JP6448058B2 - Lighting device and repeater - Google Patents

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JP6448058B2
JP6448058B2 JP2015554697A JP2015554697A JP6448058B2 JP 6448058 B2 JP6448058 B2 JP 6448058B2 JP 2015554697 A JP2015554697 A JP 2015554697A JP 2015554697 A JP2015554697 A JP 2015554697A JP 6448058 B2 JP6448058 B2 JP 6448058B2
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    • F21V23/045Arrangement of electric circuit elements in or on lighting devices the elements being switches activated by means of a sensor, e.g. motion or photodetectors the sensor receiving a signal from a remote controller
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Description

  The present invention relates to a lighting device and a repeater.

  In recent years, information devices have rapidly spread, and in recent years, the number of portable information terminals used has increased rapidly. In order to use information using a portable information terminal, it is necessary to connect the portable information terminal to a network by wireless communication or the like. When newly installing a network for a portable information terminal, it has been proposed to use communication using existing power lines (power line communication) instead of newly laying a dedicated cable for communication.

  For example, Patent Document 1 discloses a wireless LAN using power line communication using a power line. Patent Document 1 discloses a relay device provided in the lighting device as the wireless LAN relay device (in Patent Document 1, a wireless LAN access point). By installing such a device that uses power line communication, it is possible to expand the area where information can be used on a portable information terminal without requiring the cost and time to newly lay a cable for communication. it can.

International Publication No. 2008/007514

  However, in the repeater disclosed in Patent Document 1, the connection between the wireless LAN and the terminal is only realized by a power line. The provision of power by the power line and the provision of communication are only performed independently, and it cannot be said that the advantage that two services of power and communication are provided by the same cable can be fully utilized. For this reason, it is hard to say that the power line can be effectively used in the repeater disclosed in Patent Document 1.

  The present invention has been made in view of the above situation, and an object thereof is to provide a device that can effectively use a power line.

In order to achieve the above object, an illumination device according to a first aspect of the present invention is an illumination device that operates with electric power supplied via a power line, and includes a light source, a light source control unit that controls the light source, A relay that receives the communication data via the power line and transmits the received communication data to the terminal device using a first standard radio signal, and the light source control unit receives the communication data received by the relay If the control information for controlling the light source is included, the light source is controlled according to the control information, and the light source control unit detects the second standard radio signal transmitted from the remote controller. The light source is controlled according to operation information indicating an operation accepted by the remote controller included in the second standard wireless signal detected by the detection unit, and the repeater When the communication data including the information is received, the control information is transmitted to the detection unit by the second standard radio signal, and the light source control unit transmits the second standard radio signal including the control information from the repeater. Is received, the light source is controlled according to the control information .

To achieve the above object, a repeater according to a second aspect of the present invention includes a receiving unit that receives communication data via a power line that supplies power to a lighting device, and communication data received by the receiving unit. When the terminal unit includes a transmission unit that transmits the first standard wireless signal and the communication data received by the reception unit includes control information for controlling the lighting device, the control information is A supply unit for supplying to the lighting device , wherein the supply unit sends the control information to the detection unit for detecting a radio signal of the second standard transmitted from the remote controller of the lighting device. Providing the control information by transmitting by a standard radio signal;
It is characterized by that.

  According to the present invention, the power line can be effectively used.

It is a block diagram of the radio | wireless communications system which concerns on embodiment. It is a schematic sectional drawing containing the illuminating device which concerns on embodiment. It is the schematic of the PLC subunit | mobile_unit which concerns on embodiment. It is the figure which looked at the PLC subunit | mobile_unit which concerns on embodiment from the side surface in which the connector was provided. It is the figure which looked at the PLC subunit | mobile_unit which concerns on embodiment from the side surface in which the cable was installed. It is a figure for demonstrating operation | movement of a PLC subunit | mobile_unit. It is a figure which shows the other example of the shape of a PLC subunit | mobile_unit. It is a figure which shows the other example of the shape of a PLC subunit | mobile_unit. It is a figure which shows an example of the installation position of an antenna. It is a figure which shows the other example of the installation position of an antenna. It is a figure which shows the other example of the shape of the convex part of a top plate. It is the block diagram which showed notionally the function of PLC subunit | mobile_unit.

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Hereinafter, an illumination device 50 according to an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings.

  As shown in FIG. 1, the lighting device 50 is installed on the ceiling 6 in the house 1. In FIG. 1, only one lighting device 50 is illustrated, but there may be a plurality of lighting devices 50 in the house 1. For example, the lighting device 50 may be installed for each room. The lighting device 50 also has a role as an access point of a home wireless LAN (Local Area Network) 2 constructed in a two-story house 1. The home wireless LAN 2 is connected to a network 3 such as the Internet by FTTH (Fiber To The Home) or the like. The home wireless LAN 2 has a configuration using a home power line 74.

  In the example shown in FIG. 1, the server 500, the Web server 501, and the mobile terminal 90 a (smart phone and the like will be described in detail later) are connected to the network 3, and the mobile terminal 90 b (smart phone and the like will be described in detail later) Connected to the wireless LAN 2. With such a configuration, for example, the mobile terminal 90a, the server 500, and the Web server 501 can communicate with each other via the network 3, and can transmit and receive information to and from each other. The portable terminal 90b, the server 500, and the Web server 501 can communicate with each other via the network 3 and the home wireless LAN 2, and can transmit / receive information to / from each other.

  The house 1 is supplied with AC power from the power system. Specifically, the AC power supplied from the power system is transmitted to the house 1 through the electric wire provided on the power pole, the pole transformer, and the like, and is drawn into the house 1 through the lead-in electric wire 81. . The distribution board 80 is electrically connected to the lead-in wire 81 and the home power line 74 routed to each room of the house 1. The distribution board 80 distributes the AC power drawn into the house 1 through the lead-in wire 81 to each room through the home power line 74. The household power line 74 is electrically connected to an outlet (not shown), a power supply unit 60 provided on the ceiling 6, and the like. The outlet is provided, for example, on the wall of the room of the house 1. The power supply unit 60 provided on the ceiling 6 is, for example, a hooked rosette or a hooked ceiling. In this embodiment, the illumination device 50 is attached to the power supply unit 60.

  By attaching the lighting device 50 to the power supply unit 60, the power supply unit 60 and the lighting device 50 are electrically connected, and AC power is supplied from the household power line 74 to the lighting device 50 via the power supply unit 60. . When a plug of an electric device such as a home appliance is inserted into an outlet and electrically connected to the home power line 74, AC power is supplied from the home power line 74 to the electric device.

  The home wireless LAN 2 includes an optical network unit (ONU: Optical Network Unit) 10, a router 20, a PLC (Power Line Communication) base unit 30, a home power line 74, and a lighting device 50. The lighting device 50 includes a PLC slave unit 40.

