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Controls, Lighting Industry

Autani Merges With LiteTrace

  Today, Autani, a leading provider of advanced building automation and energy management solutions, and LiteTrace, a pioneer in Bluetooth® lighting control solutions, announced their merger to create a global leader in smart commercial building technologies and energy optimization. The merger combines Autani’s award-winning building automation platform and LiteTrace’s innovative Keilton brand of Bluetooth mesh [...]

Controls, Interviews + Opinion

Interview: Derek Richardson of Deako On Resi Smart Controls

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Derek Richardson, CEO of Deako, about their unique approach to residential smart lighting controls. Shiller: Derek, thank you for sharing your expertise with LightNOW readers. I have to admit that I hadn’t heard of Deako until recently, but Deako seems to have a very large footprint in [...]

Controls, Events

DLC Controls Summit ’23 Announces Panelists For NLC-HVAC Integration Session

  The DLC Controls Summit has announced panelists for the session, A Brighter Future for NLC Energy Savings Through External Systems Integration, which will be held on Wednesday, 9/27. The panelists will quantify the potential energy savings in two different regions, explore innovative efficiency programs to support NLC-HVAC integration, and consider the potential impacts of regulatory [...]

Controls, Products + Technology

Philips Hue To Release Security Cameras, Door & Window Sensors has leaked that Signify’s Philips Hue is planning to release new security cameras, as well as smart contact sensors for doors and windows. The company has not confirmed nor denied either product release. Smart home publications have rumored that Philips Hue will release four smart security cameras, representing a major new product direction. [...]

Controls, Events

Two Control Shows Scheduled This Fall

There are two lighting control trade shows now scheduled for this Fall. The first will be DLC Controls Summit ’23, held September 26 & 27 in Detroit, MI. This year’s Summit theme is “Unlocking the Potential of Networked Lighting Controls.” More information is available here. Then on November 14th, 2023, NYControlled, a new trade show, will [...]

Controls, Resources

BetterBricks Offers 7 LLLC Video Webinars

  BetterBricks is a program of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA). BetterBricks has posted seven Luminaire Level Lighting Controls Webinars on its website, to share lighting experts discussing the benefits of LLLC systems, from innovating the future of commercial lighting to the latest research on energy savings. Webinars cover the following seven topics: LLLC 1:1 [...]

Controls, Legislation + Regulation

Reese’s Law Impacts Lighting & Ceiling Fan Handheld Remotes

  On August 16, 2022, President Biden signed Reese’s Law (P.L. 117-171), which aims to protect children 6 years and younger from accidentally swallowing button cell and coin batteries. Reese’s law requires the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to promulgate a safety standard for these batteries and consumer products containing these batteries. This law raises [...]

Controls, Products + Technology

Edge AI Chips & The IoT Create The Complex Edge

  The lighting industry has become comfortable with the idea of internet connected (IoT) lighting that contains a computer chip in a luminaire for control, storing data, and communications. Buckle up, because “the edge” (computing within IoT devices) is about to get more complex with the addition of artificial intelligence (AI) computer chips at the [...]

Construction + Economy, Controls

Electrification Impacts On Lighting, Part 6: Advanced Lighting Controls

  At LightFair, I was part of a panel presenting the impacts of electrification on the lighting industry. This article is Part 6 of the series. In Part 3 of this series, the drivers of deeper energy efficiency retrofits were discussed, including: Rapid rises in electric utility rates that will likely continue for some time. [...]

Codes + Standards, Controls

TALQ Consortium Announces Smart City Protocol Version 2.5.0

  The TALQ Consortium, which developed the Smart City Protocol, a global OpenAPI interface standard for smart city device networks, has published version 2.5.0 of the protocol. Version 2.5.0 introduces a new Lighting Asset Management profile, which addresses a long-standing demand from cities to be able to manage and track their street lighting assets more effectively. [...]


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