Livermore, Calif. – Bridgelux debuted the first of its integrated smart module suite of products at the recent 2015 Light Fair International Conference in New York. Designed with open platform technology, the Xenio integrated smart module LED array is compatible with a variety of standards, protocols and other technologies to ensure ease of integration and future functionality, said Bridgelux. These new suite of products will enable customers to provide networkable LED arrays for the commercial, retail and industrial spaces.
The Xenio smart platform features tightly integrated controls, local intelligence and communications capabilities, and smooth dimming down to 0.1 percent of light output. In addition, the company touts superior light quality and the highest efficacy integrated module available on the market.
"Bridgelux is rethinking what it means to be innovative in the lighting industry," said Brad Bullington, CEO of Bridgelux, in a statement. "For our customers to succeed in a connected, data-driven future, we're introducing new technologies that are integrated, efficient and compatible, that will position smart lighting arrays as the infrastructure to further enable the Internet of Things. This first generation product sets the tone for how Bridgelux is innovating through hardware and software to deliver compelling value propositions."
The open-platform Xenio smart lighting array is designed to be compatible with multiple communication protocols including Bluetooth Smart, Zigbee, DMX 512, DALI and common controls standards including 0-10V. The product has also been architected to enable advanced software, offering integration with Avi-on's Bluetooth-based system as well as Harvard Engineering's EyeNut platform, which enables greater flexibility and control to optimize energy savings and the lighting experience.
The product is powered by the emerging 48 VDC standard, increasingly popular for its high efficiency while still being regulated as low voltage, said Bridgelux, and offering multiple options for powering light fixtures. The Xenio solution features multiple options for 48 VDC power supplies including fixture integrated constant voltage power supplies, a room level power hub with Class 2 cabling that uses low voltage to power eight to 10 fixtures and a Power over Ethernet (PoE) data switch.
The open, integrated platform was designed to help future-proof luminaire designs for easy, cost-effective upgrades to future Bridgelux smart lighting products such as innovative tunable white capabilities, sensor technology or other data-focused innovations, said the company.
Availability: Samples of the product will be available in September 2015, with production availability starting January 2016 in the U.S. and Europe.