Do Daintree & LG’s Networked LEDs Signal a Break in the Smart Lighting Landscape?

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The Wireless, Networked LED Goes Standard

GreenTech Efficiency, March 25, 2014

Smart, networked lighting may the next big market for building energy efficiency and automation technology. But to date, that market has been a battleground of proprietary technologies: different networks, linking up different lighting systems, in a landscape that leaves little room for future mix-and-match interoperability.

That’s what makes the new partnership between lighting networking startup Daintree Networks and LED maker LG Electronics USA a noteworthy one. On Tuesday, the two companies announced they’ve teamed up to sell LG’s LED lighting fixtures that run on Daintree’s smart lighting control platform. It’s not the first such combination of networking smarts embedded in LED lights. But it’s one of the first that comes in a standards-based flavor.

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