Boynton Beach, FL
The advent of reliable and affordable light emitting diodes (LEDs) brought solid state lighting (SSL) into the world of lighting and this in turn makes possible so many new capabilities that were previously unavailable with earlier generations of lighting design.
The LED luminaires that we expertly design and manufacture can now also serve as digital platforms with advanced Internet of Things (IoT) functionality to provide a wide range of actionable data and services related to HVAC operation, daylight harvesting, lighting energy use, circadian rhythm lighting and sensing of occupancy, temperature, air quality and humidity.
Our many years of designing leading edge products and services based upon solid state electronics makes us ideally suited for the design of high quality LED lighting products while the technologies related to wireless, sensors, and remote access that we successfully pioneered over the last two decades uniquely positions us to also develop and seamlessly integrate the next generation of control and management systems.
In addition to increasing the energy saving potential into the 80% range, this combination of capabilities will dramatically increase the comfort, health, security and safety of the occupants of the office buildings, schools, hospitals, industrial spaces and other smart facility types into which our products are installed.
Xeleum’s background is based on technology and innovation. It dates back to very early LED display and indicator lighting as well as telecommunication developments such as caller ID and remote monitoring with sensing technology as used in many of today’s security and surveillance methodologies.
This accumulated experience and expertise has enabled us to approach LED lighting and control systems from a different perspective than that of other companies. Many existing lighting manufacturers evolved from a metal stamping and forming operations that would deploy incandescent or fluorescent lamps sourced from legacy lighting manufacturer such as GE, Osram, and Philips.
Today’s lighting, mainly centered around LED and electronic control technology, requires more in-depth grasp of the science, technology and software needed to produce cost effective easy to deploy solutions. There are many companies that have realized this fact and specialize in offering elements of the final product - LED PCBs, drivers and commonly available control systems - to these traditional metal-based industries. While this is a workable solution the resultant fixtures can end up being more complex and costlier than if they were designed as an integrated solution. For example, in the case of a light fixture with emergency power failure back up, many traditional manufacturers that have moved over to LED lighting will use a light engine with LEDs, a main driver to power the light engine and a separate emergency power module or inverter, a battery module, a change-over module and a complex wiring harness.
At Xeleum we have developed a unitary circuit board combining all of the above disciplines in a single integrative more efficient and economical module. Adding smart firmware and control algorithms to this mix makes for a fixture that not only provides emergency power but also monitors the health and conditioning of the battery. In addition, it provides radio communication as well as motion detection to manage an emergency power failure by providing many additional safety features, all while saving even more energy.
Apart from designing and manufacturing feature-rich and efficient products, we have now leveraged our considerable experience in sensor technology, telemetry and communications to develop a system and a protocol that we call Xi-Fi. This system is ideally suited to industrial and commercial installations. The system is easy to deploy, set up and commission.
It allows lighting systems to be grouped into zones and, by monitoring daylight conditions and motion, it provides prescribed levels of lighting while reducing power consumption by as much as 80%.
Our immediate road map also includes remote monitoring and data mining of lighting installations, control of lighting color temperature to enable circadian rhythm management of occupants such as in class rooms and large work places as well as full integration into existing BMS systems.
While we will continue to strengthen our technology related to the design and production of LED luminaires, the ability to seamlessly integrate control and management capability with lighting networks will differentiate us from companies that offer only lighting or only controls and will thereby ensure our ability to continually grow with increasing profitability.