Bluetooth-enabled lighting control system unveiled

Each Bluetooth-enabled device is its own wireless node for sending, receiving, and sharing control commands through a wireless mesh network

Douglas Lighting Controls has launched Bluetooth-enabled devices. [Image: douglaslightingcontrols.com]
Douglas Lighting Controls has launched Bluetooth-enabled devices. [Image: douglaslightingcontrols.com]

Douglas Lighting Controls, a part of the Panasonic family of companies, has introduced a complete, stand-alone wireless system to control lights in commercial applications using Bluetooth wireless technology.

The collection includes Douglas Lighting Controls’ Bluetooth Fixture Mounted Controller and 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 system can expand reach and control throughout the network, as each device passes information to the next device.

The Fixture Controller and Sensor provides automated individual and group control of light fixtures using onboard sensors and Bluetooth technology.

Remarking on the development, Rob Mahaffey, director of product market development at the company, said: "With our Bluetooth wireless solution, Douglas continues to provide lighting specifiers the reliability and operability that is so critical to the success of a well-designed lighting control system.

"Additionally, the system is easy to commission, saves on installation, employs a high level of encryption, and significantly reduces electrical consumption by providing the right amount of light when needed." 

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