  The optical line termination device 10 is connected to the network 3 through an optical fiber cable 71. The optical line termination device 10 is connected to the router 20 via a LAN cable 72. The optical line termination device 10 outputs information supplied from the network 3 via the optical fiber cable 71 (for example, information from the server 500 or the Web server 501) to the router 20 via the LAN cable 72. Information from the network 3 is supplied as an optical signal. The optical line termination device 10 converts the optical signal into an electrical signal, and outputs the converted electrical signal to the router 20, thereby supplying information supplied from the network 3 to the router 20. Further, the optical line termination device 10 outputs information (for example, information from the portable terminal 90 b) supplied from the router 20 via the LAN cable 72 to the network 3 via the optical fiber cable 71. Information from the router 20 is supplied as an electrical signal. The optical line terminator 10 converts the electrical signal into an optical signal and outputs the optical signal to the network 3, thereby supplying information supplied from the router 20 to the network 3.

  The router 20 is connected to the PLC master device 30 via a LAN cable 73. The router 20 outputs the information supplied from the optical network unit 10 to the PLC master unit 30 via the LAN cable 73. The router 20 has functions such as route selection of information supplied from the optical line termination device 10 and filtering of information supplied from the optical line termination device 10. Further, the router 20 outputs information supplied from the PLC master unit 30 via the LAN cable 73 to the optical line termination device 10. Information supplied to or output from the router 20 is supplied or output in the form of electrical signals. Hereinafter, information transmitted in the home wireless LAN 2 is transmitted in the form of electrical signals.

  The PLC master device 30 is electrically connected to the household power line 74. The PLC master unit 30 may be electrically connected to the home power line 74 via a power outlet in a predetermined room, or electrically connected to the home power line 74 via the distribution board 80 without using a power outlet. It may be connected. The PLC slave unit 40 is also electrically connected to the household power line 74 (details will be described later). For this reason, the PLC master device 30 and the PLC slave device 40 can perform power line communication via the home power line 74. When transmitting information, each of the PLC master device 30 and the PLC slave device 40 converts the information to be transmitted into a high-frequency electric signal (hereinafter referred to as a high-frequency signal) and transmits the information. The high frequency signal is superimposed on the AC power transmitted through the home power line 74. Each of the PLC master unit 30 and the PLC slave unit 40 extracts information from a high-frequency signal extracted from an AC signal (a signal obtained by superimposing a high-frequency signal on AC power) supplied from the household power line 74, and the information represented by the high-frequency signal. Can be obtained. In this way, the PLC master device 30 and the PLC slave device 40 can perform power line communication via the home power line 74, and can transmit and receive information to and from each other. Note that the PLC master device 30 and the PLC slave device 40 each operate with AC power included in the AC signal.

  The PLC master device 30 transmits information supplied from the router 20 to the PLC slave device 40 via the home power line 74. Also, the PLC master device 30 receives the information transmitted by the PLC slave device 40 via the home power line 74 and outputs the received information to the router 20.

  The PLC slave unit 40 serves as a repeater (access point) of the home wireless LAN 2. The PLC slave device 40 wirelessly transmits information from the PLC master device 30 to the portable terminal 90b, and supplies information supplied wirelessly from the portable terminal 90b to the PLC master device 30. The PLC slave unit 40 will be described in detail later, but the portable terminal 90b is connected to the home wireless LAN 2 by the PLC slave unit 40.

  The portable terminal 90a and the portable terminal 90b are, for example, a notebook PC (Personal Computer), a smartphone, a tablet terminal, or the like. Note that the portable terminal 90a and the portable terminal 90b may be collectively referred to as a portable terminal 90. The portable terminal 90 has a wireless communication function compliant with WiFi or the like, can be connected to the home wireless LAN 2, and can be connected to the network 3 via an outdoor wireless LAN or the like (not shown). If the mobile terminal 90 is a smartphone, tablet terminal, or the like, it can be connected to the network 3 via a mobile phone communication network (for example, a communication network including a telephone station). In this embodiment, the mobile terminal 90 a is outdoors and can be connected to the network 3. The portable terminal 90b is in the house 1 and can be connected to the home wireless LAN 2 (particularly, the PLC slave unit 40). The portable terminal 90a transmits and receives information to and from the server 500 or the Web server 501 via the network 3, for example. For example, the portable terminal 90 b transmits and receives information via the home wireless LAN 2 and the network 3 using the server 500 or the Web server 501 and the PLC slave unit 40 as an access point of the home wireless LAN 2.

  The portable terminal 90a can send and receive information to and from the Web server 501 via the network 3 and display a Web page provided by the Web server 501. The mobile terminal 90b transmits / receives information to / from the Web server 501 via the network 3 or the home wireless LAN 2 (the optical line termination device 10, the router 20, the PLC master unit 30, the home power line 74, the PLC slave unit 40), or the like. Web pages provided by the Web server 501 can be displayed.

  In addition, an application for controlling the lighting device 50 is installed in the mobile terminal 90 in advance. The portable terminal 90 transmits control information, which is information for controlling the lighting device 50 in response to a user operation, to the server 500. The control information includes control information for instructing lighting, control information for instructing extinction, control information for instructing dimming, and the like. For example, when the user operates the mobile terminal 90a and inputs an instruction to turn on the lighting device 50, the mobile terminal 90a transmits control information instructing the lighting to the server 500 via the network 3 or the like. For example, when the user operates the mobile terminal 90a and inputs an instruction to turn off the lighting device 50, the mobile terminal 90a transmits control information instructing the turn-off to the server 500 via the network 3 or the like. For example, when the user operates the portable terminal 90a and inputs an instruction to dim the lighting device 50, the portable terminal 90a controls the control information (information on how to dim the light). Is transmitted to the server 500 via the network 3 or the like.

  The server 500 and the web server 501 provided outside the house 1 are configured by a server computer or the like. The server 500 and the web server 501 are connected to the network 3. The server 500 and the Web server 501 can receive information via the network 3 and transmit information via the network 3. For example, the server 500 sends control information for controlling the lighting device 50 from the portable terminal 90 to the lighting device 50 to be controlled, the network 3, the optical line terminal device 10, the router 20, the PLC master device 30, the home Transmit via the power line 74. The lighting device 50 operates according to control information from the server 500 (in this case, the instruction content indicated by the control information) (details will be described later). In this way, the lighting device 50 can be remotely operated from the outside of the house 1 by the mobile terminal 90a.

  Next, the configuration of the illumination device 50 will be described. FIG. 2 shows a schematic cross-sectional view of the lighting device 50. In FIG. 2, some components of the power supply unit 60 and the lighting device 50 are drawn as schematic cross-sectional views, and hatching and internal structures representing the cross-sections are omitted.

  The lighting device 50 is a ceiling-type lighting and is installed on the ceiling 6. The lighting device 50 includes a top plate 50a, a light source 50b, a control unit 50c, a lighting cover 50d, a hook adapter 51, and a PLC slave unit 40. The illumination device 50 is remotely operated by the remote controller 53. The lighting device 50 is installed on the ceiling 6 by a hook adapter 51 attached to the power supply unit 60. In this embodiment, the lighting device 50 is configured by retrofitting a PLC slave unit 40 to an existing lighting device.

