Capitalize on the Intersection of Commercial Lighting and IoT by Chuck Piccirillo, Osram Digital Systems

Lighting is ubiquitous — it’s in every space within a building. It is the perfect conduit for collecting information on what is happening in a building at any given time, because it is ideally located in the space and is

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LED Business Not Very Profitable in Past Fiscal Year; IoT is the One Bright Spot

With the beginning of September comes the start of the new fiscal year for the LED business. Unfortunately, the report card for most LED makers and LED lighting makers has not been good. In recent years the LED lighting industry

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Are Smart Cities the Future of Humanity? by Anna Kucirkova

Digital technology has provided society with hundreds of advances that make life easier and better for everyone. From the personal computer to the internet to the smartphone to the Internet of Things, we are increasingly living in a technologically driven

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Zhaga Spec Allows IoT Upgradability

The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures.

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Siemens Acquires Mendix

Siemens has signed an agreement to acquire Mendix, a pioneer and leader in cloud native low code application development. Read more at tED Magazine.

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Siemens Partners with Alibaba to Power Industrial IoT in China

Siemens and Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Monday to partner to foster the industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in China. The two companies will leverage each other’s technology and industry

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Siemens Re-Enters the Lighting Business, Via the IoT

Five years after spinning off its Osram lighting subsidiary and thereby dumping its bulb baggage, Siemens AG is back in the lighting business. This time, however, there isn’t a light bulb in sight, at least not as a revenue driver.

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DLC Adds Amerlux’s Quick-Line To Qualified Product List

Decision May Shorten Payback Period by 25 Percent OAKLAND, N.J. – June 26, 2018 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today the return on investment for its linear Quick-Line product has materially improved, following the decision of the

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Synergistic Buildings and the Rise of IoT by Michael C. Skurla

IoT applications will bubble up as the static world of ‘cold data’ transitions to actionable ‘hot data’. Leaving Light + Building this year, two things were clear to me. First, smart is a prefix the lighting industry has embraced. Second,

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Amerlux’s New Retrofit Coach Style Lantern Delivers ‘More, Better, Faster’

New Light-Weight Pedestrian Light Makes Installation a Breeze OAKLAND, N.J. – June 19, 2018 – Amerlux, an award-winning design-and-manufacture lighting company, announced today it has launched a game-changing pedestrian light that delivers light more efficiently and turns post-top mounting into

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Wireless Technologies to Comprise 55% of Connectivity IC Shipments in 2018

Driven by the colossal Internet of Things (IoT) opportunity, wireless technologies – including wireless local area network (WLAN), Bluetooth, cellular and low-power wireless – will account for 55% of connectivity integrated circuit (IC) shipments in 2018, according to IHS Markit.

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Interest in Smart Buildings Is Growing by William Atkinson

Until recently, smart buildings were often thought of individually. These days, they are becoming a trend unto themselves-a real force. As a result, opportunities for electrical contractors, both in traditional electrical work, but especially in low-voltage work, are expected to

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Blackbaud World Headquarters Showcases the Future of Intelligent Lighting for Commercial Offices

As Blackbaud Inc., the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good, prepares to turn on the lights and welcome employees to its new 172,000 square foot world headquarters, an innovative lighting platform from Current, powered by GE will enable

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Siemens Drives Digital Transformation in Buildings with Acquisition of Enlighted Siemens

Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted Inc., a leading provider of smart IoT (Internet of Things) systems in buildings, headquartered in the Silicon Valley. The company is a successful player in the smart building industry, bringing an advanced digital sensory

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Zumtobel and Austrian Energy Utility Gear Up Their Lighting-As-A-Service Alliance

While the lighting industry is indeed busy seeking partnerships with information technology firms to help chase the Internet of Things (IoT), Zumtobel Group has served a reminder that another industry — energy — can also provide synergies worthy of alliances,

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Deco Lighting and Molex Collaborate on IoT and POE-Ready LED Lighting

Molex of Lisle, Illinois announced the addition of Deco Lighting’s PoE-Ready Vector 2 LED light fixtures to its design portfolio of Molex PoE-Ready products. The new fixtures are part of the collaboration between the two companies. Molex says that its

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Osram Cuts Earnings and Sales Forecast

The elephant came to the front of the IoT lighting room, as Osram warned that fiscal year 2018 revenue will grow only about half as much as previously forecast, hitting earnings and forcing layoffs that the company hopes to eventually

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Gooee’s IoT Test Lab

Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, the test lab is a purpose built 14,000 sq. ft testing facility, designed to test all aspects of the wireless mesh network + develop a suite of test programs to validate cloud and gateway functions,

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Retrolux and Greenlight IoT Partner

According to Retrolux, the new alliance with the help of its software will enable lighting retrofit companies, energy service companies (ESCOs), and contractors to fully prepare, accurately quote and streamline the commissioning of smart lighting systems. The company contends that

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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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