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Siemens Acquires Enlightened to Drive Digital Transformation in Buildings

By Ken Briodagh May 23, 2018

According to a recent announcement, Siemens Building Technologies Division is acquiring Enlighted Inc., a provider of Smart IoT systems in buildings, headquartered in Silicon Valley.

Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.

“Enlighted has a strong footprint in revolutionizing building intelligence by developing a multi-sensor-based IoT platform, using the power of data,” said Matthias Rebellius, CEO, Siemens Building Technologies. “With this move we are demonstrating our commitment to drive digitalization in the smart building industry.”

Enlighted created a world-class IoT platform for commercial real estate, consisting of multi-function sensors, distributed computing, its own network, and software applications. The platform is designed to enable reduced energy use, improved space utilization, better environmental management and greater asset utilization.

“With Siemens as a global partner, we will both accelerate innovation and market adoption of our smart building technologies on an international scale,” said Joe Costello, Chairman and CEO, Enlighted.

Enlighted analyzes and visualizes the collected sensor data to drive down operating costs and improve the inner life of a building. These sensors can be installed in every light fixture with the ability to collect data 65 times per second to detect environmental and occupancy changes and react to lighting and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) needs in real-time. Based on an advanced smart lighting control application, today, the Enlighted platform can lower lighting costs of a building up to 85 percent when combined with advanced LED fixtures. In addition, the platform is able to locate people and assets within a building and analyze the occupancy of floors and rooms. Finally, in combination with Siemens solutions, the Enlighted platform can optimize the energy efficiency of HVAC systems.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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