Wireless lighting controls that are self-programming cut consumption

February 05, 2014 // By Paul Buckley
Luminaires enabled with Cree's SmartCast Technology remove the complexity associated with lighting controls and enable customers to realize the full savings potential of lighting controls with benefits they’ve never had before.

These self-programming wireless lighting-control systems claim to reduce energy consumption by more than 70 percent for half the cost of traditional lighting controls.

“Commercial lighting customers have resisted installing traditional lighting controls because of excess cost and complexity, and the majority of those who have installed controls stop using them as intended after the first year because they’re difficult to maintain,” explained Norbert Hiller, executive vice president, lighting. “Cree SmartCast Technology eliminates these barriers to adoption and delivers the enormous benefit of significantly greater energy cost savings, allowing customers to finally realize the promise of lighting controls.”

Featuring Cree’s innovative OneButton Setup, luminaires enabled with SmartCast Technology create their own secure network. The system learns about its environment and forms groups to maximize savings with the push of a single button. SmartCast Technology also eliminates additional design time, wires and set-up time often associated with controls systems to provide the simplest controls system available.

Cree SmartCast Technology is currently available in CR Series LED troffers, CS Series linear luminaires and KR Series downlights, as well as via a 0–10-V interface for control of existing dimmable LED luminaires.