Homeowners can now benefit from the convenience of Amazon Alexa’s voice command capabilities directly from a light switch with the launch of the Decora Smart™ Voice Dimmer with Amazon Alexa Built-in. Leviton recently announced that its first-of-its-kind voice-powered smart Wi-Fi dimmer is available to purchase.
Signify recently announced another step in the Retail IoT space through the launch of Interact Retail multisite management – a cloud-based, connected lighting system designed for multiple stores and retail distribution centers. Signify’s Interact Retail multisite management connected lighting system has been vetted by leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer (M&S).
Venture Lighting International has partnered with Synapse Wireless® to enhance the capabilities of several key product lines. Starting with outdoor area lighting, Venture Lighting is now offering intelligent luminaires enabled by Synapse, to the Environ LED area lighting family and VFlood product lines. Venture is working towards extending the same control capabilities to its LED highbays for indoor, industrial applications as well.
Leviton recently announced the appointment of Viscor Inc., a Leviton company to serve as the lighting headquarters in Toronto, Ontario for Leviton Lighting Canada.
Legrand recently announced the purchase of Focal Point, strengthening its position in specification-grade architectural lighting solutions for commercial buildings in the United States.
Signify has completed the acquisition of Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton. The transaction strengthens Signify’s market position and better positions the company to capture growth in the North American lighting market.
Between the emergence of cloud-based video-conferencing, the rise of the distributed workforce and the proliferation of connected devices and co-working spaces, the future of work is a hotly debated topic with technological advances cropping up on what feels like a daily basis. One audience that’s closely watching all of these developments and others is facilities managers and space planners, who are working to keep pace with the needs of a modern business. An often overlooked component of this conversation is capacity planning, including how the intersection of light and technology can play a key role in the transformation of managing – and maximizing – the work space by effectively designing and planning for this new age of work.
Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. was recently recognized as a Sapphire Awards 2020 finalist for excellence of design and innovation in the LED drivers product category. The 2020 Sapphire Awards winners were announced during a reception aboard the USS Midway on Feb. 12, 2020 – during the week of Strategies in Light in San Diego.
Lutron Electronics is helping contractors, distributors, and estimators to streamline their projects from early-stage estimates to final installation with its comprehensive offering of QuEst-D™ Quick Estimating and Design software, Vive Lighting Control solution, and Vive Vue app. This product suite simplifies design and installation, delivers increased system flexibility, and puts greater control in the hands of both contractors and end users.
Cooper Lighting Solutions recently announced the introduction of the HALO Home Voice Downlight and the HALO Home Smart Bulb, the latest additions to the award-winning HALO Home™ Smart Lighting System for the next generation of connected homes.