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JP5603121B2
JP5603121B2 JP2010081066A JP2010081066A JP5603121B2 JP 5603121 B2 JP5603121 B2 JP 5603121B2 JP 2010081066 A JP2010081066 A JP 2010081066A JP 2010081066 A JP2010081066 A JP 2010081066A JP 5603121 B2 JP5603121 B2 JP 5603121B2
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本発明は直流の電力で発光する素子を用いた照明装置に関し、特に、照明装置に付属する通信装置とその通信設定方法に関する。   The present invention relates to a lighting device using an element that emits light with DC power, and more particularly to a communication device attached to the lighting device and a communication setting method thereof.

光源に発光ダイオードやレーザダイオードなどの直流の電力が供給されることで発光する素子を用いた照明装置は、白熱電球や蛍光灯等の照明光源と比較して長寿命、小型、低消費電力であることから使用量が増加しつつある。また、発光ダイオードは、余熱不要であり、応答速度が速く、電源の制御により点滅の制御や発光量の変調制御が可能であり、直流電源で発光するのでノイズの発生が少なく、通信信号の伝送に適している。そのため照明光の光源をそのまま信号元として利用することが提案されている(例えば、特許文献1参照)。   Lighting devices using elements that emit light by supplying direct-current power, such as light-emitting diodes and laser diodes, to the light source have a longer life, smaller size, and lower power consumption than illumination light sources such as incandescent bulbs and fluorescent lamps. The amount of use is increasing. Light-emitting diodes do not require extra heat, have a fast response speed, and can be controlled to control blinking and light emission modulation by controlling the power supply. Suitable for Therefore, it has been proposed to use the light source of illumination light as a signal source as it is (see, for example, Patent Document 1).

また、照明用の可視光を変調して通信することと、それとは別に可視光の消灯時に赤外LED(Light Emitting Diode)を変調させて通信に用いることが提案されている(例えば、特許文献2、3参照)。また、特許文献2では、照明点灯時には照明部の可視光LEDに電力を供給し、照明消灯時には赤外LEDに電力を供給することが提案されている。   Further, it has been proposed to modulate the visible light for illumination for communication and separately modulate the infrared LED (Light Emitting Diode) when the visible light is extinguished (for example, Patent Documents). 2 and 3). Patent Document 2 proposes supplying power to the visible LED of the illumination unit when the illumination is turned on and supplying power to the infrared LED when the illumination is turned off.

また、可視光LED照明部に通信データ送信部と受光素子を設け、パーソナルコンピュータ等に接続されて赤外光送信部と受光素子を有する子機との間で、光無線LANを構成することが提案されている(例えば、特許文献4参照)。   In addition, a communication data transmission unit and a light receiving element are provided in the visible light LED illuminating unit, and an optical wireless LAN can be configured between a slave unit having an infrared light transmission unit and a light receiving element connected to a personal computer or the like. It has been proposed (see, for example, Patent Document 4).

特開2004―221747号公報JP 2004-221747 A 特開2004―282389号公報JP 2004-282389 A 特開2008―92303号公報JP 2008-92303 A 特開2009―225196号公報JP 2009-225196 A

従来のLED照明装置に設けられた親機側の光無線LAN用通信装置と、それと離間する外部機器に設けられた子機側の光無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信する場合、両者間に障害物が有る場合や、発光強度と空間の減衰量から予想される通信可能な境界領域では、安定した通信が難しく、通信設定も難しかった。障害物が有る場合に安定した通信や通信設定が難しくなるのは、光は直進性が強く回り込みが少ないため、光源から見て、障害物を越えた場所にある相手の通信装置と通信が困難なためである。   When communicating with the optical wireless LAN communication device on the master unit provided in the conventional LED lighting device and the optical wireless LAN slave device communication device on the slave unit provided in an external device separated from the master wireless device, Stable communication is difficult and communication setting is difficult in the boundary region where communication is possible when there is an obstacle or when it is predicted from the emission intensity and the attenuation of space. Stable communication and communication settings are difficult when there are obstacles because the light is straight and has less wraparound, so it is difficult to communicate with the communication device of the other party beyond the obstacle as seen from the light source. This is because of this.

また、境界領域で安定した通信や通信設定が難しくなるのは、光の減衰量は比較的大きいので、わずかな環境条件の変化等により通信可能であったものが不可能に変化したり、逆の変化があるためである。例えば、LED照明装置に光無線LANを工場やオフィス等の広い面積の室内に設置する場合に、一つの照明に設置された親機と複数の子機との間で通信可能な範囲は、照明装置の取り付け高さや、通信の障害となる設備(パーテーション、ラック、机、機材等)の有無、配置の移動等の複数の条件により変動する。従って、光無線LANで通信可能な範囲は、室内のちょっとした模様替えや配置変更等によっても変動し、その度に、子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置側では、異なる親機側(LED照明装置側)との通信設定が必要になる。   In addition, stable communication and communication settings in the boundary area are difficult because the amount of light attenuation is relatively large, so what could be communicated due to slight changes in environmental conditions, etc. changed to impossible or vice versa. This is because there are changes. For example, when an optical wireless LAN is installed in an LED lighting device in a room of a large area such as a factory or an office, the range in which communication is possible between a parent device installed in one lighting and a plurality of child devices is as follows. It fluctuates depending on a plurality of conditions such as the installation height of the apparatus, the presence / absence of facilities (partitions, racks, desks, equipment, etc.) that interfere with communication, and movement of the arrangement. Accordingly, the range that can be communicated with the optical wireless LAN varies depending on a slight change in the room interior or a change in arrangement, etc., and each time the optical wireless LAN communication device side of the slave unit is different from the base unit side (LED lighting device) Communication settings with the other side.

また、電波を用いた無線LAN用通信装置と比較して、一般的に光無線LAN用通信装置の親子間の到達距離は短いので、個々の光無線LAN用通信装置の親機のカバーする範囲は狭く、室内に境界領域ができやすい。また、複数の照明装置で室内を照明する場合には、親子間の到達距離の短かさゆえに、複数の照明装置に光無線LAN用通信装置の親機の機能を備えなければならない場合がある。   In addition, since the reach distance between the parent and child of the optical wireless LAN communication device is generally shorter than that of the wireless LAN communication device using radio waves, the range covered by the parent device of each optical wireless LAN communication device Is narrow and it is easy to create a boundary area in the room. In addition, when a room is illuminated with a plurality of lighting devices, the plurality of lighting devices may need to be provided with the function of the master unit of the optical wireless LAN communication device due to the short reach distance between the parent and the child.

以上のような理由から、室内に複数の照明装置を設置する場合に、どの照明装置に光無線LAN用通信装置を設けるかは、設置時の子機側通信装置の配置と設置者の経験/技能により決定されるか、設置者に経験/技能が豊富でない場合には子機側通信装置の数や配置に余裕をもたせるように安全率を大きくして決定されていた。   For the above reasons, when installing a plurality of lighting devices in a room, which lighting device is provided with the optical wireless LAN communication device depends on the arrangement of the slave side communication device at the time of installation and the experience of the installer / It is determined by the skill, or when the installer has little experience / skill, it is determined by increasing the safety factor so that the number and arrangement of the slave side communication devices have a margin.

しかし、それらの照明装置に設置されるのは光無線LAN用通信装置の親機のみであり、境界領域や障害物により通信不能である場合に、実際にパーソナルコンピュータ等の外部装置の子機側の配置を移動したり、周囲の器物の配置を変えてから、親機との通信接続を毎回試しながら通信可能な場所や配置を探すしか方法がなく、繁雑な作業であり、時間と工数が掛かっていた。また、外部装置の移動や周囲の器物の配置替え等により通信不能になった場合や、新規の外部装値を増設するも同様な作業が必要であり、繁雑な作業が必要であった。   However, only the master unit of the optical wireless LAN communication device is installed in these lighting devices. When communication is impossible due to a boundary region or an obstacle, the slave unit side of the external device such as a personal computer is actually installed. The only way to find out where the communication can be done while trying to connect to the base unit every time after changing the arrangement of the surrounding equipment or changing the arrangement of the surrounding equipment is a complicated task, and it takes time and man-hours. It was hanging. In addition, when communication becomes impossible due to movement of an external device, rearrangement of surrounding equipment, and the like, addition of a new external device requires similar work, and complicated work is necessary.

安全率を高くするとは、簡単に言えば、複数の照明装置に各々設置される光無線LAN用通信装置の設置台数を増加させることである。例えば、第1のLED照明装置に設けられた親機側の第1の光無線LAN用通信装置から相手の子機側の通信装置までの通信距離が境界領域である場合、その相手の通信装置は第1の光無線LAN用通信装置との間の通信設定を行わず、通信距離がより近い第2のLED照明装置に別途に設けられた第2の光無線LAN用通信装置との間で通信設定を行うことで安定した通信を行うことができる。このようにして、通信できない可能性を減らして通信の安全率を高くできる。   In short, to increase the safety factor is to increase the number of installed optical wireless LAN communication devices installed in a plurality of lighting devices. For example, when the communication distance from the first optical wireless LAN communication device on the parent device side provided in the first LED lighting device to the communication device on the partner child device side is a boundary region, the communication device of the partner Does not set up communication with the first optical wireless LAN communication device, and does not communicate with the second optical wireless LAN communication device provided separately in the second LED lighting device having a shorter communication distance. Stable communication can be performed by setting communication. In this way, it is possible to increase the safety factor of communication by reducing the possibility of communication failure.

また、LED照明装置に設けられる従来の光無線LANの親機の設置については、LED照明装置の設置時に予想される子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置の配置に基づいて固定的に配置が決定されていた。従って、子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置の配置変更に対しては、親機側が対応できない場合があった。つまり、子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置の配置が変更されると、親子間で光による通信信号の送受信ができなくなる場合があった。その場合、例えば、「既設の複数の親機から何れかの親機を選択して通信設定を行うべきか?」、「現状で親機が設置されていないLED照明装置に新規に親機を設置するべきか?」等の判断が必要になる。   In addition, with respect to the installation of the conventional optical wireless LAN base unit provided in the LED lighting device, the placement is fixed based on the placement of the optical wireless LAN communication device on the slave side expected when the LED lighting device is installed. It was decided. Therefore, there is a case where the base unit cannot cope with the change of the arrangement of the optical wireless LAN communication device on the side of the slave unit. In other words, when the arrangement of the optical wireless LAN communication device on the slave unit side is changed, it may become impossible to transmit and receive communication signals using light between the parent and the child. In that case, for example, “Which parent device should be selected from a plurality of existing parent devices for communication setting?”, “A new parent device is connected to an LED lighting device that is not currently installed. It is necessary to judge whether it should be installed.

従来は、親子間の光による通信信号が子機側で受信できなくなった場合、上記したように子機側を移動させながら良好な配置を探るか、距離がより近いLED照明装置に親機を設置して試すしかなく、また、親機の機能のオン・オフ設定等は、例えば、ルータに有線LAN接続されたパーソナルコンピュータ等の外部装置か、良好に通信が可能な他の子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置及びそれと接続する外部装置を用いるしかなかった。また、親子間の送受信ができなくなった子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置に対して、検査のために親機側から光信号を送信させる等の処理には、他の外部装置が必要になり、複雑な処理工程であり、工数と時間が多く必要で判断が難しかった。   Conventionally, when a communication signal due to light between the parent and child cannot be received on the side of the slave unit, as described above, search for a good arrangement while moving the slave unit side, or connect the master unit to an LED lighting device closer to the distance. There is no choice but to try installing and setting the function of the master unit, for example, on an external device such as a personal computer connected to the router via a wired LAN or other slave unit that can communicate well There has been no choice but to use an optical wireless LAN communication device and an external device connected thereto. Also, other external devices are required for processing such as transmitting optical signals from the parent device side for inspection to the optical wireless LAN communication device on the child device side, which is unable to transmit / receive between the parent and child. Therefore, it is a complicated process, requiring a lot of man-hours and time, and difficult to judge.

また、子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置の通信設定については、例えば、親機との間の距離が通信の境界領域の距離である場合や、親機との間に部分的な障害物がある場合等で、親子間の通信に何か問題が発生した場合、「現状の親機との通信設定をそのまま続けるべきか?」、「他の親機との通信設定に変更するべきか?」等の判断についても、良好に通信が可能な他の子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置を用いて、問題が発生した子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置に対して、複雑な処理工程で判断する必要があり、工数と時間が多く必要で困難だった。   As for the communication setting of the optical wireless LAN communication device on the slave unit side, for example, when the distance to the master unit is the distance of the boundary area of communication, or a partial obstacle between the master unit If there is a problem with communication between the parent and child, etc., should the communication settings with the current parent device be continued as it is, or should the communication settings with other parent devices be changed? "?" Is also complicated with respect to the optical wireless LAN communication device on the side of the slave unit in which the problem has occurred, using the optical wireless LAN communication device on the other side of the slave unit that can communicate satisfactorily. It was necessary to make a judgment in the processing process, and it took a lot of man-hours and time and was difficult.

つまり、光無線LAN用通信装置の親子間の通信に問題がある場合には、一台の子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置により、親機側との通信接続状況を現場で実際に確認したり、それに適応するように通信設定することができず、良好に通信可能な他の子機を使用する必要があった。従って、光無線LANの親機を他のLED照明装置の親機に変更したり、新規に他のLED照明装置に親機を設置することは容易ではなかった。   In other words, when there is a problem in communication between the optical wireless LAN communication device and the parent and child, the optical wireless LAN communication device on one slave unit actually confirms the communication connection status with the parent device on site. In other words, it is necessary to use other slave units that cannot communicate with each other and cannot be set to adapt to them. Therefore, it is not easy to change the master unit of the optical wireless LAN to a master unit of another LED lighting device or to newly install a master unit in another LED lighting device.

そのため、例えば、広い面積で複数のLED照明装置を有する事業所に親機を設置する場合、想定される各親機の無線LANの通信範囲よりも狭い範囲毎に無線LANの親機を設置する必要があり、親機の設備コスト及び施工コストが増加していた。また、配置変更等によって親機からの無線信号を受信できない領域ができても、容易に親機を増設/配置変更することができなかった。   Therefore, for example, when installing a master unit in a business office having a large area and having a plurality of LED lighting devices, a master unit of a wireless LAN is installed for each range narrower than the assumed wireless LAN communication range of each master unit. The equipment cost and construction cost of the main unit have increased. Further, even if an area in which a radio signal from the parent device cannot be received due to a change in location or the like, the parent device cannot be easily expanded / relocated.

また、光無線LAN用通信装置に代えてPLC(Power Line Communication:高速電力線通信)を用いることも考えられる。PLCの利用については、配電盤等からLED照明までの電源供給ラインは利用する可能性はある。ただし、壁体内や天井裏に電源の配線をする際にはLAN配線も可能であるので、壁体内や天井裏に電源の配線済みである場合等には選択される場合がある。但し、LANの親機と子機間で用いる場合は、PLCは給電機器のノイズや電磁波の漏洩に弱く、たこ足配線等では特に通信速度が低下し、机上の通信速度より大幅に遅くなるという問題を有している。従って、仮にLED照明側の親機と外部の装置側の子機との光無線LAN通信の代わりにPLCを用いても、充分な通信速度や利便性が得られる可能性は少ないので、代替えする効果は少なく問題点の方が多い。   It is also conceivable to use a PLC (Power Line Communication) instead of the optical wireless LAN communication device. Regarding the use of PLC, there is a possibility of using a power supply line from a switchboard or the like to LED lighting. However, since LAN wiring is also possible when wiring the power source in the wall or the ceiling, it may be selected when the power is already wired in the wall or the ceiling. However, when used between LAN base units and slave units, PLC is vulnerable to noise from power supply equipment and leakage of electromagnetic waves, and the communication speed is particularly low for tachometer wiring, which is much slower than the communication speed on the desk. Have a problem. Therefore, even if the PLC is used instead of the optical wireless LAN communication between the main unit on the LED illumination side and the slave unit on the external device side, there is little possibility of obtaining a sufficient communication speed and convenience. There are fewer effects and more problems.

そこで本発明は、上記の課題を解決するため、新規に光無線LANを設置する場合だけでなく、照明装置に設けられる光無線LANの親機の変更、子機の配置変更、及び光無線LANに対する障害物の配置変更等がある場合でも、その現場の状況や変化に対応させて親機と通信設定する1台の被設定子機のみで変更に対応できる照明装置 及び通信設定方法を提供することを目的とする。   Therefore, in order to solve the above-described problems, the present invention is not only for newly installing an optical wireless LAN, but also for changing the master unit of the optical wireless LAN provided in the lighting device, changing the arrangement of the slave units, and the optical wireless LAN. Provide a lighting device and communication setting method that can respond to a change only with one set slave unit that communicates with the main unit in response to the situation and changes in the field even when there is an obstacle arrangement change with respect to For the purpose.

