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Apr 19th, 2013
Digital Lumens unveils strategy for making all lights intelligent
Digital Lumens announced the launch of a strategic partner program that will bring the proven advantages of integrated intelligence — energy efficiency, flexibility and fine-grained control — to the full range of commercial and industrial lighting applications.
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Our vision has always been to make every light intelligent, which drives radical energy efficiency and builds a platform for distributed building intelligence,” said Brian Chemel, Founder and CTO of Digital Lumens. “By extending the LightRules management platform and our unique approach to distributed lighting control to the broad lighting market, we will continue to accelerate the adoption of LED lighting in a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. This initiative will take the cost of control from dollars to pennies on a per-square-foot basis.

As the cornerstone of this new initiative, Digital Lumens will integrate its patented Digital Light Agent (DLA) technology into other manufacturers’ LED fixtures. Digital Lumens will preview this integration at LightFair International (Booth #3218 in the Daylighting Pavilion), in Philadelphia, PA from April 22 – 25, 2013.

For the technology preview, DLA technology is incorporated into a low-cost module that combines control, sensing, and wireless networking, and allows fixtures to be managed by LightRules, Digital Lumens’ web-based software platform for intelligent lighting control. DLA technology makes ordinary LED fixtures intelligent, controllable and radically more energy efficient. Adding DLA-based control to a well-designed LED fixture can reduce that fixture’s energy usage by up to 90%; in a retrofit scenario against traditional light sources, this can translate into a 10x increase in energy savings, cutting project payback period in half.

A key part of this strategy involves the creation of an open, standards-based control interface that will enable the lighting industry to take advantage of the digital nature of LED lighting – replacing legacy interfaces with a bi-directional, low-cost, and extensible protocol. Companies interested in participating should contact the Digital Lumens strategic partner program.

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