Lighting Control for Intelligent Buildings
When GRE Alpha's advanced LED dimming module and driver technology paired up with EnOcean's patented energy harvesting wireless technology, the result changed the face of smart building lighting design. Powered by exploiting the energy generated at the push of a button, the ENO-DIM dimming module allows for smooth, flicker-free dimming of lighting fixtures.This article lays out the ways ENO-DIM is pushing wireless LED lighting control to the future loT level while providing significant savings in time, money and energy.
Highly Flexible and Easy to Install
When ENO-DIM made its debut in 2018, jaws were dropping at how easy it was to install. ENO-DIM was the first dimming module of its kind and, to this moment, remains unmatched in intelligent building lighting applications. Brilliantly constructed to work with all EnOcean certified self-powered wireless switches, any constant voltage LED lighting system can be extended and seamlessly retrofitted to EnOcean wireless technology. The ENO-DIM module operates at a maximum 5 amperes (amp) capacity and can support up to 30 EnOcean wireless energy harvesting devices.
Perfect for new building automation projects, ENO-DIM works just as easily as a straightforward upgrade to existing LED lighting systems. The ENO-DIM module hooks up to any constant voltage LED driver, including an existing DC power distribution panel or at any point in an existing lighting circuit. The wireless energy switches are very robust and installation retrofit does not require extra wiring. Plus, there are no batteries to replace or hazardous waste disposal. With installation virtually effortless, reduced labor and component costs, the savings generated by ENO-DIM over time will be significant.
Proprietary Frequencies for Various Parts of the World
While most smart lighting systems utilize the ISM (Industrial, Scientific, Medical) radio band, GRE's ENO-DIM module uses EnOcean's proprietary frequencies for communication. Those bands enable noise-free, near-instantaneous feedback without interference, and a wide range of up to 30 meters within buildings. This is a dramatic contrast to less reliable RF wireless technologies such as BLE and Zigbee.
The ENO-DIM module currently supports multiple frequencies that will insure its reliability in different geographic areas. GRE Alpha is the only member of the EnOcean alliance to focus on lighting for the Japanese market. Additional frequencies for new products and territories are in the works.
Infinite Possibilities in Smart Building Design
Wireless, self-powered control devices are the most flexible solution to achieve the full data potential of intelligent LED lighting control in new builds and retrofits. Customers are extremely impressed with how this reflects in the sheer versatility of the ENO-DIM module. With the powerful combination of GRE Alpha's modular LED power supplies and EnOcean' s self-powered sensors and switches, lighting designers can now create sustainable intelligent building, home automation and architectural lighting control systems that are energy-efficient, easy to install and maintenance-free.
Current applications include:
No Other Dimmer Compares
EnOcean energy harvesting technology and switches have dramatically simplified lighting system installations and commissioning and dramatically reduced wiring requirements.That is a huge win for lighting industry experts. With so many valuable benefits, GRE Alpha Electronics is hoping to drive the rapid adoption of existing and new lighting projects to EnOcean controlled lighting. To that end, the ENO-DIM dimming module represents the first in a series of EnOcean products that will allow seamless upgrades of existing lighting systems.
Summing up the advantages of the ENO-DIM module:
Where we go from here
Not long ago, concepts like energy harvesting would have been perceived as wildly imaginative. Now we've gone from a simple illumination element to the ENO-DIM dimming module as a core communication device. Lighting leads the way as one of the pioneer industries in the Internet of Thing (IoT). As we become more connected as a society, increasingly connected lighting systems will continue to get more attention and have more applications. With companies like GRE Alpha Electronics and EnOcean at the forefront of smart building management, it's clear that future possibilities are limitless.
About GRE Alpha
GRE Alpha® Electronics, Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacture of solid-state lighting power supplies and lighting control accessories which are the lifeblood of indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems. With over two decades of power conversion expertise and a commitment towards innovation, we engage with industry pioneers to deliver highly efficient, installation-ready, and agency-approved LED power conversion products for a wide variety of industry applications. Our success is centered on three core values—innovation, service and partnership.
If you'd like to know more about the ENO-DIM dimming module or other types of leading edge LED power solutions, please visit GRE Alpha's enquiry page and one of our product experts will quickly get back to you.
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