(1)上記課題を解決するために、本発明に係る照明装置は、直流の電力が供給されることで発光する素子を用いた照明部を有する照明装置であって、外部の通信回線網側の有線LANのルータと有線接続されるLAN回線網側接続部と、LAN回線網側接続部と通信接続されて照明装置から離間する外部機器が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信が可能である無線LAN親機側通信部と、LAN回線網側接続部と通信接続されて外部機器の光無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信が可能である光無線LAN親機側通信部と、LAN回線網側接続部、無線LAN親機側通信部、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部に通信接続され、LAN回線網側接続部と外部機器との通信を設定する時に、先に無線LAN親機側通信部で外部機器が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信して外部機器の光無線LAN子機側通信装置から光信号を送出させ、光無線LAN親機側通信部で光無線LAN子機側通信装置からの光信号が受信できた場合に、LAN回線網との接続を無線LAN親機側通信部から光無線LAN親機側通信部に切り替える制御部と、照明装置の外部にあって商用交流電力を照明部に適した直流の電力にAC−DC変換する直流電源装置から印加される直流電力の配線材に接続されると共に、少なくとも無線LAN親機側通信部、光無線LAN親機側通信部、及び制御部に接続され、照明部に印加される直流の電力を、少なくとも各親機側通信部、及び、制御部で各々用いられる各直流電圧値の電力に変換して各部に供給するDC−DCの直流電力変換部と、を少なくとも有する。 (1) In order to solve the above-described problem, an illumination apparatus according to the present invention is an illumination apparatus having an illumination unit that uses an element that emits light when DC power is supplied, and is provided on an external communication line network side. LAN line network side connection unit wired with a wired LAN router, and communication with the LAN line network side connection unit and communication with a wireless LAN slave side communication device provided in an external device separated from the lighting device is possible. A wireless LAN base unit side communication unit, an optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit that is communicably connected to a LAN line network side connection unit and can communicate with an optical wireless LAN handset side communication device of an external device, and a LAN line When the communication connection between the network side connection unit, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit, and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is established and communication between the LAN line network side connection unit and the external device is set , the wireless LAN base unit is first connected. None provided by external equipment in the machine side communication section An optical signal is transmitted from the optical wireless LAN slave unit communication device of the external device by communicating with the LAN slave unit communication device, and the optical signal from the optical wireless LAN slave unit communication device is transmitted by the optical wireless LAN master unit communication unit. When receiving, the control unit that switches the connection to the LAN network from the wireless LAN base unit communication unit to the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit, and the commercial AC power outside the lighting device is suitable for the lighting unit Connected to a wiring member of DC power applied from a DC power supply device that performs AC-DC conversion into DC power, and at least to the wireless LAN base unit communication unit, the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit, and the control unit DC-DC DC power that is connected and converted to power of each DC voltage value that is used in at least each of the base unit side communication unit and the control unit and supplied to each unit by converting DC power applied to the illumination unit Yusuke a conversion unit, at least .

本態様の照明装置によれば、照明装置に無線LANと光無線LANの両方の機能を備えて、設置時やレイアウト変更時には無線LAN通信で光無線LAN信号の送受信が可能かを確認し、可能であれば光無線LANに切り替えることで、室内の複数の照明装置付属の光無線LANの設定及びレイアウト変更後の通信設定を容易にする。光無線LAN信号を受信可能に通信設定後は、光無線LANのみで高速大容量通信が可能になる。   According to the lighting device of this aspect, the lighting device has both functions of wireless LAN and optical wireless LAN, and it is possible to check whether optical wireless LAN signals can be transmitted and received by wireless LAN communication when installing or changing the layout. If so, switching to the optical wireless LAN facilitates the setting of the optical wireless LAN attached to the plurality of indoor lighting devices and the communication setting after the layout change. After the communication is set so that the optical wireless LAN signal can be received, high-speed and large-capacity communication is possible only with the optical wireless LAN.

さらに、本態様の照明装置によれば、照明装置用電源電力を無線LANと光無線LANの電源電力に変換して供給する変換部を備えて、光無線LAN子機側通信装置等の設置時やレイアウト変更時には、まず無線LAN通信で光無線LAN信号の送受信が可能かを確認し、可能であることが確認できたら、無線LANを光無線LANに切り替えることで、室内の複数の照明装置付属の光無線LANの設定及びレイアウト変更後の通信設定を容易にでき、光無線LANの高い通信速度を容易に利用できる。 Furthermore, according to the lighting device of this aspect, the power supply for lighting device is provided with a conversion unit that converts the power supply power for the wireless LAN and the optical wireless LAN and supplies the power. When changing the layout, first check whether it is possible to send and receive optical wireless LAN signals via wireless LAN communication, and if it is confirmed that it is possible, switch the wireless LAN to the optical wireless LAN, and attach it to multiple indoor lighting devices. The optical wireless LAN setting and the communication setting after the layout change can be facilitated, and the high communication speed of the optical wireless LAN can be easily used.

(2)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置は、無線LAN親機側通信部、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部は、照明部のON/OFFスイッチよりも電力供給の源流側に電源の配線が接続されるようにしてもよい。
本態様の照明装置によれば、各通信部の電源接続配線を、照明スイッチよりも電源供給の上流側に接続することで、照明OFF時にもLANの通信を可能にすることができる。
(2) Preferably, in the lighting device according to the present invention, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit are powered on the source side of the power supply rather than the ON / OFF switch of the lighting unit. These wirings may be connected.
According to the lighting device of this aspect, LAN communication can be enabled even when the lighting is turned off by connecting the power connection wiring of each communication unit to the upstream side of the power supply from the lighting switch.

(3)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置は、少なくとも無線LAN親機側通信部は、照明装置に着脱可能な通信部側端子を有し、照明装置は、少なくとも無線LAN親機側通信部を着脱可能な照明装置側端子を有し、その照明装置側端子は、接続された通信部に電源電力を供給するようにしてもよい。 (3) Preferably, in the lighting device according to the present invention, at least the wireless LAN base unit communication unit has a communication unit side terminal that can be attached to and detached from the lighting device, and the lighting device includes at least the wireless LAN base unit communication unit. The lighting device side terminal can be attached and detached, and the lighting device side terminal may supply power to the connected communication unit.

本態様の照明装置によれば、設置時やレイアウト変更時等の通信設定時のみ照明装置に無線LAN親機側通信部を取り付け、全ての照明装置には無線LAN親機側通信部を設置しなくてよいようにできるので、設置時にコストダウンすることができる。また、光無線LANの設定、追加設置、取り外し等を現場の状況に合わせて実施することができる。   According to the lighting device of this aspect, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is attached to the lighting device only at the time of communication setting such as installation or layout change, and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is installed in all lighting devices. Since it can be eliminated, the cost can be reduced during installation. Also, setting, additional installation, removal, etc. of the optical wireless LAN can be carried out according to the situation at the site.

(4)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、上記照明装置の通信設定方法であって、有線LANのルータと有線接続するステップと、無線LAN親機側通信部を用いて、外部機器が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信し、当該外部機器の光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第1の光信号を送出させるステップと、光無線LAN親機側通信部で光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第1の光信号の受信動作を実施するステップと、を少なくとも有するようにしてもよい。 (4) Preferably, the communication device communication setting method according to the present invention is the communication device communication setting method described above, wherein a wired connection with a wired LAN router is used, and a wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is used. communicates with the wireless LAN terminal side communication device provided in the external device, a step for sending the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN terminal side communication device of the external device, the light in the optical wireless LAN base-side communication unit And a step of performing a receiving operation of the first optical signal from the wireless LAN slave device side communication device.

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、先に照明装置の無線LANで外部機器と通信して外部機器から光信号を出力させ、光無線LAN親機側通信部で外部機器から第1の光信号を受信することで、外部機器からの光信号が障害により遮られること無く受信が可能であることがわかる。   According to the communication device communication setting method of this aspect, the first communication is performed with the external device via the wireless LAN of the illumination device, the optical signal is output from the external device, and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit performs the first operation from the external device. It can be seen that the optical signal from the external device can be received without being blocked by the failure.

(5)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、光無線LAN親機側通信部で第1の光信号の受信動作を実施するステップで受信できない場合に、無線LAN親機側通信部を用いて、外部機器に改善指示を送信して光無線LAN子機側通信装置と光無線LAN親機側通信部との間の光通信環境を受信可能に改善させて上記各ステップを繰り返すステップを有するようにしてもよい。 (5) Preferably, in the communication device setting method according to the present invention, when the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit cannot receive in the step of performing the first optical signal reception operation, the wireless LAN base unit side Using the communication unit, an improvement instruction is transmitted to the external device to improve the optical communication environment between the optical wireless LAN slave side communication device and the optical wireless LAN base side communication unit so as to be receivable. You may make it have a step to repeat.

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光信号が受信できない場合に、環境を改善することで、外部機器の通信設定を容易にすることができる。   According to the communication device communication setting method of this aspect, when an optical signal cannot be received, the communication setting of the external device can be facilitated by improving the environment.

(6)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、光無線LAN親機側通信部で第1の光信号の受信動作を実施するステップで受信できた場合に、LAN回線網との通信接続を、無線LAN親機側通信部から光無線LAN親機側通信部に切り替えるステップを有するようにしてもよい。 (6) Preferably, in the communication apparatus setting method according to the present invention, when the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit receives the first optical signal in the step of performing the reception operation, The communication connection may be switched from the wireless LAN base unit communication unit to the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit.

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光信号が受信できた場合に、LAN回線網との接続を光無線LANに切り替えることで、通信速度と通信効率を高めることができる。   According to the communication setting method of the lighting device of this aspect, when an optical signal can be received, the communication speed and the communication efficiency can be increased by switching the connection with the LAN network to the optical wireless LAN.

(7)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、光無線LAN親機側通信部から外部機器の光無線LAN子機側通信装置に光信号を送信するステップを有するようにしてもよい。 (7) Preferably, the communication device communication setting method according to the present invention includes a step of transmitting an optical signal from the optical wireless LAN master-side communication unit to the optical wireless LAN slave-side communication device of the external device. Also good.

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法よれば、次に光無線LAN親機側通信部で光信号の送信を実施することで、外部機器に光信号の送信も可能であることがわかる。このようにして光無線LANの通信設定を容易に実施できる。 According to the communication setting method of the lighting device of this aspect, it is understood that the optical signal can also be transmitted to the external device by transmitting the optical signal in the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit. In this way, Ru can be easily carried out communication setting optical wireless LAN.

(8)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、光無線LAN親機側通信部から光信号を送信した後に、光無線LAN親機側通信部で光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第2の光信号を受信するステップを有するようにしてもよい。 (8) Preferably, in the communication device communication setting method according to the present invention, after transmitting an optical signal from the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit, the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit performs optical wireless LAN slave side communication. The method may include receiving a second optical signal from the device .

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光無線LAN親機側通信部で第2の光信号を受信することで、外部機器からの光信号の受信が確認でき通信リンクが安定してることが確認できる。このようにして光無線LANの通信設定を容易に実施できる。   According to the communication device communication setting method of this aspect, by receiving the second optical signal at the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit, the reception of the optical signal from the external device can be confirmed, and the communication link is stable. Can be confirmed. In this way, communication settings for the optical wireless LAN can be easily performed.

(9)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第1の光信号を送出させるために無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信するステップ、及び/又は、第1の光信号を受信するステップでは、各外部機器を認識可能なIDコードを少なくとも受信するようにしてもよい。 (9) Preferably, in the communication device communication setting method according to the present invention, the step of communicating with the wireless LAN slave unit side communication device to transmit the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN slave unit side communication device, and In the step of receiving the first optical signal, at least an ID code that can recognize each external device may be received.

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、受信信号にIDコードを含ませることで、1つの照明装置と複数の外部機器との間で通信設定する場合でも、個別の外部機器との間のアップリンクの通信状況を確認でき、外部機器毎に個別に通信信号の形式、認証方法、暗号化キー等を設定できるので、親機側で個別の外部機器からの信号受信が可能になる。   According to the communication device communication setting method of this aspect, even when communication settings are made between one illumination device and a plurality of external devices by including an ID code in the received signal, between the individual external devices. Can be confirmed, and the communication signal format, authentication method, encryption key and the like can be individually set for each external device, so that the master unit can receive signals from the individual external devices.

(10)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、外部機器に光信号を送信するステップでは、当該光信号に含まれる外部機器を認識可能なIDコードを少なくとも送信するようにしてもよい。 (10) Preferably, in the communication device setting method according to the present invention, in the step of transmitting the optical signal to the external device, at least an ID code capable of recognizing the external device included in the optical signal is transmitted. Also good.

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光信号にIDコードを含ませて送信することで、1つの光無線LAN親機側通信部と複数の光無線LAN子機側通信装置との間で通信設定する場合でも、光無線LAN子機側通信装置及び外部機器側で自機宛の信号を判別できるので、個別の外部機器を特定して信号を送信できる。つまり、外部機器(光無線LAN子機側通信装置)毎に個別の送信が可能になる。   According to the communication device communication setting method of this aspect, an optical signal including an ID code is transmitted, so that one optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit and a plurality of optical wireless LAN handset side communication apparatuses communicate with each other. Even when communication is set between the devices, since the signal addressed to the own device can be discriminated on the optical wireless LAN slave device side communication device and the external device side, the signal can be transmitted by specifying the individual external device. That is, individual transmission is possible for each external device (optical wireless LAN slave side communication device).

(11)好ましくは、本発明に係る照明装置の通信設定方法は、外部機器から第2の光信号を受信するステップでは、当該光信号に含まれる外部機器を認識可能なIDコードを少なくとも受信するようにしてもよい。 (11) Preferably, in the communication device setting method according to the present invention, in the step of receiving the second optical signal from the external device, at least an ID code capable of recognizing the external device included in the optical signal is received. You may do it.

本態様の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光信号にIDコードを含ませたものを再度受信することで、1つの光無線LAN親機側通信部と複数の光無線LAN子機側通信装置との間で通信設定する場合でも、親機側で個別の外部機器との間のアップリンクの通信状況を確認することができ、外部機器毎の個別の受信が可能になる。   According to the communication device communication setting method of this aspect, by receiving again an optical signal including an ID code, one optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit and a plurality of optical wireless LAN slave side communication Even when communication is set up with the device, it is possible to confirm the uplink communication status with the individual external device on the parent device side, and individual reception for each external device becomes possible.

本発明の照明装置によれば、光無線LANが設置される現場の親機と子機の配置に対応した1台の被設定子機の通信設定について、当該被設定子機と親機のみで通信設定が可能になる。従って、新規に光無線LANを設置する場合だけでなく、各照明装置に設けられる光無線LANの親機の変更、光無線LANの子機の配置変更、及び光無線LANに対する障害物の配置変更等がある場合でも、その現場の状況や変化に対応させて親機と通信設定する1台の被設定子機のみで柔軟に変更に対応でき、当該被設定子機を容易に通信設定することができる。   According to the lighting device of the present invention, communication setting of one set slave unit corresponding to the arrangement of the master unit and the slave unit at the site where the optical wireless LAN is installed can be performed only by the set slave unit and the master unit. Communication setting is possible. Therefore, not only when a new optical wireless LAN is installed, but also the change of the optical wireless LAN base unit, the change of the arrangement of the optical wireless LAN slave unit, and the change of the arrangement of obstacles to the optical wireless LAN provided in each lighting device. Even if there is, etc., it is possible to flexibly respond to the change with only one set slave unit that communicates with the base unit according to the situation and changes at the site, and to easily set the set slave unit for communication Can do.

本発明の第1実施形態に係る照明装置をその周辺装置と共に示したブロック図である。It is the block diagram which showed the illuminating device which concerns on 1st Embodiment of this invention with the peripheral device. 図1の照明装置の内部を示したブロック図である。It is the block diagram which showed the inside of the illuminating device of FIG. 図1の照明装置の動作フローチャート(1/2)である。It is an operation | movement flowchart (1/2) of the illuminating device of FIG. 図1の照明装置の動作フローチャート(2/2)である。It is an operation | movement flowchart (2/2) of the illuminating device of FIG. 図1の周辺装置の環境変化により別の照明装置に光無線LAN親機側通信部を追加した状態を示したブロック図である。It is the block diagram which showed the state which added the optical wireless LAN main | base station side communication part to another illuminating device by the environmental change of the peripheral device of FIG. 本発明の第2実施形態に係る照明装置をその周辺装置と共に示したブロック図である。It is the block diagram which showed the illuminating device which concerns on 2nd Embodiment of this invention with the peripheral device. (a)は図6の照明装置の内部を示したブロック図であり、(b)は(a)のLAN端子に接続される無線LAN親機側装置を示すブロック図である。(A) is the block diagram which showed the inside of the illuminating device of FIG. 6, (b) is a block diagram which shows the wireless LAN main | base station side apparatus connected to the LAN terminal of (a). 本発明の第3実施形態に係る照明装置をその周辺装置と共に示したブロック図である。It is the block diagram which showed the illuminating device which concerns on 3rd Embodiment of this invention with the peripheral device. (a)は本発明の第3実施形態に係る照明装置の内部を示したブロック図であり、(b)は(a)のUSB端子に接続される無線LAN親機側装置を示すブロック図であり、(c)は(a)のUSB端子に接続される光無線LAN親機側装置を示すブロック図である。(A) is the block diagram which showed the inside of the illuminating device which concerns on 3rd Embodiment of this invention, (b) is a block diagram which shows the wireless LAN main | base station side apparatus connected to the USB terminal of (a). FIG. 6C is a block diagram showing the optical wireless LAN base device side device connected to the USB terminal of FIG. (a)は本発明の第4実施形態に係る照明装置の内部を示したブロック図であり、(b)は(a)のUSB端子に接続される無線LAN/光無線LAN親機側装置を示すブロック図であり、(c)は(a)のUSB端子に接続される無線LANリピータ装置を示すブロック図である。(A) is the block diagram which showed the inside of the illuminating device which concerns on 4th Embodiment of this invention, (b) is a wireless LAN / optical wireless LAN main | base station side apparatus connected to the USB terminal of (a). FIG. 2C is a block diagram illustrating a wireless LAN repeater device connected to the USB terminal of FIG. 本発明の第4実施形態に係る照明装置をその周辺装置と共に示したブロック図である。It is the block diagram which showed the illuminating device which concerns on 4th Embodiment of this invention with the peripheral device. (a)は本発明の第5実施形態に係る照明装置の内部を示したブロック図であり、(b)は(a)のUSB端子に接続される無線LAN親機側装置を示すブロック図であり、(c)は(a)のUSB端子に接続される光無線LAN親機側装置を示すブロック図である。(A) is the block diagram which showed the inside of the illuminating device which concerns on 5th Embodiment of this invention, (b) is a block diagram which shows the wireless LAN main | base station side apparatus connected to the USB terminal of (a). FIG. 6C is a block diagram showing the optical wireless LAN base device side device connected to the USB terminal of FIG. 比較用として従来の照明装置と光無線LAN装置をその周辺装置と共に示したブロック図である。It is the block diagram which showed the conventional illuminating device and the optical wireless LAN apparatus with the peripheral device for the comparison.

