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Sengled aims for smarter cities

It is working with Comcast’s enterprise IoT network service, machineQ, to tackle large-scale lighting changes

Sengled wants to bring its consumer experience intelligence to smart cities
Sengled wants to bring its consumer experience intelligence to smart cities

Intelligent lighting company Sengled has joined the LoRa Alliance. The company integrates consumer electronics inside energy efficient LED lights and is joining other technology innovators in its efforts to evolve home automation to commercial scale.


LoRa Alliance is a non-profit organisation focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), which aims to bring organisations together to drive the success of the LoRa protocol, LoRaWAN, as the open global standard for secure, carrier-grade IoT LPWAN connectivity.


Sengled participated at the LoRa Alliance’s all-member’s meeting in Philadelphia in June, where members showcased the newest products and technologies enabled by LoRaWAN. For Sengled, that was the company’s LoRa-enabled lightbulb.


The lightbulb is a BR30 that offers on/off, colour temperature tuning (CCT) and dimming capabilities via LoRa wireless control. During the Alliance meetings, Sengled provided a demonstration with machineQ, a new Comcast enterprise IoT network service that uses LoRa’s low power wide area network (LPWAN) technology to transmit and create actionable intelligence from IoT devices.


"Just as automation is redefining the consumer experience at home, through integrated networks that control everything from security cameras to lighting with mobile apps and voice commands, we want to bring that same intelligence to cities," said Alex Ruan, general manager of Sengled North America.


"It’s a natural progression, smarter homes spark smarter cities and ultimately smarter and more efficient nations. Features such as energy tracking, security and remote control offer a lot of value for consumers, and it’s time to bring that same level of technology and convenience to commercial practices."


Sengled Element joined Comcast’s Xfinity Home’s smart device offering in 2016 and is working with machineQ to enable smart lighting in cities.


"Expanding smart lighting to environments where connectivity can be challenging ̶ like cities, campuses, high-rises and corporate parks – can unlock significant energy savings for municipalities, businesses and educational institutions," said Bryan Witkowski, head of product for machineQ.


"As machineQ’s service network expands, collaborating with innovative providers like Sengled will enable us to develop solutions that cities and businesses can deploy to meet their IoT goals."



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