Wireless Lighting Controls

Lighting

Silvair’s Lighting-based Building Intelligence Business Examined

October 13th, 2022
Lighting

The IoT-Ready Alliance Enables Future-Proof Buildings with its First Interface Specification

May 11th, 2018
Lighting

Integrated Smart Lighting Enters a New World of Applications

A lot of things have been getting smart recently. Devices that used to have one simple role have blossomed into multi-purpose systems, highly integrated into centralized platforms that span the building, campus or city. For no system is this more true than lighting. The ubiquity of light throughout the built environment has positioned it perfectly […]

Lighting

The Fate of the Humble Light Switch is at the Center of Future Lighting Design

“Is The Light Switch Doomed?” asks serial entrepreneur Andrew Weinreich during his podcast ‘Predicting Our Future’. In the episode, Weinreich poses fundamental questions on the future of lighting to several executives from leading lighting firms. “Today, you walk into a room, and if you want the lights on, you’ll flick a switch on the wall. […]

Lighting

“The Network is Everything Around Us!” – Lunera’s Lighting Shift

“Not too long ago, we went from believing that the computer is the computer, to understanding that the network is the computer. Today, Lunera is leading the next shift, one that has the potential to be even bigger: the network is everything around us,” said John Bruggeman, chief executive officer at Lunera. “Until now, no […]

Smart Buildings

Could Bluetooth’s New Mesh Networking Trigger A New Wave Of IoT adoption In Smart Buildings?

What’s blue, meshed and could trigger a new wave of smart building technology adoption? This is no joke! Last week, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that Bluetooth technology, the global standard for simple, secure wireless connectivity, now supports mesh networking. This seemingly simple development has the capacity to disrupt connectivity within the smart […]

Lighting

New Alliance To Standardize Lighting For The Internet Of Things

Lighting fixtures are an ideal carrier for Internet of Things (IoT) technology in smart buildings, providing ubiquitous location for granular data collection throughout the building while delivering electric power to the sensors. Yet today, only a small percentage of LED fixtures have smart sensors. This month, many leading lighting and LED driver manufacturers, IoT technology […]

Lighting

Philips Launches Wireless Lighting-As-A-Service, Offering Smartness Without The Capex

“Digital transformation leaders will no longer view buildings merely as places to shelter employees from the elements but will use them to support heightened employee productivity and tools for business growth,” predicts Andrew Hewitt of Forrester Research. In late April, one such “digital transformation leader,” Philips Lighting, launched a new wireless connected lighting system aimed […]

Lighting

Lighting Controls Play a Key Role in the Smart Building Sector

Lighting is fundamental to an occupants experience in a building. Lighting accounts for approximately 40% of energy consumption in buildings. Lighting’s ubiquitous nature makes it the ideal platform upon which to establish the Internet of Things in Buildings (BIoT). These three statements underline the importance of lighting to the continued development of smart buildings as […]

Lighting

Lighting Controls Get A Boost With New Lutron PLC Technology

Last week, Lutron, a leading provider of wireless lighting controls and home automation systems, filed a patent for powerline-carrier (PLC) technology. The two-way communication system works over a building’s existing powerlines, much the same way as the popular X10 did in the 1990s, but is now infused with modern day smart technology. PLC technology essentially […]

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