Bluetooth SIG completes standard for networked lighting control

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), an organisation that oversees Bluetooth technology, has announced the completion of Bluetooth Networked Lighting Control (NLC), a full-stack standard for wireless lighting control.

Bluetooth SIG has previously leveraged Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) at the radio layer and then adopted Bluetooth Mesh to standardise the communication layer. The release of new Bluetooth NLC Profile Specifications adds standardisation at the device layer, completing the full stack Bluetooth NLC standard.

Andrew Zignani, senior research director at ABI Research, said: "The establishment of globally available wireless standards has always been a key landmark in enabling connected device ecosystems to achieve their full promise. Wireless lighting control is no different. Bluetooth NLC expands the supplier opportunity by instilling buyer confidence and peace of mind, increasing the likelihood of adoption, and unleashing the lighting control market's total potential."

Rafal Han, CEO of Silvair, added: "The impact of the Bluetooth Mesh standard on the wireless lighting control landscape has been truly transformative. Bluetooth NLC is the last missing link required to achieve global interoperability in wireless lighting control. We're excited about how it will benefit the market and shape the future of the lighting industry, allowing components from different vendors to work seamlessly with each other. At Silvair, we believe in staying at the forefront of innovation with a strong emphasis on security and scalability, and interoperability is the way towards mass adoption."

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