions Group (FSG), a building technology system specialist design, integration, installation, for advanced smart building IoT solutions. Moreover, it also launched intelligent LED lighting fixtures for industrial IoT applications. The collaboration with FSG will enable Osram to combine its fixture-integrated sensors, controls and components with FSG’s Encelium® Light Mana...
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Nichia’s Tunable 757 receives rave reviews from industry leaders, including the coveted LpS Best Sustainability Technology Award. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announced its game-changing single LES, tuna... READ MORE

Innovative tunable white, mid-power LED enables luminaire manufacturers to improve colour tuning, shrink optics and fixture profiles, while enabling new design options. Nichia, the leader in and inventor of the high-brightness LED, announces i... READ MORE