mindSHIFT, an IT outsourcing and cloud services provider, selected SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, Inc. integrated with a Cisco network for the build-out of its cloud mounting services facility in Long Island, N.Y. Cree® SmartCast PoE is part of the Cisco® Digital Ceiling framework, which connects disparate systems into a single IP network to create smart, more secure, seamlessly connected building systems.
Working with A+ Technology & Security Solutions as the systems integrator, Cree’s SmartCast PoE LED lighting integrated with a Cisco standards-based PoE-powered network to create a Digital Ceiling solution. It was deployed across 40,000-square-feet of data center and office space. mindSHIFT was attracted by the value of the entire solution, including its efficiency, sophisticated control and opportunities to utilize its connectivity for data collection, systems integration and future applications.
The overhead lighting for the campus is delivered by Cree’s CR Series LED troffers, including the CR22™, CR24™ and CR14™ troffers. The architectural troffers provide a combination of high energy productivity and a more personalized light experience. Featuring adjustable color temperatures, the dynamic lighting solutions enable better control over spaces while simplifying project specification, ordering and installation – all while achieving good color quality and consistency. Using SmartCast PoE Technology, the troffers deliver strong performance and efficiency with up to 4000 lumens of 90+ CRI light while achieving up to 130 lumens per watt.
SmartCast PoE and the SmartCast Manager address the commissioning complexities of deploying network-powered smart lighting within buildings. Cree’s SmartCast PoE works out of the box, and SmartCast Manager enables an entire building to be commissioned at one time with a single stroke. Cree’s series of SmartCast® lights, light switches and dimmers operates with a Cisco standards-based PoE-powered network. This platform provides power and networking for the lights with a standard Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate data and high-voltage power connections.