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LED drivers and luminaire architectures evolve to deliver smart lighting benefits

Originally aired on April 25, 2019 and now available for on demand viewing!

Webcast Description:

Connected lighting and the Internet of Things (IoT) are disrupting what has been a stable lighting industry and opening amazing potential for manufacturers of LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL). The industry, of course, could not approach the connected age with a blank sheet of paper, but has faced the challenge of bringing connectivity and IoT features into their existing portfolios while also contemplating a future where the connectivity implementation is ideal.

The LED driver sits at the heart of most luminaires and is perhaps the subsystem most impacted by the move toward connectivity. The SSL industry is seeing schemes where legacy drivers are being augmented with adjacent smart modules and ultimately LED drivers with integrated smarts. This webcast will examine the landscape and opportunity for smart lighting and then look at the role of drivers in wired and wireless environments and how luminaire manufacturers can make their portfolios IoT ready.

Presented by:

Karl S. Jónsson
Independent Consultant,
IoT, Lighting and Energy

Mr. Jónsson begin his career in the Entertainment Lighting industry in 1994. In 2004 he began a software development career at Copenhagen based, KiSS Technologies, continuing at Cisco Systems consumer business group in 2005 when he relocated to California. In 2009 he became a founding member of GreenWave Systems where he pioneered the world's first IP based lighting solution for consumers and helped growing the company from 4 to 250 employees. In 2014 he joined Austrian-based Tridonic, member of the Zumtobel Group, paving their way through a digital transformation. Karl Jónsson has had strong influence on major standards bodies including TCLA, ZigBee, Z-Wave, DLNA, IPSO, Fairhair and Thread Alliance. He holds a M.Sc. in Information Technology and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. Karl holds over 60 patents.


Maury Wright
LEDs Magazine

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