Lighting in Design Q1 2023
make their products fit for the Matter standard. The first set covers the basic functions of networked lighting control: An LED driver dims and switches LED strips supplied with 24 V constant voltage. It is available in three power levels: 35, 60, 100 and 150 W. The manufacturer’s matching light strip – called Flextape – is suitable for indoor and outdoor use (IP 67) and rated to have a life expectancy of up to 72 000 hours. A push button coupler converts existing pushbuttons intoMatter-capable light switches and is installed directly in a flush-mounted box. The second product family from Tridonic is designed to control new or existing luminaires that use the digital DALI standard. Offices, meeting rooms and even hotel rooms, for example, can be made Matter-enabled – including voice control with Alexa, Siri or another assistant. Depending on the application, there is a choice of an active Mat ter-to-DALI module with its own power supply, a passive version for connection to an external power supply, and a group controller that can manage up to 25 DALI luminaires.
Matter-compatible. WiZ Connected is an Internet of Things software solution provider focused on delivering easy-to-use, Wi-Fi-based smart lighting. Owned by Signify, serves both consumer and professional lighting. WiZ will be among the first loT brands to support the Matter standard and will make its full portfolio compatible, including lights and smart plugs. Tridonic announces several innovations Tridonic, one of the leading technology suppliers to the professional lighting market is an early adopter of Matter and will launch Matter based compo nents early 2023 (see inset). The company feels the Matter standard will not limit itself to smart homes but will move into professional applications as well. With many hotels positioning themselves as ‘home away from home’ the hospitality sector might also adopt Matter. Other possible profes sional applications where Matter can play a role are smaller offices, shared offices, high end retail outlets and lounges. Tridonic’s innovations are aimed at both elec tricians and luminaire manufacturers who want to March presentation by IESSA IESSA, the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa, has the pleasure of inviting you to an online presentation by Greg Olivier, Project Engi neer at GT Developments, with the title: ‘Bluetooth Mesh Lighting Networks as an loT backbone’
The presentation will take place on Wednesday March 29 th at 3pm. As this is an online session, all IESSA members are invited to join.
The benefits of day/night bulbs and day/night sensors The rising cost of electricity has South Africans looking for savvy solutions to save money when illuminating their homes. Day/night light bulbs and day/night sensors are proving to be one of the leading ways of keeping costs down, but saving on electricity is just one of the many benefits they offer.
turns on. But this doesn’t mean you should be concerned about clouds, car lights, and lighting, which can all cause brief changes in lighting levels. The sensor is programmed to check for false light levels and will not be activated by them. Keep in mind that while a day/night bulb can simply be installed like a normal light bulb, day/ night sensors will require wiring.
The functionality of day/night sensitivity: • Makes arriving home late at night safer. • Gives the impression that your house is oc cupied when it’s not (especially handy during the holiday season). • Eliminates the risk of forgetting to switch off lights in the morning before you leave home for work. • Gives you one less thing to think about in the evenings. Day/night bulbs and sensors contain an integrated photocell that registers the brightness of daylight and activates when the level of light reaches the preset level. When darkness falls, an electrical current begins to flow, and the light automatically
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