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Eaton and NuLEDs Collaborate on Connected Lighting

Eaton Corp., Cleveland, announced a collaboration with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems specialist NuLEDs, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif. The two companies will go to market with a joint product offering including Eaton’s complete portfolio of PoE-enabled light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires and NuLEDs’ drivers, software, sensors and keypads.

“Our collaboration with NuLEDs on the design and implementation of a complete lighting solution using PoE provides an essential link between LED light fixtures and the Internet of Things,” said Ken Walma, vice president and general manager, Eaton’s Lighting Division, in an Eaton press release. “Together with NuLEDs system, building owners can gain flexibility and reduce costs, while benefitting from smart, connected lighting.”

The collaboration has already been active in delivering several projects with Eaton’s PoE-enabled Metalux Encounter luminaire featuring WaveStream LED technology and NuLEDs’ Single Packet Illumination Control Environment solution. The lighting network will include NuLEDs’ NuSPICE protocol, allowing for simple communication to its sensors, wall controllers and other devices on the network. Both buildings will include NuLEDs’ PoE modules, the SpiceBox, which converts PoE power to drive LEDs and sensors.

“Our combined systems can meet virtually any design application where the customer desires a connected lighting solution utilizing a converged IT infrastructure in the building,” said Lisa Isaacson, co-founder and chief business development officer, NuLEDs.

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