• Jul 24, 2015

    Sensity Closes $36 Million Private Funding Round to Fuel Expansion

    Sensity Systems Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., a developer of the Light Sensory Networks (LSNs) that use internet protocol nodes in lighting fixtures to integrate lighting with control, security, audio and other communications systems, has closed a private funding round of $36 million led by Cisco Investments and includes industry leaders Acuity Brands, GE Ventures and Simon Venture Group (corporate investment arm of Simon Property Group)....More
  • Jul 2, 2015

    Intelligent Lighting Controls Forecast to More Than Double in a Decade

    Research firm Navigant in its latest study estimates that global networked lighting controls revenue will grow from $2.2 billion in 2015 to $4.8 billion in 2024. With this growth, the market is seeing innovation in all directions, Navigant said....More
  • Jun 29, 2015

    DOE Recognizes 18 Organizations for Efficient Parking Facility Retrofits

    The Better Buildings Alliance, part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office, recognized 18 organizations for their achievements in improving the energy-efficiency of their parking facilities....More
  • Jun 25, 2015

    Eaton Shifts Cooper Brand to Eaton Lighting

    Eaton will continue to use the lighting and control product line brand names it acquired in the Cooper deal, including Halo, Metalux, Lumark, Corelite, Neo-Ray, Fifth Light and Greengate, all part of the Eaton Lighting Division....More
  • Jun 19, 2015

    Lighting systems and consumer lamp indices show mixed Q1

    Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 1.4 % year-over-year (y/y) during 2015 Q1. However, the quarter-to-quarter change was in negative territory, with a decline of 3.6 percent....More
  • Jun 9, 2015

    Philips Lighting's Hue System to Be Apple HomeKit Compatible

    Science news website reported today that Philips Lighting will have its Hue controllable lighting systems fully functional with Apple's new HomeKit home automation system later this year....More
  • Jun 2, 2015

    Lutron Among First Apple HomeKit-Compatible Products Introduced

    Apple's HomeKit residential control ecosystem bowed onto the stage this week. Lighting controls giant Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, Pa., joined four companies in other parts of the residential market in making their products the first HomeKit compatible devices in the Apple Store....More
  • May 21, 2015

    Philips Lighting moving research to Cambridge in alliance with MIT

    Lighting giant Philips Lighting announced plans to consolidate its North American research center to Kendall Square in Cambridge, Mass., as part of a five-year research alliance with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The collaborative alliance focuses on healthcare technology and connected lighting systems. In lighting, the collaboration will explore the advancement of energy-efficient lighting systems and services for densely populated cities, Philips said in a release....More
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