License with Ellipz Creates a PoE LED Intelligent Lighting Solution
February 23, 2017
Ellipz and Igor shake up the lighting market with their Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) - LED Intelligent Lighting Solution available today
Incorporating Igor's PoE Technology
Incorporating Igor technology, Ellipz will provide an intelligent light management solution for the commercial lighting industry. The integrated technology is available immediately and provides a complete PoE and LED package solution to the marketplace. By combining both company’s unique technologies, the Ellipz smart lighting solution can address a wide range of client needs in industry segments such as commercial offices, healthcare facilities, educational institutions, industrial buildings, residential complexes, museums, and beyond.
Together, the Igor-Ellipz partnership provides a fresh new look at the market to the benefit of commercial clients anywhere. “What attracted me to Ellipz is their very contemporary luminaire designs and commitment to environmentally friendly outdoor lights,” said Steve L’Heureux, CEO of Igor, “Combining pioneering Ellipz technology with Igor’s advanced PoE lighting controls greatly complements each other and delivers to customers a truly superior lighting solution.
For both companies, their partnership seemed like a natural fit from the beginning. “Ellipz has bucked the traditional approach to lighting since the company was founded, not accepting that what 99% of LED manufacturers are doing is best for optimal vision,” said Derek Fehmers, VP Operations for Ellipz, “Igor has also taken a fresh approach to traditional ways of building control solutions. We are both excited to integrate our respective inventive technologies to bring a state-of-the art digital lighting solution to the world community that is both more environmentally responsible as well as healthier for building occupants."
Director of Ellipz Smart Solutions, Pieter Six added, "PoE lighting and low voltage networks, and the ability to create intelligent ceiling platforms, is something which every commercial building should have nowadays, and will have in the not-too-distant future. We see great opportunities in this area."
Engineering Improved Lighting Technology
Ellipz is pushing the boundaries on what is possible with LED lights by creating white light while using a minimum of the blue LEDS found in the traditional LED light. Research has shown that blue LED light is damaging to the retina, that it has been linked to age-related macular degeneration, and that it suppresses natural Circadian rhythms. With this technical advance, Ellipz has created both Mesopic and spectral enhanced lights that are beneficial to people, plants and animals, and while providing superior visual acuity.
With this partnership, Ellipz has added the final pieces to the puzzle: control and learning. Igor’s plug-and-play PoE software and drivers complete the Ellipz package for a solution that is easy to use, quick to install, and works from day one. The Ellipz-Igor Solution is truly unique, showing that in this rapidly changing industry, small nimble players have advantages in the market. The partnership wraps two inventive services into one easy-to-use and install package for clients.
Clients benefit by receiving the best and healthiest LED lights with market-leading PoE software for controls, savings, and cloud analytics. Contact Ellipz or Igor today to learn more about this powerful solution.
About Igor, Inc.
Igor’s Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) technology is a plug-and-play solution for the booming connected lighting market. Igor’s PoE solution integrates power and data in a single cable, eliminating the need for expensive electrical wiring and delivering building owners higher quality lighting and greater cost reduction than LED lighting alone. Igor’s PoE solution is fully integrated, yet modular, connecting any lighting manufacturer’s LED fixtures with sensors. Igor’s solution also includes a powerful cloud analytics option which can provide customizable dashboards detailing energy usage and sensor data to greatly enhance facility operational costs and efficiency. In addition to these advantages, Igor provides:
- Scalable and flexible network and power infrastructure that is no longer constrained by AC power access
- Easy to reconfigure lighting to achieve optimal productivity without the costly rewiring by an electrician
- A centralized network optimized for continuous operation, eliminating power interruption and downtime
- Superior lighting with up to 80% cost savings on installation and energy management.
Ellipz has a long history in LED Lighting. The foundation was laid in 2005 in Holland when two members of the Philips family came together with inventor John Rooymans to develop a unique LED lighting concept that is revolutionizing the lighting business. With strong company development in Europe, the company expanded to Asia to be closer to the key development centers of the LED industry and fastest growing markets. Co-operators and joint ventures were established throughout the world, and in 2014 the company opened its doors in the United States.
In 2016, Ellipz created Ellipz Smart Solutions as a new business unit within Ellipz Lighting, building strategic partnerships worldwide, and developing the newest technological solutions for indoor and outdoor - with a focus on the rapidly developing field of PoE lighting.
In the U.S., Ellipz LEDs can be found at Starbucks, JPL/NASA, Chase Bank, Miller Brewing, Ford, Kia, Volkswagen, EDCO, Brenntag, and many more. Ellips was recently named one of only five lighting partners for Cisco’s Digital Ceiling initiative. In 2016 Ellipz became one of only five lighting partners for CIsco's Digital Ceiling initiative. Ellipz has been recognized by the Clinton Climate Initiative, the World Economic Forum, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, The State of California, and Clean Tech Open.
Steve L’Heureux - CEO & Chairman
Pieter Six - Director Ellipz Smart Solutions
Derek Fehmers - VP Operations Ellipz USA, Inc.