  The hook adapter 51 includes a hook metal 51e on the top. The hook adapter 51 is attached to the power supply unit 60 by rotating the hook adapter 51 in a state where the hook metal fitting 51 e is inserted into the power supply unit 60. When the hook adapter 51 is attached to the power supply unit 60, the hook metal 51 e is electrically connected to the power supply unit 60, and the hook adapter 51 is electrically connected to the power supply unit 60. The hook adapter 51 includes a cylindrical casing with both ends closed and a claw 51c protruding from the outer peripheral surface of the casing. The claw 51c is urged toward the radially outer side of the housing of the hook adapter 51. The top plate 50a is caught by the claw 51c, and the claw 51c supports the top plate 50a. When removing the top plate 50a from the hook adapter 51, two detaching levers 51d (see FIGS. 3 and 4) provided at the bottom of the hook adapter 51 are used. The claw 51c is retracted into the housing by pinching and moving the two detachable levers 51d inward or outward. As a result, the state in which the claw 51c is hooked on the top plate 50a is released, and the top plate 50a can be removed from the hook adapter 51.

  Further, the hook adapter 51 includes a cable 51a and a connector 51b for transmitting AC power supplied from the power supply unit 60 (see FIG. 4 and the like). One end of the cable 51a is electrically connected to the hook metal 51e. A connector 51b is provided at the other end (tip) of the cable 51a. Although details will be described later, the connector 51b is electrically connected to the PLC slave unit 40. That is, the PLC slave unit 40 and the hook adapter 51 are electrically connected, and the electric power supplied from the home power line 74 via the power supply unit 60 and the high-frequency signal superimposed on the electric power are transmitted via the hook adapter 51. It is supplied to the PLC slave unit 40.

  The top plate 50a is a disc (ring shape) made of metal or the like and having a through hole in the center. The claw 51c of the hook adapter 51 is hooked around the through hole on the lower surface of the top plate 50a. With this, the claw 51c of the hook adapter 51 prevents the top plate 50a from falling off the hook adapter 51. Supported. The top plate 50a is provided with a convex portion 50f protruding downward around the through hole so as to surround the through hole in the in-plane direction (horizontal direction) of the top plate. Here, the convex portion 50f has a ring shape provided along the periphery of the through hole. A light source 50b and a control unit 50c are attached to the top plate 50a. The control unit 50c and the light source 50b are connected by wiring not shown. The top plate 50a is formed in white or the like so as to reflect light from the light source 50b. The height of the convex portion 50f from the periphery of the through hole of the top plate 50a is generally the lower surface of the hook adapter 51 from the periphery of the through hole of the top plate 50a so as not to make a shadow of the hook adapter 51 formed by light from the light source 50b. It is the same height as the (surface facing the floor). The height of the convex portion 50 f may be higher than the height of the lower surface of the hook adapter 51. With such a configuration, the light from the light source 50b is reflected by the convex portion 50f, so that the shadow of the hook adapter 51 can be prevented. Since the PLC slave unit 40 is a retrofit (that is, the lighting device 50 is not designed on the premise of the presence of the PLC slave unit 40), the PLC slave unit 40 projects downward from the convex portion 50f. In some cases, a shadow may be made, but the shadow may be reduced by reflection of light by the convex portion 50f. Moreover, the shadow problem can be solved by making the height of the convex portion 50f higher than the height from the periphery of the through hole of the top plate 50a to the lower surface of the PLC slave unit 40 (the surface facing the floor).

  The light source 50b is configured by, for example, a light emitting device using a ring-type LED (Light Emitting Diode) or the like, and emits light when power is supplied.

  The control unit 50c includes a light receiving unit 50g, a drive circuit (not shown), and the like.

  The remote controller 53 outputs an infrared signal indicating the content instructed by the operation performed by the user or the like (also the control content of how to control the lighting device 50). The infrared signal may be, for example, a signal indicating an IR (Infrared) code indicating the control content. For example, the remote controller 53 outputs an infrared signal indicating the control content of the lighting device 50 by outputting an infrared signal indicating an IR code corresponding to the operation content.

  The light receiving unit 50g receives an infrared signal from the remote controller 53 or the like of the illumination device 50. The light receiving unit 50g is configured by a light receiving element (for example, an infrared sensor) that can receive an infrared signal. The light receiving unit 50g converts the received infrared signal into an electric signal and supplies it to the drive circuit. The drive circuit controls the light source 50b according to the electrical signal (for example, the control content indicated by the infrared signal) supplied from the light receiving unit 50g to turn on / off the light and adjust the light. That is, the light receiving unit 50g functions as a detection unit that detects an infrared signal transmitted from the remote controller 53.

  The remote control of the illumination device 50 by the remote controller 53 is realized by the operations of the light receiving unit 50g and the drive circuit. For example, when the user performs an operation of lighting the lighting device 50 on the remote controller 53, an infrared signal indicating lighting is supplied to the lighting device 50, and the control unit 50c receives the infrared signal by the light receiving unit 50g, The light source 50b is turned on based on the infrared signal. For example, when the user performs an operation to turn off the lighting device 50 with respect to the remote controller 53, an infrared signal indicating turning off is supplied to the lighting device 50, and the control unit 50c receives the infrared signal by the light receiving unit 50g, Based on the infrared signal, the light source 50b is turned off. For example, when the user performs an operation of dimming the illumination device 50 with respect to the remote controller 53, an infrared signal indicating dimming and what kind of dimming is performed is supplied to the illumination device 50, and the control unit 50c receives light. The infrared signal is received by the unit 50g, and the light source 50b is dimmed based on the infrared signal. The control unit 50c is electrically connected to the PLC slave unit 40. Power is supplied to the control unit 50c from the power supply unit 60 via the hook adapter 51 and the PLC slave unit 40, and the drive circuit supplies this power. The light source 50b is supplied. The control unit 50c controls the light source 50b by controlling the amount of power supplied to the light source 50b (specifically, the amount of current flowing through the light source 50b) in accordance with the infrared signal. The drive circuit turns on the light source 50b by supplying power to the light source 50b. The drive circuit turns off the light source 50b by stopping the supply of power to the light source 50b. The drive circuit performs dimming to change the luminance of the light source 50b by changing the amount of power supplied to the light source 50b (specifically, the amount of current). The control unit 50c is provided at a position and shape that does not generate a shadow by the light from the light source 50b. Thus, the control unit 50c functions as a light source control unit that controls the light source 50b.

  The illumination cover 50d is a member that scatters and emits light from the light source 50b, and covers the light source 50b, the control unit 50c, and the like from below. The illumination cover 50d is fixed to the top plate 50a by an appropriate method (for example, hooking, screwing, etc.). The illumination cover 50d is made of, for example, a synthetic resin.