まず最初に、汎用端子から、その汎用端子に接続された機器に給電できる場合について説明する。給電できる汎用端子としては、LAN端子とUSB(Universal Serial Bus)端子がよく知られている。例えば、LAN端子の場合、LAN周辺機器における電源電力をLANケーブルとLAN端子から供給可能にするPoE(Power over Ethernet)機能は、IEEE802.3af−2003として標準規格化されており、そのための受電アダプタが知られている。IEEE802.3afでは、2心づつ4対合計8心の銅線のうち、2対(4心)を使って電力を供給しており、給電側の機器と受電側の機器の銅線のパターンが決められている。   First, a case where power can be supplied from a general-purpose terminal to a device connected to the general-purpose terminal will be described. As general-purpose terminals that can supply power, a LAN terminal and a USB (Universal Serial Bus) terminal are well known. For example, in the case of a LAN terminal, a PoE (Power over Ethernet) function that enables power supply from a LAN peripheral device to be supplied from a LAN cable and a LAN terminal is standardized as IEEE 802.3af-2003, and a power receiving adapter therefor It has been known. In IEEE802.3af, power is supplied using 2 pairs (4 cores) out of 4 pairs of 2 cores and 4 cores in total, and the copper wire pattern of the power supply side device and the power reception side device is It has been decided.

また、LAN端子の電源関係の仕様として、例えば、供給側機器は最大DC48V/最大15.4Wで給電でき、受電側機器は最大12.95Wを使用でき、コネクタは8極モジュラジャックであることが決められている。電流供給量の仕様は、最大電力仕様値/最大電圧仕様値から約0.32A程度となる。また、IEEE802.3atでは、IEEE802.3afの約倍の25W〜35W程度が給電/受電可能である。   In addition, as the specifications related to the power supply of the LAN terminal, for example, the supply side device can supply power at a maximum of DC 48 V / maximum 15.4 W, the power reception side device can use a maximum of 12.95 W, and the connector is an 8-pole modular jack. It has been decided. The specification of the current supply amount is about 0.32 A from the maximum power specification value / maximum voltage specification value. In IEEE 802.3at, about 25 W to 35 W, which is about twice that of IEEE 802.3af, can be supplied / received power.

また、USB端子の場合、USB周辺機器における電源電力をUSBケーブルとUSB端子から供給可能にするUSBバスパワー機能は、USB−IF(USB Implementers Forum、 Inc.)の下で使用の策定や管理が行われて。USBバスパワー機能の給電能力は、USB2.0で500mA(5V)、USB3.0で最大900mAと限られており、電源供給能力は高くはないが、利便性に優れて周辺機器の接続には最も使用されている。   Also, in the case of a USB terminal, the USB bus power function that enables power supply from a USB peripheral device to be supplied from a USB cable and a USB terminal is designed and managed for use under USB-IF (USB Implementers Forum, Inc.). Done. The power supply capability of the USB bus power function is limited to 500 mA (5 V) for USB 2.0 and 900 mA maximum for USB 3.0, and the power supply capability is not high, but it is convenient and can be used for connecting peripheral devices. Most used.

また、無線LAN装置は、空間的に離間した親機と子機(1台以上)の間で、無線でLANの通信を可能にするものである。無線LANの子機は、ノート型パーソナルコンピュータ等の拡張カードの統一規格であるPCカードスロット(Card Bus:PCMCIA)に接続するタイプのカードバス接続型無線LANアダプタと、パーソナルコンピュータ等のUSB端子に接続するタイプのUSB接続型無線LANアダプタが知られている。無線LANの子機は、無線LANの親機に対応する通信方式(IEEE802.11a/b/g等)のものを使用することで親機とLAN接続することができる。なお、PCカードには、5V駆動のタイプと3.3V駆動のタイプがあり、PCカードスロットからはその対応する電圧がカード側に供給される。また、光無線LAN装置は、現状では研究段階であり、カードタイプ等にすることについては全く知られていないが、要素技術として知られている内容を組み合わせることで製造可能である。   The wireless LAN device enables wireless LAN communication between a base unit and a slave unit (one or more) that are spatially separated. The wireless LAN handset has a card bus connection type wireless LAN adapter that is connected to a PC card slot (Card Bus: PCMCIA), which is a unified standard for expansion cards such as notebook personal computers, and a USB terminal of a personal computer or the like. A type of USB connection type wireless LAN adapter to be connected is known. The wireless LAN slave unit can be connected to the master unit by LAN using a communication system (IEEE802.11a / b / g, etc.) corresponding to the wireless LAN base unit. PC cards are classified into 5V drive type and 3.3V drive type, and the corresponding voltage is supplied to the card side from the PC card slot. In addition, the optical wireless LAN device is currently in the research stage and is not known at all about the card type or the like, but can be manufactured by combining contents known as elemental technologies.

<第1実施形態>
本発明の照明装置の第1実施形態は、照明装置の着脱自在な通信部が無線で建造物内の外部装置と通信する場合である。外部装置の外部というのは照明装置に対して離間した外部であり建造物にとっては内部になる。以下、第1の実施の形態の照明装置について、図1〜図5を用い、さらに、従来技術の図13を比較用として用いて説明する。
<First Embodiment>
1st Embodiment of the illuminating device of this invention is a case where the removable communication part of an illuminating device communicates with the external apparatus in a building by radio | wireless. The outside of the external device is the outside that is separated from the lighting device and is the inside for the building. Hereinafter, the lighting apparatus according to the first embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS. 1 to 5 and FIG. 13 of the related art as a comparative example.

(電源関係)
第1実施形態の照明装置501〜504は、建造物100の内部で、天井又は壁面の上部に設置される。建造物100は、家や事務所等の小規模の建造物でもよいが、広い面積を有して多くの照明装置501〜504を設置する工場やオフィス等が好ましい。建造物100には、商用電源線200から柱上トランス210等を経て室内の分電盤230に電源電力が供給される。分電盤230から建造物100内の各照明装置501〜504や、建造物100内の各外部装置111〜118にAC100V又はAC200V等で電力が供給される。各照明装置501〜504への電源電力は、直流電源装置241〜244を介して供給される。
(Power supply related)
The lighting devices 501 to 504 of the first embodiment are installed inside the building 100 on the ceiling or the upper part of the wall surface. The building 100 may be a small building such as a house or an office, but is preferably a factory or office having a large area and a large number of lighting devices 501 to 504 installed therein. The building 100 is supplied with power from the commercial power line 200 through the pole transformer 210 and the like to the distribution board 230 in the room. Electric power is supplied from the distribution board 230 to each of the lighting devices 501 to 504 in the building 100 and each of the external devices 111 to 118 in the building 100 with AC 100 V or AC 200 V. Power supply power to each of the lighting devices 501 to 504 is supplied via the DC power supply devices 241 to 244.

照明装置501〜504は、直流電源装置241〜244に接続されている。直流電源装置241〜244は、建造物100の天井裏等に配置されて、AC100V又はAC200V等の電力から照明装置501〜504内の照明部510の点灯に適した電力を供給する。照明部510がLED照明装置の場合、直流電源装置241〜244は、商用電源の交流100VをLED照明装置の点灯に適する直流の電圧値及び電流値に変換して供給する。   The lighting devices 501 to 504 are connected to the DC power supply devices 241 to 244. The DC power supply devices 241 to 244 are arranged on the ceiling or the like of the building 100 and supply electric power suitable for lighting the lighting units 510 in the lighting devices 501 to 504 from electric power such as AC100V or AC200V. In the case where the illumination unit 510 is an LED lighting device, the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 convert AC 100V of the commercial power supply into a DC voltage value and current value suitable for lighting the LED lighting device and supply them.

上記に示したように、各照明装置501〜504毎の各照明部510は、直流電源装置241〜244から直流の電力が供給されることで発光するLED素子を用いている。LED素子は直流で駆動されるため、雑音を発生しないようにできる。   As described above, each lighting unit 510 for each lighting device 501 to 504 uses an LED element that emits light when DC power is supplied from the DC power supply devices 241 to 244. Since the LED element is driven by direct current, noise can be prevented.

直流電源装置241〜244等の交流―直流変換回路(AC−DCコンバータ)としては、(A)トランスと整流・平滑回路を用いる方法、(B)シリーズレギュレータを用いる方法、(C)スイッチング電源を用いる方法があるが、スイッチング等の高周波ノイズを基本的に発生させない点では(A)と(B)が好ましい。但し、(C)のスイッチング電源方式であっても、通信に影響するノイズ成分が充分に抑制されているAC−DCコンバータであれば使用することができる。   AC-DC converters (AC-DC converters) such as DC power supply devices 241 to 244 include (A) a method using a transformer and a rectifying / smoothing circuit, (B) a method using a series regulator, and (C) a switching power supply. Although there is a method to use, (A) and (B) are preferable in that high frequency noise such as switching is not basically generated. However, even the switching power supply system (C) can be used if it is an AC-DC converter in which noise components affecting communication are sufficiently suppressed.

また、直流電源装置241〜244としては、熱損失を抑制でき、電圧のバラツキや温度変化による影響を低減できることからLEDを効率よく点灯できる定電流回路が好ましい。特に高輝度(高出力)の場合は、定電流回路が必須となる。なお、図1では、各照明装置501〜504毎に、個別に直流電源装置241〜244を設けているが、直流電源装置241〜244は1個又は2個等にまとめてもよく、各照明装置501〜504に内蔵させてもよい。   Further, as the DC power supply devices 241 to 244, a constant current circuit that can efficiently light the LED is preferable because heat loss can be suppressed and the influence of voltage variation and temperature change can be reduced. In particular, in the case of high luminance (high output), a constant current circuit is essential. In FIG. 1, the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 are individually provided for each of the lighting devices 501 to 504, but the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 may be combined into one or two, etc. You may make it incorporate in the apparatuses 501-504.

照明装置501〜504の本体のみに点灯/消灯のON/OFFスイッチが設けられている場合には、直流電源装置241〜244から光無線LAN親機側通信部992及び無線LAN親機側通信部1012への電力供給経路552を、直流電源装置241〜244から照明部510への電力供給経路551とは独立させれば、消灯時にも通信装置601〜604への電力供給を確保することができる。   When only the lighting devices 501 to 504 are provided with ON / OFF switches that are turned on / off, the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit are connected from the DC power supply units 241 to 244. If the power supply path 552 to 1012 is made independent of the power supply path 551 from the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 to the illumination unit 510, the power supply to the communication devices 601 to 604 can be secured even when the light is turned off. .

照明装置501〜504の本体とは別に壁体内の配線の途中に壁体から露出させて点灯/消灯のON/OFFスイッチが設けられている場合には、まず、照明装置501〜504への第1の電力供給経路は、分電盤230から壁体のON/OFFスイッチを経由して直流電源装置241〜244に接続され、さらに直流電源装置241〜244から各照明装置501〜504の直流電力の第1供給部541を介して、第1供給部541と照明部510を導電接続する第1配線材551により接続される。   In the case where an ON / OFF switch for lighting / extinguishing is provided in the middle of the wiring in the wall separately from the main body of the lighting devices 501 to 504, first, the first to the lighting devices 501 to 504 is provided. 1 is connected to the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 from the distribution board 230 via the wall ON / OFF switches, and further from the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 to the DC power of the lighting devices 501 to 504. The first supply unit 541 is connected by a first wiring member 551 that conductively connects the first supply unit 541 and the illumination unit 510.

一方、汎用端子531〜533への電力供給経路は、分電盤230から直流電源装置241〜244への配線が少なくとも壁体のON/OFFスイッチよりも電力供給の源流側に接続された独立回線を有し、直流電源装置241〜244から光無線LAN親機側通信部992及び無線LAN親機側通信部1012の直流電力の第2供給部542を介して、第2供給部542と光無線LAN親機側通信部992及び無線LAN親機側通信部1012を導電接続する第2配線材552により接続される。これにより、無線LAN親機側通信部1012、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、照明部510のON/OFFスイッチよりも電力供給の源流側に電源の配線が接続されるので、照明用の電力供給経路のON/OFFに関わらず、各通信部に安定した電力が供給される。   On the other hand, the power supply path to the general-purpose terminals 531 to 533 is an independent line in which the wiring from the distribution board 230 to the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 is connected to the power supply source side at least from the wall ON / OFF switch. And the second supply unit 542 and the optical wireless unit via the DC power supply 241 to 244 via the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 and the DC power second supply unit 542 of the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012. The LAN base unit side communication unit 992 and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 are connected by a second wiring member 552 that is conductively connected. As a result, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 have power supply wiring connected to the source side of the power supply rather than the ON / OFF switch of the illumination unit 510. Regardless of the ON / OFF state of the power supply path for illumination, stable power is supplied to each communication unit.

(通信線関係)
また、建造物100には、電話回線等の通信線300が、柱上装置310等を経て室内の回線終端装置330まで引き込まれる。通信線300は、デジタル伝送の搬送が可能であれば、通常の電話線、ADSL(Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line)回線、光回線の何れであってもよいが、伝送量が多い場合や、早い伝送速度が必要な場合には光回線が好ましい。通信線300は、インターネット等の通信回線網に接続され、当該回線網を介して遠隔地のサーバ又は他の端末装置390と通信することができる。
(Communication line related)
Further, the communication line 300 such as a telephone line is drawn into the building 100 through the pole device 310 and the like to the indoor line termination device 330. The communication line 300 may be any of a normal telephone line, an ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) line, and an optical line as long as it can carry digital transmission. If an optical line is required, an optical line is preferable. The communication line 300 is connected to a communication line network such as the Internet, and can communicate with a remote server or other terminal device 390 via the line network.

終端装置330は、光回線等の回線信号を電気信号に変換する。終端装置330は、音声信号とデータ信号を分離するスプリッタ、信号の変調/復調を行うモデム等を含むルータ(第1のルータ)350を介して、LAN配線で、建造物100内の照明装置502内の無線LAN親機側通信部1012、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部992と接続される。なお、LAN配線は、各照明装置501〜504内の無線LAN親機側通信部1012、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部992と接続可能であるが、本実施形態は、LAN配線の接続が照明装置502のみ有効である場合である。   The termination device 330 converts a line signal such as an optical line into an electrical signal. The termination device 330 is a LAN wiring via a router (first router) 350 including a splitter that separates an audio signal and a data signal, a modem that modulates / demodulates the signal, and the like. The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 are connected. Note that the LAN wiring can be connected to the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 in each of the lighting devices 501 to 504. Is a case where only the lighting device 502 is effective.

つまり、各照明装置501〜504は同様な構成を有しているが、本実施形態では照明装置502のみが有効にLAN接続されている場合であり、その照明装置502について説明する。照明装置502は、照明部510と、LAN回線網側接続部(LAN端子)731と、無線LAN親機側通信部1012と、光無線LAN親機側通信部992と、制御部580を少なくとも有している。   That is, each of the lighting devices 501 to 504 has the same configuration, but in this embodiment, only the lighting device 502 is effectively connected to the LAN, and the lighting device 502 will be described. The illumination device 502 includes at least an illumination unit 510, a LAN network side connection unit (LAN terminal) 731, a wireless LAN base unit communication unit 1012, an optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit 992, and a control unit 580. doing.

本実施形態では通信線300が建造物100の室内の回線終端装置330に引き込まれた最初のルータ(第1のルータ)が有線ルータ350になっており、有線で各照明装置501〜504のLAN端子731と接続され、その結果、各照明装置501〜504内の無線LAN親機側通信部1012、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部992と接続される。本実施形態の場合の無線LAN親機側通信部1012、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、図2に示したように照明装置502に装着される。   In this embodiment, the first router (first router) in which the communication line 300 is drawn into the line termination device 330 in the room of the building 100 is the wired router 350, and the LAN of each of the lighting devices 501 to 504 is wired. As a result, it is connected to the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 in each of the lighting devices 501 to 504. In the case of the present embodiment, the wireless LAN base station side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 are attached to the illumination device 502 as shown in FIG.

光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、照明装置502における照明部510が配置される側と同じ側に、少なくとも発光部及び受光部が装着される。この配置により光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、各外部装置111〜113側のLAN通信装置131〜133と直進性の強い光による通信を行うことができる。一方、無線LAN親機側通信部1012は、無線電波は光と比較して障害物の反対側まで到達可能なことから、照明装置502における照明部510の発光部及び受光部が配置される側と同じ側に配置が限定されず、照明装置502における天井側等の任意の位置に配置することができる。   The optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 is equipped with at least a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit on the same side as the side where the illumination unit 510 is arranged in the illumination device 502. With this arrangement, the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 can perform light communication with the LAN communication devices 131 to 133 on the external devices 111 to 113 side with strong straightness. On the other hand, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 can reach the opposite side of the obstacle compared with the light, so the side where the light emitting unit and the light receiving unit of the illumination unit 510 in the illumination device 502 are arranged. The arrangement is not limited to the same side, and the lighting apparatus 502 can be arranged at an arbitrary position such as a ceiling side.

無線LAN親機側通信部1012は、例えば、一般的な無線LANルータ又は無線LANブロードバンドルータと称される装置の機能を有している。光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、上記した無線LANルータが無線電波を通信媒体として用いて、各外部装置111〜113との間で信号を送受信するのに対して、例えば、可視光又は赤外光を通信媒体として用いて、各外部装置111〜113との間で信号を送受信する。   The wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1012 has a function of a device called a general wireless LAN router or a wireless LAN broadband router, for example. The optical wireless LAN master-side communication unit 992 transmits / receives a signal to / from each of the external devices 111 to 113 using the wireless radio wave as a communication medium. Signals are transmitted to and received from the external devices 111 to 113 using infrared light as a communication medium.

各照明装置501〜504内の直流電力変換部520は、照明部510に印加される直流の電力を、無線LAN親機側通信部1012、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部992等で用いられる電力(電圧値)に変換して供給するDC−DCコンバータである。これにより、無線LAN親機側通信部1012、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、外部装置111〜113との通信が可能になる。   The DC power conversion unit 520 in each of the lighting devices 501 to 504 uses the DC power applied to the lighting unit 510 in the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012, the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992, and the like. It is a DC-DC converter that converts and supplies the generated power (voltage value). As a result, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 can communicate with the external devices 111 to 113.

