InBuilding - Volume 1, Issue 1 - 94
INNOVATION ON PURPOSE
Although NuLEDs' goal is to create "really intelligent" buildings,
it goes beyond lighting, Isaacson
insists. "Lighting is a great backbone to build on because it's everywhere," she says. "However, we're
also powering other low-voltage
loads beyond lighting that are all a
part of the building system."
Ultimately, it's about getting a
building to communicate directly
through the sensors - to all of the
loads - to create the most eﬃcient
and intelligent building possible.
"My vision is to continue partnering with companies that have
building systems within a building
that are low voltage, including
HVAC systems," Isaacson says.
"We're powering ceiling fans and
window actuators now, and they're
all on our network and controlled
through network protocol."
One of NuLEDs recent projects
is set up so that skylights open
at night to let in fresh air. "The
customer won't have to turn on
the air conditioner as early in the
morning," she says.
"They also are implementing
kelvin-tunable lights," she notes.
"This system runs through a circadian rhythm cycle throughout the
day, and the sensors change the
Not only can each LED lamp be
controlled and monitored separately, but occupancy sensors can
also turn oﬀ the lights when no
one is in the space. Colored LEDs
can also be controlled on the
network to create eﬀects. By using
red, green and blue LEDs combined at diﬀerent brightness levels,
more than 16 million colors can be
created, Isaacson notes.
"All of our controllers are
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The company wants buildings to communicate directly
through sensors to create efficient structures.
4-channel systems or more," she
says. "We have multiple channels
so customers can create RGB [red,
green, blue] or kelvin-tunable
loads. We now have projects utilizing RGB lighting to mimic the sky.
In an indoor environment, we're
re-creating the sunrise and sunset.
So the lights will turn orange in
the evening, for example."
She adds that the IT-based light-
ing system industry is developing
rapidly, and NuLEDs is excited to
be a part of it. "I think there's a
great opportunity for networking
companies and networking entrepreneurs to get into this space and
be able to take on, manage and
support these projects from cradle
to the grave," Isaacson concludes.
"This is great technology, and
we're super fans of it."