Daintree Goes Open Source

Someday, every lighting fixture, LED driver and fluorescent ballast will come with a ZigBee-interoperable radio inside it, if Daintree Networks has its way.

The Mountain View, Calif.-based networked lighting startup announced Tuesday that it’s open-sourcing its firmware designs, with the goal of getting LED driver and ballast manufacturers to embed its wireless controls in their off-the-shelf equipment. While the company didn’t name any partners in that effort, Jason Choong, vice president of product management, said in an interview that it includes major lighting suppliers in North America, as well as in Asia.

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