Connected lighting systems are only as good as the application programming interface (API) they’re connected through. The ideal solution uses an open standards-based API to provide interoperability with third-party networks and technologies for virtually limitless IoT applications. Increasingly, it seems everyone in the lighting industry has a connected solution (or two, or more!) But as the connected revolution explodes, are we doing more harm than good? Cree Lighting will discuss the current state of connected lighting on two critical fronts: security and interoperability. Both areas continue to be a top concern among end users deciding to implement a smart building or connected lighting strategy. We’ll examine how the industry overall is combating and/or contributing to these perceptions. We’ll review our own findings and best practices derived from over a half-decade of implementing connected solutions and building out a robust software development partner network.