Lighting consumes a substantial portion of a building's energy, often reaching 25% of the budget. Smart lighting offers significant energy cost reductions for businesses and enhances commercial building sustainability. The shift from incandescent to LED lighting is a key industry trend.
Yet, energy-efficient LEDs are only a part of the equation. Automatic occupancy and daylight sensors cut costs by adjusting lighting to demand and dimming when natural light is ample, helping businesses save energy and money while reducing their carbon footprint.
Integrating Bluetooth mesh into lighting systems offers many advantages. It simplifies installation, reduces cables, and makes mounting sensors and controls easier. Retrofitting on existing systems speeds up construction and cuts costs. Battery-powered or energy-harvesting sensors and controls also save time and money. Bluetooth enables easy setup and maintenance through smartphone apps, simplifying the process even more.
Enhance Value Through Location Services
In commercial buildings, luminaires are widespread and often densely installed. When these luminaires incorporate wireless technology like Bluetooth for sensor and control connections, this same tech can serve for location services.
Transforming luminaires into virtual Bluetooth beacons, they periodically transmit beacon packets to smartphones and other portable devices. Deploying Bluetooth beacons opens opportunities for valuable services, including indoor positioning and wayfinding.
IoT-Powered Commercial Lighting Solutions
Silicon Labs' wireless offering empowers future-proof commercial lighting designs, enabling seamless integration of new applications and features, such as circadian lighting, predictive maintenance, and enhanced location services, through software upgrades.
Mesh Networking for Wireless Lighting
Commercial lighting systems often span large areas with dense networks of nodes. Technologies like Bluetooth mesh or Zigbee are ideal due to their scalability, multi-hop communication, and support for both mains and low-power nodes.
As a leading provider of wireless mesh networking, we've deployed over 100 million nodes for lighting applications. Our wireless SoCs include major mesh networking technologies like Bluetooth mesh, Zigbee, Thread, and Z-wave, tailored to lighting's unique needs.
Standardized Network Lighting Control Device Profiles
The recently standardized Network Lighting Control (NLC) device profiles enhance the efficiency of commercial environments by introducing automated and adaptable lighting control into LED systems. By integrating lighting operation and management with sensors capable of detecting specific needs within each area, such as occupancy and natural light levels, this ensures that lighting is activated precisely when needed.
Our Bluetooth SoCs and modules can support the following NLC profiles: ambient light sensor, basic scene selector, dimming control, basic lightness controller, and occupancy sensor.
Optimize for Mains-Powered Applications
Luminaires serve as the backbone of a mesh-connected network, relaying messages between nodes. Typically, these devices are mains powered and don't require optimization for battery operation.
我们的 EFR32xG21 针对网状网络中的这些核心设备进行了优化，在传输功率和接收器灵敏度方面具有业界出色的 RF 性能。These devices are also equipped with 96 kB of RAM and 1024 kB of Flash ensuring they can run the core networking activity and for example, Bluetooth beaconing while participating in a mesh network. EFR32xG21 还可在高达 +125 °C 的环境中运行，适用于某些应用。
我们的无线解决方案在所有级别都安全无虞，可保护您的照明产品免受极为复杂的攻击。Our Secure Vault firmware enabled the world’s first wireless SoCs to achieve PSA Certified Level 2 certification.
Silicon Labs 提供适用于任何经验水平的 ML 开发工具，并满足特定应用。
您可利用定制零件制造服务在工厂定制无线 SoC、模块和 MCU。
LTSSS 可降低软件开发成本，保持强大的安全性并提供最新的认证，长达 10 年。
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