LAN端子731は、ルータ350とのLANの通信線が接続される端子であり、LANインターフェース部710は、有線LAN回線で送受信される通信信号を、機器内部で処理可能な中間信号に変換することができる。中間信号は、さらに無線LANインターフェース部1021により無線LAN親機側通信部1012で送受信可能な信号に変換され、光無線LANインターフェース部920により光無線LAN親機側通信部992で送受信可能な信号に変換される。   The LAN terminal 731 is a terminal to which a LAN communication line with the router 350 is connected, and the LAN interface unit 710 converts a communication signal transmitted / received via a wired LAN line into an intermediate signal that can be processed inside the device. Can do. The intermediate signal is further converted into a signal that can be transmitted / received by the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 by the wireless LAN interface unit 1021, and converted into a signal that can be transmitted / received by the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 by the optical wireless LAN interface unit 920. Converted.

照明部510は、直流の電力が供給されることで発光する素子を用いた照明手段であり、例えばLED照明手段である。LAN回線網側接続部(LAN端子)731は、インターネット等の外部の通信回線網側のLANと接続される有線のルータ350と接続されている。   The illumination unit 510 is an illumination unit using an element that emits light when DC power is supplied, and is, for example, an LED illumination unit. The LAN line network side connection unit (LAN terminal) 731 is connected to a wired router 350 connected to an external communication line network side LAN such as the Internet.

直流電力変換部520は、照明装置502の照明部510に印加される直流の電力を、無線LAN親機側通信部1012、光無線LAN親機側通信部992、及び、制御部580等で用いられる電力に変換する。   The DC power conversion unit 520 uses DC power applied to the illumination unit 510 of the illumination device 502 in the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012, the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992, the control unit 580, and the like. Is converted into electric power.

光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、可視光又は赤外光等を通信媒体として利用する光無線LANルータ等であり、外部機器111〜113が各々備える光無線LAN子機側通信装置131〜133と通信が可能である。無線LAN親機側通信部1012は、例えば、無線電波を通信媒体として利用する無線LANルータ等であり、照明装置501から離間して設けられる例えばパーソナルコンピュータ等の各外部機器111〜113が各々備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123と通信が可能である。   The optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 is an optical wireless LAN router or the like that uses visible light or infrared light as a communication medium, and the optical wireless LAN handset side communication devices 131 to 131 included in the external devices 111 to 113, respectively. 133 can be communicated with. The wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1012 is, for example, a wireless LAN router that uses wireless radio waves as a communication medium, and is provided in each of the external devices 111 to 113 such as a personal computer that is provided apart from the lighting device 501. Communication with the wireless LAN slave device side communication devices 121 to 123 is possible.

制御部580は、例えば、マイクロプロセッサ、又は、CPU等のように、無線LAN親機側通信部1012と光無線LAN親機側通信部992の動作を制御できるものである。制御部580は、例えば、先に無線LAN親機側通信部1012により、外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123と通信することで、外部機器111〜113が備える光無線LAN子機側通信装置131〜133からID(各装置を個別に判別及び特定が可能な認識情報)等の光信号を送出させる。その後、光無線LAN親機側通信部992で光無線LAN子機側通信装置131〜133からの光信号が受信できた場合には、LAN回線網との接続を無線LAN親機側通信部1012から光無線LAN親機側通信部992に切り替える制御を実施する。   The control unit 580 can control the operations of the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992, such as a microprocessor or CPU. For example, the control unit 580 communicates with the wireless LAN slave device side communication devices 121 to 123 included in the external devices 111 to 113 by the wireless LAN master device communication unit 1012 first, so that the light included in the external devices 111 to 113 is provided. An optical signal such as an ID (recognition information capable of individually identifying and specifying each device) is transmitted from the wireless LAN slave side communication devices 131 to 133. Thereafter, when the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 can receive optical signals from the optical wireless LAN handset side communication devices 131 to 133, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 is connected to the LAN network. Is switched to the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992.

外部装置111〜113は、照明装置501〜504の下側で、照明装置501〜504から離間した位置に配置されている。   The external devices 111 to 113 are arranged at positions below the lighting devices 501 to 504 on the lower side of the lighting devices 501 to 504.

無線LAN親機側通信部1012及び光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、外部装置111〜113と通信可能な構成であり、照明装置501〜504の本体に内蔵されている。無線LAN親機側通信部1012及び光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、各々規定された供給可能電力仕様値内の電力で通信可能であるように構成されている。これにより無線LAN親機側通信部1012及び光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、通信用の電力供給のために追加の電力供給部とその配線部が不要になり、製造が容易でコストを低下させることができる。   The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 are configured to be able to communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 and are built in the main bodies of the lighting devices 501 to 504. The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 are configured to be communicable with power within the specified suppliable power specification value. As a result, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 do not require an additional power supply unit and its wiring unit for supplying power for communication, and are easy to manufacture and cost effective. Can be reduced.

また、本実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信部1012及び光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、外部装置111〜113と、通信が可能であるように通信信号を変換する無線LANの通信インターフェース部1021と光無線LANの通信インターフェース部920とを有する。外部装置111〜113は、照明装置501〜504から離間しており、無線電波を用いる無線LAN用の通信装置121〜123と、可視光又は赤外光等を用いる光無線LAN用の通信装置131〜133が設けられている。従って、無線LAN親機側通信部1012及び光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、離間した外部装置111〜113と通信が可能である。   In addition, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 of the present embodiment convert a communication signal so that communication with the external devices 111 to 113 is possible. Unit 1021 and an optical wireless LAN communication interface unit 920. The external devices 111 to 113 are separated from the lighting devices 501 to 504, the wireless LAN communication devices 121 to 123 that use wireless radio waves, and the optical wireless LAN communication device 131 that uses visible light, infrared light, or the like. ~ 133 are provided. Therefore, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 can communicate with the remote devices 111 to 113 which are separated from each other.

無線LAN親機側通信部1012及び光無線LAN親機側通信部992等は、照明装置501〜504側から直流の電源電力の供給を受けると共に、有線LANのルータ350との通信が可能に接続することができる。この電源電力により、LANインターフェース部710、無線LANインターフェース部1021、光無線LANインターフェース部920、及び、制御部580が駆動される。制御部580はLANインターフェース部710を介してLANのルータ350と通信でき、また、無線LANインターフェース部1021又は光無線LANインターフェース部920を介して外部装置111〜113と通信することができる。   The wireless LAN base unit communication unit 1012, the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit 992, and the like are connected so that they can receive DC power from the lighting devices 501 to 504 and can communicate with the router 350 of the wired LAN. can do. The LAN interface unit 710, the wireless LAN interface unit 1021, the optical wireless LAN interface unit 920, and the control unit 580 are driven by this power supply power. The control unit 580 can communicate with the LAN router 350 via the LAN interface unit 710, and can communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 via the wireless LAN interface unit 1021 or the optical wireless LAN interface unit 920.

また、図2のようなLANインターフェース部710とLAN端子731、無線LANインターフェース部1021及び光無線LANインターフェース部920を設けることで、各照明装置501〜504から離間する外部装置111〜113に設けられている無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123及び光無線LAN用の通信装置131〜133と、図2の照明装置502を介する有線でのLANのルータ350の双方との通信が可能であるように通信信号を変換することができる。これにより、離間する外部装置111〜113だけでなく、LANのルータ350を介してLAN接続された他の機器とも通信することができる。   Further, by providing the LAN interface unit 710, the LAN terminal 731, the wireless LAN interface unit 1021, and the optical wireless LAN interface unit 920 as shown in FIG. 2, the external devices 111 to 113 separated from the respective lighting devices 501 to 504 are provided. The wireless LAN slave side communication devices 121 to 123 and the optical wireless LAN communication devices 131 to 133 can communicate with both the wired LAN router 350 via the illumination device 502 of FIG. It is possible to convert the communication signal. As a result, it is possible to communicate not only with the external devices 111 to 113 that are separated from each other, but also with other devices connected via the LAN via the router 350 of the LAN.

また、一般的に、無線LANよりも光無線LANの方が通信情報量を多くできるが、光無線LANの方が到達距離が短く、光の直進性により障害物に弱い。本実施形態では、無線LANを光無線LANの通信設定に利用することで、その通信設定を容易にするものであるが、同時に使用できることで、例えば、通常は回線の情報量が多い光無線LANを使用し、模様替えや引っ越し等による外部装置の移動、新規外部装置の追加設置時等の設定変更時、故障時や緊急時には無線LANに瞬時に切り替えることができ、設定の変更も容易にできるので、LANの使いかってを良くし、安全性を高めることができる。   In general, the optical wireless LAN can increase the amount of communication information compared to the wireless LAN, but the optical wireless LAN has a shorter reach and is less susceptible to obstacles due to the straightness of light. In the present embodiment, the wireless LAN is used for the optical wireless LAN communication setting to facilitate the communication setting. However, since the wireless LAN can be used at the same time, for example, an optical wireless LAN that usually has a large amount of line information. Can be used to instantly switch to a wireless LAN in the event of a change in settings such as relocation or moving of an external device, additional setting of a new external device, or in the event of a failure or emergency. , The use of LAN can be improved and safety can be improved.

次に、図1〜図2に示した本実施形態に係る照明装置502の通信設定方法について、図3と図4を用いて説明する。まず、無線LAN親機側通信部1012と光無線LAN親機側通信部992とを有して、直流の電力が供給されることで発光するLED素子を用いた照明装置502は、そのLAN端子731が、LANケーブル352により有線LANのルータ(第1のルータ)350と接続される(S1)。   Next, a communication setting method of the lighting device 502 according to the present embodiment illustrated in FIGS. 1 to 2 will be described with reference to FIGS. 3 and 4. First, a lighting device 502 that includes a wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and an optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 and that uses an LED element that emits light when supplied with DC power is connected to its LAN terminal. 731 is connected to the router (first router) 350 of the wired LAN by the LAN cable 352 (S1).

制御部580は、無線LAN親機側通信部1012に光信号の送出指示を出す(S2)。無線LAN親機側通信部1012は、ステップS2の指示に基づいて、照明装置502から離間する外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123と無線電波の信号で通信し、例えば、相手の外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123に光信号を送出させる指示を送信し(S3)、その外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123から光信号の送信が終了したことを受信する。その際に各外部機器111〜113を判別して特定するためのID情報も受信する(S4)。   The control unit 580 issues an optical signal transmission instruction to the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 (S2). Based on the instruction in step S2, the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1012 communicates with the wireless LAN handset-side communication devices 121 to 123 included in the external devices 111 to 113 that are separated from the illumination device 502 using wireless radio wave signals. For example, an instruction to send an optical signal to the wireless LAN slave device side communication devices 121 to 123 included in the partner external devices 111 to 113 is transmitted (S3), and the wireless LAN slave device side communication device included in the external devices 111 to 113 is transmitted. It is received from 121-123 that the transmission of the optical signal has been completed. At that time, ID information for identifying and specifying each of the external devices 111 to 113 is also received (S4).

一方、外部機器111は、無線LAN子機側通信装置121により、無線LAN親機側通信部1012からの光信号の送出指示を受信すると、光無線LAN子機側通信装置131から第1の光信号を送出させる。照明装置502の光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、光無線LAN子機側通信装置131から第1の光信号を受信動作を実施し、受信結果を制御部580に出力する。また、光無線LAN親機側通信部992では、子機側光無線LAN用通信装置131から第2の光信号が受信できない場合にも、その受信結果が制御部580に出力される。その際に各外部機器111〜113を判別して特定するためのID情報も受信する(S5)。   On the other hand, when the external device 111 receives the transmission instruction of the optical signal from the wireless LAN parent device side communication unit 1012 by the wireless LAN slave device side communication device 121, the external device 111 receives the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN slave device side communication device 131. Send a signal. The optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 of the illumination device 502 performs the operation of receiving the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN slave side communication apparatus 131 and outputs the reception result to the control unit 580. The optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 also outputs the reception result to the control unit 580 when the second optical signal cannot be received from the slave unit side optical wireless LAN communication device 131. At this time, ID information for identifying and specifying each of the external devices 111 to 113 is also received (S5).

照明装置502の制御部580は、光無線LAN親機側通信部992で光無線LAN子機側通信装置131から第1の光信号を受信したか否かを判断し(S6)、受信できない場合(S6:NO)には、受信エラー又は光通信環境を改善させる指示を無線LAN親機側通信部1012に出力し(S7)、無線LAN親機側通信部1012はその指示を外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123へ出力する。その際に、例えば、外部機器111を指定する場合には、ステップS4又はS5で受信した各外部機器111を判別して特定するためのID情報を用いて指定する。   The control unit 580 of the lighting device 502 determines whether or not the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 has received the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN handset side communication apparatus 131 (S6). In (S6: NO), a reception error or an instruction to improve the optical communication environment is output to the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 (S7), and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 transmits the instruction to the external devices 111 to 111. The data is output to the wireless LAN slave side communication devices 121 to 123 included in 113. At this time, for example, when specifying the external device 111, the external device 111 received in step S4 or S5 is specified using ID information for identifying and specifying.

それにより、無線LAN子機側通信装置121は、その改善指示を無線電波の信号で無線LAN親機側通信部1012から外部機器111〜113へ出力する。つまり、制御部580は、例えば、無線LAN親機側通信部1012により外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123に向けて、例えば、「受信エラー又は外部機器111の光無線LAN子機側通信装置131と光無線LAN親機側通信部992との間の光通信環境を改善させる指示」を出力する(S8)。   As a result, the wireless LAN slave device side communication apparatus 121 outputs the improvement instruction from the wireless LAN master device side communication unit 1012 to the external devices 111 to 113 as a radio wave signal. That is, for example, the control unit 580 sends, for example, “reception error or light of the external device 111 to the wireless LAN slave device side communication devices 121 to 123 included in the external devices 111 to 113 by the wireless LAN parent device communication unit 1012. An instruction to improve the optical communication environment between the wireless LAN slave device side communication device 131 and the optical wireless LAN master device side communication unit 992 is output (S8).

制御部580が、ステップS8の無線LAN親機側通信部1012に受信エラー又は外部機器111の光無線LAN子機側通信装置131の配置及び通信環境の改善指示を出すと、無線LAN親機側通信部1012は、ステップS8の指示に基づいて、照明装置502から離間する外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121〜123と無線電波の信号で通信し、例えば、相手の外部機器111に光信号の送受信に良い環境に変える指示を送信し、その外部機器111から無線電波の信号で改善の終了したことを受信し、制御部580に通知する(S9)。   When the control unit 580 issues a reception error or an instruction to improve the communication environment of the optical wireless LAN slave side communication device 131 of the external device 111 to the wireless LAN base side communication unit 1012 in step S8, the wireless LAN base side Based on the instruction in step S8, the communication unit 1012 communicates with the wireless LAN slave device side communication devices 121 to 123 included in the external devices 111 to 113 that are separated from the illumination device 502 by using a radio wave signal. An instruction to change to an environment suitable for transmission / reception of optical signals is transmitted to the device 111, and the completion of the improvement is received from the external device 111 by a radio wave signal, and the control unit 580 is notified (S9).

制御部580は、無線LAN親機側通信部1012で受信した内容から、光無線LAN子機側通信装置131と光無線LAN親機側通信部992との間の通信環境の改善が終了したか否かを判断し(S10)、改善できない場合(S10:NO)には、ステップS8に戻り、改善できた場合(S10:YES)には、ステップS2に戻り外部機器に対して光信号を再送させ、上記各ステップS2〜S6を繰り返させるステップを有する。   Whether the control unit 580 has finished improving the communication environment between the optical wireless LAN slave device side communication device 131 and the optical wireless LAN master device side communication unit 992 based on the content received by the wireless LAN master device side communication unit 1012 If no improvement can be made (S10: NO), the process returns to step S8. If improvement has been made (S10: YES), the process returns to step S2 to retransmit the optical signal to the external device. And repeating the above steps S2 to S6.

また、照明装置502の制御部580は、光無線LAN親機側通信部992で光無線LAN子機側通信装置131から第1の光信号を受信できた場合(S6:YES)には、LAN回線網との接続を、無線LAN親機側通信部1012から光無線LAN親機側通信部992に切り替える(S11)。上記のステップS6がYESであることによりアップリンクの接続が確認できたので、次にダウンリンクの接続確認のために、制御部580は、光無線LAN親機側通信部992に外部機器111に光信号の送出指示を出す(S12)。すると光無線LAN親機側通信部992は、外部機器111の光無線LAN子機側通信装置131に向けて光信号を送信する(S13)。外部機器111の指定は、ステップS4又はS5で受信した各外部機器111を判別して特定するためのID情報を送信すれば、受信側でどの外部機器が対応しているかの特定が可能になる。   In addition, when the optical wireless LAN master-side communication unit 992 receives the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN slave-side communication device 131 (S6: YES), the control unit 580 of the lighting device 502 is connected to the LAN. The connection with the line network is switched from the wireless LAN base unit communication unit 1012 to the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit 992 (S11). Since the uplink connection has been confirmed when the above step S6 is YES, in order to confirm the downlink connection, the control unit 580 sends the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 to the external device 111. An optical signal transmission instruction is issued (S12). Then, the optical wireless LAN base device side communication unit 992 transmits an optical signal to the optical wireless LAN slave device side communication device 131 of the external device 111 (S13). The external device 111 can be specified by identifying ID information for identifying and specifying each external device 111 received in step S4 or S5, and specifying which external device is compatible on the receiving side. .

