In LEDs, some see an intelligence to rival smartphones

Enlighted Inc. is a Silicon Valley company that does LED lighting retrofits, with a little extra. Embedded next to every luminaire, so small you can barely see it, is a quarter-sized disk with a tiny antenna.Packed inside is a light sensor, a temperature gauge, a power meter and a motion sensor, as well as wireless devices that communicate with the building-management system, with the other lights and with local smartphones. Together these are tied into a network that is being used for things that have nothing to do with lighting or even energy. AT&T Inc. is applying it to figure out how to reduce its corporate office space. A Missouri hospital is locating its wayward crash carts. LinkedIn and Uber are resizing their conference rooms. Add to this the fact…


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