EnOcean at LuxLive 2018: Self-powered sensors and switches enabling a new level of smart lighting control
At booth J0, technology provider EnOcean will be demonstrating self-powered wireless solutions, enabling flexible, maintenance-free applications for modern lighting control and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Oberhaching, October 11, 2018
At LuxLive (November 14-15, 2018, London, UK), EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will showcase maintenance-free wireless solutions for modern lighting systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). At booth J0, visitors to the show can experience self-powered wireless switches and sensors for modern maintenance-free lighting and IoT solutions based on open standards. Offering these maintenance-free, ready-to-use solutions, EnOcean’s OEM customers are able to focus on the quickly evolving LED market opportunities. In conjunction with intelligent IoT systems, self-powered wireless solutions also help optimize the utilization of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, more energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective.
Key technology for intelligent lighting and IoT systems
Wireless lighting networks are uniquely positioned to serve as the IoT network backbone in buildings. They can transport data from a variety of sensors to make buildings smarter, safer and more comfortable. Energy harvesting sensors can provide this data quickly, conveniently and without the need for maintenance, making EnOcean a major partner, enabling a key technology for IoT solutions and sustainable smart lighting control. In conjunction with IoT cloud solutions such as IBM´s Watson IoT Platform or Microsoft Azure, self-powered EnOcean-based sensors furthermore enable maintenance-free solutions for Real Estate Management to increase operational, financial and environmental performance of facilities.
“Lighting is one of the most exciting and fastest growing digital building areas. Some years ago, changing the lighting technology to LED was mainly driven by energy saving purposes. This is of course still true today, however, with the new possibilities of digital networking, lighting has developed to a core aspect of the Internet of Things”, says Andreas Schneider, CEO and Co-Founder at EnOcean GmbH. “Our self-powered and highly flexible sensors and switches are a vital part of this evolution for reliable data delivery and intelligent control regardless of the wireless standard in use.”
At LuxLive 2018, EnOcean will be presenting maintenance-free sensor solutions for modern lighting control on the basis of open standards such as EnOcean, Bluetooth® and Zigbee.
Self-powered wireless solutions for EnOcean lighting systems in sub 1 GHz
Maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X) introduced by the EnOcean Alliance on the sub 1 GHz band have been successfully established for use in LED lighting control. These maintenance-free solutions are perfectly suited for controlling LED lighting solutions, such as LED lighting controls, solar-powered presence and light sensors, kinetically operated light switches, and a commissioning tool. These wireless control solutions can be easily added to existing buildings during an upgrade to LED lighting. In addition, these solutions help make LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient and cost-effective, enabling installers to quickly and flexibly install them.
Maintenance-free lighting control solutions for Bluetooth® lighting systems
EnOcean will be presenting self-powered wireless switches and sensors for Bluetooth® lighting control systems in 2.4 GHz based on the proven energy harvesting technology. The self-powered and wireless Easyfit Bluetooth® switches with Near Field Communication (NFC) allow simple or complex lighting scenes and effects, and enable simple, flexible installation of lighting applications.
Easyfit Bluetooth® switches are compatible with various solutions from leading LED lighting manufacturers and have already been installed in hundreds of buildings. Combined with Bluetooth® lighting systems from Casambi, Helvar, Silvair, Vossloh-Schwabe, Xicato and Wirepas, Easyfit wall switches offer lighting installers the benefits of maintenance-free, easily positionable and ready-to-use solutions, allowing flexible control as well as intuitive usage.
At this event, EnOcean will present first samples of the upcoming solar-based sensors for Bluetooth® lighting systems, for example, an occupancy sensor, a temperature/humidity sensor, a magnet contact and a light sensor.
Maintenance-free 2.4 GHz Zigbee lighting solutions
EnOcean is closely working together with leading manufacturers of lighting applications such as Philips and other partners, developing self-powered lighting solutions for Zigbee systems on the 2.4 GHz band for use in consumer and commercial LED lighting systems, e.g. the Hue tap. Another recent example of successful collaboration is the Friends of Hue program. As a supplement to Philips lighting solutions, several lighting control manufacturers such as Busch-Jäger, Niko, Feller and Vimar, have already presented various switch designs based on energy harvesting technology from EnOcean.
Additionally, EnOcean collaborates in the Zigbee Alliance Green Power Working Group to further drive energy harvesting for Zigbee solutions forward. One example of this successful collaboration was optimizing the Zigbee green power protocol for energy harvesting devices by standardizing a new generic switch model. Furthermore, EnOcean was supporting the optimization of the Zigbee green power sensor protocol, enabling compact data reporting.
Learn more about energy harvesting wireless controls
On the second day of the Trends in Lighting conference (September 26th, 9:30 to 10:00 am, Seegalerie), visitors are invited to join Matthias Kassner, VP Product Marketing at EnOcean, in his presentation “Smart lighting owns the ceiling – but what about the walls?” For additional information, please download the agenda here.
EnOcean will also be exhibiting at LuxLive (November 14-15, 2018, London, UK).
EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology marketed under the brand names Dolphin and Easyfit. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company produces and markets self-powered wireless sensor solutions for maintenance-free applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes, LED lighting control and outdoor environmental monitoring. The EnOcean products are based on miniaturized energy converters, energy-efficient electronics and reliable wireless technology for open wireless standards like EnOcean, Zigbee and Bluetooth®. Leading product manufacturers have been relying on EnOcean wireless modules for their system solutions for the past 15 years and have installed the products in several hundreds of thousands of buildings around the world.