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Crestron Presents Wireless Photosensor

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Crestron announces the GLS-LDL-EX-BATT-- a battery-powered dual-loop photosensor the company says provides superior natural light sensing and indoor light control for daylight harvesting applications.

Crestron PhotosensorIt monitors natural daylight from windows, automatically adjusting shades and lighting to reduce energy usage while maintaining the comfort and convenience. To do so it uses 2 internal photocells (one for open-loop daylight sensing, the other for closed-loop ambient light sensing) to effectively cut costs in residential, commercial or retrofit applications.

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The Intelligent Hamilton Litestat Dimming Module

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Hamilton Litestat launches the GRID100LED-- an intelligent LED grid module the company says monitors and programs itself for the best dimming performance when in use with the same or mixed brand LEDs.

GRID100LEDIt handles a variety of mains dimmable lamps and luminaires, and is compatible with Hamilton, BG, Crabtree, Deta, MK, Hager and GET grid plates, making it ideal for retrofit applications.

"Based on our highly successful Grid-IT range, the GRID100LED has been designed to deliver ultimate flexibility and is extremely straightforward to install," Hamilton Litestat says. "We have spent a significant amount of time during the research and development process focused on ensuring this new Module fulfills and exceeds the LED dimming control expectations of electrical contractors and installers.”

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Voice-Activated Lighting With Vocca

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The Vocca promises to be an easy means of adding voice-activated smart lighting to homes, being an adapter customers simply need to screw into lighting sockets together with a bulb, no further installation required.

Vocca adaptorOnce installed, users simply need to voice the command "Go Vocca light" to switch the lighting in question on or off. No mobile devices, apps or wifi connectivity are necessary.

According to the makers the Vocca adapter carries power conversion, voice recognition (developed by Sensory) and SSR relay features. The voice control works simply enough. The adapter listens for the command phrase 24/7, and takes/gives power to the connected bulb once it is heard.

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FX Luminaire Intros BQ Barbecue Light

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BBQ LightingFX Luminaire launches the BQ-- an LED fixture designed to withstand outdoor elements, as well as meet the needs of customers looking for high-quality lighting to illuminate outdoor grilling areas and cooking surfaces.

It completes the hardscape lighting plan, providing what the company describes as a seamless look for outdoor kitchens.

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GE Intros HomeKit-Compatible Smart LED Lighting

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General Electric continues stepping into automation as it presents an intelligent colour-changing LED lighting solution compatible with HomeKit, the Apple smart home device control platform.

GE Connected HomeThe GE HomeKit-enabled LED bulb features the company's Align technology, and allows customers to automate lighting according to their "natural sleep circadian rhythm"-- meaning it tracks sleep patterns and automatically outputs appropriate light, with bright blue-tone lighting in the morning and amber lighting "reminiscent of candlelight and campfires" in the evening.

As mentioned earlier control comes via HomeKit and secure iDevice pairing. Users can control lighting devices individually or as groups, and the system should be easy to integrate with outer connected devices.

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Crestron Adds Hartmann & Forbes Shades

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Crestron Hartmann & ForbesCrestron teams up with Hartmann & Forbes to offer Creston Shading Solutions in an exclusive selection of "lavish" hand-woven textiles designed for use with the company's roller shade systems.

The collection features 40 textures in 5 colour stories ranging from pure white to chocolate browns and grays. Each shade is hand-woven according to window dimensions on traditional wooden looms, in widths up to 180-inch.

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Nicolaudie Control at ISE 2015

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Nicolaudie presents the Easy Stand Alone (SLESA) and Sunlite Touch-sensitive Intelligent Control Keypad (STICK) DMX lighting control ranges at ISE 2015, designed for both residential and commercial applications.

NicolaudieThe SLESA range is a robust and cost-effective installation control solution. Installers simply need to connect the control to a PC via either USB or ethernet before building the required lighting programs on Nicolaudie software. Once created the controllers run scene programs in standalone mode, without need for a PC.

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