Sensor Switch Launches nWiFi Wireless Solution for nLiGHT Network Lighting Control System

April 16, 2012

Acuity Brands, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of wireless capabilities to its award-winning nLiGHT® network lighting control technology. The nWiFi™ solution from Sensor Switch® uses existing WiFi network infrastructure to further simplify control installation and reduce hardware costs.

The nWiFi solution adds conventional WiFi technology (802.11n) to nLight devices, such as occupancy sensors and relays, enabling them to seamlessly communicate with both wired and wireless nLiGHT lighting control zones. Additionally, nWiFi devices can directly communicate to locally wired nLight devices through CAT-5 cables.  Already installed in multiple locations, the nWiFi solution has proven a robust addition to the wired nLiGHT network, leveraging the wide-spread industry knowledge around the 802.11 protocol.

“The addition of nWiFi makes nLight unique, integrating both wired and wireless lighting controls to meet the diverse requirements of any project,” said Ben Hahn, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and Value Stream Leader for Sensor Switch. “This hybrid approach simplifies installation, reduces labor costs and expands intelligent lighting control possibilities to areas such as renovation and high bay applications that traditionally have been challenging.”

“The application of WiFi is widespread, trusted, and growing, making it the ideal technology for wireless networked lighting controls,” said Steve Lydecker, Acuity Brands Lighting Senior Vice President and General Manager, Controls and Systems. “The nWiFi product line takes full advantage of this evolution and demonstrates our continued commitment to our customers through the development of innovative, cost-effective and technology-driven solutions that meet their needs.”

A digital architecture and networking technology that cost-effectively integrates time-based, daylight-based, sensor-based and manual lighting controls, the nLiGHT system is designed to function in an individual room or networked together across an entire facility or campus. Easy-to-use and easy-to-install, the nLiGHT system significantly cuts energy consumption while enhancing user and occupant convenience. nLiGHT intelligence is also embedded in LED luminaires from Lithonia Lighting® — offering a complete and customizable lighting solution with integrated controls.

For more information about Acuity Brands line of lighting and controls solutions, please visit Acuity Brands and Sensor Switch on the web.

 


Sensor Switch nLight Network Lighting Control System Awarded 2011 Top Product Recognition

February 6, 2012

nLiGHT® Network Lighting Control System from Sensor Switch® recently received a 2011 Top Products Award for lighting controls from Building Operating Management, the most preferred publication among building owners and facilities executives.

The Top Products Awards from Building Operation Management recognize the best products from manufacturers and suppliers from the past year as determined by building and facility executives who participated in a national survey.  Top Products were selected based on the criteria of innovation and usefulness to facility managers.  Winners were selected from a field of more than 500 possible products.

“It is a real honor to be selected for this award,” said Ben Hahn, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President and Value Stream Leader for Sensor Switch.  “What makes this award even more credible is that professionals in the industry voted on the winning products.  It’s very gratifying to know building operators, facility managers and design engineers chose nLiGHT as the top product in the lighting controls category. We are thrilled that nLiGHT is a valued solution for their lighting control needs.”

First introduced in 2007, the nLiGHT system is a revolutionary digital architecture and networking technology that cost-effectively integrates time-based, daylight-based, sensor-based and manual lighting controls. Designed to function in an individual room or to be networked together across an entire facility or campus, the nLiGHT system is an easy-to-use and easy-to-install lighting control system.  It significantly cuts energy consumption while enhancing user and occupant convenience.  nLiGHT intelligence is also embedded in LED luminaires from Lithonia Lighting® — offering a complete and customizable lighting solution with integrated controls.

For more information and to read more about the nLiGHT award, please click here. 

 


VTLED Luminaires an Expansion on Acuity Brands LEDs

June 14, 2011

Lithonia Lighting's new VTLEDWith the launch of the Lithonia Lighting VTLED volumetric luminaire, Acuity Brands expands its indoor ambient LED lighting offerings. Designed for general-purpose applications, the VTLED is a top-tier, volumetric fixture that joins the already popular RTLED, ACLED and TLED recessed LED luminaires launched last year.

VTLED’s points of distinction: it features intelligent controls (nLight™ plug-and-play technology) and flexible design at an exceptional value. It also comes standard with smooth, continuous dimming functions. The robust design with a classic aesthetic is versatile, making VTLED ideal for office, retail, education and healthcare environments.


New nLight Catalog Provides Design Information

April 12, 2011

A new and updated catalog is available for the nLight® Intelligent Lighting Control System. It contains comprehensive product information, including sample configurations for applications like retail, office, warehouse, and classroom.

The catalog incorporates a design guide that details best practices, information about lighting coverage patterns, wiring diagrams and an easy-to-read Quick-Reference guide.

The nLight system combines multiple lighting control options, including time-based, sensor-based, daylight-based, and manual functionality. It connects intelligent digital devices, including occupancy sensors, photocells, power/relay packs, wall switches, dimmers, relay panels and luminaires, to create an integrated lighting system with distributed intelligence that can be easily configured and customized to meet customers’ lighting requirements.


nLight Recognized as Top Lighting Controls Product

March 3, 2011

The nLight® Network Lighting Control System has received Building Operating Management magazine’s 2011 Top Products Award. nLight was selected as best product in the lighting controls category.

An integrated, distributed control system so easy to design and install, nLight is a revolutionary digital architecture and networking intelligent controls solution that can significantly cut energy consumption while enhancing the user and occupant experience with “Distributed Intelligence,” enabling zones to self-commission and function independently.

The Top Products Awards from Building Operation Management recognize the top products that meet the criteria of innovation and usefulness to facility managers as determined by readers who participated in the magazine’s national survey.