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Thoughts on LiFi and Lighting as a Service
By Scott McMahan, Editor of SolidStateLightingDesign.com Visual Light Communication uses modulated LED lamps to transmit data. Using this modulated light to transmit data from the Internet is…
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Plainville to Offer WiFi from LED Streetlights

The town of Plainville in Connecticut has installed 1,400 new LED street lights. Some of the new streetlights will also act as WiFi hubs, according to NBC Connecticut The town will reportedly be the first in Connecticut to offer a WiFi signal from its streetlights. Plainville spent over $360,000 on…

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Plainville to Offer WiFi from LED Streetlights

The town of Plainville in Connecticut has installed 1,400 new LED street lights. Some of the new streetlights will also act as WiFi hubs, according to NBC Connecticut The town will reportedly be the first in Connecticut to offer a WiFi signal from its streetlights. Plainville spent over $360,000 on …

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Vishay Intertechnology Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor Offers Long-Distance Proximity Detection to 1 Meter

For Smart Home, Industrial, and Office Applications, High-Sensitivity Device Features Filtron™ Technology for Robust Background Light Cancellation Malvern, Pennsylvania USA — The Optoelectronics group of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced a new high-sensitivity proximity and ambient light sensor with long-distance proximity detection up to 1 m. Featuring Filtron™ technology …

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Echelon Creates SmartServer 2.2 for Future IoT

Echelon Corp., a control networking company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), has introduced a converged controller for lighting, building automation, and Internet of Things applications. Incorporating feedback from its customers, Echelon says it developed the SmartServer 2.2 on open standards, allowing customers to easily add Internet of Things …

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Cleveland Browns Name Cree as Official Lighting Partner

Durham, North Carolina-based Cree, Inc. reports that its has been named the exclusive Official Lighting Partner of the Cleveland Browns profession football organization (American football not soccer). As part of the lighting sponsorship, FirstEnergy Stadium now has a Cree-branded gate. The Cleveland Browns organization installed the Cree LED lighting throughout …

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