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April 2017

The ability to make any lighting system smart is now more accessible than it has ever been before.

Here at Holders Components, we are proud to be working with some of the best brands within this field such as Casambi, SwitchTech, EnOcean Dolphin & Xicato using Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and energy harvesting to create a smart lighting system.

 

The Casambi CBU-ASD is a wireless control unit for LED and halogen drivers with 0-10V, 1-10V or DALI dimming interface. The control output can be configured either as analogue 0-10V (and 1-10V) or digital Standalone DALI control interface.

When the output is configured as Standalone DALI1, CBU-ASD acts both as a controller and as a power supply making it possible to connect directly to an LED driver with DALI interface without the need for an external DALI power supply. This so-called Standalone DALI makes it possible to implement multi-channel lighting systems with adjustable colour (RGB) or colour temperature, while keeping the wiring and number of components at their minimum.

 

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CBU-ASD is controlled wirelessly with the Casambi smartphone and tablet applications using Bluetooth 4.0 protocol. Devices automatically form a secure wireless mesh network so that a large number of fixtures can be controlled from any point. No need for an external gateway.

More information on the CBU-ASD module can be found here.

The Single / Double Rocker Wall Switch from Dolphin EnOcean, using the European 55 x 55 form factor, uses energy harvesting technology to communicate wirelessly with other devices supporting the BLE protocol. It provides convenient control of lighting, temperature and miscellaneous electric loads.

The wall switches are self-powered and never require batteries because the simple act of pressing the rocker generates enough energy to send wireless BLE signals to other devices. The Single and Double Rocker Pads can optionally be configured by means of an NFC interface.

These switches can be used with a Casambi system or a Xicato XIM system. More information on the Dolphin EnOcean switch can be found here.

 

The SSW60 from SwitchTech is a 60W dual channel digital LED driver which offers two independent output channels. The 60W power can be shared between both channels or only one can be used thus ensuring maximum flexibility. It has very good dimming performance with very low flicker. The SSW60 has 32 DIP settings, 75-2600mA in CC and 9V-48 V in CV mode; 2x Push input, 1-10V, DALI and Casambi simultaneous dimming.

Digital drivers are entirely controlled using microcontrollers and software therefore ensuring that all behaviours of the driver are modifiable and can be changed in real-time. Digital LED drivers use a common technology platform (STP) which allows for fast development of new products.

More information on the SwitchTech drivers can be found here.

 

The Xicato XIM Generation 4 (XIM Gen4) is the first and so far only LED lighting module to integrate the industry’s best light source, driver, and wireless control system with Bluetooth® beacons capability, all in a 50mm unit. XIM Gen4 will fundamentally change the way you think about lighting control and smart spaces, with consequential impact on the lighting industry and your business.

Light system manufacturers can now capture the value of the control system, since it is built into their fixtures. Lighting system engineers and integrators can triple their productivity. And end users have complete flexibility to configure and reconfigure their spaces without worrying about wiring or complex controllers.

You can find more information on XIM Gen4 here.