制御部580が、ステップS13で光無線LAN親機側通信部992から光信号を送信した後に、光無線LAN親機側通信部992では、子機側光無線LAN用通信装置131から第2の光信号が受信され、その受信結果が制御部580に出力される。また、光無線LAN親機側通信部992では、子機側光無線LAN用通信装置131から第2の光信号が受信できない場合にも、その受信結果が制御部580に出力される。その際に各外部機器111〜113を判別して特定するためのID情報も受信する(S14)。   After the control unit 580 transmits the optical signal from the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 in step S13, the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 receives the second optical fiber LAN communication device 131 from the slave unit side optical wireless LAN communication device 131. The optical signal is received, and the reception result is output to the control unit 580. The optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 also outputs the reception result to the control unit 580 when the second optical signal cannot be received from the slave unit side optical wireless LAN communication device 131. At this time, ID information for identifying and specifying each of the external devices 111 to 113 is also received (S14).

照明装置502の制御部580は、光無線LAN親機側通信部992で光無線LAN子機側通信装置131から第2の光信号を受信したか否かを判断し(S15)、受信できない場合(S15:NO)には、受信エラー又は光通信環境を改善させる指示を無線LAN親機側通信部1012に出力し(S16)、無線LAN親機側通信部1012は外部機器111が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121へ出力する。その際に、例えば、外部機器111を指定する場合には、ステップS4又はS5で受信した各外部機器111〜113を判別するためのID情報を用いて指定する。   The control unit 580 of the illumination device 502 determines whether or not the second optical signal is received from the optical wireless LAN slave device side communication device 131 by the optical wireless LAN master device side communication unit 992 (S15), and cannot be received. In (S15: NO), an instruction to improve the reception error or the optical communication environment is output to the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 (S16), and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 is a wireless LAN provided in the external device 111. Output to the slave side communication device 121. At this time, for example, when specifying the external device 111, the external device 111 is specified using ID information for identifying each of the external devices 111 to 113 received in step S4 or S5.

それにより、無線LAN子機側通信装置121は、その改善指示を無線電波の信号で無線LAN親機側通信部1012から外部機器111へ出力する。つまり、制御部580は、例えば、無線LAN親機側通信部1012により外部機器111〜113が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121に向けて、例えば、「受信エラー又は外部機器111の光無線LAN子機側通信装置131と光無線LAN親機側通信部992との間の光通信環境を改善させる指示」を出力する(S17)。   Accordingly, the wireless LAN slave device side communication device 121 outputs the improvement instruction from the wireless LAN master device side communication unit 1012 to the external device 111 as a radio wave signal. That is, for example, the control unit 580 sends, for example, “reception error or optical wireless LAN of the external device 111 to the wireless LAN slave device side communication device 121 included in the external devices 111 to 113 by the wireless LAN base unit communication unit 1012. An instruction to improve the optical communication environment between the slave side communication device 131 and the optical wireless LAN base side communication unit 992 is output (S17).

制御部580が、ステップS17の無線LAN親機側通信部1012に受信エラー又は外部機器111の光無線LAN子機側通信装置131の配置及び通信環境の改善指示を出すと、無線LAN親機側通信部1012は、ステップS17の指示に基づいて、照明装置502から離間する外部機器111が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置121と無線電波の信号で通信し、例えば、相手の外部機器111に光信号の送受信に良い環境に変える指示を送信し、その外部機器111から無線電波の信号で改善の終了したことを受信し、制御部580に通知する(S18)。   When the control unit 580 issues a reception error or an instruction to improve the arrangement of the optical wireless LAN slave unit side communication device 131 of the external device 111 and the communication environment to the wireless LAN master unit communication unit 1012 in step S17, the wireless LAN master unit side Based on the instruction in step S17, the communication unit 1012 communicates with the wireless LAN slave device side communication device 121 included in the external device 111 that is separated from the illumination device 502 using a radio wave signal. An instruction to change to an environment suitable for signal transmission / reception is transmitted, the fact that the improvement has been completed with a radio wave signal is received from the external device 111, and the control unit 580 is notified (S18).

制御部580は、無線LAN親機側通信部1012で受信した内容から、光無線LAN子機側通信装置131と光無線LAN親機側通信部992との間の通信環境の改善が終了したか否かを判断し(S19)、改善できない場合(S19:NO)には、ステップS17に戻り、改善できた場合(S19:YES)には、ステップS12に戻り外部機器に対して光信号を再送させ、上記各ステップS12〜S15を繰り返させるステップを有する。   Whether the control unit 580 has finished improving the communication environment between the optical wireless LAN slave device side communication device 131 and the optical wireless LAN master device side communication unit 992 based on the content received by the wireless LAN master device side communication unit 1012 If it cannot be improved (S19: NO), the process returns to step S17. If it can be improved (S19: YES), the process returns to step S12 to retransmit the optical signal to the external device. And repeating the steps S12 to S15.

なお、上記の無線電波による無線通信、可視光又は赤外光等による光無線通信では、送信側の機器及び/又は受信側の機器を判別及び特定するために、各機器毎に固有のID情報が設定されており、各機器間の通信時には、その送信データ及び受信データ中に、送信側の機器及び受信側の機器を示すID情報が含まれていることとする。   In the above-described wireless communication using wireless radio waves and optical wireless communication using visible light, infrared light, or the like, ID information unique to each device is used to identify and specify the device on the transmission side and / or the device on the reception side. Is set, and at the time of communication between devices, the transmission data and the reception data include ID information indicating the device on the transmission side and the device on the reception side.

以上のような本実施形態の照明装置501〜504に対して、図13に示した従来の各照明装置2101〜2104では、内蔵された光無線LAN用の通信装置992のみで外部装置111〜113の光無線LAN用の通信装置131〜133と通信して光無線LAN回線を設定する。通信不能であれば、外部装置111〜113と光無線LAN用の通信装置131〜133を通信条件が改善されると考えられる場所に移動して、再度、通信装置992との通信を試みる。通信装置992の親機としての機能の設定は、例えば、ルータ350に携帯型のノートパソコン101等を接続し、ノートパソコン101で照明装置2102に内蔵された光無線LAN用の通信装置992を制御すればよい。また、機能をオフさせるだけの場合には、例えば、良好に通信が可能な他の子機側の光無線LAN用通信装置131〜133及びそれと接続する外部装置111〜113を用いて行うことができる。   In contrast to the lighting devices 501 to 504 of the present embodiment as described above, in the conventional lighting devices 2101 to 2104 shown in FIG. 13, only the built-in optical wireless LAN communication device 992 includes the external devices 111 to 113. The optical wireless LAN line is set by communicating with the communication devices 131 to 133 for the optical wireless LAN. If communication is impossible, the external devices 111 to 113 and the optical wireless LAN communication devices 131 to 133 are moved to a place where the communication conditions are considered to be improved, and communication with the communication device 992 is attempted again. For setting the function of the communication device 992 as a base unit, for example, a portable notebook personal computer 101 or the like is connected to the router 350, and the notebook personal computer 101 controls the communication device 992 for the optical wireless LAN built in the lighting device 2102. do it. Further, when the function is merely turned off, for example, the optical wireless LAN communication devices 131 to 133 on the other handset side capable of good communication and the external devices 111 to 113 connected thereto are used. it can.

また、例えば、図5に示したように、光無線LAN親機側通信部992と光無線LAN子機側通信装置133との間に、配置変更等により障害物150が形成された場合、光無線LAN親機側通信部992と光無線LAN子機側通信装置133との間は、光無線LANでは接続できなくなる。この場合、光無線LAN子機側通信装置133の上側で障害物150の影響を受けない照明装置504の無線LAN親機側通信部1014と光無線LAN親機側通信部994を起動させ、上記のステップS1〜S19の通信設定方法と同様な方法により光無線LAN親機側通信部994と通信装置133との間の光無線LANを通信設定すればよい。また、無線LAN親機側通信部1012と無線LAN子機側通信装置123との間は、無線LANで接続することができ、照明装置501〜504は有線LANで接続されているので、無線による通信設定は、無線LAN親機側通信部1012と無線LAN子機側通信装置123との間の無線通信を用いてもよい。   Further, for example, as shown in FIG. 5, when an obstacle 150 is formed between the optical wireless LAN parent device side communication unit 992 and the optical wireless LAN child device side communication device 133 due to an arrangement change or the like, The wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 and the optical wireless LAN handset side communication device 133 cannot be connected by the optical wireless LAN. In this case, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1014 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 994 of the illumination device 504 that are not affected by the obstacle 150 are activated on the upper side of the optical wireless LAN slave unit side communication device 133, and the above-mentioned The optical wireless LAN between the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 994 and the communication device 133 may be set for communication by the same method as the communication setting method in steps S1 to S19. Further, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1012 and the wireless LAN slave unit side communication device 123 can be connected by a wireless LAN, and the lighting devices 501 to 504 are connected by a wired LAN. For the communication setting, wireless communication between the wireless LAN parent device side communication unit 1012 and the wireless LAN child device communication device 123 may be used.

以上のように本実施形態の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、先に照明装置502の無線LANで外部機器111と通信して外部機器111から光信号を出力させ、光無線LAN親機側通信部992で外部機器111から第1の光信号を受信することで、外部機器111からの光信号が障害により遮られること無く受信が可能であることがわかる。また、光信号が受信できない場合に、照明装置502と外部機器111との間の遮蔽物等の通信路の環境を改善する必要があることがわかることで、外部機器111の通信設定を容易にすることができる。また、光信号が受信できた場合には、LAN回線網との接続を光無線LANに切り替えることで、通信速度と通信効率を高めることができる。   As described above, according to the communication device communication setting method of the present embodiment, the communication device communicates with the external device 111 via the wireless LAN of the illumination device 502 first, and outputs an optical signal from the external device 111. When the communication unit 992 receives the first optical signal from the external device 111, it can be seen that the optical signal from the external device 111 can be received without being blocked by a failure. In addition, when it is impossible to receive an optical signal, it is understood that it is necessary to improve the environment of a communication path such as a shield between the lighting device 502 and the external device 111, so that the communication setting of the external device 111 can be easily performed. can do. When an optical signal can be received, the communication speed and communication efficiency can be increased by switching the connection with the LAN network to the optical wireless LAN.

また、本実施形態の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、無線LANで外部機器111と通信して外部機器111から光信号を出力させた後に、光無線LAN親機側通信部992で光信号の送信を実施することで、外部機器111に光信号の送信も可能であることがわかる。さらに、光無線LAN親機側通信部992で第2の光信号を受信することで、外部機器111からの光信号の受信が再確認でき通信リンクが安定してることが確認できる。このようにして光無線LANの通信設定を容易に実施できる。   Further, according to the communication device communication setting method of the present embodiment, after communicating with the external device 111 via the wireless LAN and outputting the optical signal from the external device 111, the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 transmits the optical signal. It can be seen that an optical signal can also be transmitted to the external device 111 by performing the transmission. Furthermore, by receiving the second optical signal at the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992, the reception of the optical signal from the external device 111 can be reconfirmed, and it can be confirmed that the communication link is stable. In this way, communication settings for the optical wireless LAN can be easily performed.

また、本実施形態の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光信号にIDコードを含ませることで、1つの照明装置502と複数の外部機器111〜113との間で通信設定する場合でも、個別の外部機器111〜113との間のアップリンクの通信状況を確認でき、外部機器111〜113毎に個別に通信信号の形式、認証方法、暗号化キー等を設定できるので、親機側で個別の外部機器からの信号受信が可能になる。   Moreover, according to the communication setting method of the lighting device of the present embodiment, even when communication setting is performed between one lighting device 502 and a plurality of external devices 111 to 113 by including an ID code in the optical signal, The uplink communication status between the individual external devices 111 to 113 can be confirmed, and the communication signal format, authentication method, encryption key, etc. can be individually set for each of the external devices 111 to 113. Signals can be received from individual external devices.

また、本実施形態の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光信号にIDコードを含ませて送信することで、1つの光無線LAN親機側通信部992と複数の光無線LAN子機側通信装置131〜133との間で通信設定する場合でも、光無線LAN子機側通信装置131及び外部機器111側で自機宛の信号を判別できるので、個別の外部機器を特定して信号を送信できる。つまり、外部機器111〜113(光無線LAN子機側通信装置131〜133)毎に個別の送信が可能になる。   Further, according to the communication device communication setting method of the present embodiment, by transmitting an optical signal including an ID code, one optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 and a plurality of optical wireless LAN handset side Even when communication is set up with the communication devices 131 to 133, the optical wireless LAN slave device side communication device 131 and the external device 111 side can determine the signal addressed to the own device. Can be sent. That is, individual transmission is possible for each of the external devices 111 to 113 (optical wireless LAN slave side communication devices 131 to 133).

また、本実施形態の照明装置の通信設定方法によれば、光信号にIDコードを含ませたものを再度受信することで、1つの光無線LAN親機側通信部992と複数の光無線LAN子機側通信装置131〜133との間で通信設定する場合でも、親機側で個別の外部機器111〜113との間のアップリンクの通信状況を再度確認することができ、外部機器111〜113毎の個別の受信が可能になる。   Further, according to the communication device communication setting method of this embodiment, one optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 and a plurality of optical wireless LANs are received by receiving again an optical signal including an ID code. Even when the communication setting is performed between the slave side communication devices 131 to 133, the uplink communication status between the individual external devices 111 to 113 can be confirmed again on the master side, and the external devices 111 to 113 can be checked again. Individual reception for each 113 becomes possible.

また、本実施形態の照明装置501〜504によれば、照明装置501〜504に無線LANと光無線LANの両方の機能を備えて、設置時やレイアウト変更時には無線LAN通信で光無線LAN信号の送受信が可能かを確認し、可能であれば光無線LANに切り替えることで、室内の複数の照明装置501〜504に付属の光無線LANの設定及びレイアウト変更後の通信設定を容易にすることができる。そして、光無線LAN信号を受信可能に通信設定後は、光無線LANのみで高速大容量通信が可能になる。   Further, according to the lighting devices 501 to 504 of the present embodiment, the lighting devices 501 to 504 have both functions of a wireless LAN and an optical wireless LAN, and the optical wireless LAN signal is transmitted by wireless LAN communication at the time of installation or layout change. Confirming whether transmission / reception is possible, and switching to optical wireless LAN if possible, facilitates setting of optical wireless LAN attached to a plurality of indoor lighting devices 501 to 504 and communication setting after layout change. it can. After communication is set so that an optical wireless LAN signal can be received, high-speed and large-capacity communication can be performed only with the optical wireless LAN.

また、本実施形態の照明装置501〜504によれば、照明装置用電源電力を無線LANと光無線LANの電源電力に変換して供給する変換部520を備えており、光無線LAN子機側通信装置131〜133等の設置時やレイアウト変更時には、まず無線LAN通信で光無線LAN信号の送受信が可能かを確認し、可能であることが確認できたら、無線LANを光無線LANに切り替えることで、室内の複数の照明装置501〜504に付属する光無線LANの設定及びレイアウト変更後の通信設定を容易にでき、光無線LANの高い通信速度を容易に利用できる。   Moreover, according to the lighting devices 501 to 504 of the present embodiment, the lighting device 501 to 504 includes the conversion unit 520 that converts and supplies the power supply power for the lighting device to the power supply power of the wireless LAN and the optical wireless LAN. When installing the communication devices 131 to 133 or changing the layout, first, it is confirmed whether or not the optical wireless LAN signal can be transmitted / received by wireless LAN communication, and if it can be confirmed, the wireless LAN is switched to the optical wireless LAN. Therefore, the setting of the optical wireless LAN attached to the plurality of indoor lighting devices 501 to 504 and the communication setting after the layout change can be facilitated, and the high communication speed of the optical wireless LAN can be easily used.

また、本実施形態の照明装置501〜504によれば、各通信部の電源241〜244の接続配線を、照明スイッチよりも電源供給の上流側に接続することで、照明OFF時にもLANの通信を可能にすることができる。   Further, according to the lighting devices 501 to 504 of the present embodiment, the connection wiring of the power sources 241 to 244 of each communication unit is connected to the upstream side of the power supply from the lighting switch, so that the LAN communication can be performed even when the lighting is OFF. Can be made possible.

以上のように、本実施形態の照明装置によれば、光無線LANが設置される現場の親機と子機の配置に対応した1台の被設定子機の通信設定について、当該被設定子機と親機のみで通信設定が可能になる。従って、新規に光無線LANを設置する場合だけでなく、各照明装置に設けられる光無線LANの親機の変更、光無線LANの子機の配置変更、及び光無線LANに対する障害物の配置変更等がある場合でも、その現場の状況や変化に対応させて親機と通信設定する1台の被設定子機のみで柔軟に変更に対応でき、当該被設定子機を容易に通信設定することができる。   As described above, according to the lighting device of the present embodiment, the set child is set for the communication setting of one set child device corresponding to the arrangement of the parent device and the child device in the field where the optical wireless LAN is installed. Communication setting is possible only with the machine and the parent machine. Therefore, not only when a new optical wireless LAN is installed, but also the change of the optical wireless LAN base unit, the change of the arrangement of the optical wireless LAN slave unit, and the change of the arrangement of obstacles to the optical wireless LAN provided in each lighting device. Even if there is, etc., it is possible to flexibly respond to the change with only one set slave unit that communicates with the base unit according to the situation and changes at the site, and to easily set the set slave unit for communication Can do.

<第2実施形態>
上記した第1実施形態では、各照明装置の内部に無線LAN親機側通信部1012と光無線LAN用の通信装置992を内蔵させた場合を示した。一般的に、無線LANよりも光無線LANの方が通信情報量を多くできるので、光無線LANの通信が可能になった後には、無線LANは使用されなくなる。全ての照明装置に無線LANと光無線LANの双方の機能を保有させることは、各照明装置のコストを必要以上に増大させる。そこで、第2実施形態では、無線LAN親機側通信部を照明装置に着脱自在にする場合について説明する。また、第1実施形態の有線LAN側にPLC方式を用いる場合を説明する。なお、本実施形態の図中の第1実施形態と同様な構成については同じ符号を付与し、重複する説明を省略する。
Second Embodiment
In the first embodiment described above, the case where the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1012 and the optical wireless LAN communication device 992 are built in each lighting device is shown. In general, the amount of communication information can be increased in the optical wireless LAN than in the wireless LAN, so that the wireless LAN is not used after the optical wireless LAN communication becomes possible. Having all the lighting devices have both wireless LAN and optical wireless LAN functions increases the cost of each lighting device more than necessary. Therefore, in the second embodiment, a case will be described in which the wireless LAN base-side communication unit is detachably attached to the lighting device. A case where the PLC system is used on the wired LAN side of the first embodiment will be described. In addition, about the structure similar to 1st Embodiment in the figure of this embodiment, the same code | symbol is provided and the overlapping description is abbreviate | omitted.

