Technology has redefined the process of lighting design. The change is palpable on two fronts: the actual light sources themselves, and the tools with which designers create and develop their work. Every aspect of a lighting designer’s toolkit has been affected by the shift to digital technologies and digital light.
Eaton’s lighting business unit has launched the Halo Home family of smart LED lighting products designed specifically for residential applications. The new connected solid-state lighting (SSL) portfolio utilizes the new Bluetooth Mesh technology enabling smartphones, PCs, and tablets to communicate directly with the luminaires. Moreover, an optional wireless bridge enables access to such a home SSL installation over the Internet and also enables control of the lighting via a product such as the Amazon Echo. And the Halo Home concept goes beyond on/off control and dimming to support tunable lighting.
LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience local and global manufacturers exhibit their latest—and many award winning—designs and technologies. Attendees can also continue their education through dynamic AIA/CEU accredited seminars that cover all aspects of solid-state lighting—from technical issues to design topics that are geared towards all audience levels.
The sharing economy has and will continue to influence the way we vacation, commute and even work. Coworking has grown beyond a group of entrepreneurs working alongside each other, to become an industry in itself. Today, it continually pushes the boundaries and traditional ideas of “work life.” Eaton's The Lighting reSOURCE spoke with Garrett Tichy, owner of Hygge Coworking, about lighting design for coworking spaces, the challenges and opportunities it presents, and its impact on the future of the working environment.