Redwood Systems Drives Adoption of Intelligent Lighting Control Technologies with Marquee Customer Installations

Companies Turn to Redwood Systems to Maximize Energy Savings and Workplace Productivity in Office Buildings and Data Centers

FREMONT, Calif.--()--Redwood Systems, a leader in networked LED lighting controls and building intelligence, today announced strategic customer installations that demonstrate increased adoption of its market-leading technology. Johnson Controls, Atheros Communications and Fenwick & West have chosen Redwood Systems to maximize the value and functionality of their lighting and enable more intelligent buildings. By leveraging Redwood’s comprehensive intelligent lighting system, these forward-thinking companies are achieving significant energy savings, enabling increased building automation and improving work environments in data centers, executive briefing centers and commercial office space around the country.

“These leading-edge companies are experiencing what’s possible when you marry lighting controls and building intelligence to drive energy efficiency and automation in commercial properties,” said Dave Leonard, CEO and co-founder of Redwood Systems. “Our vision has long been that lighting, which is ubiquitous in commercial office space, will serve as the central nervous system for offices, schools, data centers and other countless types of buildings across the globe. These wins are a major development in making that goal a reality. Our solutions are helping these customers meet their aggressive energy efficiency standards while creating dynamic places to work.”

With the industry’s only power and control platform delivered over networking infrastructure, Redwood Systems takes a systems-based approach to providing its customers with the most efficient lighting solutions on the market. In commercial buildings, sensors at every LED light fixture provide data on room occupancy, control lighting for accurate daylight harvesting, and disable extraneous lighting. Within data centers, Redwood’s platform and sensor network gives data center managers real-time insight into unauthorized occupancy of prohibited areas, provides judicious workplace lighting, and delivers as-needed lighting based on the location of the facility’s users.

"A light bulb used to be just a device that produces photons,” said Sam Jaffe, Research Manager, IDC Energy Insights. “With smart lighting systems, like those provided by Redwood Systems, the lightbulb becomes a fundamental node in the network that manages energy in a building. The market for smart lighting systems has the potential to be as large and transformative as the data networking market during its formative years."

Significant Customer Wins Prove Viability of Redwood’s Groundbreaking Approach

  • Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and industrial company with market leadership in building efficiency products and services, has deployed Redwood Systems’ intelligent LED lighting solution in their Milwaukee corporate headquarters.
  • Atheros Communications, a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications, wanted to create a destination area for hosting its most important customers and partners. The retrofit of its executive briefing center included the latest in LED technology, which when coupled with intelligent lighting controls has created a more energy efficient space.
  • Fenwick & West, a national law firm specializing in life sciences and technology, is dedicated to developing one of the most state-of-the art data centers in the world. Key to these efforts was employing Redwood’s advanced sensing and reporting functionalities that allowed the company to monitor the data center’s lighting needs on a per fixture level, and improve insight into overall operations.

These installations add to several major customer wins for Redwood Systems in the past few months, along with a recent deployment at SAP Labs. This momentum signifies a tangible desire amongst forward-thinking companies for innovative, energy-efficient lighting and building intelligence solutions, and the degree to which Redwood’s technology meets these needs.

Supporting Quotes

  • “The Redwood solution enables us to fully measure and verify energy savings from lighting and works very well for managing performance in an enterprise environment,” said Andrew DeGuire, vice president of strategy, building efficiency, Johnson Controls. “We are continually working to increase the amount and accuracy of occupancy and sensing data for use in Johnson Controls’ building management platforms. Redwood provides some important pieces to that puzzle.”
  • “Atheros is committed to using technologies that make our headquarters one of the most attractive and green workplaces around,” said Stephanie Mattson, director of global facilities for Atheros. “Working with Redwood Systems to improve the efficiency of our lighting is one way that we are leveraging the latest products to reduce our impact on the environment and improve our bottom line.”
  • “Fenwick & West is committed to aggressively driving down energy use across our buildings and data centers worldwide,” said Julie O’Loughlin, senior director of facilities & operations, Fenwick & West. “We selected the Redwood LED lighting control system because it offered an advanced and cost-effective way to power and control LEDs, while providing innovative features such as the ability to light only the specific aisles where people are present.”

About Redwood Systems

Redwood Systems provides the industry’s only LED lighting control and building intelligence platform proven to deliver both ongoing energy savings and workspace productivity enhancements. Using patent-pending networking technology, Redwood has developed a unique and cost effective way to power and control lights using high density sensors with a flexible, scalable, open platform. With a growing roster of market- leading customers and partners, Redwood is building a reputation for customer success. For more information, visit


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Release Summary

Redwood Systems announced installations with Johnson Controls, Atheros and Fenwick & West that demonstrate adoption of its leading intelligent lighting control and building intelligence technology.


Blanc & Otus Public Relations
For general press inquiries:
Drew Smith, 415-856-5127