WIRELESS LIGHTENING CONTROL
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