Lighting controls manufacturer Lutron Electronics, Coopersburg, PA, acquired the Limelight wireless outdoor lighting control system created by Michigan-based Twisthink and its partner company, TwistHDM.
Limelight is a wireless lighting control solution for outdoor and industrial facilities that provides remote control and management, saves energy and enhances 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, Lutron said in a release.
Last May, Lutron and TwistHDM announced a relationship that established Limelight by Lutron, adding a wireless exterior lighting control offering to Lutron’s product line, which historically focused on interior controls and automated shading solutions.
“The purchase of Limelight is the logical next step in the relationship between Lutron and TwistHDM,” said Scott Hanna, senior VP. “Limelight by Lutron was a terrific opportunity to deliver a simplified outdoor lighting solution that was part of a portfolio of indoor and outdoor smart building controls. Acquiring Limelight offers the potential for an even wider range of IoT solutions. With this new capability, we look forward to what we can do to fulfill our Number One principle: Take care of our customers with superior goods and services.”
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, enables a facility’s interior and exterior lighting to be controlled from one dashboard and allows Lutron to provide 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.
“Our Twisthink team created Limelight in 2008 as part of a goal to produce the smartest outdoor lighting control system in the world,” said Niemiec in the press release. “Establishing an alliance with Lutron, known for its long and innovative history, succeeded beyond our expectations. Limelight will be a key part in creating lighting solutions that serve the public, save energy, and support our customers’ aspirations.”