Electrical & Lighting
Osram’s Simplux lighting control system offers upgrade path
May 24, 2017 - Simplux, a standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 sf and/or up to 100 nodes, is now available from Osram.
By Renée Francoeur
Simplux allows specifiers to choose “virtually any manufacturer’s luminaire that has a 0-10V dimmable ballast or LED driver, and deliver fixture-by-fixture or full group control as needed,” according to the company. Simplux also offers an upgrade path to Polaris 3D software and the Encelium networked light management system for enterprise-level control or integration to building automation systems via BACNet. The system is ideally suited for schools, commercial offices, warehouses, and places where a wired solution is a challenge, Osram says.
Simplux does not require a floor plan and can be set up with a mobile app, the company notes. Installers scan the barcodes of pre-installed hardware, group and connect them to appropriate Simplux controllers, then leverage pre-set default settings such as automated demand response, light levels and time-outs.
Simplux is available to specify now and will begin shipping June 2017, Osram says.