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April 2017
Fulham Acquires Control Network Solutions to Bring DALI® Control to Customers for Emerging Smart Lighting Products L

CNS’s Smart Light Management Software and Technical Expertise Helps Fulham Meet Growing Demand for DALI-enabled Clever LED Drivers and Smart Lighting Controls

HAWTHORNE, Calif. – April 18, 2017 – Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced the acquisition of the assets of partner company Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system. This transaction continues Fulham’s strategic European expansion.

Fulham has been developing its relationship with CNS for over a year and utilising CNS’s elitedali to help its partners provide complete smart lighting control systems.

Based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) lighting communications standard, elitedali simplifies installation, commissioning, and control of lighting systems. Enhancing Building Management Systems (BMS) and Edge Control devices, elitedali provides total control over individual LED fixtures, including reducing input current, managing output to optimise useful life, adjusting lighting to dim at a constant level, and adjusting power output to accommodate different light sources.

With this acquisition, Fulham can now offer a DALI and web-based convergent smart lighting solution to meet increased demand from customers worldwide. For Fulham customers in Europe and India, CNS’s smart lighting platform meets the immediate need for DALI-based lighting control solutions.

“We developed clever LED lighting components that are intelligent and programmable so luminaire manufacturers can customise solid-state lighting products in a customer-valued way. With the acquisition of CNS, we now have the remaining components needed to move from clever to smart lighting products – communications and control system software,” said Bob Howard-Anderson, Fulham CEO. “elitedali technology aligns with our vision of standards-based smart lighting controls and allows us to meet increasing customers’ demands for DALI-enabled lighting solutions based upon multi-vendor choice, flexibility and real-time device data for analytics, and effectively lays the foundation for the coming of smart lighting.”

Mike Welch, founder of CNS, will continue with Fulham as Vice President, Controls Business Development. In his new role, Welch will continue to support more than 40 elitedali™ resellers worldwide and help shape Fulham’s clever lighting strategy as well as new smart lighting products and solutions.

The elitedali solution is based on the Niagara® software framework from Tridium, an independent business entity of Honeywell International. Niagara is used by hundreds of OEMs and resellers to craft Building, Data Center and Smart City management systems.

“We are excited to be able to leverage Fulham’s global brand and resources to accelerate the market reach of elitedali,” said Welch. “Becoming a part of Fulham will allow us to provide better support our growing Niagara Community Partners, enabling them to participate in larger lighting control projects.”

Fulham already incorporates DALI support into a variety of its LED driver products, including the programmable WorkHorse LED drivers and the company’s new Lumo series of European LED drivers. Fulham offers CNS partners direct access to DALI-compatible driver products through Fulham’s global network of distributors, and works with a network of OEM luminaire manufacturers that incorporate the company’s DALI drivers.

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of LED drivers, please visit
For more information on elitedali smart lighting controls, please visit

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit

Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
(323) 779-2980, ext. 1252

April 2016

In any given office space you could assume the air is free of wireless waves however, the remarkable image below exposes wireless waves in the environment. These are wireless RF transmissions from mobile devices; WiFi, GPRS etc and all have the potential to interfere with a potential wireless control solution!

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October 2015
How does the EnOcean technology which our unique CNS-EnOcean solution is based upon work? L

Find out from EnOcean here.

September 2015
(German) Unsere neusten Produkte von Tridium, Niagara4 & JACE 8000! L
O que pensam sobre elitedali, Roger Woodward de Tridium e Graham Turner de 1 Sight Solutions L

What does Tridium’s Roger Woodward and 1 Sight Solutions’ Graham Turner think of elitedali? Find out here

July 2015
Want to know more about EnOcean technology? L

Here’s a list of FAQ’s from EnOcean answering all your questions.

Nunca ouviu falar de Niagara, o padrão global de facto de controlo de edifícios e de iluminação? L

Veja uma simples introdução sobre, se faz parte do setor dos imoveis comerciais (CRE) ou é proprietário de edifício, desenvolvedor, um gestor ou um usuário, deve conhecer isto.

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March 2015
Movendo os controlos de um Mundo CapEx para um OpEx L

Os serviços de construção são os elementos mais adaptados de um edifícios durante a sua vida útil.
Mike Welch, diretor administrativo da Control Network Solutions e especialista do controlo de iluminação DALI™ (Interface Endereçável Digital de Iluminação), defende que é necessário evoluir destas posições intrincadas de CapEx (despesas de capital) vs OpEx (despesas operacionais) para uma avaliação de valor de engenharia mais realista, flexível e sustentável no que toca a construção civil.
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November 2014
Deloitte Report: 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook: Enhance Technology. Enable Innovation. L

In many ways, the commercial real estate (CRE) industry is on more solid footing than it has been for quite some time. However, concerns — some new, some old — are keeping industry executives on their toes.
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October 2014
How can you save money and energy with wireless energy harvesting technology? L

How can you save money and energy with wireless energy harvesting technology? Full Article

Saúde, bem-estar e produtividade em escritórios, o próximo capítulo para edifícios verdes, descobertas chave L

Ele tem sido considerado o melhor, mas aparentemente fora de alcance, teste do caso de negócio para a construção ecológica: se os benefícios humanos puderem ser quantificados de forma confiável isso iria provar além de qualquer dúvida, o ROI para investir na construção verde.
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(English) Pushing the Envelope -Building Analytics beyond HVAC L

Desculpe-nos, mas este texto esta apenas disponível em English.

June 2014
Why go wireless and batteryless? L

Watch this tutorial video for users of EnOcean based products and solutions, such as installers, specifiers, facility managers and system integrators. Learn about the energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions.

February 2014
O efeito da Eficiência Energética nasDespesas com o edifício L

Sabia que o uso de energia é muitas vezes o maior item no relatório de despesas, de acordo com Schneider Electric?
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April 2013
What Exactly is “Network Integration” L

March 2009
What are the benefits of using EnOcean’s energy harvesting wireless technology? L

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