LonMark International has become the latest of the major technology groups to become a supporter of the LuxLive 2020 exhibition.
The global membership organisation – created to promote its open control protocol – will bring its experts to London in November to demonstrate how its tech can integrate with lighting systems.
LonMark International has been a major driving force in the establishment of interoperable standards and is committed to educating the market on the value of open systems.
Thousands of companies use LonWorks to control lighting networks worldwide.
Leading members include Vossloh-Schwabe, Schneider, LG, Distech Controls, Honeywell, Avnet Silica, EnOcean and Itron.
The LonMark Lighting Task Group is focused on helping with the integration of multi-vendor lighting products based on LonWorks technology.
Home, commercial, industrial, emergency, and even streetlighting are all included.
So-called smart cities are also a prime focus for the group. It recently formed the LonMark Smart City Council (SCC) to address the needs of town halls, city managers, street lighting companies, technology providers and integrators.
LonWorks cuts energy by 40% in Milton Keynes
LonMark says its platform can reduce energy consumption by up to 40 per cent, lower maintenance costs by up to 50 per cent and allow for remote monitoring and control, including diagnostic reporting of irregular lamp behaviour, individual lamp failure, and lamp temperature.
LonWorks (the ‘Lon’ stands for local operating network) is a networking platform specifically created to address the needs of control applications such as lighting.
The platform is built on a protocol created by the U.S. based Echelon Corporation for networking devices over media such as twisted pair, powerlines, fibre optics, and RF.
As well as lighting, it’s used for the automation of various functions within buildings such as lighting and HVAC; see building automation.
Last month, the wireless protocol organisation Wi-SUN – which has 230 members in 26 countries – announced that it is backing LuxLive.
Experts from LonMark International will speak in the Smart Spaces Arena at LuxLive 2020, which takes place on Wednesday 11 November and Thursday 12 November 2020 at ExCeL London. For more information to go LUXLIVE 2020.