Posts Tagged: cloud lighting control

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lightcloud by rab lighting

An interesting new lighting control system called Lightcloud from RAB Lighting  was just launched.  They promote it as a “ground up” system design and I can see why.  I don’t normally review specific manufacturers product launches (especially since I work for

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lightcloud by rab lighting

An interesting new lighting control system called Lightcloud from RAB Lighting  was just launched.  They promote it as a “ground up” system design and I can see why.  I don’t normally review specific manufacturers product launches (especially since I work for

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Density is a startup trying to make it easy and cheap to get anonymous counts of people in a physical space, which is valuable information for merchants, customers and even city planners. Such a system inspires some interesting ideas for lighting control

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density

Density is a startup trying to make it easy and cheap to get anonymous counts of people in a physical space, which is valuable information for merchants, customers and even city planners. Such a system inspires some interesting ideas for lighting control

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the next evolution of lighting: connected lighting

Introduction – The Next Evolution Part I – Connected Lighting In the next five years, the overwhelming majority of lighting fixtures and their controls will be connected to the “cloud” via IP-based communications standards.  Let’s consider how connected lighting systems impact the lighting industry,

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the next evolution of lighting: connected lighting

Introduction – The Next Evolution Part I – Connected Lighting In the next five years, the overwhelming majority of lighting fixtures and their controls will be connected to the “cloud” via IP-based communications standards.  Let’s consider how connected lighting systems impact the lighting industry,

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light + building 2014: building controls and visualization

The past year I spoke at several events about how smart industry standards are needed to open up second-level innovations in the lighting industry that are hard for many industry insiders to appreciate.  Specifically, communication and data standards for lighting

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light + building 2014: building controls and visualization

The past year I spoke at several events about how smart industry standards are needed to open up second-level innovations in the lighting industry that are hard for many industry insiders to appreciate.  Specifically, communication and data standards for lighting

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residential lighting dream system

If I could start with a blank page and design my own residential lighting system from scratch, I would combine a Redwood Systems-style power-over-Ethernet centralized rack system to feed DC power and IP control all the way out to each

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residential lighting dream system

If I could start with a blank page and design my own residential lighting system from scratch, I would combine a Redwood Systems-style power-over-Ethernet centralized rack system to feed DC power and IP control all the way out to each

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modeling advanced lighting controls

A critical part of the process of design is creating quick models to study possible scenarios.  Architects do this routinely, ranging from quick-and-dirty chipboard or foamboard study models up to elaborately detailed presentation models.  And of course, the virtual world

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modeling advanced lighting controls

A critical part of the process of design is creating quick models to study possible scenarios.  Architects do this routinely, ranging from quick-and-dirty chipboard or foamboard study models up to elaborately detailed presentation models.  And of course, the virtual world

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ninja blocks: the future of lighting control?

Ninja Blocks are a fun little Kickstarter project focused on the “Internet of Things” trend.  Ninja Blocks may not seem directly related to the lighting industry, but I propose that this system actually serves as an excellent model for the

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ninja blocks: the future of lighting control?

Ninja Blocks are a fun little Kickstarter project focused on the “Internet of Things” trend.  Ninja Blocks may not seem directly related to the lighting industry, but I propose that this system actually serves as an excellent model for the