Electrical & Lighting
Douglas Lighting Controls introduces Bluetooth wireless lighting control system
February 14, 2017 - 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.
By Renée Francoeur
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 company notes, and the system can expand reach and control throughout the network, as each device passes information to the next device.
The Controller & Sensor has a maximum vertical range of 40 feet and is powered from the fixture, while the sensor is a dual-technology, ceiling-mounted occupancy and daylight sensor.
The switches provide wall station control over lighting in rooms and defined spaces and is available in 4-button or 8-button with 0-10V dimmer and 1-button formats in 120/277VAC and 347VAC models.