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The IoT takes center stage at LuxLive (MAGAZINE)

The annual London LuxLive exhibition and conference focused squarely on lighting's future as a data and information technology play. LEDs' …

Internet of Things

The power of connected lighting | Philips Lighting

Discover the power of connected lighting<p>With a focus on quality of light, enhanced efficiency and data-driven insights, connected lighting brings LED …

Internet of Things

Perfect for that eureka moment: the best LED light bulbs to light up the night

Today’s LED light bulbs showcase some bright ideas (pun intended). Manufacturers design household LED bulbs that have the potential to last for …

Eaton joins Georgia’s IoT education and research centre for lighting expertise

Eaton, a member company with a Lighting Division based in the Atlanta area, has announced that it will be providing Georgia Institute of Technology’s …

Finally! Alexa can change the color of your smart lights

Alexa's new native color controls will work with Lifx, TP-Link and Philips Hue smart bulbs -- no extra skills or invocation words necessary.<p>Amazon's virtual voice assistant Alexa shares a lot of the same novelty appeal as color-changing smart lights from names like Philips Hue, and if you're a fan …

IKEA Launched a Smart Lighting Collection

<b>Update 5/26/17:</b> IKEA announced this week that their smart lighting collection will also come with voice activation, supporting all three major …

Smart Home Diary: My entire home is now HomeKit-enabled, but there are some irritations …

I wrote last time that despite having 16 HomeKit devices, I was already wanting more. No-one who knows me will be the slightest bit surprised that the interval between ‘wanting more’ and ‘getting more’ was rather short. Every light in my home is now HomeKit-enabled, and I’ve also added some …

Home Automation

Your Business Is Going to Depend on Connected Spenders, So You’d Better Understand Who They Are

Consumer-facing companies are at a loss. The middle class, long the bread and butter of consumer companies of all kinds, is shrinking as a percentage of the population in mature markets. And in emerging markets, where many consumer companies have been laying their bets for the future, growth has …

Remodeling 101: Smart Light Bulbs

We’ve been spotting so many “smart” light bulbs on the market that we were inspired to take a closer look. There is a dizzying array of options, it …

Home Automation

How Light Bulbs Watch You Buy Groceries

The same technology that helps stores track shoppers may one day replace Wi-Fi.<p>In an enormous grocery store in northern France, the lights above the aisles aren’t all they seem to be. They look ordinary—more than a mile and a half of fixtures exuding bright light, folded into a grid overhead—but …

LED Lighting

IoT Connected Lighting in Commercial Buildings

Smart lighting allows individuals to control lights in imaginative ways, and use them as valuable information points for collecting and sharing …

SYLVANIA Smart Home Introduces Apple HomeKit-enabled Hub Free Bulb

WILMINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<b>LEDVANCE continues to advance light by announcing the HomeKit-enabled SYLVANIA Smart Multicolor A19 bulb that can</b> …

Home Automation

Light Bulbs Flash "SOS" in Scary Internet of Things Attack

Hackers used a drone to target a set of Philips light bulbs in an office tower, infecting the bulbs with a virus that let the attackers turn the …

Real world visible light communication applications

To transform the shopping experience for its customers, French retail giant Carrefour is testing LED-based supermarket lighting in its recently …

Internet of Things

Smart Lighting Market 2022 Projections: 71% CAGR (Shipment) 27% CAGR (Value)

PUNE, India, October 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --<p>The global smart lighting market is expected to be valued at USD 19.47 billion by 2022 and witness a …

Xenio raises funding for smart lighting and the Internet of Things (update)

Light-emitting diode (LED) lighting company Bridgelux is spinning out smart lighting startup Xenio Systems, which has raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital funding.<p>San Francisco-based Xenio wants to use smart lighting to bring to life applications like the retail kiosk that recognizes Tom …

Internet of Things

Philips Adds a Connected Motion Sensor to Their Hue Lighting System

In 2012, Philips got in front of smart home lighting with their Hue brand, a series of LED lights that can be controlled using a smartphone. Since …

Home Automation

Verizon Buys Connected Lighting Company, Adding More Location Capability

The sensors of the Internet of Things will help marketers determine where people are so they can determine the best time and location for any …

Internet of Things

The best smart lights you can buy

The Winner<p>Philips Hue<p>Compared to every other lighting system, Philips Hue is a dream. From initial setup, to adding new bulbs, to telling your lights what to do day in and out, using Hue is a smooth and simple process. And when the occasional problem does pop up, it’s usually pretty easy to solve. …

Philips adds a motion sensor to flick on its connected Hue lights

A long-time staple of outdoor security lighting has now popped into the home to make smart lighting a little smarter, with Philips today introducing …

Osram Lightify light bulbs 'vulnerable to hack'

<b>Security researchers have discovered nine vulnerabilities in a range of internet-connected light bulbs made by Osram.</b><p>The flaws in the Lightify products could give attackers access to a home wi-fi network, and potentially operate the lights without permission.<p>Osram said a "majority" of the problems …

More Connected Lighting Coming To Stores, New Revenue Streams Expected

Retail may have a bright future with light-based communication.<p>In what is seen as potentially driving new revenue for retailers and brands, another …

Internet of Things

10 lighting trends you need to know

A tech revolution is happening in lighting – and the speed of development is blistering. Here we identify the biggest trends you need to know about. …

Trends

The smart home could make connected couch potatoes of us all

Wondering what tricks the smart home can bring to your entertainment center -- and whether or not any of them are worth it? Us too.<p>The smart home is all about better in-home experiences -- the comfort of smart climate control, for instance, or the peace of mind you'll get with a good smart security …

Smart lightbulbs in the UK: Which should you pick? | Trusted Reviews

<b>Smart lightbulbs in the UK: Which should you pick?</b><p>The modern smart home is actually made of a number of interconnected constituent parts, all working …

Philips and Vodafone partner for wireless city smart lighting

Madrid, Buenos Aires and Los Angeles are among the cities in which Philips has rolled out its internet-connected LED street lighting. Such connected …

Smartworld deploys Cisco Digital Ceiling framework | Tahawul Tech

Cisco announced that Smartworld, an Etisalat and Dubai South joint venture company, has deployed the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework to create a …

Philips positions itself as lighting company for Internet of Things - The Express Tribune

<b>FRANKFURT:</b> Philips Lighting, a subsidiary of Dutch technology giant Royal Philips, announced new partnerships and displayed a number of its latest …

Huawei launches smart city connected lighting solution

The solution uses a GIS-based management system<p>Huawei, looking to grow its industrial “Internet of Things” portfolio, launched a smart city connected …