The ZigBee Alliance, a non-profit association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), today announced that LEEDARSON – a principal player in the connected lighting and smart home ecosystem, offering solutions built for residential, commercial and industry applications – has joined the ZigBee Alliance at the Promoter level and accepted a seat on its Board of Directors. LEEDARSON is the 16th board member and one of many recent additions to the ZigBee Alliance as innovative companies around the world pledge support for organizations driving open ecosystems and standards for the Internet of Things (IoT).
Headquartered in Xiamen, China, LEEDARSON is a leading provider of lighting solutions, security and intelligent lighting control, sensing and communication systems. The company specializes in smart, energy-saving technologies, and through its acclaimed R&D Center innovates to drive the advancement of green, connected lighting devices based on its comprehensive LED light research, advanced manufacturing facilities, exceptional quality control and skilled artisans.
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“This is a crucial time as the relevant wireless standards emerge as vital to proliferation of the IoT market, and organizations behind them like the ZigBee Alliance wisely move to consolidate in a strategic direction for the good of the IoT experience and end users,” said Kellen Yang, Sales Director from LEEDARSON. “Our organization is eager to help advance ZigBee standards as the open global choice in green, connected lighting technology. We look forward to continuing to champion 3.0 as the most important common language between intelligent devices, as lighting is a springboard for this important movement.”
“LEEDARSON brings significant worldwide reach and scale to the connected lighting market – a category that will propel the smart home past the early adopter phase and into mass adoption,” said Tobin Richardson, ZigBee Alliance President and CEO. “Welcoming LEEDARSON at the Board level is very noteworthy as the top players in residential, commercial and industrial lighting gather under the ZigBee umbrella to collaborate and drive interoperability to make the IoT meaningful in everyday life.”
LEEDARSON joins Comcast Cable, Huawei, Itron Inc., The Kroger Co., Landis+Gyr, Legrand Group, Midea Group, NXP Semiconductors, Philips, Schneider Electric, Silicon Labs, SmartThings, SOMFY, Texas Instruments and Wulian on the ZigBee Alliance Board of Directors.