図6、図7に示した第2実施形態では、通信線300の回線終端装置330と接続されたPLCアダプタ250により、有線LANの通信信号が電灯線に重ね合わされ、直流電源装置241〜244と接続されたPLCアダプタ(PLCモデム)261〜264により、電灯線から有線LANの通信信号が抽出され、照明装置601〜604に入力される。   In the second embodiment shown in FIG. 6 and FIG. 7, the PLC adapter 250 connected to the line terminating device 330 of the communication line 300 superimposes the communication signal of the wired LAN on the lamp line, and the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 A wired LAN communication signal is extracted from the power line by the connected PLC adapters (PLC modems) 261 to 264 and input to the lighting devices 601 to 604.

本実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信部992を含む有線/無線LAN装置である無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、照明装置602に着脱可能な通信部側のLAN端子1081を有し、照明装置602は、少なくとも無線LAN親機側通信部2022を着脱可能な照明装置側のLAN端子732〜734を有し、その照明装置側のLAN端子732〜734は、接続された通信部に電源電力を供給する。   A wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 that is a wired / wireless LAN device including the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 of the present embodiment has a LAN terminal 1081 on the communication unit side that can be attached to and detached from the illumination device 602, and lighting. The device 602 includes at least lighting device side LAN terminals 732 to 734 to which the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 can be attached and detached, and the lighting device side LAN terminals 732 to 734 supply power to the connected communication unit. Supply.

なお、図6、図7では、照明装置602の汎用端子(LAN端子)732〜734に無線LAN親機側通信部2022を接続しているが、実際の無線LANの通信範囲毎に無線LANの親機を設置するので、必要に応じて、照明装置601、603、604に無線LAN親機側通信部2022を接続してもよい。例えば、現地の状況における無線LANの通信範囲を確認し、その通信が確実な領域の端部近辺の照明装置601、603、604に無線LAN親機側通信部2022を接続すればよい。そして、光無線LAN親機側通信部992の設定が終了すれば、無線LAN親機側通信部2022は取り外してもよい。このようにして、親機の設備コスト及び施工コストを抑制でき、配置変更等によって親機の光無線LAN親機側通信部992からの光無線LAN信号を受信できない領域ができた場合には、再度、無線LAN親機側通信部2022を用いて、容易に再設定することができる。   6 and 7, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 is connected to the general-purpose terminals (LAN terminals) 732 to 734 of the lighting device 602, but the wireless LAN communication range for each actual wireless LAN communication range is shown. Since the parent device is installed, the wireless LAN parent device side communication unit 2022 may be connected to the lighting devices 601, 603, and 604 as necessary. For example, the communication range of the wireless LAN in the local situation may be confirmed, and the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 2022 may be connected to the lighting devices 601, 603, and 604 in the vicinity of the end of the region where the communication is reliable. When the setting of the optical wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992 is completed, the wireless LAN base station side communication unit 2022 may be removed. In this way, when the equipment cost and the construction cost of the master unit can be suppressed, and an area where the optical wireless LAN signal from the optical wireless LAN master unit side communication unit 992 of the master unit cannot be received due to the location change or the like, It can be easily reset again using the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022.

各照明装置601〜604は、汎用端子であるジャック側のLAN端子731〜733を有している。各LAN端子731〜733は、無線LAN親機側通信部2022のLAN端子1081を接続可能である。ジャック側のLAN端子731〜733は、無線LAN親機側通信部2022にLAN端子1081を介して電源電力を供給可能である。第2ルータ部910はLAN端子731〜734にLANの通信信号を振り分けることができる。このように端子を複数にすることで、例えば、無線LAN親機側通信部2022とは異なる方式のLAN通信装置と通信接続することができる。   Each of the lighting devices 601 to 604 has jack-side LAN terminals 731 to 733 that are general-purpose terminals. Each of the LAN terminals 731 to 733 can be connected to the LAN terminal 1081 of the wireless LAN base station side communication unit 2022. The LAN terminals 731 to 733 on the jack side can supply power to the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 via the LAN terminal 1081. The second router unit 910 can distribute LAN communication signals to the LAN terminals 731 to 734. By using a plurality of terminals in this way, for example, communication connection can be established with a LAN communication device of a different system from the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022.

ジャック側のLAN端子731〜733及びプラグ側のLAN端子1081は、汎用の端子であるので、無線LAN親機側通信部2022の着脱が容易である。そのため、ジャック側のLAN端子731〜733に、無線LAN親機側通信部2022を装着するか否かは、各照明装置601〜604の設置現場で通信状況や光無線LANの通信可能領域を現場で確認しながら、それに適応するように決定することができる。また、その室内の配置換え等の度に、無線LAN親機側通信部2022を任意の照明装置に装着して、どの照明装置の光無線LAN親機側通信部992を用いるか否かを、現場で通信状況を確認しながら決定することができる。その他の構成は第1実施形態と同様である。   Since the LAN terminals 731 to 733 on the jack side and the LAN terminal 1081 on the plug side are general-purpose terminals, the wireless LAN base unit communication unit 2022 can be easily attached and detached. Therefore, whether or not to attach the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 to the jack side LAN terminals 731 to 733 depends on the communication status and the optical wireless LAN communicable area at the installation site of each lighting device 601 to 604. While confirming, you can decide to adapt to it. In addition, every time the room is rearranged, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 is attached to an arbitrary lighting device, and which lighting device the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 992 is used for is determined. It is possible to make a decision while checking the communication status at the site. Other configurations are the same as those of the first embodiment.

照明装置601〜604にLAN端子731から入った通信信号は、例えば、図7(a)のLAN端子731から第2ルータ部910を経由してLAN端子732〜734に達する。図7(b)の無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、例えば、LAN端子732に接続されていることとする。LAN端子732〜734に達した通信信号は、無線LAN親機側通信部2022のLAN端子1081からLANインターフェース部710、無線LANインターフェース部1021を介して、無線LAN親機側通信部1022により、離間した外部装置111〜113に到達する。   A communication signal that enters the lighting devices 601 to 604 from the LAN terminal 731 reaches the LAN terminals 732 to 734 via the second router unit 910 from the LAN terminal 731 in FIG. 7B is assumed to be connected to a LAN terminal 732, for example. Communication signals that reach the LAN terminals 732 to 734 are separated from the LAN terminal 1081 of the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 by the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1022 via the LAN interface unit 710 and the wireless LAN interface unit 1021. The external devices 111 to 113 are reached.

無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、外部装置111〜113と通信可能な構成であり、プラグ側のLAN端子1081を有している。無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、各LAN端子731〜734に規定された供給可能電力仕様値内の電力で通信可能であるように構成されている。これにより無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、通信用の電力供給のために追加の電力供給部とその配線部が不要になり、製造が容易でコストを低下させることができる。   The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 is configured to be able to communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 and includes a plug-side LAN terminal 1081. The wireless LAN base station side communication unit 2022 is configured to be able to communicate with power within a suppliable power specification value defined for each of the LAN terminals 731 to 734. As a result, the wireless LAN base station side communication unit 2022 does not require an additional power supply unit and its wiring unit for supplying power for communication, and can be easily manufactured and reduced in cost.

また、本実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、外部装置111〜113と、通信が可能であるように通信信号を変換する無線LANの通信インターフェース部1021と光無線LANの通信インターフェース部920とを有する。外部装置111〜113は、照明装置501〜504から離間しており、無線電波を用いる無線LAN用の通信装置121〜123と、可視光又は赤外光等を用いる光無線LAN用の通信装置131〜133が設けられている。従って、無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、離間した外部装置111〜113と通信が可能である。   In addition, the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 2022 of the present embodiment includes a wireless LAN communication interface unit 1021 that converts communication signals so that communication with the external devices 111 to 113 is possible, and an optical wireless LAN communication interface unit. 920. The external devices 111 to 113 are separated from the lighting devices 501 to 504, the wireless LAN communication devices 121 to 123 that use wireless radio waves, and the optical wireless LAN communication device 131 that uses visible light, infrared light, or the like. ~ 133 are provided. Therefore, the wireless LAN base station side communication unit 2022 can communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 which are separated from each other.

無線LAN親機側通信部2022は、照明装置601〜604側から直流の電源電力の供給を受けると共に、第2ルータ部910を経由して有線LANのルータ350との通信が可能に接続することができる。この電源電力により、無線LAN親機側通信部2022側では、LANインターフェース部710、無線LANインターフェース部1021及び無線LAN親機側通信部1022が駆動され、照明装置602側では、光無線LAN親機側通信部992、第2ルータ部910、光無線LANインターフェース部920、及び、制御部580が駆動される。制御部580は第2ルータ部910を介してPLCアダプタ250と通信でき、また、無線LANインターフェース部1021及び無線LAN親機側通信部1022を介してか、又は、光無線LANインターフェース部920及び光無線LAN親機側通信部992を介して、外部装置111〜113と通信することができる。   The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022 is supplied with DC power from the lighting devices 601 to 604 side, and is connected to the wired LAN router 350 via the second router unit 910 so as to be communicable. Can do. The power source power drives the LAN interface unit 710, the wireless LAN interface unit 1021, and the wireless LAN base unit communication unit 1022 on the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 2022, and the optical wireless LAN base unit on the lighting device 602 side. The side communication unit 992, the second router unit 910, the optical wireless LAN interface unit 920, and the control unit 580 are driven. The control unit 580 can communicate with the PLC adapter 250 via the second router unit 910, and can also communicate with the optical LAN interface unit 920 and the optical LAN via the wireless LAN interface unit 1021 and the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1022. It is possible to communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 via the wireless LAN base station side communication unit 992.

このように本実施形態では、照明装置が設置される現場に合わせて光無線LANの通信可能領域を設定したり、現場の機材等の配置変更や領域変更に対応する光無線LANの親機やリピータの設置変更を柔軟に実施できることに加え、設置時やレイアウト変更時等の通信設定時のみ照明装置に無線LAN親機側通信部を取り付け、全ての照明装置には無線LAN親機側通信部を設置しなくてよいようにできるので、設置時にコストダウンすることができる。また、光無線LANの設定、追加設置、取り外し等を現場の状況に合わせて実施することができる。また、本態様の照明装置によれば、PLCアダプタ(PLCモデム)261〜264を用いても、照明装置が設置される現場に合わせて光無線LANの通信可能領域を設定したり、現場の機材等の配置変更や領域変更に対応する光無線LANの親機やリピータの設置変更を柔軟に実施できる。   As described above, in the present embodiment, the communicable area of the optical wireless LAN is set in accordance with the site where the lighting device is installed, the optical wireless LAN master unit corresponding to the change in the arrangement of the equipment and the area in the field, In addition to being able to flexibly implement repeater installation changes, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is attached to the lighting device only during communication settings such as installation or layout change, and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is attached to all lighting devices It is possible to reduce the cost at the time of installation. Also, setting, additional installation, removal, etc. of the optical wireless LAN can be carried out according to the situation at the site. Moreover, according to the illumination device of this aspect, even if the PLC adapters (PLC modems) 261 to 264 are used, the communicable area of the optical wireless LAN can be set according to the site where the illumination device is installed, or the equipment on the site It is possible to flexibly implement the installation change of the optical wireless LAN base unit or repeater corresponding to the arrangement change or the area change.

<第3実施形態>
上記した第2実施形態では、各照明装置の内部に光無線LAN用の通信装置992を内蔵させ無線LAN親機側通信部1012は、汎用端子により着脱自在に構成した場合を示したが、例えば、照明装置が密に配置されており、一台の照明装置702に備えられた光無線LAN用の通信装置992により外部装置111〜113と通信が可能である場合には、他の照明装置701、703、704に備えられた光無線LAN用の通信装置991、993、994は使用しないことになる。その場合、全ての照明装置に光無線LANの機能を保有させることは、各照明装置のコストを必要以上に増大させる。そこで、第3実施形態では、第2実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信部に加えて、光無線LAN親機側通信部を照明装置に着脱自在にする場合について説明する。なお、本実施形態の図中の第1実施形態及び第2実施形態と同様な構成については同じ符号を付与し、重複する説明を省略する。
<Third Embodiment>
In the second embodiment described above, a case has been described in which the communication device 992 for optical wireless LAN is built in each lighting device, and the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1012 is configured to be detachable by a general-purpose terminal. When the lighting devices are densely arranged and can communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 by the optical wireless LAN communication device 992 provided in one lighting device 702, the other lighting devices 701 are provided. , 703, 704 are not used for the optical wireless LAN communication devices 991, 993, 994. In that case, having all the lighting devices have the function of the optical wireless LAN increases the cost of each lighting device more than necessary. Therefore, in the third embodiment, a case will be described in which the optical wireless LAN base unit communication unit is detachably attached to the lighting device in addition to the wireless LAN base unit communication unit of the second embodiment. In addition, the same code | symbol is provided about the structure similar to 1st Embodiment in the figure of this embodiment, and 2nd Embodiment, and the overlapping description is abbreviate | omitted.

図8、図9に示した第3実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信部1022を含む有線/無線LAN装置2032は、照明装置702に着脱可能な通信部側のUSB端子1041を有し、照明装置702は、少なくとも有線/無線LAN装置2032を着脱可能な照明装置側のUSB端子531〜533を有し、その照明装置側のUSB端子531〜533は、接続された通信部に電源電力を供給する。   The wired / wireless LAN device 2032 including the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1022 of the third embodiment shown in FIGS. 8 and 9 includes a communication unit side USB terminal 1041 that can be attached to and detached from the illumination device 702. The device 702 has USB terminals 531 to 533 on the lighting device side to which at least the wired / wireless LAN device 2032 can be attached / detached, and the USB terminals 531 to 533 on the lighting device side supply power to the connected communication units. To do.

なお、図8、図7では、照明装置702の汎用端子(USB端子531〜533)に無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032を接続しているが、実際の無線LAN及び光無線LANの通信範囲毎に無線LANの親機を設置するので、必要に応じて、照明装置701、703、704に無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032を接続してもよい。例えば、現地の状況における無線LAN及び光無線LANの通信範囲を確認し、その通信が確実な領域の端部近辺の照明装置701、703、704に無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032を接続すればよい。そして、光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032の設定が終了すれば、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032は取り外してもよい。このようにして、親機の設備コスト及び施工コストを抑制でき、配置変更等によって親機の光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032からの光無線LAN信号を受信できない領域ができた場合には、再度、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032を用いて、容易に再設定することができる。従って、照明装置のコストを安くして、親機を増設/配置変更する場合には、容易に増設/配置変更することができ、外部装置111〜113の配置変更や増設にも容易に対応できる。   8 and 7, the wireless LAN base device side communication device 2032 and the optical wireless LAN base device side communication device 3032 are connected to the general-purpose terminals (USB terminals 531 to 533) of the lighting device 702. Since a wireless LAN base unit is installed for each communication range of the wireless LAN and the optical wireless LAN, the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base unit is installed in the lighting devices 701, 703, and 704 as necessary. The side communication device 3032 may be connected. For example, the wireless LAN and optical wireless LAN communication range in the local situation is confirmed, and the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and / or light are connected to the lighting devices 701, 703, and 704 in the vicinity of the end of the area where the communication is reliable. The wireless LAN base station side communication device 3032 may be connected. When the setting of the optical wireless LAN base station side communication device 3032 is completed, the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2032 may be removed. In this way, the equipment cost and construction cost of the master unit can be suppressed, and when an area where the optical wireless LAN signal from the optical wireless LAN master unit side communication device 3032 of the master unit can not be received due to the location change or the like is created, It can be easily reset again using the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2032. Therefore, when the cost of the lighting device is reduced and the master unit is expanded / relocated, it can be easily expanded / relocated, and the external devices 111 to 113 can be easily reconfigured and expanded. .

各照明装置701〜704は、汎用端子であるジャック側のUSB端子531〜533を有している。各USB端子531〜533は、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032と光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032の各USB端子1041を接続可能である。ジャック側のUSB端子531〜533は、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032と光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032にUSB端子1041を介して電源電力を供給可能である。   Each lighting device 701 to 704 has jack-side USB terminals 531 to 533 which are general-purpose terminals. The USB terminals 531 to 533 can connect the USB terminals 1041 of the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2032 and the optical wireless LAN base station side communication device 3032. The USB terminals 531 to 533 on the jack side can supply power to the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3032 via the USB terminal 1041.

ジャック側のUSB端子531〜533及びプラグ側のUSB端子1041は、汎用の端子であるので、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032と光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032の着脱が容易である。そのため、ジャック側のUSB端子531〜533に、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032を装着するか否かは、各照明装置701〜704の設置現場で通信状況や光無線LANの通信可能領域を現場で確認しながら、それに適応するように決定することができる。また、その室内の配置換え等の度に、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032を任意の照明装置に装着して、どの照明装置に光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032を増設するか否かを、現場で通信状況を確認しながら決定することができる。その他の構成は第1〜2実施形態と同様である。   Since the USB terminals 531 to 533 on the jack side and the USB terminal 1041 on the plug side are general-purpose terminals, the wireless LAN base station side communication apparatus 2032 and the optical wireless LAN base station side communication apparatus 3032 can be easily attached and detached. Therefore, whether or not to attach the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base side communication device 3032 to the USB terminals 531 to 533 on the jack side is determined at the installation site of each lighting device 701 to 704. While confirming the communication status and the communicable area of the optical wireless LAN on site, it can be determined to adapt to it. Also, each time the room is rearranged, the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2032 is attached to an arbitrary lighting device, and to which lighting device the optical wireless LAN base side communication device 3032 is to be added is determined. It can be decided while checking the communication status at the site. Other configurations are the same as those in the first and second embodiments.

