Lighting & HVAC
Eaton and Enlighted deliver connected lighting for commercial, industrial buildings
By Renée Francoeur
March 6, 2017 – Eaton has announced a collaboration with 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 LED lighting and controls portfolio, the two companies say they aim to “dramatically increase the adoption of connected lighting solutions by providing simplified solutions that are readily deployable”.
“This is a transformational moment for the lighting industry as the worlds of IoT and lighting are coming together,” said Kraig Kasler, president, Eaton’s Lighting Division. “Lighting systems customers are demanding sophisticated controls to optimize 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.”
With Enlighted’s technology directly integrated into Eaton’s portfolio, including products with the company’s WaveStream LED technology, the LumaWatt Pro Connected Lighting System powered by Enlighted is designed to deliver a connected lighting solution, the two companies state. Enterprise customers can take advantage of the advanced IoT capabilities to acquire actionable, granular data on lighting energy use and performance, space utilization, 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 utilization) and airE (HVAC optimization).
Eaton also says it will lead the sales and support efforts of Enlighted’s solutions through the North American agent representative network .
Eaton and Enlighted’s combined lighting and controls portfolio is listed on the Design Lights Consortium’s (DLC) Network Lighting Controls Qualified Products List (QPL). The QPL is a new industry resource to understand, evaluate and compare Networked Lighting Control Systems for commercial and industrial projects. The QPL also identifies systems eligible for new financial incentives and rebates from utilities and energy efficiency programs across North America.