IoT Connected Lighting

Lighting Controls Association (LCA) Partners with California Community College System (CCCS)

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), a council of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) based in Rosslyn, Virginia, has partnered with the California Community College System (CCCS). LCA and CCCS intend to educate and promote the use of automated lighting controls to the future electrical workforce of California.
 
CCCS boasts about …

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FAU Gets Cree LED Lighting for Two Parking Garages

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton wanted to install LED lighting at two four-story parking garages to reduce maintenance costs. The garages, which are about a decade old, still had metal halides lights. Michael Dipple, the university’s director of engineering utilities and energy management, noted that the lights were constantly burning …

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Van Gogh Museum Installs LED Lighting with Xicato Control and Monitoring Solution

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam hosts the world’s largest collection of works by Vincent van Gogh. In addition, the museum features traveling exhibitions of other artists and collections. Since January 2017, the museum has been converting about 1300 light points, including the lighting of the Mesdag Collection in The …

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How AMS System Achieves Tunable White Light

I recently got to speak with Tom Griffiths, senior marketing manager, color and spectral sensing, of sensor driven lighting at AMS AG, about the company’s approach to creating tunable white light. Tom pointed out that while everybody wants to deliver lighting performance that is right on target, the need for …

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Silvair and EnOcean GmbH to Collaborate

Silvair, a maker of Bluetooth-based smart lighting solutions and EnOcean GmbH, a creator of energy harvesting wireless technologies for building automation, announced a collaboration to develop self-powered lighting controls and multifunctional sensors. The joint effort intends to combine EnOcean GmbH’s energy harvesting technology with Silvair’s Bluetooth mesh networking connectivity. Such …

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Eaton Partners with Georgia Tech’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT)

Power management company Eaton reported that it partnered with the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies(CDAIT). CDAIT is a non-profit, partner-funded center in Atlanta that the Georgia Institute of Technology created to develop and apply Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Eaton, …

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Telensa a Streetlight Central Management System Maker Joins Smart Cities Council

Telensa of Santa Clara, California USA, reported that it has joined the Smart Cities Council, a consortium of smart city practitioners and experts. So far, the Smart Cities Council has more than 120 members who have contributed over 10,000 projects. Telensa joins the Council as a North America Lead Partner, …

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