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Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, has introduced a complete, stand-alone wireless system to control lights in a variety of commercial applications using Bluetooth® wireless technology. The system devices include Douglas Lighting Controls’ Bluetooth® Fixture Mounted Controller & Sensor, Bluetooth® Fixture Controller, Bluetooth® Sensor, Bluetooth® Switches, and Bluetooth® Dialog® Gateway. A complimentary Smartphone App provides commissioning and control capabilities for the devices and lighting control system.
Each Bluetooth-enabled device is its own wireless node for sending, receiving and sharing control commands through a wireless mesh network. The system can expand reach and control throughout the network, as each device passes information to the next device.
“With our Bluetooth wireless solution, Douglas continues to provide lighting specifiers the reliability and operability that is so critical to the success of a well-designed lighting control system,” said Rob Mahaffey, director of product market development for Douglas Lighting Controls. “Additionally, the system is easy to commission, saves on installation, employs a high level of encryption, and significantly reduces electrical consumption by providing the right amount of light when needed.”
Douglas Lighting Controls Bluetooth Fixture Mounted Controller and Sensor
The Fixture Controller & Sensor provides automated individual and group control of light fixtures using onboard sensors and Bluetooth technology. It is easily installed for ON/OFF or bi-level light functionality. The daylight sensor provides additional energy savings by adjusting the lights to work with the amount of natural daylight available in open-sided parking garages or from windows.
Configuration of the Fixture Controller & Sensor is done conveniently at deck level with Douglas’ complimentary smartphone app using Bluetooth protocol to communicate with the device. A Bluetooth mesh network is created between devices for control over a group of Douglas Lighting Controls Bluetooth Fixture Controllers & Sensors.
The Controller & Sensor has a maximum vertical range of 40 feet and is powered from the fixture. Once a device is configured, the system will automatically operate to control lighting based on occupancy in the area and the system settings.
Douglas Lighting Controls Bluetooth Fixture Controller
The Controller converts fixtures into wirelessly controlled luminaires. The device provides individual or multi-fixture control based on the wiring configuration (one-to-one or one-to-many) and can control a full 20A load. Control functionality includes ON/OFF and 0-10V dimming control of the fixture(s) through a wireless control point, eliminating the need for control wires between fixtures and making design and installation easier. Each device is capable of communicating with other Douglas Lighting Controls Bluetooth-enabled devices via the Bluetooth mesh network.
The Controller is effortlessly installed using the ½ inch chase nipple and the included flying leads. Commissioning is conveniently done at deck level with Douglas’ complimentary smartphone app.