Wattstopper, a product line of Legrand, has signed an exclusive license agreement with Lumenetix, a provider of tunable color technology, to combine capabilities to support advanced digital lighting applications. This agreement focuses on Lumenetix blanco tunable white technology, a subset of Lumenetix’s araya5 platform, which enables lighting fixture manufacturers and specifiers to address new market demands for high-precision dimming and human-centric lighting (HCL) systems.
The lighting industry is entering the next phase of LED innovation, moving beyond just energy efficiency and ease of control to new light functionality. Color control, circadian rhythm, and task tuning are emerging as specification requirements with growing opportunities in healthcare, higher education, retail, and residential.
“The decision to partner with Wattstopper was an easy choice because their approach to lighting controls focuses on simplicity, flexibility, and scalability. They have name leading brand recognition and excellent reputation,” said Jeffrey Saake, executive vice president of marketing at Lumenetix. “By integrating our technologies and expertise, we’re leading the transition to advanced lighting systems so customers can realize its benefits more quickly.
The integration of expanded Lumenetix blanco solutions with Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) and Architectural Dimming platforms and products, aims to provide the most robust digital lighting system available. Features and benefits include flexibility of light engine choices, individual fixture control and monitoring, optical and thermal performance management, easy setup and commissioning with Wattstopper’s patented Plug n' Go automatic configuration, and ease of scalability.
Wattstopper DLM and Architectural Dimming integration platforms are designed to
provide enhanced user experiences, comply with the latest energy codes and standards, and simplify design for future space requirements.
“Digital controls continue to play a pivotal role in the advancement of lighting systems. Increased functionality, including dynamic lighting and tunable white, will enable lighting experiences that were not possible before,” said Jim Young, VP of strategy and business development for the Building Control Systems Division at Legrand. “Through our partnership with Lumenetix, we will enable new lighting applications while reducing the complexity of design, installation, and operation of advanced LED lighting systems.”