Eaton, Enlighted deliver connected lighting for Smart Commercial and Industrial Buildings
Power management company Eaton revealed collaboration with Internet of Things (IoT) leader Enlighted to accelerate the deployment of advanced sensory networks in commercial and industrial buildings. By integrating Enlighted’s hardware, software, services and broader capabilities with Eaton’s lighting-emitting diode (LED) lighting and controls portfolio, the two companies aim to dramatically increase the adoption of connected lighting solutions by providing simplified solutions that are readily deployable. There is strong synergy between the lighting industry and the IoT industry, and connected lighting is one of the fastest and most economical paths to deploying IoT in commercial buildings.
With Enlighted’s technology directly integrated into Eaton’s portfolio, including products with the company’s advanced WaveStream LED technology, the LumaWatt Pro Connected Lighting System powered by Enlighted is designed to deliver a highly advanced connected lighting solution. Enterprise customers can take advantage of the advanced IoT capabilities to acquire actionable, granular data on lighting energy use and performance, space utilisation, asset tracking, HVAC and more. In addition to the LumaWatt Pro line expansion, the collaboration will allow data from Eaton’s lighting controls systems to be connected to Enlighted’s IoT applications, such as spacE (space utilisation) and airE (HVAC optimisation).
Kraig Kasler, President, Eaton’s Lighting Division, said, “This is a transformational moment for the lighting industry as the worlds of IoT and lighting are coming together to lay the foundation for brilliant buildings through connected lighting.
Lighting systems customers are demanding sophisticated controls to optimise their energy costs while looking to give their buildings advanced IoT-based sensory systems. These systems yield profound insight into a building’s operations, changing the way building owners and operators manage their assets and business processes.”