LEDs Connected SSL & Controls - Jun 12th, 2023
News and resources on connected lighting, controls, and IoT implementation for smart buildings and cities
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June 12, 2023

Welcome to LEDs Magazine’s Connected SSL & Controls newsletter for June 12, 2023. While we have noted that connected lighting and networked controls have gone through a slower period, attendees and exhibitors at LightFair recently disclosed gains across various application sectors and use cases. Representatives from Cosmicnode, MeshTek Labs, Pharos Architectural Controls, Crestron, and Lutron all indicated that recent projects and customer discussions revealed that streamlining user interfaces and simplifying their frontend experience has paid off in terms of satisfaction. Customers are choosing products and systems that align the level of control and oversight they prefer with enhanced LED-based lighting capabilities they need, such as centralized emergency features from ambient/area lighting, actionable security notifications for schools, immersive hospitality experiences that can be customized to patrons’ preferences, and more.

Meanwhile, the program organizers at BetterBricks shared an interview consultant Angela Pilant conducted with lighting professional James Benya, looking for context on luminaire-level lighting controls, their advantages, and how design teams might approach specification. Our colleagues at EC&M have also published a Q&A with DesignLights Consortium technical manager Jason Jeunnette on questions end users might ask with regard to LLLC. Finally, our Mark Halper also has his ear to the ground on the emergence of Li-Fi in the defense sector.

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Carrie Meadows, [email protected]

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's BetterBricks initiative aims to educate lighting and building professionals on considerations for choosing LLLCs in a Q&A with lighting expert James Benya.
The 2023 BrightStar Awards jury recognized differentiators such as flexibility in luminaire form factors, robustness, interoperability and compatibility with a larger product ecosystem, and application efficacy across the range of SSL use cases.
The LEDs Magazine team visited with BrightStar Awards Honorees in attendance at the Javits Center for LightFair's 2023 edition.
Fairbanks Morse Defense didn’t take long to evaluate technicians' use of visible light communications to make onboard repairs via augmented reality. All systems go.
Pure Smart encompasses hundreds of PureEdge Lighting architectural products now available with WiZ Pro wireless controls, an assortment of TruColor RGBTW smart lamps, and Wi-Fi enabled wall controls.
The luminaire level lighting control, true mesh network system for outdoor lighting is available as a local app-based or a cloud-based system.
New modules feature CBM-003 chip, enabling longer ranges of up to approximately 200 meters (650 feet) in real-world applications.
With LEDs being the standard light source in new commercial buildings and retrofits, building owners and occupants can benefit from the versatility and efficiency of advanced digital controls
The new release of ASHRAE 90.1 is here, and with it comes a host of changes to the landmark energy efficiency standard. Learn about the updates your jurisdiction may soon adopt in our ICYMI podcast.
While each building and situation is somewhat different, these five questions and answers from Jason Jeunnette of DesignLights Consortium are some common items to think about when exploring LLLC systems.