Philips Launches Wireless Smart Office Lighting Rather Than PoE to Reach the Masses

Philips Lighting today launched a wireless lighting-as-a-service (LaaS) initiative for commercial offices, hoping to convince building managers to implement smart Internet-connected lighting schemes that Philips has addressed to date with more expensive wired offerings based on Power over Ethernet (PoE)

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DOE Report on PoE Connected Lighting Systems

The new report provides a brief background on the development of the various PoE technologies, ranging from standards-based to proprietary, and illustrates the convergence of PoE power sourcing capabilities and LED luminaire power requirement. It then classifies PoE system devices

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Power-Over-Ethernet and LED Lighting Match Perfectly

PoE is a technology used in wired Ethernet local area networks (LANs) that delivers power over the same cable that delivers the Ethernet data. This reduces the number of cables that must be laid to install a network and power

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Cisco Stokes PoE Lighting Push with Dedicated Ethernet Switch, Signs Up Marriott

The IT company’s Digital Building Ethernet box will support lighting, heating, security, and other building operations without the electricity losses associated with some PoE schemes. Hoping to solve some of the shortcomings of Power-over-Ethernet technology, Cisco Systems introduced a new

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Times & Trends: PoE: The Next Game Changer to Watch? By Jim Lucy

A sometimes overlooked trend with truly game-changing potential is the growing acceptance of PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) cabling, which is quickly changing how lighting systems are wired in many new buildings and retrofits. It’s not too often that a new product technology

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The Era of Smart Lighting Is Coming by Alexander Slagg

You can add lighting and building management to the list of industries caught in the disruptive undertow of the Internet of Things. The combination of light-emitting diode (LED) technology and Power over Ethernet (PoE), coupled with IoT connectivity, is creating

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Towering PoE: Philips, Cisco Wire Madrid Skyscraper with IoT Lighting

In one of the largest known installations yet of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting, Philips and Cisco are wiring the 400-ft Torre Europa in Madrid’s financial district with the smart LED technology. Philips said it has equipped 14 of the skyscraper’s 32

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Eaton and NuLEDs Collaborate to Make Smart, Connected Lighting a Reality

Eaton recently announced a collaboration with NuLEDs™, Inc. aimed at making buildings smarter and seamlessly securely connected. The two companies will go to market with a joint product offering including Eaton’s complete portfolio of PoE-enabled light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires and

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The Revival of DC Power by Jim Sinopoli

DC is making a resurgence. One reason is that Power over Ethernet (POE) has matured into a technology capable of delivering power to many building control systems and building equipment. POE uses inexpensive cabling that carries both data and power.

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Power over Ethernet (PoE) Market Heats Up

With new standards allowing for higher power levels over cabling infrastructure, Power over Ethernet (PoE) is expected to see explosive growth in the years to come. By running power and data over a single cable, PoE eliminates the need for

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Eaton Partners with NuLEDs on PoE Technology for Connected SSL

Eaton’s lighting business (formerly Cooper Lighting) has announced a Power over Ethernet (PoE) collaboration with NuLEDs, a startup company focused on PoE and based in the San Diego, CA area. Both companies are part of Cisco’s solid-state lighting (SSL)-centric Digital

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Cree Lands Another Power over Ethernet Lighting Installation at a Data Center

Cree has landed its latest PoE lighting installation in a deal that sets up the customer as a Cree reseller. The Durham, NC LED company is providing 100 2×2-ft luminaires and its SmartCast PoE software to technology and cloud computing

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Cisco CEO Rules Out Acquiring a Lighting Company

Yesterday Cisco Systems CEO Chuck Robbins dampened any speculation that Cisco might purchase an LED lighting company, when he told LEDs Magazine that the networking giant prefers to take the partnering route. Cisco has forged more than 20 partnerships with

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Webinar: Cree and Electrical Contractor present ‘Lighting Joins the IoT—Simplification and Energy Efficiency’

On Tuesday, June 28, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, a webinar on the evolution of lighting controls. Historically, lighting controls have always had a singular responsibility—manage the lights. Additionally, they have largely operated over electrical circuitry (a combination of high and

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Data Center Taps Power Over Ethernet Lighting For Extra Big Energy Savings

A Long Island data center has installed Power over Ethernet LED lighting at a new 40,000-ft2 facility, where it hopes the technology leads to 70% less energy consumption than “conventional” low-energy LED lighting would. mindSHIFT Technologies is running both electricity

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Power Over Ethernet Lighting Picks Up Pace with Cisco Partners

Hardware vendor Molex — anointed two weeks ago by networking giant Cisco as a connected lighting partner — teamed with UK software firm amBX to offer Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting for commercial buildings, and Cisco hinted at new gear

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ILLUMIGEDDON IS SO LAST MONTH BY CHRIS BROWN

Last year I introduced a new word….. Illumigeddon, referring to the end of the traditional lighting industry as we have known it. Now it’s time to introduce this year’s new word, to better reflect the state of the industry today.

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No Light Switches at Cisco’s Own Berlin Smart Building

openBerlin is one of nine Cisco innovation centers around the world where Cisco and startups hash out ideas and co-develop next-generation networking technologies such as smart lighting. “You don’t see any light switches here,” said Bernd Heinrichs, managing director of

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Cisco Marches Into Connected Lighting with New Partners

The networking giant’s Philips alliance for connected lighting was just a start now that it has announced 15 new collaborators, including Cree. LEDs in the “digital ceiling” are key to its huge Internet of Things push. Cisco is staking its

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Cree Announces SmartCast PoE with Cisco to Enable IoT

SmartCast PoE is the first LED lighting platform that makes the Cisco® Digital Ceiling framework ready for mass deployment and adoption. Cree’s SmartCast PoE embeds intelligence to make buildings more efficient and people more productive, while delivering far better light

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