Net Zero Energy Buildings In The US
Net-zero energy buildings are gaining popularity across North America, a sign of both property owners’ commitment and the growing availability of resources to deliver on owners’ zero energy targets. In its 2020 Getting to Zero Buildings List, the Portland, Oregon based New Building Institute stated that the nearly 700... Read more
TRILUX Launch Pay Per Use
TRILUX recently launched the Pay Per Use concept whereby it is possible to rent lighting instead of purchasing. TRILUX offer to finance your lighting in a capital-friendly and balance-neutral manner through monthly instalments, also including a consumption-related tariff. There are no investment costs.  With pay per use, the latest... Read more
Kumux Launch Spectral Simulation Software 2.0
Kumux has launched the 2.0 version of its spectral simulation software, which allows the creation of differential lighting, beneficial to people’s health and plant growth.  At home, in the office, using public transport is where people spend 90% of the day exposed to artificial lighting in different environments. “We... Read more
Samsung And Microsoft Announce Digital Collaboration
The EU Green Deal ensures smart buildings remain a priority for the world’s biggest technology companies. This week, Samsung and Microsoft announced a global collaboration focused on digitally transforming the real estate development and property management industries. “This collaboration, combining smart appliances and digital cloud technologies, aims at helping... Read more
Synapsys And Lunatone Partner For New Smart Controls
Adding to an already comprehensive range of lighting controls, Synapsys has exclusively partnered with Lunatone of Austria to provide single function controls, ballasts and sensors, all available through the new Synapsys eStore.  This range offers complete control and integration of lighting systems from Synapsys. Technical Sales Manager James Barton... Read more
Samsung Leads Human Centric Lighting Movement
Samsung’s Human-centric Lighting Solutions utilise precisely designed light spectra with optimised amounts of cyan to accommodate lighting needs to the extent desired at any given point in time: the LM302N DAY improves alertness and the LM302N NITE enhances relaxation. The DAY and NITE packages can also be combined into... Read more
Bartenbach Launch New Optic Design
Bartenbach as part of the Repro-light Consortium Deliver Intelligent Optics Aldrans, Tyrol, June 2020 –  Bartenbach’s interdisciplinary team this week announced the successful engineering of two unparalleled optic designs. Driven by the scope of the Repro-light project, “To successfully initiate transformation in the European LED lighting industry, by creating... Read more
The Future Is Contactless
To survive the COVID-19 pandemic, society returned to traditional defensive measures; lockdowns, social distancing, plus soap and water. To cope with the crisis, we have embraced the digital world like never before, seamlessly swapping physical for virtual during the social aspects of work and play. To return to “normality,”... Read more
Scaling Up Wireless Lighting Controls
120,000 sq feet illuminated by Bluetooth mesh luminaires Located in the picturesque city of Red Deer, Canada, Westerner Park is Central Alberta’s largest trade show, agriculture, entertainment and sports facility.  For more than 125 years, it has been a destination of choice for locals gathering to celebrate all kinds... Read more
Bluetooth Mesh Hits Vegas
Bluetooth mesh standard reaches new heights in a retrofit at Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.  The Bluetooth mesh lighting control ecosystem continues to grow at an exponential rate. In November, the number of Bluetooth SIG-qualified mesh products available on the market increased to more than 400.  That same month,... Read more
Rosco Creates MIXBOOK™ Digital Swatch Kit
US firm ROSCO Laboratories have created a digital swatchbook for the lighting community.  MIXBOOK™ is the world’s first digital swatchbook for lighting professionals to previsualise LED colour choices. The digital world of LED lighting has made life as a lighting designer easier in many ways.  There is one aspect,... Read more
Bluetooth Mesh Standard For OSRAM HQ
In cooperation with Silvair as the company’s technology partner, OSRAM has recently launched a new wireless control solution for qualified Bluetooth mesh lighting networks. Cost-effective and uncomplicated, HubSense® allows for transforming existing installations into flexible, energy-efficient systems. To demonstrate these capabilities, OSRAM revamped the lighting controls at its Munich... Read more
Latécoère, Signify and Huneed Technologies – LiFi Collaboration For Commercial Aircraft
Airline passengers have much to celebrate with this latest technology partnership and can look forward to cabin systems becoming truly connected.  Latécoère, a Toulouse based aircraft manufacturer partner, has announced an industrial scale-up of its LiFi technology in cooperation with Signify on its Trulifi technology and South Korean aerospace... Read more
Find Your Work Space Through Connected Lighting
