ThingLink Launches Virtual Reality Lessons App for Education

Interactive media platform ThingLink has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

Palo Alto, CA, USA -- Interactive media platform ThingLink ( has launched its first virtual reality content app called VR Lessons. The app is designed for elementary school students, their teachers and parents.

VR Lessons by ThingLink is a collection of high quality, interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The first stories take students to visit different kinds of ecosystems from the French Alps to a jungle in the archipelago of northern Australia. As students turn their heads to look around, they can spot details and unlock additional information of each habitat in a narrated virtual reality environment.

"Virtual reality can take students to places they could only dream of visiting, but it is also an open canvas for students to imagine and build new worlds and experiences. We are making it possible for schools to use virtual reality as an engaging learning platform," says ThingLink's founder and CEO Ulla Engestrom.

VR Lessons by ThingLink utilizes three key feature additions to ThingLink's core product, the image editor: audio annotations, background audio for 360° images, and the ability to connect several 360° images or videos into a one immersive story.

"Audio annotations work wonderfully in a mobile VR environment, adding depth to the overall experience of the space. For example, in VR Lessons we added the sound of the wind in the background of an image from the Norwegian tundra, and an owl howling in the image of a cold winter forest in Finland. In annotations we are using both human and computer voiced files, and students can vote which voice they like the best," says Engestrom.

The first VR lessons have been created by ThingLink's own content team using the company's new VR editor. Later, educators from around the world will be able to publish their virtual reality lessons in ThingLink's VR Lessons app.

About ThingLink
ThingLink, founded in 2010, is an interactive media platform that empowers online publishers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos, videos and virtual reality. With over 3 million content creators, ThingLink has become the most popular cross-platform solution and creative community for interactive images and videos. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing

Fulham Introduces New Programmable WorkHorse LED Outdoor Driver Family with Optional Integrated Controls

Intelligent Outdoor Drivers Designed to Interoperate with Tvilight CityManager Software for Smart City Lighting Applications, DALI, or 0-10v Dimming.

Hawthorne, CA, USA -- Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today introduced a new line of WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers that are fully programmable, and offer a variety of controls interfaces, including integrated wireless. The new WorkHorse LED drivers are the first integrated drivers for integrated remote management and are designed to work with the Tvilight CityManager web-based Smart City management platform. Fulham will be demonstrating the WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers next week in booth 3817 at LightFair in San Diego.

The universal voltage (120-277v) family of outdoor drivers come in five models, from 40W to 200W, offer programmable output from 250mA to 2050mA, are rated IP65 or better, and use the Fulham SmartSet programmer and software. They are designed for outdoor luminaire applications such as area/roadway, parking lot, parking garage, and building exteriors.

Between now and 2020, these applications, today penetrated just less than 11% by LED is expected to grow to over 60% of the market, totaling an installed base of over 100M luminaires at that time.

In addition, the WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers have integrated software to connect to the Tvilight cloud-based control system. The 802.15.4 wireless device can be quickly installed and commissioned, and the real-time software driver includes a fixture health monitor as well as the ability to read and set the driver remotely. Sensors can be added to the installation wirelessly.

"Luminaires are becoming much more connected, especially outdoors", said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. "With this WorkHorse LED outdoor driver family, we provide multiple control options enhanced for simple integration and easy operation. Removing the complexity from controls is what customers are demanding."

The WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers are designed to interoperate with CityManager software from Tvilight, which applies Internet of Things (IoT) for wireless management and control. Combining the LED drivers with the CityManager software gives users a centralized management system for outdoor lighting that provides complete remote control. When used for street, parking, or other outdoor fixtures, the WorkHorse LED driver can be remotely programmed for automated on, off, and dimming, as well as providing health and performance statistics. The drivers also can even be reprogrammed for different light sources, such as a replacement LED light source that is more energy efficient.

"More and more customers are requiring programmability, not only for manufacturing flexibility, but also for maintenance, when replacement LED light sources are more efficient and drive current has to be tuned to ensure the updated fixture light output matches the rest in that room or location," Sharer said.

Optionally, the drivers are also available with a DALI control interface, the global IEC 62386 communications standard, and the most multivendor interoperable of any lighting control protocols. A 0-10v version is also available.

The drivers will be available in May for OEM integration into luminaires.

For more information about Fulham's complete line of LED drivers, please visit

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the U.K., China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252