TCP Integrates the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform Into Its Product Portfolio

Lunera announced that Technical Consumer Products Inc. (TCP) has integrated its Smart Lighting Platform into the TCP product portfolio.

Lunera’s program consists of a Smart Module reference design and a cloud-based IoT software platform. The solution integrates into lighting manufactures’ standard LED products, including luminaires, retrofit kits, lamps and accessories. In addition, OEMs have access to a set of end-user applications developed by Lunera and a broad ecosystem of third-party software companies.

Lunera’s approach gives LED lighting manufacturers a material and implementation cost advantage. Its Smart Module reference design gives OEMs data speed and scale advantages. And, the Lunera micro-service architecture, built for security from the ground up, enables application development and deployment. Now lighting manufacturers can go from a standard LED product to a cloud-connected Smart Product in less than six months.

“We recognize the forward thinking that the team at TCP demonstrated when considering how best to deliver an open networked lighting system which supports interoperability to ensure long term value for their customers,” says John Bruggeman, CEO of Lunera. “They chose our solution because it demonstrates leadership with their customers by delivering an energy management platform that extends to offer indoor location services capability,” Bruggeman continues.

Lunera collaborates with lighting manufacturers to integrate its Smart Module reference design and provides the firmware to enable Smart-ready products. The lighting manufacturer distributes its Smart-ready luminaires, retrofit kits or lamps through its existing channels. To make the platform as cost effective as possible, there are no hardware or firmware licensing fees paid to Lunera.

“The core of our business is developing and manufacturing energy efficient lighting products for practical applications and now our customer base will have access to Lunera’s software expertise demonstrated in its Smart Lighting Platform,” states Ellis Yan, CEO of TCP. “The customer will be able to install Smart-ready products as they would any standard lighting product, and when ready, they can realize added-value from our lighting retrofit by connecting to the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform. This is the first step for them to transform their lighting system into a smart building infrastructure.”

TCP Smart-ready luminaires and LED lamps connected to the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform can form a universal IoT gateway infrastructure that can enable energy management including networked lighting controls, and location-based services. Commercial and industrial customers can deploy a smart building infrastructure with Smart-enabled TCP products. TCP is working with Lunera to have products commercially available for customers in 2018.

Examples of services enabled in a facility that has been connected to the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform include Networked Lighting Controls (NLC); occupancy-based HVAC integration; energy management including automated demand response; and a host of Real-Time Location-based Services (RTLS) including indoor GPS, asset and people tracking, space utilization mapping, and proximity messaging.

Buildings using Smart OEM products connected to the platform enjoy high system Wi-Fi bandwidth with the ability to track more than 50 assets per device. Commissioning is done through software, and the costs of installing and maintaining beacons and Wi-Fi gateways, routers, or controllers is eliminated.

Independent Software Developers find access to the cloud-based Smart Lighting Platform micro-services software through APIs (application program interface). Their apps are available in the cloud-based Lunera Marketplace, similar to Apple or Google app stores.

Lunera is enabling the transformation of the lighting industry through the Smart Lamp Platform. Interested OEMs should contact Lunera to speak with an OEM relations team member. Visit online for more information about the Lunera Smart Lighting Platform.

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