Chelsea Lighting, New York, has launched a dedicated Power over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting and Controls specialty division to provide technology solutions to the real estate, design and construction community.
Driven by LED technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), PoE lighting is the intersection of lighting and technology through the use of low-voltage data cabling and network switches to power light fixtures and transmit data between the light fixtures, sensors and the control system software.
After completing several high-profile PoE projects, Chelsea Lighting is expanding its capabilities as “smart building” initiatives and energy code requirements continue to drive technology changes to the lighting and lighting controls industry. With expertise in lighting controls, PoE lighting and project management, Catherine Lomanto has been promoted to manage the Power over Ethernet Lighting and Controls Division, under the leadership of industry veteran, Glenn Buchholz.
“We are excited to be at the forefront of PoE technology which has only just started to change the way lighting and lighting controls can be used to collect data and create efficiencies that benefit both building owners and tenants,” said Tom Ike, Chelsea Lighting’s president, in the press release. “Since our Lighting Controls Division has seen incredible growth over the last seven years with lighting control systems now in every office building, the next logical step has been to connect these devices in ways that allow for businesses to further maximize energy savings, optimize space and improve employee well-being and productivity. Our new dedicated PoE division will help guide our clients in understanding and implementing this technology.”
Chelsea Lighting has served the New York City area real estate, design and construction communities, in addition to other major markets around the country, since 1994. Chelsea Lighting promotes itself as the largest independent lighting and controls distributor and value-added supplier in New York.