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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2019-05-10

Osram Pilots Smart Building IoT Solution at Canadian University

Advancement of IoT technology enables integration of lighting and other application to improve efficiency of energy usage and save electricity cost. Commercial real estate owners are therefore actively seeking the benefits of data-driven, real-time applications that will modernize a business or learning space. Osram continues to deepen its involvement in smart application development with several strategic partners. The company has recently completed a pilot program with a Canadian university for space optimization. Osram Digital Systems and its growing ecosystem of partners are...
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2019-04-17

Signify Acquires Wi-Fi Connected Lighting Company WiZ

For strengthening its leading position in connected smart lighting, Signify announced the agreement to acquire WiZ Connected, a lighting software solutions developer focusing on WiFi-based lighting control. WiZ Connected is a French-Asian company based in Hong Kong. Acquisition of the company enables Signify to extend its leadership by stepping into the Wi-Fi-based smart lighting market. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed by both parties. Signify expects to close the transaction in 2Q19. After the acquisition, WiZ Connected and its 53 staff member...
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2019-04-03

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Opens in April

Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), three trade fairs will be staged in April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), namely the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) on April 6-9, followed by the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the HKTDC International ICT Expo on April 13-16. The three fairs will feature more than 5,000 exhibitors from around the world, including more than 10 pavilions from Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area citie...
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2019-03-26

Everlight Leads Smart Outdoor Lightings to Build up IoT Smart City

Taiwan-based LED company Everlight announced the participation of “SMART CITY SUMMIT & EXPO” in Taipei for the first time with the aim to promote smart street light and smart city. Everlight will work together with AAEON, ASKEY Computer, EverFocus Electronics and IBASE Technology to build up smart traffic, security and energy scenarios, integrating the related applications to present convenient and systematic smart city on the booth at the event (Booth No.: K824). (Smart street light of Everlight) Everlight demonstr...
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2019-03-22

Commercial Lighting Trends in 2019 [Part 2]

Apart from human centric lighting, IoT smart lighting system and “space-as-a-service,” what are other trends of commercial lighting in 2019? Let’s move on to see what Osram suggested. Optimum Space Utilization Enabled by Lighting System Data How to efficiently manage the space usage is critical to companies. In the past, place planning has been based on calculations using industry-standard formulas, software that addressed some of an organization’s requirements, or even a manual process. This process could take a while and is less flexible. Neve...
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2019-03-21

Commercial Lighting Trends in 2019 [Part 1]

With advanced LED development and improved data transmitting technologies, commercial lighting is going beyond illumination. Osram proposed some commercial lighting trends addressing the well-being of users and optimized space utilization for efficient energy usage. Occupant Health and Wellbeing Takes Center Stage The first thing Osram mentioned is human centric lighting. Building owners and facility managers are incorporating Tunable White technology as part of their lighting strategy. Tunable White technology is designed for Human Centric Lighting (HCL) applicat...
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2019-03-15

Smart Lighting and IoT Service for the Future Offices

What will offices be like in the future? Current by GE and Osram provided some insights about how offices evolve with technology and noted that connectivity and smart lighting might be the fundamental infrastructure for setting up the future offices. Apart from providing “lighting-as-a-service” from lighting company, Osram, now positioning itself as a high-tech photonic company, sees the trend of “space-as-a-service” in the commercial real estate industry. Space-as-a-service refers to space that is procured on-demand; corporations and individual freelanc...
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2019-03-05

EnOcean to Present Self-powered Switch for Smart Lighting and IoT Applications

Wireless technology developer EnOcean will be presenting its energy harvesting wireless technology at ISH 2019 which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany from March 11 to 15. EnOcean is going to introduce its proven PTM switch module with an integrated NFC interface. This will enable installers to incorporate self-powered switches into automation systems faster and more easily in the future. New self-powered, maintenance-free sensor modules for a wide range of building data that fit into classic switch frames based on the PTM modular system are another highlight. Energ...
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2019-02-19

Spanish Researchers Develop Method to Predict How Much Money can be Saved via Smart Lighting Systems

A research team at the University of Seville, Spain, announced that it has developed a predictive method for quantifying the potential energy and economic saving that using smart lighting control systems brings. According to their estimation, smart controlled lighting system can save about EUR 4000 (US$ 4526) over ten years for 80-square-meters space. Supported by the project Dynalight, from the competitive bidding process Retos 2017 and promoted by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the research team developed “daily performance metrics” that include climati...
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2019-01-24

GE and SYLVANIA Release LED Light Bulbs Connecting Google Assistant to Accelerate IoT Lighting

In the beginning of 2019, GE Lighting announced that it is deepening its C by GE portfolio which features hub-free IoT smart lighting with Google Assistant control. The Made-for-Google products are able to connect with Google’s system and be controlled via app on smartphones or portable devices. The connected lights allow app and voice control for changing the color of lights and tuning brightness. Furthermore, they can also combine smart accessories including smart wall plug and motion sensor to manage lighting away from home and by movement. (Image: GE) E...
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2019-01-15

FCA US Installs Intelligent LED Lighting Systems in Its Manufacturing Facilities

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US announced a bright new year with two of its facilities in Detroit installed with intelligent systems integrated with wireless controls and LED lighting. In order to enhance power efficiency and employee productivity, FCA US has installed more than 35,000 LED fixtures in more than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships. The two metro Detroit operations, Jefferson North Assembly Plant and Warren Stamping Plant that recently installed with intelligent lighting systems a...
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2018-12-25

