Leedarson Joins ZigBee Board of Directors Leedarson, a provider of connected lighting and smart home ecosystems, has joined the ZigBee Alliance at the promoter level and accepted a seat on its board of directors. By RS Staff Published: November 2, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 Leedarson, a provider of connected lighting and smart home ecosystems, has joined the ZigBee Alliance at the promoter level and accepted a seat on its board of directors. Leedarson is the 16th board member and one of many recent additions to the ZigBee Alliance as companies around the world pledge support for organizations driving open ecosystems and standards for the Internet of Things (IoT). Headquartered in Xiamen, China, Leedarson provides lighting solutions, security, intelligent lighting control, sensing, and communication systems. The company specializes in smart, energy-saving technologies, and through its R&D Center, innovates to drive the advancement of green, connected lighting devices based on its LED light research, advanced manufacturing facilities, and skilled artisans. “This is a crucial time as the relevant wireless standards emerge as vital to proliferation of the IoT market, and organizations behind them like the ZigBee Alliance wisely move to consolidate in a strategic direction for the good of the IoT experience and end users,” said Kellen Yang, sales director from Leedarson. “Our organization is eager to help advance ZigBee standards as the open global choice in green, connected lighting technology. We look forward to continuing to champion 3.0 as the most important common language between intelligent devices, as lighting is a springboard for this important movement.” “Leedarson brings significant worldwide reach and scale to the connected lighting market—a category that will propel the smart home past the early-adopter phase and into mass adoption,” said Tobin Richardson, ZigBee Alliance president and CEO. “Welcoming Leedarson at the board level is very noteworthy as the top players in residential, commercial, and industrial lighting gather under the ZigBee umbrella to collaborate and drive interoperability to make the IoT meaningful in everyday life.” Leedarson joins Comcast Cable, Huawei, Itron, The Kroger Co., Landis+Gyr, Legrand Group, Midea Group, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, Somfy, Texas Instruments, and Wulian on the ZigBee Alliance board of directors.