  Furthermore, lighting device 50 includes PLC slave unit 40. The PLC slave unit 40 includes a connector 40b connected to the connector 51b of the hook adapter 51 (see FIG. 4). By connecting the connector 51b and the connector 40b, the PLC slave unit 40 and the hook adapter 51 are electrically connected. As a result, the PLC slave unit 40 is electrically connected to the household power line 74 via the hook adapter 51 and the power supply unit 60. The PLC slave unit 40 is supplied with AC power and a high-frequency signal from the household power line 74 via the hook adapter 51 and the like. Further, the PLC slave unit 40 can transmit a high-frequency signal to the PLC master unit 30 via the home power line 74. In this way, the PLC slave unit 40 performs power line communication with the PLC master unit 30 via the home power line 74. The PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the lower surface (the surface facing the floor surface) of the hook adapter 51 attached to the power supply unit 60 by a double-sided tape, an adhesive, or the like. When the hook adapter 51 has a metal inside, a magnet may be provided in the PLC slave unit 40 and the PLC slave unit 40 may be attached to the lower surface of the hook adapter 51 by a magnetic force that the magnet attracts the metal. . For example, the metal included in the hook adapter 51 is, for example, a metal plate provided on the claw 51c in order to reinforce the claw 51c. Even if the claw 51c protrudes, there is a portion located in the housing of the hook adapter 51, and the metal plate reaches this portion. The PLC slave unit 40 may be attached to the lower surface of the hook adapter 51 by the magnet attracting the metal plate. By attaching with a magnet, it is not necessary to prepare a double-sided tape or the like, and the PLC slave unit 40 can be easily attached. Moreover, it is not necessary to prepare a double-sided tape etc. by the attachment by a magnet, and attachment / detachment of the PLC subunit 40 becomes easy.

  The PLC slave unit 40 receives communication data from the PLC master unit 30 via the home power line 74 and transmits it to the portable terminal 90 by a radio signal. Thereby, PLC subunit 40 provides the function as a repeater which transmits the communication data received via the power line to portable terminal 90 which is a terminal unit. Conversely, the PLC slave unit 40 receives a radio signal in accordance with the same radio standard transmitted from the portable terminal 90, and transmits communication data included in the radio signal to the PLC master unit 30 via the power line. Thereby, the mobile terminal 90 can communicate with devices on the network 3.

  In addition, when the received communication data includes control information for controlling the light source 50b, the PLC slave unit 40 provides the control unit 50c with the control information. Specifically, as described later, the PLC slave unit 40 controls the light source 50b according to the control signal by providing a control signal to the control unit 50c by a signal similar to the infrared signal from the remote controller 53.

  The PLC slave unit 40 includes a cable 40c and a connector 40d (see FIG. 4). One end of the cable 40c is electrically connected to a power supply circuit unit 40e (described in detail later) inside the PLC slave unit 40, and the other end (tip) is connected to a connector 40d. The cable 40c and the connector 40d are the same type as the cable 51a and the connector 51b of the hook adapter 51. The cable 40c of the PLC slave unit 40 is electrically connected to the control unit 50c by a connector 40d. When the lighting device 50 does not have the PLC slave unit 40 (for example, when the lighting device 50 is an existing device), the connector 51b of the hook adapter 51 is connected to the control unit 50c. However, in this embodiment, the connector 51b is connected to the connector 40b of the PLC slave unit 40. Then, the connector 40d is connected to the control unit 50c. As described above, the PLC slave unit 40 includes the connector 40d of the same type as the connector 51b of the hook adapter 51 and the connector 40b connected to the connector 51b, so that the PLC slave unit 40 can be attached to an existing lighting device by retrofitting. . The PLC slave unit 40 is electrically connected to the hook adapter 51 and the control unit 50c, and is disposed between the hook adapter 51 and the control unit 50c in terms of an electric circuit. The PLC slave unit 40 supplies the power supplied from the household power line 74 via the hook adapter 51 to the control unit 50c.

  Further, the PLC slave unit 40 includes an infrared transmission unit 50i in the lower part thereof. The infrared transmitter 50i is composed of a light emitting element that emits infrared rays. The PLC slave unit 40 outputs an infrared signal (a signal similar to the infrared signal from the remote control 53, which will be described later in detail) from the infrared transmission unit 50i. The infrared signal is received by the light receiving unit 50g of the control unit 50c. As shown in FIG. 2, the infrared transmission unit 50 i is disposed at a position where the light receiving unit 50 g can receive the infrared signal output from the infrared transmission unit 50 i. Therefore, the control unit 50c can easily receive the infrared signal output from the infrared transmitter 50i.

  Thus, the illuminating device 50 achieves the object of the present invention by including the light source 50b, the control unit 50c that functions as a light source control unit, and the PLC slave unit 40 that functions as a repeater. In particular, when the communication data received by the PLC slave unit 40 includes control information for controlling the light source 50b, the control unit 50c has a function of controlling the light source 50b according to the control information. For this reason, the control of the apparatus which receives supply of electric power from the same electric power line is implement | achieved by communication through an electric power line, and an electric power line can be utilized effectively.

  Next, the PLC slave unit 40 will be described in detail with reference to FIG. FIG. 3 shows a configuration of the PLC slave unit 40 when the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the hook adapter 51. In addition, the element drawn with the dotted line shows what exists inside the outer peripheral surface of the housing | casing of PLC subunit 40. In addition, about the hook adapter 51, the cross section is not illustrated in FIG.

  The PLC slave unit 40 includes a power supply circuit unit 40e and a wireless communication unit (operating as a transmission unit that transmits information and a reception unit that receives information) 40f. The power supply circuit unit 40e is composed of, for example, a substrate provided with a power supply circuit or the like, and is located above (ceiling side) the wireless communication unit 40f. In FIG. 3, the female connector 40b of the PLC slave unit 40 (to which the connector 51b of the hook adapter 51 is connected) is shown to be the front. The connector 40b is electrically connected to the power supply circuit unit 40e via the wiring L1. Therefore, AC power and a high-frequency signal (AC signal) supplied from the home power line 74 via the power supply unit 60 and the hook adapter 51 are supplied to the power supply circuit unit 40e.

  The power supply circuit unit 40e separates an AC signal (AC power + high frequency signal) supplied from the household power line 74 via the hook adapter 51 into AC power and a high frequency signal. For example, the power supply circuit unit 40e has a filter circuit or the like as a part of the power supply circuit, and extracts a signal in a predetermined band included in the AC signal as a high-frequency signal. A cable 40c is electrically connected to the power supply circuit unit 40e via a wiring (not shown) or the like, and the separated AC power is supplied to the control unit 50c via the cable 40c and the connector 40d. The power supply circuit unit 40e is electrically connected to the wireless communication unit 40f via the wiring L2 or the like, and supplies the separated high-frequency signal to the wireless communication unit 40f.

  The wireless communication unit 40f is configured by, for example, a substrate on which a microcomputer, an antenna, and the like are mounted. The wireless communication unit 40f and the infrared transmission unit 40i are electrically connected by a wiring L3, and the infrared transmission unit 40i is provided in the lower part of the PLC slave unit 40. The microcomputer of the wireless communication unit 40f determines whether the information indicated by the high-frequency signal supplied from the power supply circuit unit 40e includes control information for controlling the lighting device 50. If the control information is included, the microcomputer includes the control information. The corresponding infrared signal is output from the infrared transmitter 40i, and the infrared signal is supplied to the light receiver 50g of the control unit 50c. The infrared signal at this time is the same as the infrared signal from the remote controller 53.

  For example, when control information instructing lighting is supplied as control information, the microcomputer transmits from the infrared transmission unit 40 i the same infrared signal as the infrared signal indicating lighting supplied from the remote controller 53. For example, when control information instructing turning off is supplied as control information, the microcomputer transmits from the infrared transmitter 40 i the same infrared signal as the infrared signal indicating turning off supplied from the remote controller 53. The control unit 50c that receives such an infrared signal by the light receiving unit 50g operates in the same manner as when the remote controller 53 is operated, and can control lighting, extinction, dimming, and the like of the light source 50b. As described above, when the slave communication unit 40 includes the control information for controlling the light source 50b in the received communication data, the PLC slave unit 40 transmits the control information to the control unit 50c using infrared rays (second standard radio signal). By transmitting to the light receiving unit 50g, the control unit 50c has a function of controlling the light source 50b according to the control information.

