Typical automatic lighting control applications involve an input device, such as a photosensor, interacting with a power controller, such as a switch. Though these components may be integrated into the same device (e.g., wall-box occupancy sensor), often they are installed separately. To interact, the input device must send a control signal to a controller, which then controls the load. The predominant traditional approach is to send a control signal along dedicated low-voltage wiring (typically called “hardwired”). A more recent approach rapidly gaining in popularity is to communicate using radio waves that travel through the air, eliminating the need for dedicated control wiring.
The resulting advantages enable advanced lighting control with greater installation flexibility, good scalability, and lower labor installation cost, suitable for many applications but particularly hard-to-wire applications, exterior area lighting, non-accessible ceilings, hard ceilings, asbestos abasement issues, spaces requiring reconfiguration, and brick-and-mortar existing buildings.travel through the air, eliminating the need for dedicated control wiring.


Wireless lighting controls have the basic functionality as hardwired advanced control systems,
providing benefits such as energy cost savings and flexibility.
Otherwise, the elimination of hardwiring control devices provides distinct benefits


The first is flexibility. Wireless control devices can be placed where they’re needed without limitation imposed by wiring, including areas that are difficult to wire. More flexibility is provided in unique applications. Electrical planning may be shortened. After installation, devices can be moved and the system expanded with relative ease.


Wireless control eliminates the need for dedicated control wiring and associated switch legs, traveler wires, conduit in many cases, and other raw materials, speeding and simplifying installation. With no damage to walls or ceilings, and little to no disruption to business operations, wireless control lends itself well to installing even sophisticated control systems in existing buildings and applications like streetlighting.


Wireless lighting control systems can be easily scaled as space needs change. The advantages of wireless control make these solutions particularly suitable for applications where the cost of running control wires is too costly or simply not possible, such as outdoor lighting, parking garages, warehouses and retrofits.