The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), recently announced that eight member companies have achieved certification for 20 silicon platforms which form the basis for ZigBee 3.0 products. The large number of certifications gives product developers broad supply chain […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2016 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to PLC Multipoint Tandem lighting control system. Click here to learn more.
In a 25,000-square-foot commercial office on the Rensselaer Technology Park campus in Troy, N.Y., scientists from the Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are making plans to install LED lighting with fixture-integrated and network-connected lighting controls. The controls are being tested in a broad-based field evaluation to compare and quantify the additional benefits […]
In 2016, ENERGY STAR hosted a series of webinars on important lighting and control topics including flicker, evaluating color quality, connected lighting and dimmable LED lamps. You can also sign up for the last 2016 webinar, which will be held December 29, 2016 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET. This webinar will cover the […]
Leviton recently announced the acquisition of lighting manufacturer ConTech Lighting. Through this acquisition, Leviton continues its strategic growth in lighting and expands its product offerings and solutions with ConTech Lighting’s designs. The ConTech Lighting acquisition marks Leviton’s second in the lighting industry in the U.S. as the company looks to expand further into this market. […]
Eaton recently announced the launch of the Dim-to-Warm (D2W™) technology for its Portfolio and Halo® light-emitting diode (LED) recessed downlighting product lines for residential and commercial spaces. The award-winning D2W technology mimics the performance of an incandescent halogen lamp source when dimmed, smoothly dimming from a whiter LED color temperature to a warm, soft glow […]
The DLC has announced Version 1.0 of the Networked Lighting Control (NLC) System Specification. This specification and the coinciding Qualified Products List (QPL) for Networked Lighting Controls will provide a valuable new resource to the lighting market, utilities and energy efficiency programs to understand, evaluate and compare Networked Lighting Control Systems. The NLC QPL will […]
LIGHTFAIR® International will host the LFI IoT & Smart Lighting Forum, a new one-day series of six 60-minute sessions designed to explore the impact of Internet of Things (IoT) and how it relates to smart lighting. Within the 2016 Conference, the IoT & Smart Lighting Forum will occur Wednesday, April 27 during LFI 2016 at […]
The EnOcean Alliance and the Open Interconnect Consortium (OIC) recently announced a new liaison agreement. This collaboration joins a wireless building controls alliance with an Internet of Things (IoT) association. The cooperation will result in solutions using both technologies – the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard and the OIC specification.
There is a lot of buzz today about the Internet of Things and the convergence of intelligent controllable light sources, communication networks, sensors, and data exchange in future lighting systems. On November 16, 2015, in Portland, OR, DOE’s inaugural Connected Lighting Systems Workshop will gather top experts from the lighting, semiconductor, and IT industries to […]