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The organization will be presenting maintenance-free wireless control solutions for LED lighting applications, enabling simple commissioning, seamless integration with building automation systems and intelligently local control using the EnOcean radio standard.
SAN RAMON, Calif. and CHICAGO, April 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At LIGHTFAIR International 2018 (McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, May 8-10, 2018), the EnOcean Alliance as well as 16 of its members will demonstrate the benefits of the interoperable EnOcean ecosystem for wireless LED lighting controls, integrated building control and self-powered Internet of Things (IoT) applications. At Booth #754, the EnOcean Alliance presents a complete automation system based on the EnOcean energy harvesting wireless standard. It will include all necessary maintenance-free, wireless components for intelligent lighting control and HVAC control as well as energy management. Intelligent building control calls for solutions that can be flexibly adapted to individual project requirements. Breaking down the barriers of isolated applications, the interoperable EnOcean Alliance ecosystem of more than 400 member companies and over 1,500 products offer integrated systems that connect several building applications and control them depending on the current situation. These solutions also help optimize the utilization of buildings, create new service models and make buildings more flexible, energy-efficient and altogether more cost-effective. Therefore, maintenance-free wireless LED lighting control solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard will facilitate shaping the future of intelligent buildings worldwide.
LED lighting is revolutionizing the lighting industry and creating completely new market conditions. With LEDs replacing old lighting technologies, new control capabilities enable building owners to achieve higher energy efficiency rates and increased comfort. This is particularly important considering the fact that about 20% of the total energy production worldwide is used for electric lighting.
Maintenance-free LED lighting control solutions based on the EnOcean wireless standard
The energy harvesting wireless standard enables a complete wireless LED control system for retrofit projects and new-builds, enabling further energy savings and personal control while meeting regulatory requirements. Solutions based on the EnOcean standard include wireless relay controllers, energy harvesting wireless occupancy sensors, light level sensors, and wall switches.
“Today, the awareness of environmental issues and energy costs is constantly rising and lighting is understood to be one of the key factors for energy savings and increasing comfort in intelligent buildings worldwide. LED lighting control based on energy harvesting technology is a key component for intelligent buildings to fit these requirements. Self-powered wireless control systems provide greater installation flexibility if units within the system do not require dedicated cabling or batteries for power and can be easily retrofitted to existing buildings. Energy harvesting wireless sensors, switches and controls therefore perfectly fit in with the sustainable characteristics of maintenance-free, energy-saving lighting and LED technology. This makes EnOcean one of the most important wireless standards for maintenance-free applications for modern lighting control,” says Graham Martin, CEO and Chairman of the EnOcean Alliance.
At booth #754, the EnOcean Alliance will show an integrated building system covering the following areas:
Self-Powered Switches and Sensors
Intelligent lighting control can be covered on the basis of three main wireless components: kinetic-powered light switches, including dimmers, solar-powered light sensors, and solar-powered occupancy sensors.
This system can additionally support a wireless daylight harvesting application, which is a lighting controls system that automatically adapts the light level to the amount of available natural light in a room measured by light level sensors. In a typical commercial building with such an automated lighting control system, it is possible to reduce energy consumption by up to 30%.
Wireless sensors can also lay the foundation for energy savings, increased comfort, and healthier living through automated HVAC control. Self-powered temperature, gas, and climate sensors combined with hydronic heating valves form a wireless network that supplies heat or cool air depending on individual needs and behavior or when room conditions need to be adapted to predefined set points.
Gateways and Local Controllers
The approach of seamlessly integrating the control of different building areas can be realized with gateways and local controllers. These directly communicate with the self-powered wireless devices and with each other to process the delivered data and information for a synchronized building management system. This results in better energy efficiency while increasing comfort and security at the same time.
Building Management Systems
These same gateways can bridge the EnOcean standard to work also with other established protocols such as BACnet, LonMark, WiFi, or the cloud. This provides maximum flexibility to installing professionals to expand and adapt building automation systems based on other protocols at any time with wireless components and to centrally control the whole system.
More details on the self-powered wireless solutions shown at the EnOcean Alliance booth #754 can be found at www.enocean-alliance.org/en/products.
Visitors to LIGHTFAIR International 2018 can experience energy harvesting wireless solutions from various EnOcean Alliance members, including the following exhibitors:
Acuity Brands (#2602, 1802), Autani (#231), BACnet (#116), CAO Lighting (#1774), Easyfit by EnOcean (#754), ETC (#667), Fulham (#602), Functional Devices (#4471), Hubbell Lighting (#1325, #1125), Osram (#1002), Ushio (#5624), WAGO (#2167), Waldmann Lighting (#848) and Zumtobel Lighting (#3017).
Further partners showing energy harvesting wireless solutions can be found at the EnOcean Alliance booth (#754) including:
Illumra and MechoSystems.
About EnOcean Alliance
Leading companies worldwide from the building sector formed the EnOcean Alliance to establish innovative maintenance-free wireless solutions for the Internet of Things, which are used for automation solutions for sustainable building projects – making buildings more energy-efficient, more flexible and more cost effective. The core technology of the Alliance is energy harvesting wireless technology for flexibly positioned and service-free sensor solutions. The EnOcean Alliance aims to internationalize the energy harvesting wireless technology, and is dedicated to creating interoperability between the products of OEM partners. Basis for this is the international standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-1X, which is optimized for wireless solutions with ultra-low power consumption and energy harvesting. More than 400 companies currently belong to the EnOcean Alliance. The headquarters of the non-profit organization is located in San Ramon, California.
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