At Strategies in Light 2017 (Anaheim, February 28 – March 2, 2017), EnOcean, a leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will present self powered wireless LED control for multiple wireless protocols. At booth #107, the company will be exhibiting their extensive Dolphin portfolio, including self-powered switches, sensors, actuators, and LED fixture controllers. These solutions enable sophisticated lighting control including daylight harvesting and task tuning.
EnOcean will be demonstrating wireless LED controls for intelligent lighting control in sub 1 GHz, enabling simple commissioning, intelligent local control, and seamless integration with building automation systems. Additionally, the company will be showing self-powered wireless switches for 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Low Energy for use in smart homes and modern light control all over the world.
“Today, lighting is understood to be the key factor for building electrical energy usage, and for the well-being and productivity of the occupants. Wireless controls coupled with LED updrades provide low installation costs while offering flexibility to expand the system at any time. Self-powered wireless solutions are extremely attractive as they eliminate the burden of downtime and battery maintenance cost. In close collaboration with EnOcean Alliance partners and industry leading lighiting and controls manufacturers, we continue to develop new self-powered, maintenance-free applications for modern lighting control,” says Neil Cannon, President, EnOcean.
Comprehensive wireless control
EnOcean wireless technology is optimized for ultra-low power communication, allowing the self-powered, sensors and switches. EnOcean’s LED control portfolio is based on the 902 MHz frequency, which delivers maximum point to point communication distances within buildings. These wireless controls solutions can be easily added to existing buildings during an upgrade to LED lighting.
The complete LED control portfolio consists of LEDR and LEDD Fixture/Zone Controllers, self-powered, wireless light switches, occupancy and light level sensors as well as the Navigan remote commissioning software. Controls and Lighting manufacturers can create EnOcean-enabled products by using the extensive line of Dolphin by EnOcean RF modules and EnOcean enabled LED drivers.
Remote set-up and commissioning
The LEDD and LEDR controllers are both supported by Navigan Wireless Commissioner (NWC 300U) and the Navigan Software. Via this remote commissioning interface, settings such as thresholds, dimming levels, ramp speeds, task tuning, or timers can be changed wirelessly. Employing a Windows-based laptop equipped with the remote commissioning tool, an installer can locate wireless devices throughout the facility, logically connect the controller to switches and sensors, and configure settings in the controller over the air – completely without physical access, saving time and costs.
At Strategies in Light 2017, EnOcean will be demonstrating cutting-edge solutions with leading industry partners based on open standards. EnOcean partners with Casambi and Xicato to develop self-powered lighting solutions for Bluetooth Low Energy systems in 2.4 GHz
EnOcean recently launched their batteryless Bluetooth Low Energy switch module PTM 215B with Near Field Communication (NFC) for BLE-based lighting systems on the 2.4 GHz band. The first collaboration partners have integrated EnOcean´s BLE switch into their solutions:
Xicato´s XIM Gen4 LED lighting modules plus EnOcean´s Bluetooth Low Energy switch are ideal for retail and commercial applications requiring California Title 24 compliance. The combination of EnOcean’s energy harvesting wireless switches with the features of Xicato´s LED lighting modules allows simple or complex lighting scenarios, and enables flexible installation. These self-powered lighting solutions are used in some of the world’s finest museums, retail stores, hotels and residences.
Casambi has integrated a support for the EnOcean Bluetooth Low Energy switch. The new EnOcean switches work seamlessly within Casabi’s networked lighting controls. Equipped with NFC technology, EnOcean´s PTM 215B switch module commissioning is fast and simple. The EnOcean switches can control individual luminaires, groups of luminaires, scenes and animations in Casambi lighting control solutions.
Smart and maintenance-free Philips lighting solutions for 2.4 GHz ZigBee systems
Philips develops self-powered lighting solutions for ZigBee systems on the 2.4 GHz band for use in consumer and commercial lighting applications based on energy harvesting technology. These flexible, wireless solutions are especially suited to consumer-applications controlling LED lighting. The Philip´s Hue tap switch, for example, is a self-powered wireless switch for the Hue lighting system.
Visitors to the show can experience self-powered wireless solutions based on energy harvesting technology from EnOcean at the following booths:
Acuity Brands (#769), Brown (Inventronics, Wattstopper; #200), Mean Well USA Inc. (booth #611), Terralux (booth #634), Thomas Research Products (booth #300) and Zumtobel (#659).