Smart lighting controls aim for energy optimization
Source: Samantha Shen
Optimized lighting and the ambience it brings are what people look for in smart buildings. The balance between efficient energy management, productivity and comfort has become what users care most about.
Some of the solutions take natural light into consideration for brightness adjustment, and some optimize energy management through occupancy and movement monitoring. The system then automates the rules, giving users peace of mind.
Offering flexible control solutions for any size of smart buildings, Lutron
's Quantum solution combines integrated lighting control, personal control, solar-adaptive automated shade control, LED control technologies and space utilization tools to maximize the efficiency and management of light.
This lighting solution can further be connected with building security and HVAC systems. Quantum integrates through BACnet RS232, Ethernet TCP/IP, and contact closures.
OSRAM LUXeye Sense DALI BT
's LUXeye Sense DALI BT is a lighting control unit with an integrated light and presence sensor, as well as a DALI broadcast output channel that works out of the box and is easily operated using a pushbutton.
Working well in areas like offices, conference rooms, training rooms and corridors, LUXeye Sense DALI BT regulates light and light intensity according to the presence, or otherwise, of people and of ambient light. Users can also control the light settings from a smartphone app and have all operations well managed with appropriate lighting effect.
Current Daintree Enterprise Wireless Controls
Daintree, a Current by GE
lighting series, is a Zigbee-based solution for lighting and building management that contains Wireless Area Controllers (WAC360), control software and system controller (SC).
Daintree Enterprise utilizes data analytics to optimize energy management and operational efficiency. Multiple WACs can be connected through GE’s Predix IoT platform to scale the system to hundreds or thousands of lights or building devices across a distributed enterprise.
Leviton Decora Smart
For smart homes and buildings, retail, libraries and various applications, Leviton
’s Decora Smart line of dimmers, switches and plug-in outlets aim to make lighting management simple. With customized automation schedules or vacation lighting mode, individual or groups of lights will work in pre-determined pattern. Decora Smart
is compatible with voice commands via Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free controls, making integrated management even easier for all types of users.
Philips Lighting OccuSwitch Wireless
The OccuSwitch Wireless family of Philips Lighting
consists of wireless sensors and an actuator (relay-box). By adding additional occupancy sensors in the network, up to 160 square meters of space can enjoy lighting efficiency and savings of up to 30% by simply turning off the lights automatically in unoccupied areas.
To maximize the convenience, the smart timer extends the delay time by 5% if movement is detected shortly after switch-off, assuming that the area is still in use. OccuSwitch Wireless is suitable for use in open-plan offices, schools, corridors, storage units and more.
Acuity Brands Synergy
With predefined zones and programmable rules, Acuity Brands
Synergy unites light switching, architectural dimming, intelligent ballast controls, occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting into a single system. The solution meets the requirements of the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED guidelines for lighting control.
Further, Synergy provides scalability for building system integration through BACnet, Ethernet/IP, DMX-512, MS/TP and ARCNET. From module to user interface, the system may be expanded to fit different requirement at any time.
Paulmann Zigbee Smart Lighting Control
software enables the users to remotely control, dim, tune colors from 16 million options, or program their light settings in an easy way, making it intuitive to create ambience for every room in the home.
Through the open Zigbee 3.0 communication, cross-brand controls are possible through Amazon Alexa voice command, Osram Lightify, AIO Mediola Gateway V5 Plus, Ubisys Gateway G1, and more. The system also has the scalability to further integrate with other building control units.
Crestron Zum Wireless Lighting Control
Crestron Zum is a simple
wireless lighting systems for standalone spaces and building-wide controls without visible antenna or complicated programs. Zum Load Controller and the Zum Network Bridge synchronize the system with Zum Cloud, allowing remote control not restricted by location or time. The Zum lighting devices can automatically pair with the control app, and the users can easily set up group lighting schedules, scenarios, or optimize daylighting in the smart app.