IoT lighting controls

WiZ Connected Bulbs and Luminaires Come to North America

WiZ E26 connected LED bulb

Another company has come out with connected LED bulbs with an app. WiZ Connected Lights has officially brought its connected LED bulbs to North America. These new bulbs are in direct competition with the more established Philips HUE system. Philips Lighting also released a new HUE start-up kits for White, …

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Power Integrations and Casambi Technologies Produce Reference Design for Smart Lighting

Power Integrations, a maker of LED-driver ICs based in San Jose, California, and Finnish firm Casambi Technologies OY announced a new reference design, DER-612 for smart lighting applications The design describes a constant-current (CC), constant-voltage (CV), 12-watt isolated flyback power supply featuring power factor correction. The design uses a 3.3 …

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Berkeley Lab Demonstrates Use of TLEDs and Automated Shades to Save Electricity

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) reports that it was able to use a combination of LED lighting and automated shades, on one floor of a high-rise office building in New York City to reduce lighting energy consumption by almost 80 percent in some areas. …

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