In the new world of connected lighting amBX offers a new way of controlling lighting. It is a fundamentally different approach to lighting control that delivers high performance lighting control without the need for costly programming and complex technical interfaces and works equally well in both wired and wireless situations

A revolution in commercial lighting will take place over the next few years. Driven by three factors:

  • The drive to LED
  • The advantages of using Power over Ethernet (PoE) lights
  • The ability to use lighting in new ways to create healthier, more productive workspaces and environments, known as Bio-adaptive lighting

amBX Has been working in this field for over two years and provided the software to run one of the world’s first fully PoE powered and controlled office spaces at the University of Strathclyde’s Technical Innovation Centre. This was as part of Cisco’s Light as a Service (LaaS) initiative and has allowed amBX to become a pioneering authority in the field.

This paradigm shift in lighting uses many new technologies but to be fully implemented needs a new type of control, one that breaks away from the traditional forms and hierarchies to allow both the creation of perfect ambient environments at any time, but still allow personal tuning to give occupants of the space the ability to make their space work for them.

At amBX we break the traditional programmed link between control and device allowing new types of control to be implemented easily, reliably and repeatably. Producing big operational and installation cost savings.

Our software is ideal for this new emerging market and brings huge commercial and technical competitive advantages to partners and licensees looking to use amBX in their connected lighting offering.

This will lead to:

1.         Lower energy costs and better energy management. Up to 75% energy savings have been achieved in commercial and public installations switching to LED

2.         Lower cost of installation and TCO (Total Cost of Ownership). Philips and Cisco both evidence a 50% reduction in installation costs for internet based connected lighting systems compared with conventional AC powered systems

3.         Better control. Integration of lighting with other systems and improved use of sensors will provide improved lighting control for optimal light settings and energy usage

4.         Better human-centric lighting. The impact of lighting on human performance and wellbeing is becoming widely understood and new systems will be able to deliver appropriate lighting.


A video of some of the work in Connected Lighting with the Cisco Create team: