TECHNOLOGY giant Bluetooth is throwing its weight behind this year’s LuxLive 2019 exhibition as part of a major agreement to promote its mesh protocol as a preferred method of lighting control.
Bluetooth is partnering with LuxLive to become headline sponsor of the main Smart Spaces arena, which is located at the heart of the event on the show floor.
This is where the keynote presentations and major panel discussions take place, all focusing on intelligent buildings.
Under the deal, Bluetooth also becomes gold sponsor of the Lighting for Workplace and Wellbeing conference, which takes place at LuxLive, and sponsor of the LuxLive registration process.
The move will be seen as a major vote of confidence in LuxLive, Europe’s largest annual lighting event.
Bluetooth is disrupting the lighting control industry with its Bluetooth mesh networking standard and pushing the boundaries of what the industry thought could be done with lighting.
The technology has the potential to turn the lighting installation into a digital backbone - an ‘Internet of Things’ platform which would allow other technologies, services and tasks.
The seed for the disruption was sown when the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) ratified the Bluetooth mesh networking protocol in 2017, having designed the standard specifically to address the challenging requirements of commercial wireless lighting control.