KR20160109976A - A lighting control apparatus and method thereof - Google Patents

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KR20160109976A
KR20160109976A KR1020150061443A KR20150061443A KR20160109976A KR 20160109976 A KR20160109976 A KR 20160109976A KR 1020150061443 A KR1020150061443 A KR 1020150061443A KR 20150061443 A KR20150061443 A KR 20150061443A KR 20160109976 A KR20160109976 A KR 20160109976A
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Abstract

The illumination control apparatus includes: a touch screen displaying a first graphic user interface for providing a visible light communication service; And a controller for performing visible light communication with illumination to provide a visible light communication service selected through the first graphic user interface, wherein the visible light communication service includes an illumination registration service, 1, receives the unique address information of the first illumination transmitted through the visible light communication, and registers the first illumination using the received unique address information.

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Technical Field [0001] The present invention relates to a lighting control apparatus and a method of operating the same,

An embodiment relates to an illumination control apparatus and an operation method thereof.

In general, the lighting device is controlled by a switch.

The switch is connected to the lighting device by a wire, and transmits a control signal to the lighting device to turn on or off the lighting device by manual operation of the user.

However, in the case of controlling the lighting apparatus using the switch as described above, there has been an inconvenience in turning on or off the lighting apparatus by a patient who is inconvenient, a senior citizen, and a child who can not reach the switch.

Meanwhile, wireless lighting control (wireless lighting control) market which controls the lighting of offices, shops or grooves in a large building is increasing. At this time, in order to control the lighting device wirelessly, a communication module must be installed in the lighting device.

In order to control any one of the plurality of lighting devices, a lighting control signal must be transmitted to the communication module mounted on the specific lighting device wirelessly through the gateway device.

(E.g., a lighting device) and a unique address (e.g., MAC address) of the communication module mounted on the particular lighting device.

Accordingly, when a new lighting device is to be installed, a new installation location of the lighting device and a unique address of the communication module installed in the new lighting device are checked, and the unique address of the communication module is matched to the installation location And then the new illumination device was registered.

The above-described registration process of the illumination device has been performed in such a manner that the lighting installer confirms the unique address of the communication module mounted on the new lighting device and directly inputs the unique address thus confirmed.

However, if the lighting installer erroneously inputs the unique address of the lighting apparatus by mistake, there is a problem that the lighting apparatus other than the lighting apparatus to be controlled by the user is controlled. In this case, the user does not know the unique address of the lighting device to be controlled, so that the user can not control the lighting device to be controlled.

Accordingly, in order to correct the unique address of the wrongly input illumination device, the lighting device installed in the ceiling is dismantled and the unique address is confirmed in the communication module mounted on the disassembled lighting device , There is an inconvenience that the registration process for the lighting device must be performed again using the identified unique address.

In addition, the above-described conventional problems cause the problem to be solved even when the position of the already installed illumination device is changed or when a new illumination device is additionally installed or disassembled.

The embodiment provides an illumination control apparatus and an operation method thereof that can more easily and easily register an illumination apparatus.

Embodiments enable ease of illumination registration through visible light communication between a lighting device and a lighting control device and facilitate control of operation of the registered lighting on this basis.

In addition, in the embodiment, it is possible to provide various data services on the lighting control device based on the data provided through the registered illumination.

In addition, in the embodiment, it is possible to provide information on the movement route of the user by using the position information of the illumination installed at the position of the user.

It is to be understood that the technical objectives to be achieved by the embodiments are not limited to the technical matters mentioned above and that other technical subjects not mentioned are apparent to those skilled in the art to which the embodiments proposed from the following description belong, It can be understood.

The illumination control apparatus includes: a touch screen displaying a first graphic user interface for providing a visible light communication service; And a controller for performing visible light communication with illumination to provide a visible light communication service selected through the first graphic user interface, wherein the visible light communication service includes an illumination registration service, 1, receives the unique address information of the first illumination transmitted through the visible light communication, and registers the first illumination using the received unique address information.

The first graphic user interface may include a first area in which a selection menu for selecting one of the plurality of visible light communication services is displayed and a first area in which a selection menu for selecting a visible light communication service among the plurality of visible light communication services is displayed, And a second area for displaying status information.

In the first area, a first selection menu for selecting the illumination registration service, a second selection menu for selecting a data service, a third selection menu for selecting a visible light communication status checking service, And a fourth selection menu for selecting a navigation service menu.

In addition, the touch screen may display a second graphic interface for providing the illumination registration service, and the second graphic user interface may include a first area for displaying map data for setting an installation position of the first illumination, And a second area in which lighting icons that are distinguished from one another according to the type of illumination are displayed.

