Acuity Brands, Inc. Announces Acquisition of Lucid Design Group, Inc.

An Oakland, CA-based provider of building analytics through its industry-leading BuildingOS® business intelligence platform.  The Company believes the combination of Lucid’s BuildingOS platform and Acuity Brands’ large installed base of networked sensors for lighting and building automation controls and its

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What Smart Cities Will Mean for Electrical Contractors

To name just a few, some of the skill sets electrical contractors are likely to need most will be an understanding of smart electrical grids, new lighting technologies and power backup installations. Additionally, the lighting technology used in the smart

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Walmart and Current Announce 1.5 Million LED Luminaire Milestone Across 6000 Stores

Walmart and Current, powered by GE used the National Retail Federation Big Show to announce that their long partnership in energy-efficient LED lighting has reached more than 1.5 million luminaires installed in the retailer’s stores, parking lots, distribution centers, and

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Acuity Adds Phunware as an IoT Partner for SSL-Based Location Services

Acuity Brands continues to expand its smart lighting and Internet of Things (IoT) partner ecosystem with the latest partner being mobile software specialist Phunware. Phunware offers a technology stack that enables its customers to easily build apps that can leverage

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Gooee Adds Koopman Interlight to Top Partnership Tier for IoT Lighting

Gooee has added a third luminaire maker to its top tier of partners, naming Holland’s Koopman Interlight as the latest company in the “platinum innovation” program that provides early access to Gooee’s Internet of Things (IoT) software and hardware. Interlight

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Controls Specialist Introduces IoT Node for Any Luminaire

Commercial lighting users have gained yet another means for collecting valuable data from luminaires and for controlling lighting scenes, as Dutch controls specialist Nedap introduced a small node that adds Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to fixtures. The electronic device

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Eaton Launches Website Dedicated to Connected Lighting and IoT

Eaton has launched a new website dedicated to furthering the capabilities of connected lighting and the Internet of Things, or IoT. The website offers insight into Eaton’s portfolio of connected lighting solutions that leverages the real-estate of the physical light

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Philips Lighting and Vodafone IoT Partner to Improve the Way Cities Function

Philips Lighting has partnered with Vodafone IoT to provide customers with scalable M2M connectivity for connected lighting and beyond. Connected light points throughout the city can be monitored and controlled using Vodafone’s IoT connectivity and existing cellular network infrastructure. Watch

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30 Ways IoT Lighting Can Solve Everyday Problems by Ray Molony

The next revolution in lighting is luminaires connected to the ‘Internet of Things’. So what are the benefits? Click on the top 30 killer capabilities of IoT lights from the real world by application… http://luxreview.com/article/2017/10/30-ways-iot-lighting-can-solve-everyday-problems • Retail • Healthcare •

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Gooee Gives Equity Share To Cloud Software Partner, Launches ‘Lighting As A Host’

Gooee has enhanced its data analytics capabilities through a deal that gives its cloud computing partner Evrythng an equity share in the firm, a seat on the board, and that gives Gooee greater access to Evrythng’s software. Gooee has been

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Focal Point Announces a New Approach to Connected LED Luminaires

The Internet of Things (IoT) has enabled a synergy between luminaires and controls like never before. Lighting control systems now integrate with whole building management systems and leverage the electrical power and ubiquitous presence of lighting to collect data for

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As Lighting Companies Morph Into IT Firms, They Face Stiff Competition — From IT Vendors by Mark Halper

Barclays Plc has deployed a series of heat and motion sensors that help analyze office space usage at investment banking facilities in London. It’s the sort of system that lighting vendors are offering as part of their push into the

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10 European Cities Team Up To Test IoT Lighting

Aarhus, Amsterdam, Aberdeen, Bergen, Bradford, Dordrecht, Ghent, Gothenberg and Hamburg will share the learnings from trials which they hope will cut their costs by 10 per cent. The first experiment will be the installation of smart sensors in dustbins so

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University Facility Managers Trial IoT Lighting

to better allocate rooms and buildings and control both heating and lighting. The University of Oulu in Finland feature luminaires with built-in sensors which gather information about how occupants are using the space. University managers can use this information to

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New IoT Platform from Acuity Brands Helps Evaluate and Plan Space Allocation Through Lighting

Acuity Brands introduced Atrius Spaces, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform service that helps customers manage space utilization using a building’s occupancy data. Atrius Spaces, which includes a web application and an application programming interface (API), can be used to

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Prepare for IoT – The Next Revolution in LED Lighting

By Mark Verheyen, Universal Lighting Technologies President and CEO. Perhaps the most striking thing about the LED revolution is the speed with which it has transformed our industry. A solid majority of our company’s business is LED-related now, and it

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EOSRL and Avertronics Develop Smart Lighting System

Electronics and Optoelectronic System Research Laboratories (EOSRL) under the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has cooperated with Avertronics to develop a human-centric smart ambient lighting system, with the system expected to double market values of LED lamps. Via

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Bluetooth’s Range Just Widened, and IoT Lighting Companies are Thrilled

After at least two years of internal wrangling and difficult technology choices, the Kirkland, WA-based Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) ratified a means to mesh together Bluetooth beacons, allowing them to hand off instructions to each other. The move effectively

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Football Club’s Iot Sports Lights Are A World First

The Internet Protocol-controlled floodlighting at Sparta ’25 football club can be controlled by officials and players using smart phones. The LED lighting system features three settings, ’match’ with 100 per cent lighting, ’training’ with 50 per cent dimming and ‘comfort’

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As Lighting Companies Move To Iot Services, Everything In The Business Model Must Change by Mark Halper

http://www.ledsmagazine.com/ As lighting vendors try to shift from the century-honed practice of selling light bulbs to selling services based on Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, they are looking at nothing less than overhauling just about everything in their corporate structure

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