Pharmaceutical company Roche has transformed an area in one of its German offices into a smart workplace by implementing the Interact Office Space management application from Signify. The pilot office space at Roche in Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany was equipped with Philips LED connected lighting and IoT sensors, using Signify’s Interact... Read more
Signify Roll-Out Global LIFI Pilot
Signify announced today it is working with more than 30 customers in Europe, North America and Asia to pilot LIFI. Its LiFi-enabled LED fixtures combine excellent light quality with a fast broadband data connection using light waves, enabling customers to send email, securely access their company network and surf... Read more
EnOcean Alliance – Ready For The Next Generation Of EPBD
Buildings are supposed to be CO2-neutral by 2050, and this will already lead to a number of stricter requirements in the coming years. The main focus lies on strengthening building automation. Maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for smart buildings based on the international EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10) will help... Read more
Zaha Hadid Virtual Reality Demonstrates Possibilities Of Immersive Technology In Architecture
Project Correl is a collaborative experiment in multi-presence virtual reality (VR) illustrating the development of complex assemblies inside virtual space. A shared digital extension to our physical reality that proposes a dynamic new relationship between human creators and machine logic. Powered by Unreal Engine, Project Correl demonstrates the possibilities... Read more
The Role of Master Systems Integrators (MSI) – Survey
Intelligent Buildings LLC, supported by Anixter InternationalInc., Lynxspring, Inc., SkyFoundry, LLC and Navigant Research, recently conducted a survey which gathered opinions on the systems integrator market as it relates to smart buildings and to further qualify the differentiation for Master Systems Integrators (MSIs). The aim of the survey was... Read more
New Smart City Apps & Intelligent Lighting Controls from Current by GE
The City of San Diego, which announced last year it is building the world’s largest smart city IoT platform, revealed several industry-leading system enhancements at Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona this week. In partnership with Current, powered by GE (NYSE: GE), San Diego is rolling out... Read more
Light Enables Hair Sized Sensor To Gather Heat Data.
Light Enables Hair Sized Sensor To Gather Heat Data. Researchers at Washington University are the first to successfully record environmental data in a local park using a drone mounted photonic sensor the size of a human hair. The “internet of things” (IoT) is everywhere, millions of wireless sensors predominately... Read more
Building the ‘luminaire of the future’.
Over the recent months, Repro-light, an EU Horizon 2020 project, has been gathering data from all over Europe. And now they need your help, as well. Repro-light is a European research project that aims to support the European lighting industry in moving towards a more sustainable and competitive future.... Read more
Commissioning of Connected Lighting Networks – What Makes it so Challenging?
Commissioning of Connected Lighting Networks – What Makes it so Challenging? With constant technology advancements and growing market awareness, we are all getting more and more familiar with various aspects of wireless lighting controls. However, the commissioning process still seems not to be getting the attention it deserves. Let’s... Read more
New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures
New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures Leading lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies, and industry groups have established the IoTReady ™ Alliance, dedicated to making installation of IoT technology in luminaires easy now and in... Read more
Bluetooth is Paving the Way for Smart Lighting Platforms
Bluetooth is Paving the Way for Smart Lighting Platforms by Guest Author Martin Wooley, Bluetooth SIG With release of Bluetooth® mesh and recent advancements in Bluetooth broadcasting, Bluetooth is expanding the definition of the smart building— and commercial lighting is the platform for it all. Commercial lighting provides a... Read more
The IOT Pie – How To Grab Your Slice
THE IOT PIE – HOW TO GRAB YOUR SLICE The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been a popular phrase in business over the last few years, with the number of IoT solution providers growing faster than ever. In his article, Peter Smith, UK Technical Sales Manager at EnOcean,... Read more
Osram Accelerates Its Technological Shift and Explores Future Markets
“The first half of the fiscal year was challenging due to various factors. However, the long-term growth trend remains intact, while the reorganization and the technological shift are continuing,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG. Osram generated slight growth in the second quarter of fiscal year 2018.... Read more
Projection Mapping
Engineering a Plastic-Eating Enzyme
Engineering a Plastic-Eating Enzyme Scientists have engineered an enzyme which can digest some of our most commonly polluting plastics, providing a potential solution to one of the world’s biggest environmental problems. The discovery could result in a recycling solution for millions of tonnes of plastic bottles, made of polyethylene terephthalate,... Read more
