Acuity Brands has announced a partnership with Sensity Systems, a pioneer in light sensory networks, stating that the two companies will work together to find a solution that will transform LED lighting into a smart, connected platform for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
“An integrated platform that provides energy-efficient LED lighting with a sensor network to capture and transmit near real-time data will further enhance the business case for LED luminaire installations. We are delighted to be partnering with Sensity on a solution that has the promise to transform the outdoor lighting industry,” said Vernon J. Nagel, Chairman, President and CEO, Acuity Brands, Inc.
“Partnering with a lighting manufacturer of the calibre of Acuity Brands will propel our light sensory network vision to another level. By leveraging the customer network and solutions of Acuity Brands and the next generation devices and applications from Sensity, our joint solution will make the IIoT more widely accessible and practical,” said Hugh Martin, Chairman and CEO, Sensity Systems.
According to the press release by Acuity Brands, the two companies are certain that the joint solution will also advance the goals of the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting.
“As part of the DOE’s Better Buildings Initiative program, the Presidential Challenge aims to work with municipalities to upgrade 1,5 million US street lights to high-efficiency LEDs over the next two years. Lighting renovations are the ideal vehicle to deploy a smart lighting network that will not only deliver important cost, safety, efficiency, energy and carbon pollution reduction benefits, but also transform the lighting quality of cities and provide added value beyond illumination,” it says in the press release.
Acuity also announced an educational webinar on “Meeting the Presidential Challenge for Advanced Outdoor Lighting”. The webinar is scheduled for 8 April, 2015 at 11:00 am.
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