  When the microcomputer of the wireless communication unit 40f determines that the information indicated by the high frequency signal supplied from the power supply circuit unit 40e does not include control information for controlling the lighting device 50, the microcomputer specifies a communication address specified by the information. The information (for example, information indicating a web page from the web server 501) is transmitted by communicating with the portable terminal 90b or the like. The portable terminal 90b displays a web page. As a result, browsing of the Web page by the mobile terminal 90a is realized. The communication is performed in a format such as WiFi (registered trademark). As a result, the PLC slave unit 40 can transmit and receive WiFi format wireless signals, and functions as an access point for the home wireless LAN 2.

  As for the physical configuration, the power supply circuit unit 40e and the wireless communication unit 40f are arranged with a predetermined interval. With such a configuration, it is possible to prevent the wireless communication between the PLC slave unit 40 and the portable terminal 90 from being affected by electromagnetic interference from the power supply circuit unit 40e. The power supply circuit unit 40e and the wireless communication unit 40f are provided as separate packages so that the wireless communication between the PLC slave unit 40 and the mobile terminal 90 is not affected by interference from the power line. Also good.

  In addition, the wiring pattern when wiring each circuit of the power supply circuit unit 40e to the board produces a shielding effect that prevents the influence of electromagnetic interference or the like from the power supply circuit unit 40e on the antenna or the like provided in the wireless communication unit 40f. You may let them.

  4A and 4B show the appearance of the PLC slave unit 40. FIG. 4A is a diagram of the PLC slave unit 40 as viewed from the side where the connector 40b is provided, and FIG. 4B is a diagram of the PLC slave unit 40 as viewed from the side where the cable 40c is connected. In FIG. 4A, the power supply unit 60 and the hook adapter 51 are also displayed.

  The PLC slave unit 40 has a substantially cylindrical shape, and two concave portions 40a are formed on the upper side surface (the surface in contact with the hook adapter 51). The hook adapter 51 is provided with two detaching levers 51d of the lighting device 50 in the lower part thereof, but these recesses 40a are arranged so that the detaching lever 51d does not get in the way when the PLC slave unit 40 is attached. The demounting lever 51d is housed in the.

  Further, a notch 40j is provided on the upper side surface of the PLC slave unit 40. This is because when the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the hook adapter 51, the cable 51a for transmitting AC power provided at the lower part of the hook adapter 51 is accommodated so as not to hinder the attachment of the cable 51a. belongs to. The cutout portion 40j may have a position and shape corresponding to the position of the cable 51a in the hook adapter 51.

  At the time of attachment, the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the hook adapter 51 by aligning the positions thereof so that the detachable lever 51d enters the two recessed portions 40a. Therefore, the detaching lever 51d does not contact the PLC slave unit 40 and does not hinder the attachment of the PLC slave unit 40. The PLC slave unit 40 may be attached to the hook adapter 51 with a magnet as described above, or with a double-sided tape or the like.

  Further, a connector 40b (FIG. 4A), a cable 40c, and a connector 40d (FIG. 4B) are provided on the side surface of the PLC slave unit 40. The cable 40c and the connector 40d are located 180 degrees opposite to the connector 40b with the axis of the cylindrical housing closed at both ends of the PLC slave unit 40 as the center. The connector 51b of the hook adapter 51 is connected to the connector 40b. The connector 40d is connected to a control unit 50c provided in the lighting device 50.

  Next, attachment of the PLC slave unit 40 will be described with reference to FIG. The power supply unit 60 is a part that is installed on the ceiling 6 of the room and supplies power from the household power line 74 to the lighting device 50. The hook adapter 51 is an adapter that is attached to the power supply unit 60 and enables the illumination device 50 having various shapes to be electrically connected to the power supply unit 60.

  The attachment method of the illuminating device 50 containing the PLC subunit | mobile_unit 40 is as follows.

  First, in a state where the hook adapter 51 is attached to the power supply unit 60, the top plate 50 a of the lighting device 50 is lifted from below toward the hook adapter 51, and the top plate 50 a is attached to the hook adapter 51. At this time, the claw 51c provided on the side surface of the hook adapter 51 is retracted once by the top plate 50a, and returns to the original position when the top plate 50a passes, so that the top plate 50a is engaged. The top plate 50a does not fall off. In addition, the control unit 50c, the light source 50b, etc. are previously attached to the top plate 50a. In this state, the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the lower part (the side facing the floor surface) of the hook adapter 51. For example, the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the hook adapter 51 with a double-sided tape, a magnet, an adhesive, or the like as described above.

  After attaching the PLC slave unit 40, the illumination cover 50d is attached to the top board 50a. Since the PLC slave unit 40 is of a size that does not hinder the attachment of the illumination cover 50d, when the illumination cover 50d is attached to the top plate 50a, the PLC slave unit 40 is attached by the illumination cover 50d in the same manner as the hook adapter 51. Covered.

  In this way, since the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the ceiling 6 via the hook adapter 51, a radio signal (a signal for exchanging information with the portable terminal 90b) can be output from the ceiling 6 to the room. . Accordingly, the PLC slave unit 40 can perform good wireless communication with an external terminal such as the portable terminal 90b.

  The process etc. which control the illuminating device 50 in the above-mentioned structure are demonstrated. Hereinafter, an example in which the lighting device 50 in the house 1 is remotely controlled using the mobile terminal 90a when the user is outside the house 1 will be described. In the memory of the mobile terminal 90a, information for specifying the house 1 (for example, an address set in the optical line termination device 10, the router 20, etc.), information for specifying the lighting device 50 in the house 1 (for example, It is assumed that information such as an IP address and a sub address set in the PLC slave unit 40 in the lighting device 50 is stored in advance. For example, it may be registered by the user.

  The user operates the mobile terminal 90 to start an application for controlling the lighting device 50 and instructs the control of the lighting device 50 through this application. For example, when the user operates the portable terminal 90a to instruct the lighting device 50 to be turned off, the portable terminal 90a refers to the memory to identify information for identifying the house 1 (hereinafter referred to as housing identifying information) and the lighting device 50. Information (hereinafter referred to as lighting device specifying information) is acquired, and the information is transmitted to the server 500 together with control information for instructing to turn off.

  When the server 500 receives the housing identification information, the lighting device identification information, and the control information, the server 500 identifies the received control information and the lighting device identification information by the housing identification information via the network 3 based on the received house identification information. To the home wireless LAN 2 in the house 1 to be transmitted. For example, the server 500 transmits control information and lighting device specifying information to the optical line terminating device 10 and the router 20 specified by the house specifying information. The optical line terminating device 10 receives control information and lighting device specifying information from the server 500. The optical line terminating device 10 transmits the received control information and lighting device specifying information to the router 20. Since the lighting device specifying information specifies the lighting device 50 (for example, specifying the PLC slave device 40), the router 20 is connected to the PLC slave device 40 with the received control information and lighting device specifying information. To the PLC master unit 30. The PLC master device 30 performs power line communication with the PLC slave device 40 (for example, the PLC slave device 40 specified by the illumination device specification information) included in the illumination device 50 specified by the illumination device specification information, and the PLC slave device 40 is connected to the PLC slave device 40. Control information is transmitted via the distribution board 80 and the household power line 74 as a destination.

