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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