MaxLite forms strategic partnership with Redwood Systems, integrating LED luminaires into building-performance lighting control platform

Date Announced: 18 Nov 2011

West Caldwell, New Jersey - MaxLite, a leading, global manufacturer and marketer of energy efficient luminaires and lamps, has formed a strategic partnership with Redwood Systems, to integrate its MaxLED™ LED luminaires into Redwood’s building-performance lighting control platform.

The strategic partnership enables MaxLite LED luminaires to be remotely powered by the Redwood platform with the appropriate power and electrical properties for Redwood’s Class 2 power delivery system. They are “profiled” to enable automatic plug-and-play and full fixture auto-commissioning.

Redwood Systems has developed an innovative, energy-efficient lighting system that provides advanced control capabilities along with rich building performance data to improve the process used to illuminate, heat, occupy, and manage commercial buildings. Working with Redwood Systems’ platform, MaxLite luminaires deliver unparalleled energy savings and achieve best-in-class dimming while helping clients achieve LEED points and reduce costs.

“As a partner of choice for ambient lighting with Redwood Systems,” explained David Wyatt, MaxLite VP of Sales West. “We expect to find many synergies with our LED lighting line and Redwood’s control platform to build inroads into the low voltage electrical and lighting distribution channel.”

Unlike conventional controls that are complex, expensive and built around existing AC power systems, Redwood’s innovative approach combines power, control, and communication technologies over a single low-voltage wire or category cable. This DC-powered “self-aware” network architecture automates lighting and enables building intelligence. Redwood is a single system that is simple to install and commission as a cohesive network of fixture and sensor hardware, and administered centrally through a web-based dashboard from PCs and smartphones.

“The combination of MaxLite's high-quality LED luminaires with Redwood Systems’ low voltage power and control architecture offers incredible value to our customers,” said Bruce Pelton, Senior Vice President of Lighting Technology for Redwood Systems. “This combination enables a lighting system that provides the right amount of light through simple-to-use controls to maximize energy savings and luminaire lifetime. We are pleased to have MaxLite as a partner in driving the adaption of LED lighting and Redwood technology.”

MaxLite fixtures are tested and certified to work with Redwood System’s low voltage power and control systems.

About Redwood Systems
Redwood Systems powers enhanced building performance through lighting. Redwood has developed the world’s only commercial lighting control platform with integrated building intelligence. The system provides proven, best-in-class energy savings and cost-effective space utilization, temperature and power monitoring that enables customers to intelligently operate their facilities and enhance occupant productivity. This award-winning approach uses patented networking technology and direct current (DC) to power and control lights and a high-density sensor grid. With a growing roster of market-leading customers and partners, Redwood is building a reputation for customer success. For more information, visit www.redwoodsystems.com

About MaxLite

Founded in New Jersey in 1993 as a joint venture with SK Enterprise Co., Ltd., a leading South Korean manufacturer of energy efficient lighting products, MaxLite inherited a true tradition of energy efficient lighting manufacturing that dates back to 1955. Today, MaxLite is a privately held lighting company which designs, manufactures and distributes LED and fluorescent energy efficient lighting products. Since its founding, MaxLite has worked to develop a reputation as a leading global manufacturer and marketer of energy efficient and environmentally friendly lamps and luminaires. MaxLite offers an extensive line of indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures including LED and fluorescent luminaires. MaxLite established the MaxLED™ brand which includes: Edge Lit Flat Panels, Direct Lit Flat Panels, full cutoff Wall Packs, Garage and Canopy Luminaires, Nightlights, Exit Signs, Optical Panels, Lightbars, and LED light sources. MaxLite is headquartered at 12 York Ave. in West Caldwell, New Jersey 07006. Tel. 1.800.555.5629 Website: www.maxlite.com

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