  The PLC slave device 40 determines that the control information is included in the information received by power line communication with the PLC master device 30. When the control information is included, the PLC slave unit 40 outputs an infrared signal corresponding to the control information to the control unit 50c. The control unit 50c performs control for turning on, off, or dimming the light source 50b according to the infrared signal received by the light receiving unit 50g (FIG. 5). When the PLC slave unit 40 determines that the control information is not included in the information received by the power line communication (for example, when the information is from the Web server 501), the information is transmitted by wireless communication, for example, It is transmitted to the portable terminal 90b (by this, a web page is displayed on the portable terminal 90b) (FIG. 5). Whether or not control information is included may be determined by an appropriate method. Information indicating that the PLC master device 30 is the PLC slave device 40 may be determined to include control information, and the mobile terminal 90a uses information indicating that the information is control information (hereinafter referred to as predetermined information). The PLC slave unit 40 (specifically, the microcomputer of the wireless communication unit 40f) controls the received information when the received information includes predetermined information. It may be determined that the information is included. Further, when the received information includes an IP address of the transmission destination (such as an IP address other than the PLC slave unit 40), it may be determined that the received information does not include control information. Note that, as shown in FIG. 5, the PLC slave unit 40 supplies power to the control unit 50c.

  In this way, for example, even when the user notices that he / she has forgotten to turn off the lighting device 50 when going out, the user can turn off the lighting device 50 in the house 1 using the portable terminal 90. it can. Similarly, for example, the user can remotely control the lighting device 50 to go out, turn on, or dim the light while away from home. Therefore, even if the house 1 is absent, the user can be seen to be present, and crime prevention. Can also contribute.

  As described above, according to this embodiment, the home wireless LAN 2 can be constructed using power line communication, and the lighting device 50 can be remotely controlled via the home wireless LAN 2. Thus, the power line communication and the home power line 74 can be used effectively.

  In addition, since wireless communication by the home wireless LAN 2 can be performed using the existing power line, it is not necessary to provide LAN wiring or the like to each room for controlling the lighting device 50.

  Further, as described above, the PLC slave unit 40 includes the cable 51a and the connector 40d of the same type as the cable 51a and the connector 51b of the hook adapter 51, and can be attached to the existing hook adapter 51. That is, by retrofitting the PLC slave unit 40 to the installed lighting device 50, it is possible to remotely control the lighting device 50 and to construct a wireless LAN using a power line.

  Furthermore, a wireless LAN network can be constructed in the house 1 using power line communication. By arranging the PLC slave unit 40 on the ceiling 6, the communication state between the PLC slave unit 40 and the portable terminal 90 becomes sufficiently good. Further, the PLC slave unit 40 is stored in the lighting device 50, which is preferable from the viewpoint of aesthetics.

  In this embodiment, with the above configuration, the lighting device 50 is operated by the power supplied from the home power line 74, and the information is transmitted via the light source 50 b, the control unit 50 c that controls the light source 50 b, and the home power line 74. And a slave unit 40 that transmits the received information, which is the received information, to the portable terminal 90b by a first standard wireless signal (in this case, a wireless signal compliant with a standard such as WiFi). When the control information for controlling the light source 50b is included in the information, the control unit 50c includes the illumination device 50 that controls the light source 50b based on the control information supplied from the PLC slave unit 40. And by such a structure, since control of the illuminating device 50 can be performed via the household power line 74, the household power line 74 can be used effectively.

  Further, in this embodiment, with the above configuration, the control unit 50c is an operation representing an operation accepted by the remote controller 53, which is transmitted from the remote controller 53 of the lighting device 50 as a second standard wireless signal (in this case, an infrared signal). The information is received and the light source 50b is controlled based on the received operation information. When the received information includes the control information, the PLC slave unit 40 transmits the control information as operation information as a second standard radio signal. It ’s like that. For this reason, the control of the light source 50b (control of the illumination device 50) can be easily realized by applying the PLC slave unit 40 to the existing illumination device 50.

  Further, since the PLC slave unit 40 is located on the external terminal side (here, the mobile terminal 90b side, that is, the lower side) than the hook adapter 51, the PLC slave unit 40 can be located on the external terminal side. A wireless signal of one standard can be transmitted widely without being interrupted by the hook adapter 51.

  The PLC slave unit 40 receives an AC signal from the household power line 74 and separates the received AC signal into AC power and received information (a circuit included in the power supply circuit unit 40e) and a separation circuit are separated. A power supply circuit (circuit included in the power supply circuit unit 40e) that outputs the generated power and a wireless transmission circuit (included in the wireless communication unit 40f) that transmits the reception information separated by the separation circuit to the external terminal using a first standard wireless signal Since the wireless transmission circuit is located closer to the external terminal side than the separation circuit and the power supply circuit (here, a circuit for wirelessly transmitting information using WiFi or the like, a circuit including an antenna as appropriate) (here, Since the wireless communication unit 40f is positioned below the power supply circuit unit 40e), the separation circuit and the power supply circuit for the wireless signal output from the wireless communication unit 40f to the external terminal The magnetostatic adverse effects can be reduced or eliminated.

  The PLC slave unit 40 implements each function shown in FIG. That is, the PLC slave unit 40 can be realized by mounting the reception unit 401, the transmission unit 402, and the supply unit 403 therein. The receiving unit 401 receives communication data via a home power line 74 that supplies power to the lighting device 50. The transmission unit 402 transmits the communication data received by the reception unit 401 to a terminal device such as the portable terminal 90 using a wireless signal (first standard wireless signal) used in the home wireless LAN 2. When the communication data received by the receiving unit 401 includes control information for controlling the lighting device 50, particularly the light source 50 b, the supplying unit 403 supplies the control information to the lighting device 50.

  In addition, this invention is not limited to the said embodiment, A various deformation | transformation and application are possible with respect to the said embodiment.

  As shown in FIG. 3, two recesses 40 a are formed on the upper side surface of the PLC slave unit 40 in order to accommodate the detachable lever 51 d of the hook adapter 51. However, the present invention is not limited to such a configuration. For example, a cutout 40aa may be formed on the side surface of the PLC slave unit 40 as shown in FIGS. 6A and 6B instead of the recess 40a. Moreover, in the example shown to FIG. 6A and 6B, the notch part 40ja is provided in the upper side surface of the PLC subunit | mobile_unit 40. FIG. The notch 40ja is provided corresponding to the case where the cable 51a is provided at the lower center of the hook adapter 51, and accommodates the cable 51a. The cutout portion 40ja may have a position and a shape corresponding to the position of the cable 51a in the hook adapter 51.

