Wireless Lighting Controls - How it Works

Wireless lighting controls enable the same control strategies as “hard-wired” solutions, while providing installation flexibility, ease of reconfiguration, labor and material cost savings and scalability.  Wireless lighting controls are particularly suitable for applications where the cost of running wiring is too high or simply not possible, such as outdoor lighting, parking garages, high open ceilings etc.

nLight AIR is a simplified wireless lighting control solution complete with Holophane and other Acuity Brands commercial LED lighting fixtures embedded with smart sensor and wireless wall switches that give users the ability to regulate devices on any handheld device. Start-up is streamlined with the CLAIRITY app for pairing devices, creating groups, as well as customizing sensor settings. These devices are easy to install, exceed the necessary specification for local energy codes, and are designed with innovative 5-tier wireless security architecture.

How it Works - nLight AIR Stand-Alone System

One device in a group will be selected as the Group Monitor (GM) during commissioning. The GM acts as a repeater to communicate with other devices in the group.  Messages are sent to the GM, and the GM then sends a message to all devices at the same time.

Group 1 and Group 2 operate completely independent of one another.  

Benefits

• No gateway/router device to install

• Meets all basic control strategies: Switch, occupancy,

daylighting/photocell

• Easy to upgrade: Start simple, scale up when needed

How it Works - nLight AIR Networked System

Each nLight AIR group is bound to the nLight ECLYPSE™, providing system-wide communication. Messages are sent to and from the nLight ECLYPSE with all devices in range. For devices not in direct range, Autonomous Bridging Technology creates repeaters to carry messages to those devices out of range. 

Standalone communication with a group monitor still happens independent of system-wide communication.

Benefits

• System-wide configuration and control, including advanced scheduling and remote programming

• Building Management System (BMS) integration through standard protocols (eg. BACnet)

• Wired or wireless integration, over-the-air firmware updates, energy monitoring and much more!

 

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