The installation position setting of the first illumination is performed by touching the first illumination icon of the illumination icons displayed in the second area to the first position of the map data displayed in the first area.

In addition, the first illumination icon is displayed in the first position on the map data, and the installation position of the first illumination is set to a position on the actual space corresponding to the first position of the map data.

In addition, the unique address information includes a MAC address of a communication unit provided in the first illumination.

The first illumination generates an off signal by processing the MAC address and the dimming signal, and emits visible light according to the generated on-off signal. The control unit receives the emitted visible light through the receiver And photoelectrically converts and demodulates the received visible light to obtain unique address information of the first illumination included in the visible light.

In addition, the touch screen further displays a third graphic user interface for providing a data service, and the third graphic user interface includes a screen for selecting data to be linked with the second illumination.

In addition, the data to be linked includes at least one of moving picture, picture, text, and link address information.

In addition, the control unit receives information on data associated with the second illumination from the second illumination through the visible light communication, and outputs data corresponding to the received information through the touch screen.

The information on the interlocked data may include at least one of inherent address information of the second illumination and data information associated with the second illumination.

In addition, the data associated with the second illumination includes at least one of data stored in the illumination control device and data provided by a server providing the visible light communication service.

The control unit receives data transmitted from the ambient light through the visible light communication as the third selection menu is selected in the second area and includes information on the reception state of the received data through the touch screen A reception status screen is displayed.

The touch screen further displays a third graphic user interface for providing an indoor navigation service. The third graphic user interface displays map data corresponding to a third illumination installed at a current position of the user, The current position information of the user is displayed at the position where the third illumination is installed on the map data.

When the current position of the user is moved to a position where the fourth illumination is installed, the control unit performs visible light communication with the fourth illumination to obtain unique address information of the fourth illumination, Wherein the third graphic user interface displays a position where the fourth illumination is installed on the map data as a movement position of the user, And a path between the positions where the fourth illumination is installed is indicated by the movement path of the user.

According to another aspect of the present invention, there is provided a method of operating a lighting control apparatus, including: displaying a first graphic user interface for selecting at least one visible light communication service; Displaying, in the first graphical user interface, a second graphical user interface for registration of a first illumination when a first selection menu for illumination registration is selected; Receiving unique address information of the first illumination transmitted through the visible light communication from the first illumination to be registered; And registering the first illumination using the unique address information of the received first illumination in a state that the second graphic user interface is displayed.

The first graphic user interface may include a first area in which a selection menu for selecting one of the plurality of visible light communication services is displayed and a first area in which a selection menu for selecting a visible light communication service among the plurality of visible light communication services is displayed, And a second area for displaying status information.

The second graphic user interface may include a first area in which map data for setting an installation position of the first illumination is displayed and a second area in which a lighting icon is displayed, , The installation position setting of the first illumination is performed by touching the first illumination icon among the illumination icons displayed in the second area to the first position of the map data displayed in the first area.

In addition, the first illumination icon is displayed in the first position on the map data, and the installation position of the first illumination is set to a position on the actual space corresponding to the first position of the map data.

The method may further include displaying a third graphical user interface for providing a data service when the second selection menu for providing data service is selected in the first graphical user interface, And a screen for selecting data to be interlocked corresponding to a second illumination to set the data service.

Receiving information on data associated with the second illumination from the second illumination through the visible light communication; And outputting data corresponding to the received information, wherein the information on the interlocked data includes at least one of unique address information of the second illumination and data information associated with the second illumination .

The control unit may receive data transmitted from the ambient light through the visible light communication as the third selection menu for checking the visible light communication state is selected in the first graphic user interface, And displaying a fourth graphical user interface including the information.

When the indoor navigation service menu is selected on the first graphic user interface, map data corresponding to the third illumination installed at the current location of the user and map data corresponding to the current location information of the user at the location where the third illumination is installed on the map data .

When the current position of the user is moved to a position where the fourth illumination is installed, the current position of the user is changed to the position where the fourth illumination is installed on the map data, And displaying the route between the installed location and the route information of the user.

According to the present embodiment, a user places an apparatus having map information at a place where the lighting apparatus is installed under an illuminating apparatus to which registration is desired, and accordingly uses a visible light communication (VLC) The unique address of the lighting apparatus can be easily confirmed without dismantling the lighting apparatus installed in the ceiling.

In addition, according to the present embodiment, since the registration procedure for the plurality of lighting apparatuses can be automatically performed using the unique address transmitted from each of the plurality of lighting apparatuses, registration time of the lighting apparatus can be drastically reduced, The problem of address mis-input can be solved.