  In the above description, the example in which the antenna is provided in the wireless communication unit 40f has been described, but the configuration of the antenna is not limited thereto. For example, as shown in FIG. 7A, a film-shaped antenna 41a electrically connected to the wireless communication unit 40f via a wiring (not shown) may be disposed on the surface so as to face the floor of the convex portion 50f of the top plate 50a. . With this configuration, the antenna 41a can be provided on the portable terminal 90b side (lower side), and a radio signal (radio wave) output from the antenna is distributed throughout the room, and wireless communication with the portable terminal 90b and the like can be performed. It will be good.

  Further, the height of the convex portion 50f of the top plate 50a (height from the ceiling to the floor) is increased, and the film-shaped antenna 41a disposed on the convex portion 50f is connected to the portable terminal 90b side (lower side) from the PLC slave unit 40. The wireless signal (radio wave) output from the antenna spreads throughout the room (for example, without being disturbed by the PLC slave unit 40), and wireless communication with the portable terminal 90b and the like is good. It will be a thing. Furthermore, the height of the convex part 50f of the top plate 50a is made higher than the height of the light source 50b, and the antenna 41a is placed on the portable terminal 90b side (lower side) with respect to the light source 50b. The signal (radio wave) spreads throughout the room without being blocked by the light source 50b.

  Alternatively, as illustrated in FIG. 7B, a film-type antenna 41b connected to the wireless communication unit 40f via a wiring (not shown) may be provided on the outer surface of the illumination cover 50d. With this configuration, the wireless signal output from the antenna 41b is not easily disturbed by the structure inside the lighting device 50, and wireless communication with the portable terminal 90b and the like is improved.

  In any of the examples of FIGS. 2, 7A, and 7B, the shape of the antenna is not limited to a film shape, and may be, for example, a rod shape.

  Further, in the example shown in FIGS. 2 and 7, the convex portion 50f has a ring shape provided along the periphery of the through hole. For example, the convex portion 50f extends along the periphery of the through hole of the top plate 50a. In addition, a plurality of convex portions provided at predetermined intervals may be included. Moreover, the convex part 50f should just be the part which protruded in the portable terminal 90b side (lower side) rather than the through-hole periphery part of the top plate 50a, for example, as shown in FIG. 8, the through-hole periphery part of the top plate 50a From the ceiling to the portable terminal 90b side (lower side), a portion where the height from the ceiling to the floor is one step higher may be used.

  In the above-described embodiment, the PLC slave unit 40 outputs a standard infrared signal using infrared rays as a signal for controlling the lighting device 50 (a signal supplied to the control unit 50c), but is not limited to an infrared signal. Any standard wireless signal that can be received by the lighting device 50 may be used. For example, a wireless signal of another standard such as Bluetooth (registered trademark) or ZigBee may be output. Further, the PLC slave unit 40 may perform not only WiFi communication with the mobile terminal 90 in the house 1 but also wireless communication or infrared communication using Bluetooth (registered trademark). However, the wireless signal used for communication with the portable terminal 90 is a wireless signal of a standard different from the wireless signal used for communication with the lighting device 50 or an infrared ray whose frequency is changed so that the lighting device 50 does not malfunction. Should be a signal etc.

  In the above-described embodiment, the example in which the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the lighting device 50 installed in the center of the ceiling 6 has been described. However, the location of the lighting device 50 is not limited to the center of the ceiling 6. For example, even when the PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the lighting device 50 arranged on the upper surface of the wall surface, the same effect as that of the above-described embodiment can be expected.

  In the above description, an example in which the separate PLC slave unit 40 is attached to the hook adapter 51 has been described. For example, the hook adapter 51 may have the same function as the PLC slave unit 40.

  In the above-described embodiment, the power line is used for transmitting and receiving information to and from the PLC slave unit 40 as an access point. For example, a device serving as an access point that receives a radio signal from a router or the like is used as the lighting device 50. Attachment and power supply to the device serving as the access point may be performed via a power line. Also in this case, since the access point is arranged on the ceiling 6 of the room, wireless communication is good. As with the PLC slave unit 40, the device serving as the access point may supply an infrared signal or the like corresponding to the control information to the control unit 50c when information including control information is supplied. The device serving as the access point and the control unit 50c may be integrally formed. In such a case, the integrally formed device may directly control the light source 50b in accordance with the control information.

  In the above-described embodiment, an example in which one lighting device 50 is controlled has been described. However, the PLC slave unit 40 may be installed in each of the plurality of lighting devices 50 installed in each room in the house 1. In this case, the server 500 includes information for specifying the lighting device in the control information for the PLC slave device 40 based on the user's instruction, and the PLC slave device 40 has the received information for the lighting device 50 to be controlled by itself. Only when it is determined to be control information, infrared communication or the like is transmitted to the illumination device 50.

  In the above-described embodiment, information for specifying the house 1 and information for specifying the lighting device 50 are stored in advance in the memory of the mobile terminal 90, and the mobile terminal 90 stores these information and control information for the lighting device 50. The server 500 previously stores a table in which the identification information of the mobile terminal 90 is associated with the information for specifying the house 1 and the information for specifying the lighting device 50 in the storage unit of the server 500 in advance. You may remember it. The server 500 receives the control information of the lighting device 50 and the identification information of the portable terminal 90 from the portable terminal 90, refers to the table of the storage unit, and based on the identification information of the portable terminal 90, the destination of the control information (house 1 And information for specifying the lighting device 50 and the like) may be specified.

  Further, the PLC slave unit 40 may control other network home appliances (such as an air conditioner and a television) as well as the lighting device 50. In this case, the server 500 that has received an instruction from the mobile terminal 90 adds information for specifying a network home appliance to the control information controlled by the PLC slave unit 40. In addition, a device that comprehensively controls home appliances is arranged in the house 1, and the server 500 specifies control information and a lighting device 50 to be controlled (may be a PLC slave device 40 to be transmitted) in the device. The control information may be supplied to the lighting device 50 (PLC slave device 40) specified by the information specified by the device.

  Further, the PLC slave unit 40 and the control unit 50c may be integrally formed. In such a case, the integrally formed device may directly control the light source 50b according to the control information.

  Moreover, in embodiment mentioned above, the PLC subunit | mobile_unit 40 is electrically connected with the electric power line via the connector 40b and the connector 40d. Furthermore, this connector (connector 40b and connector 40d) may have sufficient hardness to support the PLC slave unit 40. In this case, the connector 40b and the connector 40d can support the PLC slave unit 40 by being detachably inserted and locked to the adapter of the lighting device 50. In embodiment mentioned above, although the PLC subunit | mobile_unit 40 was being fixed to the hook adapter 51 with the magnetic force by an adhesive agent, a double-sided tape, or a magnet, when a connector itself has the hardness for supporting the PLC subunit | mobile_unit 40, There is no need to fix with an adhesive or the like. Thereby, attachment / detachment of the PLC subunit 40 can be made easier. This can be realized by manufacturing the connector 40b, the connector 40d, the cable 40c, the cable 51a, and the like with a material that can realize a necessary hardness such as semi-rigid vinyl.

  It should be noted that the present invention can be variously modified and modified without departing from the broad spirit and scope of the present invention. Further, the above-described embodiment is for explaining the present invention, and does not limit the scope of the present invention. That is, the scope of the present invention is shown not by the embodiments but by the claims. Various modifications within the scope of the claims and within the scope of the equivalent invention are considered to be within the scope of the present invention.

