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Fulham, EnOcean Partner for Energy-Harvesting Lighting

Photonics.com
Aug 2018
HAWTHORNE, Calif., Aug. 17, 2018 — Lighting component and electronics supplier Fulham Co. Inc. and wireless energy-harvesting technology developer EnOcean GmbH have announced a new initiative to add EnOcean’s self-powered, wireless Easyfit switches to Fulham’s new Bluetooth mesh lighting control ecosystem.

Fulham recently demonstrated the first of a new family of Bluetooth, mesh-enabled, wireless LED products, including a 40-W constant current driver with an intelligent wireless control dongle and a Bluetooth bridge that can adapt any 0- to 10-V LED luminaire to support Bluetooth mesh. Fulham’s new Bluetooth mesh LED products are SIG-qualified, support bidirectional communications, and support third-party Bluetooth products.

Self-powered wireless wall switches for Bluetooth lighting control systems from EnOcean enable the development of maintenance-free, ready-to-use LED lighting applications. The self-powered Easyfit switches are already deployed in hundreds of thousands of projects worldwide, making LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible, and lower in cost.

The Easyfit switches obtain energy from the surroundings to supply self-powered wireless sensor networks. The modules are based on miniaturized energy converters that convert motion, light, or temperature differences into electrical energy. Therefore, wireless Easyfit switches are maintenance-free due to no batteries, are freely positionable, and allow flexible control as well as intuitive usage.

“This agreement with EnOcean demonstrates the power of vendor cooperation,” said Russ Sharer, vice president of global marketing for Fulham. “Switches are an essential part of any lighting system, and with this announcement, our customers now have self-powered, plug-and-play Bluetooth switches that can be installed anywhere, without additional wiring or batteries. As wireless lighting technology continues to evolve we will see more demand for flexible and maintenance-free products like EnOcean’s Easyfit switch.”

Fulham is a provider of sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics. EnOcean is a developer of maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for batteryless applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes, LED lighting control, and outdoor environmental monitoring.

“Although today´s mobile electronic devices are incredible tools for controlling lighting, the switch is still the most natural and intuitive interface between lighting and users,” said Troy Davis, sales director at EnOcean. “Therefore, our self-powered Easyfit switches combined with Fulham’s Bluetooth products enables innovative wireless LED lighting solutions. These are easy-to-install, maintenance-free applications for modern lighting control based on our proven energy-harvesting technology.”


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