Lunera, a smart lighting innovator, has announced that Technical Consumer Products Inc. (“TCP”) is the first major lighting manufacturer to integrate Lunera’s Smart Lighting Platform into their product portfolio.
Lunera’s Program consists of a royalty-free Smart Module reference design and an open and secure, cloud-based IoT software platform. The solution integrates into lighting manufactures’ standard LED products, including luminaires, retrofit kits, lamps and accessories. In addition, OEMs have access to a robust set of end-user applications developed by Lunera and a broad ecosystem of third-party software companies.
Lunera’s unique approach gives LED lighting manufacturers a distinct material and implementation cost advantage. Lunera’s Smart Module reference design gives its OEMs data speed and scale advantages over other solutions in the market. And, the Lunera micro-service architecture, built for security from the ground up, enables rapid application development and deployment. Now lighting manufacturers can go from a standard LED product to a fully cloud-connected, highly differentiated Smart Product in less than six months.
“We recognize the forward thinking that the team at TCP demonstrated when considering how best to deliver a robust, open networked lighting system which supports interoperability to ensure long term value for their customers” said John Bruggeman, CEO of Lunera. “They chose our solution because it is easy and cost effective to implement and it demonstrates leadership with their customers by delivering an elegant energy management platform that extends to offer sophisticated indoor location services capability,” Bruggeman continued.
Lunera collaborates with lighting manufacturers to integrate its Smart Module reference design and provides the firmware to enable Smart-ready products. The lighting manufacturer distributes its Smart-ready luminaires, retrofit kits or lamps through its existing channels. To make the platform as cost effective as possible, there are no hardware or firmware licensing fees paid to Lunera – it’s effectively free.
“The core of our business is developing and manufacturing energy efficient lighting products for practical applications and now our customer base will have access to Lunera’s software expertise demonstrated in their open, cloud-connected Smart Lighting Platform,” stated Ellis Yan, CEO of TCP. “The customer experience will be simple, they will be able to install our Smart-ready products as they would any standard lighting product, and when ready, they can realize added-value from our lighting retrofit by connecting to the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform. This is the first step for them to easily transform their lighting system into a smart building infrastructure.”
TCP Smart-ready luminaires and LED lamps connected to the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform can form a universal IoT gateway infrastructure that can enable energy management including networked lighting controls, and location-based services. Commercial and industrial customers including retailers, hotels, warehouses, corporate campuses, airports, schools and hospitals can quickly deploy a future-proofed smart building infrastructure with Smart-enabled TCP products. TCP is working with Lunera to have products commercial available for customers in 2018.
Examples of services enabled in a facility that has been connected to the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform include Networked Lighting Controls (NLC), occupancy-based HVAC integration, energy management including automated demand response, and a host of Real-Time Location-based Services (RTLS) including indoor GPS, asset and people tracking, space utilization mapping, and proximity messaging.
Buildings using Smart OEM products connected to the platform enjoy extraordinary system Wi-Fi bandwidth with the ability to track more than 50 assets per device. Commissioning is done in minutes through software, and the costs of installing and maintaining beacons and Wi-Fi gateways, routers, or controllers is eliminated.
Independent Software Developers find easy access to the cloud-based Smart Lighting Platform micro-services software through APIs (application program interface). Their apps are available in the cloud-based Lunera Marketplace, similar to Apple or Google app stores.
Lunera is actively enabling the transformation of the lighting industry through the Smart Lamp Platform. Interested OEMs should contact Lunera to speak with an OEM relations team member. For more information about the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform, visit: https://www.lunera.com/products/lunera-t8-smart-lamp.