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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2018-08-20

Everlight Intelligence Technology Brings Intelligent Lighting to Life

The lighting brand under Everlight Electronics has changed its name from Everlight Solid-State Lighting to Everlight Intelligence Technology. The gesture is to indicate the company’s transformation from a lighting producer to an integrated solution provider who connects lighting with IoT and other novel technologies to offer diverse intelligent solutions according to different needs. 
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2018-08-16

Automate Lighting Control for Energy Saving: Solutions Provided by Osram and GE

The Internet of Thing (IoT) has enabled a connected system to control and monitor lighting for optimizing environments while saving energy. Lighting giants Osram and GE have developed solutions for LED lighting applications in various fields. 
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2018-08-03

Signify Provides Lighting Management System to Make Hotels Smarter

Signify launched its “interact Hospitality” system which provides smart management and services to hotels and guests. Swissôtel The Stamford in Singapore has become the first hotel to commercially implement the system and to provide smart services to its guests.
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2018-05-17

Enlighted Launches 5th-Generation IoT Sensor for Brilliant Buildings

Enlighted, a provider of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for commercial buildings, continues to drive innovation with its 5th-generation smart sensor. Engineered with insight from installations in more than 200 million square feet of buildings that have collected 10’s of terabytes of data, it is the most powerful and smallest sensor Enlighted has developed. Featuring a 32-bit ARM® processor with enhanced processing and memory capacity, it offers out of the box future-proofing with unparalleled levels of upgradability. It is the first IoT-Ready™ Profile 1 compliant IoT sensor on the market.
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2018-05-11

LG Next-Generation Smart Lighting Solutions Make Commercial Installation, Connectivity Easier

LED lighting technology specialist LG Electronics has unveiled next-generation smart lighting advancements with greater flexibility and connectivity options. The super-efficient new LG "Simple Choice" LED high bay lights and LG "Sensor Connect" application were introduced at LIGHTFAIR International 2018.
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2018-05-11

Smart Home Lighting Gets Smarter with Major Philips Hue App Update

Philips Lighting will roll out a major update to its Philips Hue app for iOS and Android-based devices this month. Consumers will enjoy new features as well as enhancements of existing app capabilities, so they can easily and quickly personalize and control the Philips Hue lighting system for the home.
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2018-05-10

Tuya Smart Launches U.S. Sales, R&D Office to Facilitate Smart Device Production

Tuya Smart, a China-based global AI/IoT platform company, is expanding its business with the opening of a U.S. sales and R&D office in Silicon Valley. The company is bringing its one-stop shop solution to device manufacturers so that any standard ‘dumb’ device can be transformed into a smart one, ready for production in less than two weeks.
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2018-05-08

WiZ Connected Adds New 10 North American Companies to OEM Partner Program

The WiZ Connected program launched in March allowing OEM partners to integrating the WiZ Connected Controller into their LED driver, to offer their customers full control of their lighting experience through WiFi connectivity and Bluetooth Low Energy capability via the world-class Android and iOS WiZ consumer and WiZ Pro apps, and through cloud web services for greater interoperability and scalability together with flexible multi-user control capability.
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2018-05-08

Bridgelux Delivers Connected Lighting Solutions

Delivering LED industry transformation for over 15 years, Bridgelux is taking bold new steps to address customer requests for human centric lighting and connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT) by expanding its industry presence and product portfolio.
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2018-05-03

Silvair Announces New Partners and Expands the Range of Interoperable Lighting Components Based on the Qualified Bluetooth Mesh

Silvair announces that together with its partners it will be extending the range of lighting products supported by Silvair’s technology. An ecosystem of interoperable products unified by the Bluetooth mesh standard is, therefore, expanding to redefine the smart lighting experience in commercial spaces.
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2018-04-30

ITRI Demonstrates Consumer-oriented Human Centric and Smart Lighting Applications

At TILS 2018, ITRI showcased applications including flexible OLED technology, an Energy Dome, and smart LED lighting able to detect failures. These applications offer insight into a next-generation lighting environment and highlight innovative LED and OLED technologies.
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