Enlighted, a Siemens company, recently announced new lighting control capabilities have been added to its award-winning building Internet of Things (IoT) Platform. These include advanced tunable white lighting control, daylight harvesting group capabilities, and a two-wire interface for the company’s powerful sensors. Together, these new advancements can improve the health and well-being of building occupants, improve lighting aesthetics, simplify fixture integration, and reduce costs.
Advanced Tunable White Lighting Control
Enlighted sensors go beyond the automated circadian rhythm capabilities typically found in today’s tunable white solutions and now provide user-level control of color temperature to desired levels. The color temperature can be automatically aligned with the astronomical clock or directly tuned according to specific user needs. Occupants can tailor their environment, improve productivity and comfort, and help increase health benefits.
Daylight Harvesting Groups
The innovative daylight harvesting groups capability improves the aesthetics of lighting while continuing to deliver important energy savings from harvesting available daylight from near-by windows and skylights. Taking advantage of the wireless networking and smart capabilities of the Enlighted solution, this new feature enables users to group light fixtures together so they operate at a uniform output level, and adjust lighting conditions intelligently to optimize aesthetics, energy savings, and occupant comfort.
This notably benefits areas such as open atrium lobbies, where competing solutions would create incongruent light levels by adjusting each light fixture output independently. With the Enlighted solution, the atrium lighting will appear uniform and pleasing, and still adjust automatically to changes in natural lighting sources.
Enlighted’s sensor portfolio has expanded with the addition of new sensors supporting a dedicated two-wire interface. By eliminating complex cabling and customized connectors, the sensor integration and fixture assembly process is simplified for lighting OEMs with a reduction in system cost. The sensor interface is compatible with the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI-2) specification and supports a broad portfolio of drivers worldwide.
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