照明装置701〜704にLAN端子731から入った通信信号は、例えば、図9(a)のUSB端子531からLANインターフェース部710、汎用通信インターフェース部720を経由してUSB端子531〜533に達する。図9(b)の有線/無線LAN装置2032は、例えば、USB端子531に接続されていることとする。USB端子531に達した通信信号は、有線/無線LAN装置2032のUSB端子1041からUSB等の汎用通信インターフェース部1051、無線LANインターフェース部1021を介して、無線LAN親機側通信部1022により、離間した外部装置111〜113に到達する。また、USB端子531に達した通信信号は、有線/光無線LAN装置3032のUSB端子1041からUSB等の汎用通信インターフェース部1051、光無線LANインターフェース部1061を介して、光無線LAN親機側通信部1071により、離間した外部装置111〜113に到達する。   A communication signal that enters the lighting devices 701 to 704 from the LAN terminal 731 reaches the USB terminals 531 to 533 via the LAN interface unit 710 and the general-purpose communication interface unit 720, for example, from the USB terminal 531 in FIG. The wired / wireless LAN device 2032 in FIG. 9B is connected to, for example, the USB terminal 531. The communication signal that has reached the USB terminal 531 is separated from the USB terminal 1041 of the wired / wireless LAN device 2032 by the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1022 via the general-purpose communication interface unit 1051 such as USB and the wireless LAN interface unit 1021. The external devices 111 to 113 are reached. The communication signal reaching the USB terminal 531 is transmitted from the USB terminal 1041 of the wired / optical wireless LAN device 3032 via the general-purpose communication interface unit 1051 such as USB and the optical wireless LAN interface unit 1061 to the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication. The unit 1071 reaches the separated external devices 111 to 113.

無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032は、外部装置111〜113と通信可能な構成であり、プラグ側のUSB端子1041を有している。無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032は、各USB端子531〜533に規定された供給可能電力仕様値内の電力で通信可能であるように構成されている。これにより無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032は、通信用の電力供給のために追加の電力供給部とその配線部が不要になり、製造が容易でコストを低下させることができる。   The wireless LAN base-side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base-side communication device 3032 can communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 and have a plug-side USB terminal 1041. The wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3032 are configured to be able to communicate with power within the suppliable power specification value defined for each of the USB terminals 531 to 533. Yes. As a result, the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3032 do not require an additional power supply unit and its wiring unit for supplying power for communication, and are easy to manufacture. Cost can be reduced.

また、本実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032は、外部装置111〜113と、通信が可能であるように通信信号を変換する無線LANの通信インターフェース部1021及び/又はと光無線LANの通信インターフェース部1061とを有する。外部装置111〜113は、照明装置701〜704から離間しており、無線電波を用いる無線LAN用の通信装置121〜123と、可視光又は赤外光等を用いる光無線LAN用の通信装置131〜133が設けられている。従って、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032は、離間した外部装置111〜113と通信が可能である。   In addition, the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base side communication device 3032 of the present embodiment is a wireless LAN that converts communication signals so as to be able to communicate with the external devices 111 to 113. A communication interface unit 1021 and / or an optical wireless LAN communication interface unit 1061; The external devices 111 to 113 are spaced apart from the lighting devices 701 to 704, the wireless LAN communication devices 121 to 123 that use wireless radio waves, and the optical wireless LAN communication device 131 that uses visible light, infrared light, or the like. ~ 133 are provided. Accordingly, the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base station side communication device 3032 can communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 which are separated from each other.

無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032は、照明装置701〜704側から直流の電源電力の供給を受けると共に、LANインターフェース部710を経由して有線LANのルータ350との通信が可能に接続することができる。この電源電力により、無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032側では、汎用通信インターフェース部1051、無線LANインターフェース部1021及び光無線LAN親機側通信部1071が駆動され、照明装置702側では、LANインターフェース部710、汎用通信インターフェース部720、及び、制御部580が駆動される。制御部580はLANインターフェース部710を介して有線LANのルータ350と通信でき、また、汎用通信インターフェース部720、汎用通信インターフェース部1051、無線LANインターフェース部1021及び無線LAN親機側通信部1022を介してか、又は、汎用通信インターフェース部720、汎用通信インターフェース部1051、光無線LANインターフェース部1061及び光無線LAN親機側通部1071を介して、外部装置111〜113と通信することができる。   The wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3032 receives the supply of DC power from the lighting devices 701 to 704 side, and also connects the wired LAN via the LAN interface unit 710. Communication with the router 350 is possible. With this power supply power, the general-purpose communication interface unit 1051, the wireless LAN interface unit 1021, and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1071 are provided on the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3032 side. On the side of the lighting device 702, the LAN interface unit 710, the general-purpose communication interface unit 720, and the control unit 580 are driven. The control unit 580 can communicate with the wired LAN router 350 via the LAN interface unit 710, and also via the general-purpose communication interface unit 720, the general-purpose communication interface unit 1051, the wireless LAN interface unit 1021, and the wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1022. Alternatively, it is possible to communicate with the external devices 111 to 113 via the general-purpose communication interface unit 720, the general-purpose communication interface unit 1051, the optical wireless LAN interface unit 1061, and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1071.

このように本実施形態では、照明装置が設置される現場に合わせて光無線LANの通信可能領域を設定したり、現場の機材等の配置変更や領域変更に対応する光無線LANの親機やリピータの設置変更を柔軟に実施できることに加え、設置時やレイアウト変更時等の通信設定時のみ照明装置に無線LAN親機側通信部を取り付け、全ての照明装置には無線LAN親機側通信部を設置しなくてよいようにできるので、設置時にコストダウンすることができる。また、光無線LANの設定、追加設置、取り外し等を現場の状況に合わせて実施することができる。   As described above, in the present embodiment, the communicable area of the optical wireless LAN is set in accordance with the site where the lighting device is installed, the optical wireless LAN master unit corresponding to the change in the arrangement of the equipment and the area in the field, In addition to being able to flexibly implement repeater installation changes, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is attached to the lighting device only during communication settings such as installation or layout change, and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit is attached to all lighting devices It is possible to reduce the cost at the time of installation. Also, setting, additional installation, removal, etc. of the optical wireless LAN can be carried out according to the situation at the site.

また、照明装置701〜704の本体のみに点灯/消灯のON/OFFスイッチが設けられている場合には、直流電源装置241〜244から汎用端子531〜533への電力供給経路542を、直流電源装置241〜244から照明部510への電力供給経路541とは独立させれば、消灯時にも通信装置701〜704への電力供給を確保することができる。なお、汎用端子531〜533は、図9(a)に示したように複数個でなくとも、1個以上であればよい。   When only the lighting devices 701 to 704 are provided with ON / OFF switches for turning on / off, the power supply path 542 from the DC power supply devices 241 to 244 to the general-purpose terminals 531 to 533 is connected to the DC power supply. If the power supply path 541 from the devices 241 to 244 to the illumination unit 510 is made independent, the power supply to the communication devices 701 to 704 can be ensured even when the light is turned off. The general-purpose terminals 531 to 533 are not limited to a plurality as shown in FIG.

また、図9(a)の各照明装置701〜704では、着脱可能で固定されない無線LAN親機側通信装置2032及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3032が親機であるので、現場の状況に合わせて柔軟に設置することができ、従って、配置変更等に対応することができ、不感領域ができた場合に、対応して感度を向上させる処理を実施することができる。   Further, in each of the lighting devices 701 to 704 in FIG. 9A, the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2032 and / or the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3032 that are detachable and not fixed are the base units. It can be flexibly installed according to the situation, and therefore, it can cope with an arrangement change or the like, and when a dead area is formed, a process for improving the sensitivity can be performed correspondingly.

本実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信部1022を含む有線/無線LAN装置2032は、照明装置702に着脱可能な通信部側のUSB端子1041を有し、照明装置702は、少なくとも有線/無線LAN装置2032を着脱可能な照明装置側のUSB端子531〜533を有し、その照明装置側のUSB端子531〜533は、接続された通信部に電源電力を供給する。   The wired / wireless LAN device 2032 including the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1022 of this embodiment has a communication unit side USB terminal 1041 that can be attached to and detached from the lighting device 702, and the lighting device 702 includes at least a wired / wireless LAN. The lighting device side USB terminals 531 to 533 to which the device 2032 can be attached and detached are provided, and the lighting device side USB terminals 531 to 533 supply power to a connected communication unit.

このように本実施形態の照明装置701〜704は、照明装置701〜704が設置される現場に合わせて無線LANの通信可能領域を設定したり、現場の機材等の配置変更や領域変更に対応する無線LANの親機の設置変更を柔軟に実施できる。また、光無線LAN用の通信装置3032の変更や追加で照明装置701〜704自体を取り替える必要がなく、また、外部装置(端末)111〜113の配置変更や台数変更等により再度の通信設定が必要な場合にも、電気工事が必要なくなり、照明装置701〜704を取り替える費用、工事期間にLANを使用できない不便等を無くすことができる。   As described above, the lighting devices 701 to 704 according to the present embodiment can set a wireless LAN communicable area according to the site where the lighting devices 701 to 704 are installed, and can respond to a change in arrangement or a change in the area of equipment on the site. It is possible to flexibly implement the installation change of the wireless LAN base unit. In addition, it is not necessary to replace the lighting devices 701 to 704 themselves by changing or adding the communication device 3032 for the optical wireless LAN, and the communication setting can be performed again by changing the arrangement or changing the number of the external devices (terminals) 111 to 113. Even when necessary, no electric work is required, and the expense of replacing the lighting devices 701 to 704 and the inconvenience that the LAN cannot be used during the work period can be eliminated.

<第4実施形態>
上記した第3実施形態では、無線LAN親機側通信部と光無線LAN親機側通信部を照明装置に着脱自在にしたが、LAN端子731は、照明装置701〜704に予め接続されていた。しかし、光無線LANの親機側機能を実施しない照明装置701〜704本体に、LAN端子731は不要であり、照明装置701〜704本体に余計なコストを増加させていた。そこで第4実施形態では、照明装置701〜704本体からはLAN端子731を無くし、無線LAN親機側通信装置2042及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3042側にLAN端子731を設ける場合について説明する。なお、本実施形態の図中の第1実施形態〜第3実施形態と同様な構成については同じ符号を付与し、重複する説明を省略する。
<Fourth embodiment>
In the third embodiment described above, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit are detachable from the lighting device, but the LAN terminal 731 is connected in advance to the lighting devices 701 to 704. . However, the LAN terminal 731 is not necessary for the lighting devices 701 to 704 that do not perform the optical wireless LAN base unit function, and the extra cost of the lighting devices 701 to 704 is increased. Therefore, in the fourth embodiment, the LAN terminal 731 is not provided from the lighting devices 701 to 704, and the LAN terminal 731 is provided on the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2042 and / or the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3042 side. explain. In addition, the same code | symbol is provided about the structure similar to 1st Embodiment-3rd Embodiment in the figure of this embodiment, and the overlapping description is abbreviate | omitted.

本発明の照明装置の第4実施形態は、照明装置702の汎用端子がUSB端子531〜533であり、無線LANと光無線LANの親機を照明装置702に着脱可能に設ける場合であって、さらに無線LANと光無線LANの親機に、有線LANの端子も設ける場合である。以下、第4の実施の形態の照明装置702について、図10(a)〜(c)を用いて説明する。   The fourth embodiment of the lighting device of the present invention is a case where the general-purpose terminals of the lighting device 702 are USB terminals 531 to 533, and a base unit of a wireless LAN and an optical wireless LAN is detachably provided on the lighting device 702. Furthermore, a wired LAN terminal is also provided in the base unit of the wireless LAN and the optical wireless LAN. Hereinafter, the illumination device 702 according to the fourth embodiment will be described with reference to FIGS.

図10に示した第4実施形態では、有線LANのルータ350と無線LAN親機側通信装置2042及び/又は光無線LAN親機側通信装置3042が有線で接続される。図10(a)に示したように、直流電力変換部520からの電源電力がLANインターフェース部710、無線LANインターフェース部1021と光無線LANインターフェース部1061に供給される。無線LAN親機側通信部1022及び光無線LAN親機側通信部1071は、離間した外部装置111〜118と各々無線方式及び光無線方式で通信する。   In the fourth embodiment shown in FIG. 10, the wired LAN router 350 and the wireless LAN base station side communication device 2042 and / or the optical wireless LAN base station side communication device 3042 are connected by wire. As shown in FIG. 10A, the power supply from the DC power conversion unit 520 is supplied to the LAN interface unit 710, the wireless LAN interface unit 1021, and the optical wireless LAN interface unit 1061. The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1022 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1071 communicate with the separated external devices 111 to 118 by the wireless method and the optical wireless method, respectively.

このように本実施形態では、照明装置が設置される現場に合わせて光無線LANの通信可能領域を設定したり、現場の機材等の配置変更や領域変更に対応する光無線LANの親機やリピータの設置変更を柔軟に実施できることに加え、光通信部991で外部装置111〜118との間で通信信号を送受信するだけでなく、そのLAN通信装置に電源電力を供給できるので例えば、異なる方式の無線LANや光無線LANの通信装置を接続することができる。   As described above, in the present embodiment, the communicable area of the optical wireless LAN is set in accordance with the site where the lighting device is installed, the optical wireless LAN master unit corresponding to the change in the arrangement of the equipment and the area in the field, In addition to being able to flexibly change the installation of the repeater, the optical communication unit 991 can not only transmit / receive communication signals to / from the external devices 111 to 118, but can also supply power to the LAN communication device. Wireless LAN or optical wireless LAN communication devices can be connected.

<第5実施形態>
上記した第3〜第4実施形態では、外部の通信回線網とは有線のLANにより接続され、また、無線LAN親機側通信装置2042と光無線LAN親機側通信装置3042とが別体である場合であった。しかし、外部の通信回線網との接続は有線のLANを無線にすることで、照明装置の設置前に予め行う必要があったLAN配線を不要にでき、また、無線LAN親機側通信装置と光無線LAN親機側通信装置とを一体化させて着脱を一回ですませることで、作業を簡略化できる。そこで第5実施形態では、外部の通信回線網との接続を無線LAN化し、無線LAN親機側通信装置と光無線LAN親機側通信装置とを一体化させる場合について説明する。なお、本実施形態の図中の第1実施形態〜第4実施形態と同様な構成については同じ符号を付与し、重複する説明を省略する。
<Fifth Embodiment>
In the third to fourth embodiments described above, a wired LAN is connected to the external communication line network, and the wireless LAN base unit side communication device 2042 and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 3042 are separate. There was a case. However, the connection with the external communication network can be made wireless by making the wired LAN wireless, which eliminates the need for LAN wiring that had to be performed in advance before installing the lighting device. The work can be simplified by integrating the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device and attaching / detaching it once. Therefore, in the fifth embodiment, a case will be described in which a connection with an external communication line network is made into a wireless LAN, and the wireless LAN base station side communication apparatus and the optical wireless LAN base station side communication apparatus are integrated. In addition, about the structure similar to 1st Embodiment-4th Embodiment in the figure of this embodiment, the same code | symbol is provided and the overlapping description is abbreviate | omitted.

図11に示した第5実施形態では、室内の有線LANのルータ350が無くなり、無線ルータ340になっている。また、図12(a)に示した照明装置801〜804は、基本的に第4実施形態の照明装置701〜704と同様である。図12(b)に示した無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022は、無線LAN親機側通信部1022及び光無線LAN親機側通信部1032の両方を備えている。本実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信部1022は、無線LAN用の通信装置121〜123と通信できるだけでなく、無線ルータ340とも通信可能である。また、それらの通信部のための無線LANインターフェース部1021と光無線LANインターフェース部1032を有する。その他は、第4実施形態の無線LAN親機側通信装置2042及び光無線LAN親機側通信装置3042と同様である。   In the fifth embodiment shown in FIG. 11, the indoor wired LAN router 350 is eliminated and the wireless router 340 is provided. Moreover, the illuminating devices 801 to 804 shown in FIG. 12A are basically the same as the illuminating devices 701 to 704 of the fourth embodiment. The wireless / optical wireless LAN base station side communication device 4022 shown in FIG. 12B includes both a wireless LAN base station side communication section 1022 and an optical wireless LAN base station side communication section 1032. The wireless LAN base-side communication unit 1022 of the present embodiment can communicate not only with the wireless LAN communication devices 121 to 123 but also with the wireless router 340. In addition, a wireless LAN interface unit 1021 and an optical wireless LAN interface unit 1032 for these communication units are provided. Others are the same as the wireless LAN base station side communication apparatus 2042 and the optical wireless LAN base station side communication apparatus 3042 of the fourth embodiment.

本実施形態では通信線300が建造物100の室内の回線終端装置330に引き込まれた最初のルータ(第1のルータ)が無線ルータ340になっており、無線で各照明装置801〜804の汎用端子に接続された無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022と通信接続される。   In the present embodiment, the first router (first router) in which the communication line 300 is drawn into the line termination device 330 in the room of the building 100 is the wireless router 340, and the general-purpose lighting devices 801 to 804 are used wirelessly. The wireless / optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device 4022 connected to the terminal is connected for communication.

