SOURCE: The Connected Lighting Alliance
January 05, 2015 12:34 ET
PISCATAWAY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 5, 2015) - In the past years, lighting has solidified its position as cornerstone of the smart home. With Philips hue, OSRAM Lightify and GE Link, consumers experience increasing freedom of choice. The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), a leading industry consortium comprising the major lighting companies, recognizes the smart lighting market is taking off. At CES 2015, the alliance will have a global premiere in showing wireless connected residential lighting products from six major lighting companies (GE Lighting, Leedarson, LG Electronics, Lutron, OSRAM, and Philips). All these products adhere to a common open standard, ZigBee Light Link as endorsed by TCLA, which allows consumers to use a mix of products and brands at home and control them using a single wireless network.
"We are excited to see the smart lighting market entering the next phase of evolution. The products shown at CES indicate the market is converging to a common wireless communication protocol, which will boost consumer confidence," said Simon den Uijl, the Secretary General of The Connected Lighting Alliance.
Recently, the ZigBee Alliance announced the next step in ZigBee development, ZigBee 3.0. This will further enhance the interoperability of smart lighting devices with other devices in the home. TCLA will continue to work with the ZigBee Alliance to further enhance and promote the interoperability of lighting solutions.
About the Connected Lighting Alliance
The Connected Lighting Alliance is the primary advocate of wireless connectivity in lighting applications. We are constituted by 31 members, which include the leading lighting companies worldwide. Our mission is to promote the global adoption and growth of wireless lighting solutions by supporting open standards.
For more information, please visit www.theconnectedlightingalliance.org
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