Gooee and Croonwolter&Dros Have Signed a Contract That Will Connect More Than 5,000 Buildings

Gooee’s Building Operating System – which includes a Bluetooth sensing network deployed using the luminaires  – will take control of inefficient, existing building systems to optimise both building and business performance. With almost 12 million square metres being maintained and

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Signify Agrees to Acquire a Wi-Fi Lighting Controls Specialist

Signify has agreed to acquire a small Hong Kong company specializing in Wi-Fi for wireless lighting control technology, marking the second time in a month that the world’s largest lighting company has drawn attention to a technology other than Bluetooth

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Bluetooth Promises Location-Tracking Lights

Bluetooth has announced a direction-finding feature that means Bluetooth-enabled lights could be used for way finding, location tracking and proximity services. The feature allows devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal, thereby enabling the development of so-called ‘proximity applications’ such as

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GE and SYLVANIA Release LED Light Bulbs Connecting Google Assistant to Accelerate IoT Lighting

In the beginning of 2019, GE Lighting announced that it is deepening its C by GE portfolio which features hub-free IoT smart lighting with Google Assistant control. The Made-for-Google products are able to connect with Google’s system and be controlled

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EnOcean Presents the First Self-Powered Bluetooth® Sensor for Intelligent Lighting Control

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas (January 8-11, 2019), EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will be launching a new ceiling-mounted solar-powered occupancy sensor (PIR) for Bluetooth lighting control systems communicating via Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE). It will

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Smart Lighting Yields Significant Benefits Beyond Energy Savings

Bluetooth® device networks can enable the automatic, centralized control of a building’s essential systems, including HVAC, security, and lighting to harness energy savings, lower operating costs, and improve the life of a building’s core systems. Right now, smart lighting is

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The 10 Big Lighting Trends for 2018

Lighting is changing, and the next 12 months will be a defining period in the sector as we move away from an energy-saving offer to fully embrace all things digital. Here’s how Lux sees the big trends to watch for

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Connected Lighting Boosted Sales with Key Customers

The giant E.Leclerc retail store in Langon in southwestern France has reported that revenue rose between 34 per cent and 42 per cent from certain customers who over the last few months wirelessly connected their smartphones to Bluetooth-equipped ceiling lights

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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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Target Gives the Go-Ahead on IoT Lights at Half Its Stores

The world’s largest known deployment of lighting-based indoor positioning is finally going full speed ahead, as US retail giant Target plans to roll out a customer engagement system in nearly half of its 1800 stores by Christmas. Using Bluetooth chips

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Connected Lighting Boosts Sales at Guess

Sales at stores of the American fashion brand Guess in Switzerland have been boosted by its connected lighting, the suppliers have claimed. Sophisticated internet-connected lights are engaging customers and coaxing them into spending more with offers and discounts. Bluetooth beacons

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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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EnOcean and Silvair Partner on Controls for Bluetooth-Connected LED Lighting

Going forward, EnOcean will offer its EasyFit products in both the sub-1-Ghz models and in Bluetooth versions that operate in the 2.4-GHz band. In both cases, the switches and controls can be commissioned using the NFC (near field communication) capability

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Acuity Pads Its Indoor-Positioning Push With Shopping Cart Trackers

LED lighting vendor Acuity Brands has added another arrow to its quiver of indoor-positioning technology, introducing a wireless system that tracks shopping carts around stores in order to provide retailers with information on floor traffic and also to keep tabs

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Philips Taps Microsoft as Part of Indoor-Positioning Partnering Push, Adds Bluetooth to the Mix

With location-based services still stuck on the launchpad, the company’s new “Location Lab” reaches out to data and app developers. In two moves to jump-start the stalled indoor-positioning business, Philips Lighting said it has rounded up IT companies including Microsoft

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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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German Town Taps Bluetooth-Enabled Outdoor Luminaires to Transmit Information About What’s Happening

The German town of Wipperfürth is using outdoor LED luminaires to transmit wireless information to residents and visitors about things happening in the city, marking the first known public deployment of Osram’s Bluetooth-based Einstone location-based service technology. Wipperfürth has installed

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Tikteck Multi-Color Bluetooth LED Review

Here’s a $10 Philips Hue competitor. Color-changing smart bulbs are often stupid expensive, but the $10 Tikteck LED is an exception. At a fraction of what you’d expect to spend on bulbs from Lifx or Philips Hue, Tikteck’s Bluetooth LED

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C by GE Life and Sleep LED Starter Pack

Smart lighting is a common starting point for the connected home, but with a lot of your options, you’ll need to keep a control hub plugged into your router or understand what ZigBee is. GE wanted to lower that barrier

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Leviton Introduces Decora Digital Controls with Bluetooth Technology

Leviton recently unveiled its new Decora Digital Controls with Bluetooth technology. These powerful lighting controls provide the ability to dim and time lighting without the need of a hub, gateway or internet connection. Users simply pair the device with the

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