NXP, Leedarson, and GreenWave Demo Smart Lighting Mesh
At the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair in October, NXP Semiconductors, GreenWave Reality, and Leedarson Lighting demonstrated smart lighting solutions with a wide range of intelligent CFL and LED lamps and fixtures. NXP’s GreenChip smart lighting technology using IP-based JenNet-IP (6LowPAN-based) networking software is at the heart of this solution that transforms light bulbs into intelligent, controllable devices, making them part of the global “Internet of Things.”
NXP has established itself as a leading intelligent lighting technology provider by offering a scalable and secure, industry-standard solution leveraging a comprehensive partner ecosystem. “Smart Lighting networks will revolutionize how we interact with lights and I’m excited that NXPs GreenChip smart lighting technology is at the forefront of this change,” said Stéphane Curral, vice president and business line manager, power and lighting solutions, NXP Semiconductors.
“Leedarson’s new smart lighting products combined with GreenWave Reality’s platform will transform consumers’ lighting experiences today, enabling users to control light bulbs to reflect their personal preferences. Our smart lighting solutions offer advanced energy-efficient lighting and power conversion technologies in a compact, low-cost solution, ideally priced for mass market adoption.”
NXP is working with GreenWave Reality, a global innovator in smart home services, who has developed a breakthrough connected lighting platform that enables consumers to control their lighting within the home via remote control, smartphone applications, or in-home sensors that detect changes in motion or lighting conditions, all without any rewiring of the home. Consumers can remotely turn lights on and off, and dim them, empowering them to reduce energy costs and improve their lifestyle.
Leedarson Lighting, a leading manufacturer of energy-saving lighting products and shipping more than 23 million quality CFL and LED lamps and fixtures each month, utilizes GreenChip and GreenWave Reality technology in its products: A19, BR20, MR16, downlights; LED tubes and panels. Leedarson is expanding its line of smart lighting products through continued research and production of remote-controllable lights for most of its product lines.
During the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, NXP, GreenWave Reality, and Leedarson Lighting showcased these intelligent lighting solutions, running approximately 50 smart, connected bulbs. The booth also featured mockups of a Smart Home, Smart Hotel, Smart Shop, and Smart Office.
- NXP’s GreenChip smart lighting solution brings together wireless IP connectivity using NXP’s 6LowPAN-based networking software, JenNet-IP, energy-efficient lighting, and low standby power in a compact, low-cost solution.
- The GreenChip smart lighting solution is available in two versions – GreenChip iCFL for compact fluorescents and GreenChip iSSL for LEDs – and currently includes
- The GreenChip iCFL or GreenChip iSSL chipsets, which function as highly efficient, dimmable drivers for smart lamps.
- An ultra-low-power standby supply controller with 10mW no-load capability. Standby power is critical in smart lighting applications where lamps are continuously “listening” for the command from the user and/or network.
- An IEEE 802.15.4 standard-compatible integrated RF transceiver and wireless microcontroller with a Tx/Rx current below 17mA.
- Low-power, IP-based wireless connectivity enabled by JenNET-IP network layer software.
- The GreenWave Reality Intelligent Lighting Platform runs on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices – as well as the GreenWave Reality Lighting Remote Control – allowing for intuitive, easy-to-use, interfaces via an affordable, standards-based smart home services platform.
- Leedarson Lighting solutions will be integrated with smart grid technology currently being developed in many countries.
- The smart lighting wireless control network is based on JenNet-IP, an ultra-low power 6LoWPAN mesh-under tree network with low memory footprint, specifically targeting low-power IEEE 802.15.4-based networking for residential and commercial applications.