Digital Lighting Systems Blog

And the Award Goes to….OSRAM Digital Lighting Systems

It is awards season and OSRAM Digital Lighting Systems is taking a walk down the red carpet. OSRAM is known for developing quality as well as innovative products. But don’t take our word for it. Check out our newest award-winning products.

Going Green with LEED

Green office buildings in the U.S. are defined as those that hold either an EPA ENERGY STAR® label, U.S. Green Building Council LEED® certification or both. ENERGY STAR is a US government-backed organization that helps businesses determine cost-effective approaches to primarily managing energy use in their buildings. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a third-party green building certification program and the globally recognized standard for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings and neighborhoods. It is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

What You Need to Know About LED Drivers

The heart is the primary organ that determines how well the rest of the human body functions. So we pay a lot of attention to it and make sure we do what we can to keep it in top shape. We eat ‘heart healthy’ foods, keep up with exercise routines, reduce stress where we can….the list goes on and on. If we had a choice, we would pick the best heart possible to start with, and make sure it was a top performer for the life of our…well….life.

5 Tips for Choosing a Smart Lighting IoT Platform 

This blog post is the second of a 2-part introductory series on Smart Lighting and IoT. In part 1, we highlighted how intelligent lighting systems are perfect platform for enabling smart building-related IoT applications.  In this post, we discuss what you should look for when selecting a smart lighting system as your IoT platform.

Smart lighting is playing a pivotal role in unlocking the power of the IoT and smart building applications beyond lighting. An intelligent, sensor-laden lighting system can form the central nervous system of a building, enabling smart lighting and other current and future IoT applications.

Human Centric Lighting Gives World Class Skiers an Edge

World-class athletic competitions held at night are pretty unusual. Once the sun slips beyond the horizon, the athlete’s performance curves slip -- a consequence of evolution. What are athletes supposed to do? They have to compete at their highest levels at the very time when their bodies are preparing for a night of slumber.

The Basics: What You Need to Know About Smart Lighting Networks

Selecting a smart lighting system can be daunting partly because you need to have a basic understanding of networking. How will the luminaires, sensors and controls connect and reliably communicate with each other on your smart lighting network? 

Five Trends in Commercial Real Estate

The commercial real estate (CRE) industry is ever-evolving with new technologies, regulations, and workplace issues all influencing change.  Here is an overview of five CRE trends that we believe strongly impact the market. Smart lighting plays a vital role in each.

What is the Connection between Smart Lighting and IoT?

The term ‘Internet of Things’ is a growing topic of conversation. What exactly is the Internet of Things (IoT) and what does smart lighting have to do with it?

Why Human-Centric Lighting is the New Prescription for Eldercare

How often have we heard a frazzled parent explain a teenager’s irritable mood on lack of sleep? We all know that sleep plays a critical role in our mood and our levels of concentration and alertness. Through numerous research studies, we now know that quality of sleep also affects long-term health and overall wellbeing. Poor sleep is linked to physical problems such as a weakened immune system and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. 

Best Practices for Using PIR Sensors

This post is the second of a 2-part introductory series on Passive InfraRed (PIR) sensors. In part 1, we highlighted how PIR sensors detect motion, discussed the importance of the sensor lens, and the different types of motion that can be detected.  Here we look at proper sensor placement and setting accurate sensitivity levels as well as how to reduce false triggers and sensor time-outs.