LumEfficient, a leader in industrial LED lighting, was one of four companies chosen to receive an Innovation Award at this year’s LIGHTFAIR, held May 8-10th, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The LFI Innovation Awards, judged by an independent panel of esteemed lighting professionals, recognize the best innovations from more than 500 of the world’s leading manufacturers across the lighting industry.
LiFi uses light to transmit Internet signals instead of slower, more vulnerable radio signals used by standard WiFi. The light is simple in that it uses Power-over-Ethernet (POE) to provide the light as well as the Internet connection. The Internet is transmitted using beams of light from the LiFi-enabled LED light fixture to the laptop or tablet. LiFi technology allows the deployment of a full wireless network offering high-speed mobile connectivity while supporting multiple light fixtures that act as access points.
Randy Reid, President of LumEfficient, said, “We are deeply honored that LumEfficient won at LIGHTFAIR, the largest, most prestigious lighting show in North America.”
LiFi has been deployed in beta sites at locations in France in HIGHSEC areas where standard Wi-Fi is too risky. LumEfficient is presently looking for similar beta sites in the U.S.
Reid will conduct a technical discussion at the IES Annual Conference held, August 9-11, in Boston.
LumEfficient was the first U.S. Lighting Company to launch LiFi earlier this year at LEDucation in New York.
About LumEfficient (LumEfficient.com)
LumEfficient, located in Nashville, began their business in 2010 selling Light Emitting Plasma; today, 100% of their sales are LED luminaires. Although LumEfficient products are designed for heavy industrial use and hazardous locations, most are sold in the general lighting market because of their competitive price points. LumEfficient has products installed in the U.S., India, Russia, Taiwan, Germany and the UK.