COOPERSBURG, Pa. — Lutron Electronics, an industry leader in lighting controls and automated shading solutions, recently acquired the Limelight wireless outdoor lighting control system created by Michigan-based, strategic innovation firm Twisthink and its partner company, TwistHDM.
Limelight is a wireless lighting control solution for outdoor and industrial facilities that provides remote control and management, conserves energy, and elevates facility safety. With the simplicity of its wireless fixture-level control architecture, it also helps ensure code compliance and streamlines the specification and design process.
In May 0f 2018, Lutron and TwistHDM announced a relationship that established Limelight by Lutron, adding a best-in-class wireless exterior lighting control offering to Lutron’s wide-ranging product line, which historically focused on interior controls and automated shading solutions.
Limelight by Lutron integrates data seamlessly into Lutron’s existing data and management platform, Enterprise Vue. That software, which offers a variety of metrics and alerts, allows a facility’s indoor and outdoor lighting to be controlled from a single dashboard and provides a solution for multi-building projects and campuses looking to control lighting indoors and out.
“With the construction industry increasingly turning to smart building IoT solutions, the addition of Limelight to Lutron’s brand portfolio gives Lutron a formidable range of lighting control options,” said Bob Niemiec, managing partner at Twisthink and TwistHDM.
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg and offers more than 15,000 energy-saving products, sold in more than 100 countries. In the U.S. alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions — including the first solid-state electronic dimmer invented by Lutron’s founder, Joel Spira — are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
Limelight was developed in 2008 by Twisthink, a strategic innovation firm, with one goal: to create the smartest outdoor lighting control system in the market. Limelight’s universal wireless modules are capable of working with any LED fixture, factory or field installed. The controls leverage occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, event scheduling, and zoning to use energy only when, where and to what degree is needed, resulting in an energy savings of at least percent.