また、リピータ通信装置5023は、図12(c)のような無線LANリピータ装置である。これにより、照明装置801〜804の何れかが無線LANの通信可能範囲から外れていても、ルータ340との通信が可能になり、またルータへの有線によるLAN用の配線を不要にできる。従って、照明装置801〜804の設置を容易にできる。また、その照明装置801〜804とLAN接続される各外部装置111〜118に移動や配置変更が有った場合に、照明装置801〜804に無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022を配置するだけで、無線LANの通信接続するか否かを容易に設定できる。また、例えば、通信回線数は少なくてもよいが、無線LANでカバーできる領域を拡大したい場合等には、拡大したい部分の照明装置801〜804に、必要に応じて無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022を配置すればよく、設備投資効率が良い無線LANの領域を設定することができる。   The repeater communication device 5023 is a wireless LAN repeater device as shown in FIG. As a result, even if any of the lighting devices 801 to 804 is out of the wireless LAN communication range, communication with the router 340 can be performed, and LAN wiring by wire to the router can be made unnecessary. Therefore, installation of the lighting devices 801 to 804 can be facilitated. In addition, when the external devices 111 to 118 connected to the lighting devices 801 to 804 are connected to the LAN, the wireless / optical wireless LAN master side communication device 4022 is arranged in the lighting devices 801 to 804. It is possible to easily set whether or not to establish a wireless LAN communication connection. In addition, for example, the number of communication lines may be small, but when an area that can be covered by the wireless LAN is to be expanded, the wireless / optical wireless LAN master unit is connected to the illumination devices 801 to 804 of the portion to be expanded as necessary. The side communication device 4022 may be disposed, and a wireless LAN area with high facility investment efficiency can be set.

また、電話線や光回線等に代えて、PHSや携帯電話の回線網400を利用し、その基地局410と無線で各照明装置501〜504の汎用端子に接続された通信装置701〜704との間で通信接続するようにしてもよい。その場合、一般的には無線ルータ340等は不要になるが、例えば、電波の透過性の良くない建造物の場合等には、屋外からの電波の入りのよい場所に無線ルータ340等を配置して通信接続の不感地域を無くすようにしてもよい。   Further, instead of a telephone line or an optical line, a communication network 701 to 704 connected to a general-purpose terminal of each of the lighting devices 501 to 504 wirelessly with the base station 410 using a PHS or a cellular phone network 400. You may make it communicate-connect between. In that case, the wireless router 340 or the like is generally unnecessary. However, for example, in the case of a building with poor radio wave permeability, the wireless router 340 or the like is placed in a place where radio waves from the outside are good. Thus, the insensitive area of communication connection may be eliminated.

ジャック側のUSB端子531〜533及びUSB端子1041は、汎用の端子であるので、無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022の着脱が容易である。そのため、ジャック側のUSB端子531〜533に、無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022又は中継装置(リピータ)等であるリピータ通信装置5023を装着するか否かは、各照明装置801〜804の設置現場で通信状況や光無線LANの通信可能領域を現場で確認しながら、それに適応するように決定することができる。また、その室内の配置換え等の度に、無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022又はリピータ通信装置5023を装着するか否かを、現場で通信状況を確認しながら決定することができる。その他の構成は第1〜4実施形態と同様である。   Since the USB terminals 531 to 533 and the USB terminal 1041 on the jack side are general-purpose terminals, the wireless / optical wireless LAN master-side communication device 4022 can be easily attached and detached. Therefore, whether or not to attach the repeater communication device 5023 such as a wireless / optical wireless LAN master-side communication device 4022 or a relay device (repeater) to the USB terminals 531 to 533 on the jack side depends on the respective lighting devices 801 to 804. While confirming the communication status and the optical wireless LAN communicable area at the installation site, it can be determined to adapt to it. In addition, it is possible to determine whether or not the wireless / optical wireless LAN base station side communication device 4022 or the repeater communication device 5023 is to be attached while confirming the communication status at the site each time the room is rearranged. Other configurations are the same as those in the first to fourth embodiments.

LANのルータが無線LANのルータ340である場合には、例えば、図12(b)に示したような無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置4022は、通信インターフェース部1021で無線LANの第1ルータ340と通信が可能であるように構成され、照明装置801〜804の汎用端子531〜533に接続される。   When the LAN router is the wireless LAN router 340, for example, the wireless / optical wireless LAN base side communication device 4022 as shown in FIG. 12B is connected to the first wireless LAN by the communication interface unit 1021. It is configured to be able to communicate with the router 340 and is connected to general-purpose terminals 531 to 533 of the lighting devices 801 to 804.

また、図12(c)の無線LANリピータ装置5023の通信インターフェース部1021も汎用端子531〜533に接続され、第1の無線ルータ340と通信内容を無線LAN用の通信装置と通信が可能であるように通信信号を変換する。これにより、第1の無線ルータ340の通信範囲外であっても無線LANで接続できるので、配線を不要にでき、LANに接続される装置の設置を容易にでき、その装置の移動や配置変更を容易にできる。   In addition, the communication interface unit 1021 of the wireless LAN repeater device 5023 in FIG. 12C is also connected to the general-purpose terminals 531 to 533, and can communicate with the first wireless router 340 with the wireless LAN communication device. The communication signal is converted as follows. As a result, since the wireless LAN can be connected even outside the communication range of the first wireless router 340, wiring can be made unnecessary, installation of a device connected to the LAN can be facilitated, and movement or relocation of the device can be performed. Can be easily done.

このように本実施形態では、照明装置が設置される現場に合わせて光無線LANの通信可能領域を設定したり、現場の機材等の配置変更や領域変更に対応する光無線LANの親機やリピータの設置変更を柔軟に実施できることに加え、LANのルータと光無線LAN用の親機との間の配線を無線化することでLAN配線を不要にでき、無線LAN親機側通信部1022及び光無線LAN親機側通信部1032が一体化しているので、接続の手間が半減し、無線LANのリピータ装置を接続することで、無線LANの通信可能距離を増大させることができる。   As described above, in the present embodiment, the communicable area of the optical wireless LAN is set in accordance with the site where the lighting device is installed, the optical wireless LAN master unit corresponding to the change in the arrangement of the equipment and the area in the field, In addition to being able to flexibly change the installation of the repeater, the wiring between the LAN router and the optical wireless LAN base unit can be made wireless, thereby eliminating the need for LAN wiring, and the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1022 and Since the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit 1032 is integrated, the time for connection is reduced by half, and by connecting a wireless LAN repeater device, the communicable distance of the wireless LAN can be increased.

なお、本発明は上記した各実施形態に限られるものではなく、直流電源で発光する素子を用いた照明装置に無線LAN用通信装置と光無線LAN用通信装置の双方を有するか、両通信装置を接続可能であればよく、接続方法は、上記した汎用端子に限らず専用端子であってもよい。また、両通信装置への電源電力の供給は、照明装置側から汎用端子等を介して供給することが望ましいが、通信装置に電池を内蔵させてもよい。また、上記した各実施形態は、本発明を実施するために相互に組み合わせて用いるようにしてもよい。   Note that the present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiments, and the lighting device using an element that emits light with a DC power supply includes both a wireless LAN communication device and an optical wireless LAN communication device, or both communication devices. Can be connected, and the connection method is not limited to the general-purpose terminal described above, and may be a dedicated terminal. In addition, it is desirable to supply power to both communication devices from the lighting device side via a general-purpose terminal or the like, but a battery may be incorporated in the communication device. Further, the above-described embodiments may be used in combination with each other in order to carry out the present invention.

100 建造物、
101 ノートパソコン、
111〜113 外部装置(パーソナルコンピュータ)、
121〜123 無線LAN子機側通信装置、
131〜133 光無線LAN子機側通信装置、
150 障害物、
200 商用電源線、
210 柱上トランス、
230 分電盤、
241〜244、2041〜2044 直流電源装置、
250 PLCアダプタ、
300 通信線、
310 柱上装置、
330 回線終端装置、
340 (無線LANの)ルータ、
350 有線LANのルータ、
390 (遠隔地の)サーバ又は他の端末装置、
400 回線網、
410 基地局、
501〜504、601〜604、701〜704、801〜804、2101〜2104 照明装置、
510 照明部、
520 直流電力変換部、
531〜533 汎用端子(USB端子)、
541 直流電力の第1供給部、
542 直流電力の第2供給部、
551 第1配線材、
552 第2配線材、
580 制御部、
710 LANインターフェース部、
731〜734 汎用端子(LAN端子)、
910 第2ルータ部、
920、1061 光無線LANインターフェース部、
992、1032、1071 光無線LAN親機側通信部、
1012、1014、1022、 無線LAN親機側通信部、
1021、1061 無線LANインターフェース部、
1041USB端子(プラグ)、
1042 (リピータの)第1無線LAN親機側通信部、
1051 汎用通信インターフェース部、
1052 (リピータの)第2無線LAN親機側通信部、
2022、2042 無線LAN親機側通信装置、
3042 光無線LAN親機側通信装置、
4022 無線/光無線LAN親機側通信装置、
5023 リピータ通信装置。
100 buildings,
101 laptop,
111-113 External device (personal computer),
121-123 wireless LAN slave side communication device,
131-133 Optical wireless LAN handset side communication device,
150 obstacles,
200 Commercial power line,
210 Pillar transformer
230 distribution board,
241 to 244, 2041 to 2044 DC power supply,
250 PLC adapter,
300 communication lines,
310 pole equipment,
330 line terminator,
340 (wireless LAN) router,
350 wired LAN router,
390 (remote) server or other terminal device,
400 network,
410 base station,
501 to 504, 601 to 604, 701 to 704, 801 to 804, 2101 to 2104 lighting device,
510 illumination unit,
520 DC power converter,
531 to 533 General-purpose terminal (USB terminal),
541 a first supply unit of DC power;
542 a second supply of DC power;
551 1st wiring material,
552 second wiring material,
580 control unit,
710 LAN interface part,
731 to 734 General-purpose terminal (LAN terminal),
910 Second router part,
920, 1061 Optical wireless LAN interface unit,
992, 1032, 1071 Optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit,
1012, 1014, 1022, wireless LAN base unit side communication unit,
1021, 1061 Wireless LAN interface unit,
1041 USB terminal (plug),
1042 The first wireless LAN base unit side communication unit (of the repeater),
1051 General-purpose communication interface unit,
1052 Second wireless LAN base unit side communication unit (of repeater),
2022, 2042 Wireless LAN base unit side communication device,
3042 Optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device,
4022 wireless / optical wireless LAN base unit side communication device,
5023 Repeater communication device.

Claims (11)

直流の電力が供給されることで発光する素子を用いた照明部を有する照明装置であって、
前記照明装置の外部にある通信回線網側の有線LANのルータと有線接続されるLAN回線網側接続部と、
前記LAN回線網側接続部と通信接続されて前記照明装置から離間する外部機器が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信が可能である無線LAN親機側通信部と、
前記LAN回線網側接続部と通信接続されて前記外部機器の光無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信が可能である光無線LAN親機側通信部と、
前記LAN回線網側接続部、無線LAN親機側通信部、及び、光無線LAN親機側通信部に通信接続され、前記LAN回線網側接続部を介して前記ルータと前記外部機器との通信を設定する時に、先に前記無線LAN親機側通信部で外部機器が備える無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信して外部機器の光無線LAN子機側通信装置から光信号を送出させ、光無線LAN親機側通信部で光無線LAN子機側通信装置からの光信号が受信できた場合に、前記LAN回線網との接続を前記無線LAN親機側通信部から前記光無線LAN親機側通信部に切り替える制御部と、
前記照明装置の外部にあって商用交流電力を前記照明部に適した直流の電力にAC−DC変換する直流電源装置から印加される直流電力の配線材に接続されると共に、少なくとも前記無線LAN親機側通信部、光無線LAN親機側通信部、及び制御部に接続され、前記照明部に印加される直流の電力を、少なくとも前記各親機側通信部、及び、制御部で各々用いられる各直流電圧値の電力に変換して前記各部に供給するDC−DCの直流電力変換部と、
を少なくとも有することを特徴とする照明装置。
An illumination device having an illumination unit that uses an element that emits light when DC power is supplied ,
A LAN network side connecting portion that is a router and a wired connection to a communication network side of the wired LAN at the outside of the lighting device,
A wireless LAN base unit side communication unit capable of communicating with a wireless LAN handset side communication device provided in an external device connected to the LAN line network side connection unit and separated from the lighting device;
An optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit that is communicably connected to the LAN line network side connection unit and can communicate with the optical wireless LAN handset side communication device of the external device;
Communication connection between the LAN line network side connection unit, the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit, and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit, and communication between the router and the external device via the LAN line network side connection unit The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit communicates with the wireless LAN handset side communication device provided in the external device to send an optical signal from the optical wireless LAN handset side communication device of the external device. When the optical signal from the optical wireless LAN slave side communication device can be received by the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit, the connection to the LAN line network is made from the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit to the optical wireless LAN base unit. A control unit that switches to the side communication unit;
Connected to a wiring member of DC power applied from a DC power supply device that is external to the lighting device and AC-DC converts commercial AC power into DC power suitable for the lighting unit, and at least the wireless LAN parent Connected to the machine side communication unit, the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit, and the control unit, the DC power applied to the lighting unit is used at least by each of the base unit side communication unit and the control unit. A DC-DC DC power conversion unit that converts the power into each DC voltage value and supplies the power to each unit;
A lighting device characterized by comprising:
前記無線LAN親機側通信部、及び、前記光無線LAN親機側通信部は、前記照明部のON/OFFスイッチよりも電力供給の源流側に電源の配線が接続される
を有することを特徴とする請求項1に記載の照明装置。
The wireless LAN base unit side communication unit and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit have a power supply line connected to a power supply source side of an ON / OFF switch of the illumination unit. The lighting device according to claim 1 .
少なくとも前記無線LAN親機側通信部は、前記照明装置に着脱可能な通信部側端子を有し、
前記照明装置は、少なくとも前記無線LAN親機側通信部を着脱可能な照明装置側端子を有し、
該照明装置側端子は、接続された通信部に電源電力を供給する
ことを特徴とする請求項1または2に記載の照明装置。
At least the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit has a communication unit side terminal that can be attached to and detached from the lighting device,
The lighting device has at least a lighting device side terminal to which the wireless LAN base unit communication unit can be attached and detached,
The lighting device according to claim 1 , wherein the lighting device side terminal supplies power to a connected communication unit.
請求項1〜3の何れか1項の照明装置の通信設定方法であって、
有線LANのルータと有線接続するステップと、
前記無線LAN親機側通信部を用いて、前記外部機器が備える前記無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信し、当該外部機器の前記光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第1の光信号を送出させるステップと、
前記光無線LAN親機側通信部で前記光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第1の光信号の受信動作を実施するステップと、
を少なくとも有することを特徴とする通信設定方法。
It is the communication setting method of the illuminating device in any one of Claims 1-3 ,
The method comprising the wired LAN router and a wired connection,
Using the wireless LAN base-side communication unit, the communication with the wireless LAN terminal side communication device provided in the front Kigaibu device, the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN terminal side communication device of the external device A sending step;
And performing a reception operation of the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN terminal side communication device by the optical wireless LAN base-side communication unit,
A communication setting method characterized by comprising:
前記光無線LAN親機側通信部で前記第1の光信号の受信動作を実施するステップで受信できない場合に、
前記無線LAN親機側通信部を用いて、前記外部機器に改善指示を送信して前記光無線LAN子機側通信装置と前記光無線LAN親機側通信部との間の光通信環境を受信可能に改善させて上記各ステップを繰り返すステップ
を有することを特徴とする請求項4に記載の通信設定方法。
If you can not receive in performing a reception operation of the first optical signal in the optical wireless LAN base-side communication unit,
Using the wireless LAN base unit side communication unit , an improvement instruction is transmitted to the external device to receive an optical communication environment between the optical wireless LAN handset side communication device and the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit The communication setting method according to claim 4 , further comprising the step of repeating the above steps with possible improvements .
前記光無線LAN親機側通信部で前記第1の光信号の受信動作を実施するステップで受信できた場合に、
記LAN回線網との通信接続を、前記無線LAN親機側通信部から前記光無線LAN親機側通信部に切り替えるステップ
を有することを特徴とする請求項4または5に記載の通信設定方法。
If successfully received by performing a reception operation of the first optical signal in the optical wireless LAN base-side communication unit,
Communication settings according to the communication connection with the previous SL L AN network, to claim 4 or 5, characterized by the step of switching to the optical wireless LAN base-side communication unit from the wireless LAN base-side communication unit Method.
前記光無線LAN親機側通信部から前記外部機器の前記光無線LAN子機側通信装置に光信号を送信するステップ
を有することを特徴とする請求項6に通信設定方法。
How communication settings to claim 6, characterized in that it comprises a step of transmitting an optical signal to the optical wireless LAN terminal side communication device of the external device from the optical wireless LAN base-side communication unit.
前記光無線LAN親機側通信部から光信号を送信した後に、前記光無線LAN親機側通信部で前記光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第2の光信号を受信するステップ
を有することを特徴とする請求項7に通信設定方法。
After the optical signal is transmitted from the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit, the optical wireless LAN base unit side communication unit receives a second optical signal from the optical wireless LAN slave unit side communication device . The communication setting method according to claim 7 , characterized in that:
前記光無線LAN子機側通信装置から第1の光信号を送出させるために前記無線LAN子機側通信装置と通信するステップ、及び/又は、前記第1の光信号を受信するステップでは、各前記外部機器を認識可能なIDコードを少なくとも受信する
ことを特徴とする請求項4に記載の通信設定方法。
Step communicating with the wireless LAN terminal side communication device in order to sent the first optical signal from the optical wireless LAN terminal side communication device, and / or, in the step of receiving the first optical signal, each The communication setting method according to claim 4 , wherein at least an ID code capable of recognizing the external device is received.
前記外部機器に光信号を送信するステップでは、当該光信号に含まれる前記外部機器を認識可能なIDコードを少なくとも送信する
ことを特徴とする請求項7に記載の通信設定方法。
Wherein in the step of transmitting an optical signal to an external device, a communication setting method according to claim 7, characterized in that at least transmits a recognizable ID code the external device included in the optical signal.
前記外部機器から前記第2の光信号を受信するステップでは、当該光信号に含まれる前記外部機器を認識可能なIDコードを少なくとも受信す
ことを特徴とする請求項8に記載の通信設定方法。
Wherein in the step of receiving the second optical signal from the external device, communication setting method according to claim 8, characterized in that you at least receive the ID code can recognize the external device included in the optical signal .
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