Cybersuit for HCL Investigations
A Cybersuit for HCL Investigations? The Department of Electrical Engineering (Fakultät Elektrotechnik) at the West Saxon University of Applied Sciences Zwickau (Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau; WHZ) is presenting a new type of cybersuit at the Hanover Fair. This system combines data goggles with networked sensors that are integrated in the... Read more
Osram Launches Lightelligence for Energy Saving & Space Utilization in Smart Buildings
Osram Launches Lightelligence for Energy Saving & Space Utilization in Smart Buildings At the end of March, Munich-based lighting stalwart Osram announced ‘Lightelligence’ an open IoT platform and ecosystem in the lighting business and beyond. Osram claims that Lightelligence saves on energy and labor costs while simplifying the development... Read more
Lightelligence from Osram Understands Space and Opens up New Dimensions in Energy Saving and Networked Sensors
Lightelligence from Osram Understands Space and Opens up New Dimensions in Energy Saving and Networked Sensors Osram cuts lighting energy costs by more than 90 percent with Lightelligence Lightelligence is the IoT platform for light management and beyond Lightelligence understands space, providing invaluable insights into its utilization and environmental... Read more
DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting
DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting The trend in lighting towards digitisation and the need for defining interfaces for sensors and connectivity modules is well recognized. Both the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) are developing important technology in this area.... Read more
The NEW Zhaga – Smart Standards. Smarter Lighting.
The NEW Zhaga – Smart Standards. Smarter Lighting. Zhaga opens new business opportunities in digital lighting and service models by extending the scope of interface specifications. The NEW Zhaga will include interfaces for smart components such as sensors and connectivity modules and will focus on interoperability. This move is... Read more
An Integrated Ecosystem of Intelligent Solutions that Enhances People’s Wellbeing Through Light
An Integrated Ecosystem of Intelligent Solutions that Enhances People’s Wellbeing Through Light Frankfurt, 18th March 2018 – Welcome to the Ideal City. At L + B, iGuzzini invites the lighting community to redesign the ideal city as the place where people are at the centre of everything, thanks to connections... Read more
Bringing Interoperability to Light – Silvair Joins Forces With Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh Networking Standard
Bringing Interoperability to Light – Silvair Joins Forces With Manufacturers to Enter the Lighting Ecosystem Driven by Bluetooth Mesh Networking Standard San Francisco, March 6, 2018 – Silvair, a pioneer in lighting control technology using Bluetooth mesh networking standard, announces partnerships with Fulham, McWong International, Murata, Danlers, ERP Power... Read more
Echelon Introduces LumInsight Connected Outdoor Lighting Control Architecture for Making Cities Smarter
Echelon Introduces LumInsight Connected Outdoor Lighting Control Architecture for Making Cities Smarter Santa Clara, CA.  February 13, 2018 — “With the release of the latest version of its native cloud-based central management system, LumInsight® Cloud CMS, and its new LumInsight IoT Gateway, Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) has completed a... Read more
LiFi – What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects
LiFi – What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects The acronym LiFi (Light Fidelity) was born at the beginning of the 2010s. Its name derives from the very well-known WiFi (Wireless Fidelity). The term VLC (Visible Light Communication) is used... Read more
Standardizing the IoT for a Brighter Future in Commercial Buildings
Standardizing The IoT For A Brighter Future In Commercial Buildings By Evan Petridis, Chief System Architect at Enlighted The Internet of Things (IoT) technology is dramatically transforming the commercial building industry. It is empowering building owners to track data, gain intelligence and  implement solutions that enhance workflow, processes and... Read more
TiL Forum: Practical Hints and Innovative Application of the Technologies
TiL Forum: Practical Hints and Innovative Application of the Technologies The TiL 2017 Forum targeted planners, architects and lighting designers. The track also proved to be of interest for sales and marketing people learning from technicians and understanding the systems better. This complement to the technical LpS program was... Read more
Echelon Unveils InSight Cognitive Vision Technology To Enhance Safety And Reduce Outdoor Lighting Cost
Echelon Corporation recently unveiled a patent-pending cognitive vision-based technology that can enable a wide range of smart city and smart campus applications. Echelon InSight™ utilizes artificial intelligence in vision-enabled edge devices, optimized for Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications. With InSight, traffic data is collected and processed at the... Read more