EnOcean at LuxLive 2019: Energy Harvesting – key technology for smart lighting control systems
Oberhaching/London – November 7, 2019
At LuxLive (November 13-14, 2019, London, UK), visitors can learn how lighting can be connected to wireless control, data generation and the Internet of Things. At booth J0, EnOcean, world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, will display self-powered switches and sensors for maintenance-free lighting control and IoT solutions. These flexible sensory organs provide the data needed for wireless lighting networks evolving as an IoT data backbone. The maintenance-free sensor solutions presented at the show are available for several international wireless standards such as EnOcean, Bluetooth® and Zigbee.
Wireless lighting networks serve as the IoT network backbone transporting data from a variety of sensors to make buildings more energy-efficient and comfortable. Additionally, this data lays the foundation for optimized space utilisation enabling flexible and agile working environments. Such agile buildings solutions require highly flexible architectures enabling different usage scenarios and easy reconfiguration.
For this, EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology is the ideal fit. It enables self-powered wireless sensors, which gain all energy needed for their operation from the surrounding environment. The most obvious example is the battery-free wireless switch that generates its energy from the kinetic movement of being pressed. Other sources used for self-powered sensors are light (indoor and outdoor) or temperature differences to detect occupancy, light intensity, temperature, humidity, access or even acceleration, for instance.
At LuxLive, EnOcean will demonstrate self-powered solutions for a variety of different ultra-low power wireless protocols such as Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE), Zigbee PRO Green Power and EnOcean sub 1 GHz radio (ISO/IEC 14543-3-10):
EnOcean lighting systems in sub 1 GHz
Maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard (ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X) are perfectly suited for controlling LED lighting solutions, such as LED lighting controls, solar-powered presence and light sensors, kinetically operated light switches, and commissioning. More information at: www.enocean.com/en/internet-of-things-applications/building-automation
Bluetooth® lighting systems in 2.4 GHz
EnOcean will also be presenting self-powered wireless switches and sensors for Bluetooth® lighting control systems in 2.4 GHz. The Easyfit Bluetooth® switches and motion detector offer a complete maintenance-free control solution for Bluetooth® lighting systems. The devices have a Near Field Communication (NFC) interface to be easily integrated and commissioned for lighting control systems via an NFC reader or an NFC-enabled smartphone or tablet. More information at: www.easyfit-controls.com/easyfit-for-bluetooth-lighting-systems
Zigbee lighting solutions in 2.4 GHz
EnOcean is closely working together with leading manufacturers of lighting applications, developing self-powered lighting solutions for Zigbee systems on the 2.4 GHz band. The solutions include the Philips Hue Tap as well as the smart switches of Signify’s Friends of Hue partners. More information at: www.enocean.com/technology/battery-free-by-enocean
EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology. 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 and LED lighting control. The EnOcean products are based on miniaturized energy converters, energy-efficient electronics and reliable wireless technology for open wireless standards like EnOcean, Bluetooth® and Zigbee. Over 350 leading product manufacturers worldwide have been relying on EnOcean wireless modules for their system solutions for more than 15 years and have installed EnOcean-enabled products in one million buildings around the world.