  Moreover, although a part or all of said embodiment can be described also as the following additional remarks, it is not restricted to the following.

(Appendix 1)
A lighting device that operates by power supplied via a power line,
A light source;
A light source control unit for controlling the light source;
A relay that receives communication data via the power line and transmits the received communication data to the terminal device using a first standard radio signal;
When the communication data received by the repeater includes control information for controlling the light source, the light source control unit controls the light source according to the control information.
Lighting device.

(Appendix 2)
The light source control unit includes a detection unit that detects a second standard wireless signal transmitted from a remote controller, and performs an operation accepted by the remote controller included in the second standard wireless signal detected by the detection unit. Controlling the light source according to the operation information shown,
When the repeater receives communication data including the control signal, the repeater transmits the control information to the detection unit by a radio signal of the second standard,
When the light source control unit receives the second standard radio signal including the control signal from the repeater, the light source control unit controls the light source according to the control information.
The lighting device according to attachment 1.

(Appendix 3)
A top plate to which the light source and the light source control unit are fixed;
An adapter that is attached to a power supply unit electrically connected to the power line and supports the top plate; and
The adapter is electrically connected to the power line via the power supply unit,
The repeater receives the communication data from the power line through the adapter, and is provided at a position farther from the top plate than the adapter.
The lighting device according to appendix 1 or 2.

(Appendix 4)
The repeater is separated by a separation circuit that separates an AC signal supplied from the power line into the power and the communication data, a power supply circuit that outputs the power separated by the separation circuit, and the separation circuit A transmission circuit for transmitting the communication data by a wireless signal of the first standard,
The transmission circuit is provided at a position farther from the top plate than any of the separation circuit and the power supply circuit.
The lighting device according to attachment 3.

(Appendix 5)
The top plate includes a convex portion protruding in a direction approaching the repeater,
The repeater includes an antenna for transmitting a radio signal of the first standard at the top of the convex portion.
The lighting device according to appendix 3 or 4.

(Appendix 6)
The adapter includes an operation lever that is operated when being removed from the power supply unit on a surface opposite to the surface on the power supply unit side,
The repeater is attached to the opposite surface of the adapter, and has a recess or a notch for receiving the operation lever when attached to the opposite surface of the adapter.
The lighting device according to any one of supplementary notes 3 to 5.

(Appendix 7)
A receiver that receives communication data via a power line that supplies power to the lighting device;
A transmission unit that transmits the communication data received by the reception unit to the terminal device using a wireless signal of the first standard;
When the communication data received by the receiving unit includes control information for controlling the lighting device, a supply unit that supplies the control information to the lighting device;
A repeater comprising:

(Appendix 8)
The supply unit transmits the control information as a second standard radio signal to a detection unit for detecting a second standard radio signal transmitted from a remote controller of the lighting device, thereby transmitting the control signal. Supply,
The repeater according to appendix 7.

(Appendix 9)
It further includes a connector that supports the repeater that is its own by being detachably inserted and locked to the adapter of the lighting device, and that electrically connects the power line and the receiving unit.
The repeater according to appendix 7 or 8.

  The present invention is based on Japanese Patent Application No. 2013-265705 filed on December 24, 2013. The specification, claims, and entire drawings of Japanese Patent Application No. 2013-265705 are incorporated herein by reference.

1 ... Housing 2 ... Home wireless LAN
3 ... Network 10 ... Optical line termination device 20 ... Router 30 ... PLC master unit 40 ... PLC slave unit 40a ... Recess 40aa ... Notch 40b, 40d ... Connector 40c ... Cable 40e ... Power supply circuit unit 40f ... Wireless communication unit 40i ... Infrared transmitters 40j, 40ja ... Notches 41a, 41b ... Antenna 50 ... Illumination device 50a ... Top plate 50b ... Light source 50c ... Control unit 50d ... Illumination cover 50f ... Projection 50g ... Light receiving part 51 ... Hook adapter 51a ... Cable 51b ... Connector 51c ... Claw 51d ... Detachment lever 51e ... Hook metal fitting 52 ... Hook ceiling 71 ... Optical fiber cable 72, 73 ... LAN cable 74 ... Domestic power line 80 ... Distribution board 90 ... Mobile terminal 100 ... Lighting control system 401 ... Reception unit 402 ... Transmission unit 403 ... Supply unit L , L2, L3 ... wiring




Claims (7)

  1. A lighting device that operates by power supplied via a power line,
    A light source;
    A light source control unit for controlling the light source;
    A relay that receives communication data via the power line and transmits the received communication data to the terminal device using a first standard radio signal;
    When the communication data received by the repeater includes control information for controlling the light source, the light source control unit controls the light source according to the control information ,
    The light source control unit includes a detection unit that detects a second standard wireless signal transmitted from a remote controller, and performs an operation accepted by the remote controller included in the second standard wireless signal detected by the detection unit. Controlling the light source according to the operation information shown,
    When the repeater receives communication data including the control information, the repeater transmits the control information to the detection unit by a radio signal of the second standard,
    The light source control unit, when receiving the second standard radio signal including the control information from the repeater, controls the light source according to the control information,
    A lighting device characterized by that .
  2. A top plate to which the light source and the light source control unit are fixed;
    An adapter that is attached to a power supply unit electrically connected to the power line and supports the top plate; and
    The adapter is electrically connected to the power line via the power supply unit,
    The repeater receives the communication data from the power line via the adapter; and
    Provided at a position away from the top plate than the adapter,
    The lighting device according to claim 1.
  3. The repeater is separated by a separation circuit that separates an AC signal supplied from the power line into the power and the communication data, a power supply circuit that outputs the power separated by the separation circuit, and the separation circuit A transmission circuit for transmitting the communication data by a wireless signal of the first standard,
    The transmission circuit is provided at a position farther from the top plate than any of the separation circuit and the power supply circuit.
    The lighting device according to claim 2 .
  4. The top plate includes a convex portion protruding in a direction approaching the repeater,
    The repeater includes an antenna for transmitting a radio signal of the first standard at the top of the convex portion.
    The illumination device according to claim 2 or 3.
  5. The adapter includes an operation lever that is operated when being removed from the power supply unit on a surface opposite to the surface on the power supply unit side,
    The repeater is attached to the opposite surface of the adapter, and has a recess or a notch for receiving the operation lever when attached to the opposite surface of the adapter.
    The illuminating device of any one of Claim 2 to 4 .
  6. A receiver that receives communication data via a power line that supplies power to the lighting device;
    A transmission unit that transmits the communication data received by the reception unit to the terminal device using a wireless signal of the first standard;
    When the communication data received by the receiving unit includes control information for controlling the lighting device, a supply unit that supplies the control information to the lighting device;
    With
    The supply unit transmits the control information as a second standard radio signal to a detection unit for detecting a second standard radio signal transmitted from a remote controller of the lighting device, thereby transmitting the control information. Supply,
    A repeater characterized by that.
  7. It further includes a connector that supports the repeater that is its own by being detachably inserted and locked to the adapter of the lighting device, and that electrically connects the power line and the receiving unit.
    The repeater according to claim 6 .
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