Lighting including integral communication apparatus

  • US 10,571,115 B2
  • Filed: 07/30/2018
  • Issued: 02/25/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A lighting device comprising:

  • a housing;

    one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed within the housing and operable to emanate light from the lighting device;

    a connector coupled to the housing and configured for connection to a standard light fixture;

    a detection apparatus disposed within or on the housing and configured to capture at least one of a sound or an image in an area of the lighting device;

    a communication apparatus disposed within or on the housing and operable to communicate wirelessly with a remote device; and

    a controller disposed within or on the housing and operable to;

    determine a presence of a person in the area based on at least one of the sound or the image captured by the detection apparatus, andresponsive to determining the presence of the person in the area, transmit, using the communication apparatus, data indicative of at least one of the sound or the image to the remote device.

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