John Cullen Lighting has signed a partnership agreement with Gooee, the creator of a platform that allows lighting manufacturers to tap into the Internet of Things.
The agreement will enable John Cullen to take advantage of the trend towards intelligent lighting solutions and integrate the latest smart IoT technology into its range of lighting products. The company aims to have its first jointly-developed smart interior lighting products with ‘Gooee Inside’ as early as the second half of 2016.
“We are excited to be one of Gooee’s launching partners,” says Peter van der Kolk, CEO of John Cullen Lighting. “Our lighting design and product design experience, coupled with the cutting-edge technology that Gooee is bringing to the table, enables us to start working on the joint development of ultra-smart lighting products for the particular applications that bring the most value for our customers. Our clients will benefit with better and smarter control as well as having a suite of services that provide an exceptional experience.”
Focused on design, engineering and supply of hardware, software and data management components across LED lighting, Gooee provides sensing, control and communication components that integrate with a cloud platform. This offers a service-driven, scalable framework for lighting OEMs to deliver greater value to their customers.
Jan Kemeling, Gooee’s chief commercial officer, says that Gooee is the first truly independent, openly accessible, interoperable solution for lighting OEMs and is similarly excited by the agreement. “At Gooee, we are dedicated to developing and integrating truly innovative technologies that exceed the market’s expectations,” he says. “That means creating high performance smart components and software solutions that present no surprises, no disappointments, no compromises.”
Kemeling says that not only will these ‘Gooee inside’ products be individually controllable, but they will also become ‘conscious’ of the environment in which they are deployed. “This creates far-reaching possibilities for the monitoring of product performance and energy usage, and for interaction with other devices in (or outside of) the space such as air conditioners, heaters, smartphones of shoppers and more,” he says.
Gooee has set out a vision of how lighting will join the Internet of Things. This year at LuxLive, held on 18-19 November at London’s ExCel, Gooee will be performing for the first time an interactive, theatrical performance designed to demonstrate how this unique technology operates in various environments.
Taking place at four intervals throughout the day – 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm – attendees will learn what the Gooee platform can offer in terms of benefits and functionality.
Register for your FREE pass at luxlive.co.uk/register