Wireless systems promote the transition from wired to wireless connected lighting control

Bluetooth interconnected lighting control systems are deployed in various commercial facilities such as offices, retail stores, healthcare facilities, factories, etc., to achieve energy conservation, enhance occupant experience and more efficient building operations.

What is connected lighting control?

The interconnected lighting control system is an intelligent network composed of individually addressable lamps and control equipment with a large number of built-in sensors so that each component of the system can send and receive data. The three key advantages of this system have driven the market's demand for advanced interconnected lighting control systems:

#Significant energy savings

In addition to providing more precise scheduling and demand response, interconnected lighting control can also monitor occupancy and daylight levels through smart sensors, and adjust light usage in real-time to achieve more efficient energy consumption.

#Better living experience

The quality of light is vital to the well-being and productivity of the occupants. Traditional lighting systems cannot achieve efficient energy cost control without affecting the experience of building occupants. Interconnected lighting control can achieve task adjustment and personal control of light management, so as to achieve an ideal balance between building energy-saving and occupant comfort.

#Optimized building operations

Today, luminaires have been able to provide performance data that help improve the ability of the optimized system, as well as key health data that can achieve predictive maintenance. In addition, an interconnected lighting control system that integrates sensors for occupancy, temperature, humidity, and air quality will also help improve the operating efficiency of other building systems, including HVAC and security systems.

From wired to wireless

The three main advantages of wireless systems have promoted the transformation of interconnected lighting control from wired to wireless:

#Lower cost

Since there is no need to pull control lines, the deployment cost of wireless network lighting control is greatly reduced. The reduction in labor and material costs, minimal interference with commercial operations during the installation process, and reduction in ongoing maintenance costs have all brought huge savings to building owners and managers, especially in retrofitting.

#Greater design flexibility

The wireless system allows the device to be placed where there is a distance limitation or originally wired obstruction. In addition, the wires are fixed, but space and layout are changing, and the lighting control system must adapt to it. Compared with wired products, wireless systems are easier to reconfigure and provide superior flexibility.

#Future scalability

The ideal interconnected lighting control system can usually start with a small deployment, and then expand in terms of functionality and scale. Deploying a wireless system is more scalable than deploying a wired system. The wireless system can be more easily added with advanced controls and expanded to meet changing business needs and user needs.

Bluetooth technology illuminates the road to the future

There are four key reasons why Bluetooth mesh network has become the preferred technology for commercial interconnected lighting systems:

#A cost-effective distributed architecture

The deployment cost of the traditional lighting control system, even the cost of testing, limits its adoption rate in commercial lighting. The Bluetooth mesh network reduces the cost of components by eliminating the need for a central controller, reducing the cost of early personnel and deployment, and enabling designers and technicians to quickly deliver to building owners and residents.

#Direct configuration on a mobile device

100% of smartphones and tablet computers support Bluetooth technology. Therefore, without engineering expertise or Internet access, cloud platform, etc. to support the installation and operation of the system, system integrators and installers can enable users to use simple, User-friendly debugging applications to communicate directly with nodes on the network.

#First-class scale, performance, and reliability

The Bluetooth mesh network is specifically designed for large-scale implementation of interconnected lighting control. The following three key features help to highlight the advantages of Bluetooth mesh in terms of scale, performance, and reliability, distinguish it from other wireless lighting control technologies and can be based on the requirements of installers, building managers, and end-users in commercial installations. Need to be adjusted:

The decentralized control architecture enables the system to be intelligently distributed to all terminal devices, avoiding single points of failure and preventing system-level interruptions.

The unique publish/subscribe addressing method can greatly reduce the information receiving and sending traffic on the network, thereby achieving a larger network scale and higher performance.

The controllable message flooding relay method enables the wireless network to expand to thousands of nodes while maintaining high performance and reliability.

#Far more than other benefits in the lighting category

The Bluetooth radio embedded in the lighting control device can be used to implement advanced building services including indoor navigation and asset tracking, transforming the interconnected lighting control system from a single-function solution to a platform for data-driven intelligent building services. The benefits of these services go far beyond lighting.