Lutron Electronics, a leader in lighting controls and automated shading solutions, is to acquire the Limelight wireless outdoor lighting control.
Created by the US strategic innovation firm Twisthink, Limelight is a control solution for outdoor and industrial facilities that provides remote control and management, saves energy, and enhances facility safety. With the simplicity of its wireless fixture-level control architecture, it also helps ensure code compliance and streamlines the specification and design process.
In May 2018, Lutron and TwistHDM announced a licensing deal that established Limelight by Lutron as an addition to Lutron’s product line, which historically focused on interior controls and automated shading solutions.
Limelight was originally developed in 2008 by Twisthink with one goal: to create the smartest outdoor lighting control system in the market. Limelight’s universal wireless modules are capable of working with any LED fixture, factory or field installed.
The controls leverage occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, event scheduling, and zoning to use energy only when, where and to what degree is needed, resulting in an energy savings of at least 50 percent. Limelight also decreases maintenance costs with email alert notifications, fault detection, and remote monitoring.
“The purchase of Limelight is the logical next step in the relationship between Lutron and TwistHDM,” said Scott Hanna, Senior VP at Lutron. “Limelight by Lutron was a terrific opportunity to deliver a simplified outdoor lighting solution that was part of a portfolio of indoor and outdoor smart building controls. Acquiring Limelight offers the potential for an even wider range of IoT solutions.”
Limelight by Lutron integrates data seamlessly into Lutron’s existing data and management platform, Enterprise Vue. That software, which offers a variety of metrics and alerts, enables a facility’s interior and exterior lighting to be controlled from one dashboard and allows Lutron to provide a solution for multi-building projects and campuses looking to control lighting indoors and out.
“With the construction industry increasingly turning to smart building IoT solutions, the addition of Limelight to Lutron’s brand portfolio gives Lutron a formidable range of lighting control options,” said Bob Niemiec, Managing Partner at Twisthink.