Revolution Lighting Supports Buy American Act and Collaborates with SENSORWORK to Expands Lighting Control Capability

Revolution Lighting Technologies announced that it will expand its rNET lighting controls system capabilities through the integration of the control sensors by SENSORWORX. The partnership with SENSORWORK is also in line with the company’s strategy of supporting Buy American Act (BAA) and Trade Agreement Act (TAA). Based in Connecticut, USA, SENSORWORK produces sensors and controls for lighting products for energy saving. Revolution Lighting said that the solutions of SENSORWORX allows rNET to further expand its ove...
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2018-12-20

Osram’s IoT Platform to Link Lighting and Building for Smart Management

On the way for Osram’s high-tech company transformation, smart lighting and building applications are parts of the core development of the company. It has announced the launch of its IoT platform for the lighting and building market. Lightelligence is the platform developed by Osram which includes a far-reaching development environment for IoT solutions and applications. Users of the platform can draw on a fully developed software infrastructure and are not required to set up anything themselves. The IoT platform is much like an app store, where users can individually a...
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2018-11-14

Current by GE Provides Smart City Software and Intelligent Lighting Controls for San Diego

With the help of Current, powered by GE, the City of San Diego has begun smart city project since last year and has released several new digital applications to improve parking, traffic and public safety on city streets. The city has continued to increase the installation of Current’s CityIQ sensor nodes on LED streetlights in the city. In total, the infrastructure project will include 4,200 new CityIQ nodes across 14,000 new individually metered LED fixtures. Together with a lighting control platform, the project will boost LED streetlight efficiency by an...
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2018-10-25

Osram Illustrates How IoT Solves Healthcare Problems

The applications of IoT have been under the spotlight in many parts of the industry. Osram, as a high-tech company, has presented eight approaches in healthcare where IoT can be applied to solve problems.
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2018-10-16

Osram Partners with Rifiniti to Provide Smart Building IoT Solutions for Optimizing Space Utilization in Offices

Osram has announced its partnership with Rifiniti, a developer of workplace analytics software, to offer smart building IoT solutions to the commercial real estate industry for improving operational efficiencies and occupant comfort.
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2018-10-09

CIMCON Lighting Releases NearSky Connect Program to Improve Smart City Management

CIMCON Lighting, a lighting management solution provider, has announced the launch of the NearSky™ Connect program. The program aims to gather service and technology providers to deliver solutions for smart city applications. 
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2018-10-02

FSP Group Joins the IoT-Ready™ Alliance and Becomes the First to Introduce Smart Lighting Power Solutions

With the advent of the internet-of-things (IoT) era, the IoT-Ready™ alliance (an alliance of lighting, building management, and Internet of Things companies, https://www.iot-ready.org/) has developed a common standard to reduce communication errors between component suppliers in the field of smart lighting, so smart light adjustment, environmental protection, and energy saving can be applied more efficiently in daily life. FSP Group joined the IoT-Ready™ Alliance in 2018 and was the first to introduce a 50W power supply to be used with the Enlighted ESI V4.8 protocol and the latest IoT sensors.
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2018-09-28

Every Dark Cloud has a Silver Lining, Same for LED Lighting

With the low profit of LED general lighting and the escalating uncertainty of the LED industry due to the trade war, worldwide LED manufacturers are facing unprecedented challenges and have taken different actions to cope with the situation. Some decided to divert their LED lighting business while others are changing their business focal point. However, LEDinside believes that there are plenty of opportunities for LED lighting technology despite the difficult circumstance of the current LED lighting industry.
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2018-09-18

Osram Emphasizes Its Focus on Semiconductor Development

Osram has been addressing its position as a high-tech company. At the Osram Opto Semiconductors Market and Technology Day in Munich, Olaf Berlien, CEO of Osram Licht AG, noted again that, “Osram is very well positioned strategically and financially for the technologies and trends of the future. We are becoming the leading photonics champion. Our semiconductor segment OS forms the technological backbone of our strategic development."
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2018-09-04

Signify Expands Smart Lighting System Network with New Worldwide Partners

Signify has transformed from a luminaires supplier into an intelligent lighting system provider, offering solutions for lighting systems and services. Its “Friends of Hue” program has demonstrated an ecosystem to intensify the connections of the company and other international and interdisciplinary partners for expanding smart lighting network. 
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2018-08-24

Smart Streetlight Projects in Sunshine Coast and Chicago

British smart city applications provider Telensa has announced that the company was selected by Sunshine Coast Council to install its intelligent street lighting system in the Maroochydore City Center for a 24 month pilot smart city project. Meanwhile, in Chicago, 76,000 LED smart streetlights were installed as part of the city’s four-year modernization program. 
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2018-08-21

Signify Launches New Hue Products and Updates its Share Repurchase Progress

Signify has announced a new series of its Philips Hue products and will showcase them at IFA 2018. With a wide range of products including luminaires for bathrooms, living rooms and gardens, Signify aims to provide a smart home lighting system.
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TSLC Corporation, a subsidiary of SemiLEDs, launched sampling of its tri-color Mini LED series, targeted to provide LED display manufacturers with surface-mounting (SMT) compatible devices. The first product in the tri-color multi pixel series... READ MORE

The German chemistry giant BASF has revealed its development of dark automotive paint colors that are reflective to LiDAR for enhancing the detecting function of autonomous cars. LiDAR plays a critical role to the development of autonomous veh... READ MORE