Lighting control app enhances daylight management and multiple network access
Casambi’s updated lighting control app enhances daylight management and multiple network access in larger buildings. The provider of smart wireless lighting control technologies has introduced a new release of its lighting control app for smartphones, smart watches and tablets.The software update enables more feature-rich, Bluetooth-based management of daylight harvesting, improved functionality to access multiple wireless networks in larger buildings, upgraded implementation of warm dimming, and easier development of smart rotary switches by luminaire manufacturers.
This latest version of Casmbi’s smart lighting control software delivers a commissioning and management toolkit for buildings of any size. It can be used in large-scale connected lighting in commercial areas to smaller public spaces, says the company, for wireless lighting control that is fast, convenient and which integrates with existing or new lighting fixtures and IoT infrastructure. It also allows partners to customise lighting design.
Available on both Apple and Android platforms, the new release supports daylight management via standalone sensors or sensors integrated into luminaires to allow dimming of artificial lighting when enough daylight is available, to improve light quality and deliver energy savings. Enabling Bluetooth mesh network-based lighting control without needing a wired gateway or Wi-Fi network connection, the Casambi platform already supports support for presence sensors to automatically control smart luminaires and
light bulbs individually or in groups when a space is occupied.
Casambi’s app can also be used seamlessly for larger building complexes. By selecting and enabling ‘Site’, users control lighting across many networks and can adjust scenes, timers, user accounts and user privileges. For example, the scenes in ‘Site’ can include luminaires from any of the networks that have been added to it.
Casambi also offers the possibility for partners to develop their own rotary switches based on the CBM-001 and CBM-002 Bluetooth modules. In addition to the basic functionality of a rotary switch that can be pushed to turn luminaires on, or rotated for dimming and adjusting colour temperature, the switch can also be used to cycle through scenes or modes.
Casambi has also added several fixture modes to enable warm dimming. Suitable for Casambi’s CBU-ASD, CBU-PWM4, CBM-001 and CBM-002 modules, the ‘WarmCool’ modes implement ‘warm dimming’ with a single dimmer and two outputs (warm/cool) that are mixed according to calibration graphs in order to gradually decrease the colour temperature as the dimming level is reduced.