2017-07-21

Digital Lumens Introduces New Wireless Sensor to Integrated Third-Party High Bay and Vapor Tight LED Lighting Fixtures

Digital Lumens, who expertizes in intelligent LED lighting and sensor-based smart building applications, unveiled the DLA-V, a new Digital Light Agent™ (DLA) lighting control designed for a direct connection to 0-10V dimming drivers, and plug-compatible with all standard industrial sensor interfaces. The DLA-V transforms any high-bay or linear LED fixture from any manufacturer into a completely networked-controlled smart lighting node.
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2017-07-21

Unity Connected Building Intelligence by Peoples Electric Combines Smart Lighting with Building Systems

Peoples Electric Company, a full-service electrical and building controls contractor, introduced its Unity Connected Building Intelligence smart lighting and building automation solution. Instead of approaching lighting, HVAC and other major building functions separately, Unity offers a single technology platform for HVAC and lighting controls with a front end that can integrate with access control, low-voltage communications, fire alerts and renewables, among other building systems. Unity leverages the latest in money- and energy-saving LED lighting and controls with the data-sharing capabilities and scalability of the Internet of Things (IoT).
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2017-07-21

Smart LED Lighting and City Data could help cities reduce CO2 emissions by over 60% to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

Philips Lighting announced a new report jointly produced by Philips Lighting and the World Council on City Data (WCCD) which reveals that cities could make energy savings and CO2 emission reductions of almost two-thirds through the introduction of smart LED street lighting.
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2017-07-11

Future Lighting Solutions and OSRAM Digital Systems Sign Franchise Distribution Agreement

Future Lighting Solutions, the leading provider of solid-state lighting and supply chain solutions, and OSRAM Digital Systems, the leader in lighting technology solutions, have announced a new franchise partnership encompassing OSRAM’s comprehensive range of drivers, light engines and controls for lighting applications. The agreement covers Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
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2017-07-10

EVERLIGHT’s Strategic Planning towards Both Mid & Low Power LED and Specialty Lighting Markets

To shift or not to shift, that is the question. At this point within the LED industry, in terms of business transformation, companies are facing a turning point to shift business focus to new niche markets with high gross margins such as UV and IR LED, or to stay at LED lighting, where they began with; and of course, some chose to embrace all.
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2017-07-07

LPS 2017 Proudly Announces Its Stellar Speakers and Event Program

LpS 2017 (LED Professional Symposium +Expo) are proud to reveal this year’s event program, for what will be the greatest LpS to date. Joining over 1600 delegates and 100 exhibitors in Bregenz this year will be global experts from industry and research, to focus on multiple lighting applications such as Human Centric Lighting, Transportation, Agricultural, Healthcare and many more.
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2017-07-07

Zaha Hadid, NASA and Amazon Due to Launch the Inaugural TiL Event This September

TiL 2017 (Trends in Lighting: Smart Lighting Forum & Show) announces that for their inaugural year, the 2000 visitors will be joined by leading light experts from international companies including Zaha Hadid Architects, Amazon, Philips Lighting, Osram, Zumtobel Group and many more.
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2017-07-04

LEDvance Positive towards Asian Lighting Market

Early in March, the Chinese investment consortium- with IDG Capital,LED packaging manufacturer MLS CO., LTD. and Yiwu State-Owned Assets Operation Center as the members- completed the acquisition of LEDvance from Osram. Originally a general lighting business unit of Osram, LEDvance, with the support of its new owners, extended its product line from standardized and traditional light sources to advanced LED lamps and intelligent products for smart lighting.
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2017-07-04

GILE 2017 Follow Up: the Lighting Industry Embraces Teletopia, aka Smart Cities

Smart cities is definitely one of the latest buzzwords, together with the Internet of things (IoT), cloud computing, smart data and visible light communication (VLC). Interesting enough, it is actually the presentation of these factors integrating all together on a scale of a city. Everything in a city–transportation, communication, security, water and power supply, and other community services–through networks, computing, analysing, and data transfer, can be more efficiently managed and improved. This is how a smart city is conceived.
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2017-06-29

Smart Lights With Siri

Both of Ledvance’s new products, exclusive to Apple HomeKit, will hit shelves September 1. Consumers can connect the Classic A60 LED lamp and flexible LED light strip for indoors to the Apple Home app in just a few simple steps. They can then use either the app or – even easier – Siri to control the lights. Even better, no gateway or bridge is needed for the standard functions. With Apple TV or iPad (iOS 10 or later) acting as a home hub, owners can control their lights remotely or include them in automations.
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2017-06-29

Leading Technology and Software Providers Adopt Atrius IoT Platform and Software Solutions from Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands, Inc. announced today that leading enterprise technology providers are leveraging capabilities within the Company’s newly branded Atrius™ Internet of Things (IoT) platform to deliver software solutions to their customers. These technology providers include, among others, Dimension Data, Phunware, Inc., Verve, LocusLabs, Aisle411, Point Inside, GISinc, Gozia Health, Xenia Retail and Arora Engineers, Inc.
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2017-06-28

Larson Electronics LLC Releases A New Class I, Division 2 Hazardous Area LED Light Fixture with a Motion & Day/Night Sensor

Larson Electronics LLC, a leading industrial lighting company, announced the release of a new hazardous area LED light (HALP-48-2L-LED-DNMS) to be added to its expanding catalog of products this week. This LED light fixture has been designed as a lighting solution for hazardous work locations and features a built-in motion and day/night sensor for improved efficiency.
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2017-06-27

Telensa, Georgia Power, City of Harrisburg and Northeastern Group to Participate in Panel on Connected LED Streetlights at Smart Cities Connect

Telensa, the global leader in connected street lighting and Smart City applications, will host a panel discussion at this week’s Smart Cities Connect, featuring case studies from a pioneering City and Utility that have deployed connected LED Streetlights. Wayne S. Martin, the City Engineer for City of Harrisburg, PA will be presenting on how the entire city was converted to connected LED streetlighting, and the impact it has had, and Scotty M. Hutto, Lighting Services Manager at Georgia Power will be discussing the world’s largest connected LED streetlight deployment.
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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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