Bluetooth Mesh Shows Wireless Connectivity in a Whole New Light by Jason Marcel

Wired lighting infrastructures have a history of providing dependability that, until recently, wireless networks couldn’t match. And while there are other benefits to installing a wired network, many of today’s wireless platforms—especially those supported by a Bluetooth® mesh network—ensure greater

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Douglas Lighting Controls Bluetooth® Wireless Solutions

A complete stand-alone wireless system to control lights in a variety of applications. The system includes wireless fixture controllers, switches, and occupancy/daylight sensors all using Bluetooth® wireless technology. Also available is a fixture mounted controller and sensor with Bluetooth technology

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Why Light Bulbs May Be the Next Hacker Target

The so-called Internet of Things, its proponents argue, offers many benefits: energy efficiency, technology so convenient it can anticipate what you want, even reduced congestion on the roads. Now here’s the bad news: Putting a bunch of wirelessly connected devices

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Acuity Adds Wireless Capabilities to Its Digital Lighting Controls

Acuity Brands has extended its nLight digital lighting control system with a kit that adds wireless control capabilities. The new nLightAIR platform includes luminaires equipped with Acuity eldoLED LED drivers, a battery powered wall switch and an app called Clairity.

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ReFlex OLED Smartphone Enables Multitouch with Bend Input

Revolutionary flexible smartphone allows users to feel the buzz by bending their apps. Researchers at Queen’s University’s Human Media Lab have developed the world’s first full-color, high-resolution and wireless flexible smartphone to combine multitouch with bend input. The phone, which

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ZigBee and EnOcean Alliances Collaborate

The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of organizations creating open, global standards that define the Internet of Things (IoT) for use in consumer, commercial and industrial applications, recently announced with the EnOcean Alliance, a leading consortium for battery-less, wireless smart

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Los Angeles Deploys Smart LED Streetlights with 4G LTE Wireless Broadband Coverage Capacity

Royal Philips announced that the City of Los Angeles (LA) will be the first city in the world to deploy 100 Philips SmartPoles – connected LED street lighting that includes fully integrated 4G LTE wireless telecommunications technology by Ericsson. The

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Soon, Power Will be Delivered to Your Device by Air

Nikola Tesla predicted that power will be transmitted by air as well as information, without wires. Wireless power could enable a whole new class of devices. Energous has a patent on an idea of putting a power transmitter into the

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Visible Light Communication Finds Its Applications by Craig Dilouie

Visible Light Communication (VLC) technology, popularly used in applications such as fiber-optics, now shows promise for general lighting due to the advent of LED lighting. The potential is to create spaces that actively communicate with users. VLC is a free-space

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Join Lutron for the 2014 Caséta Wireless Launch Tour

The tour will visit numerous cities this July and will offer the latest on innovations for Lutron’s newest products – featuring C•L dimmers, In-wall sensors, and Serena battery-powered window shades, with the headliner of Caséta Wireless Lighting Controls, Smart Bridge

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GE Lighting Unveils Wireless Link LED Lamp Family and Starter Kit

GE Lighting has announced the Link family of LED-based lamps that integrate ZigBee wireless connectivity and enable smartphone-based control of lighting. The solid-state lighting (SSL) products significantly undercut the market for ZigBee-based lamps, with the A19 lamps selling at Home

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