Further, according to the present embodiment, it is possible to easily recognize and register the unique address only for the lighting apparatus at the time of addition, disassembly, or maintenance of the lighting apparatus, thereby improving convenience for the user.

In addition, according to the present embodiment, various data information for providing a data service is linked to a lighting device, and various data services (for example, real-time event information, advertisement information, Additional information, etc.) are provided to improve user convenience.

In addition, according to the present embodiment, it is possible to easily provide the current position of the user based on the position of the illumination installed at the position of the user, and to provide movement route information to the target point, past travel route information, It is possible to improve the convenience of the user.

1 is a configuration diagram showing a lighting system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
2 is a perspective view showing the detailed structure of the lighting apparatus shown in Fig.
3 is a configuration diagram illustrating a registration process of a lighting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention.
4 is a diagram illustrating a signal spectrum transmitted from a lighting apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 5 is a block diagram showing a detailed configuration of the illumination device shown in FIG. 1. FIG.
6 is a configuration diagram showing a detailed configuration of the illumination control apparatus shown in FIG.
FIG. 7 is a flowchart for explaining the lighting registration method according to the first embodiment of the present invention step by step.
8 to 9 show graphical user interfaces provided by the lighting control apparatus at the time of lighting registration according to the first embodiment.
10 is a flowchart for explaining the lighting registration method according to the second embodiment of the present invention step by step.
FIG. 11 is a flowchart for explaining the lighting registration method according to the third embodiment of the present invention step by step.
12 to 16 are diagrams showing a graphical user interface provided in the lighting control apparatus at the time of lighting registration according to the third embodiment of the present invention.
17 and 18 show a graphical user interface provided in the lighting control apparatus in controlling the operation of the registered lighting according to the third embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 19 is a flowchart illustrating a method of setting a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.
20 to 22 are graphical user interfaces showing a data service setting process according to an embodiment of the present invention.
23 is a flowchart illustrating a method of executing a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.
24 to 26 are graphical user interfaces showing a data service execution process according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 27 is a flowchart for explaining a step-by-step method of confirming a visible light communication state according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIGS. 28 and 29 are graphical user interface (GUI) views for checking the state of visible light communication according to an embodiment of the present invention.
30 is a diagram illustrating a method of providing a current location of a user according to an embodiment of the present invention.
31 and 32 illustrate a graphical user interface providing a current location of a user according to an embodiment of the present invention.
33 is a diagram illustrating a method of providing a user's movement path according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 34 shows a graphical user interface for providing movement path information of a user according to an embodiment of the present invention.
35 is a flowchart for explaining a step of stopping execution of a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.
36 is a flowchart illustrating a step of re-executing a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.
37 is a graphical user interface showing a process of re-executing a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The following merely illustrates the principles of the invention. Thus, those skilled in the art will be able to devise various apparatuses which, although not explicitly described or shown herein, embody the principles of the invention and are included in the concept and scope of the invention. Furthermore, all of the conditional terms and embodiments listed herein are, in principle, only intended for the purpose of enabling understanding of the concepts of the present invention, and are not to be construed as limited to such specifically recited embodiments and conditions do.

It is also to be understood that the detailed description, as well as the principles, aspects and embodiments of the invention, as well as specific embodiments thereof, are intended to cover structural and functional equivalents thereof. It is also to be understood that such equivalents include all elements contemplated to perform the same function irrespective of the currently known equivalents as well as the equivalents to be developed in the future, i.e., the structure.

Embodiments provide an illumination system capable of registering a plurality of lights using a lighting control device such as a terminal and wirelessly controlling the plurality of registered lights.

1 is a perspective view showing a detailed structure of a lighting apparatus shown in FIG. 1, and FIG. 3 is a sectional view of a lighting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 4 is a diagram showing a signal spectrum transmitted from a lighting apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention, FIG. 5 is a configuration diagram showing a detailed configuration of the illumination apparatus shown in FIG. 1, and FIG. 6 is a configuration diagram showing a detailed configuration of the illumination control device shown in Fig.

Referring to FIG. 1, an illumination system according to an embodiment includes an illumination control device 300 and an illumination 100.

The lighting control device 300 is connected to a plurality of lights 100 through a wireless network.

The lighting control apparatus 300 stores an application and provides a graphical user interface for controlling the lighting 100 by executing the stored application.

The lighting control apparatus 300 may also include a graphical user interface for searching a plurality of unregistered lights 100 and registering the retrieved lights 100 to control the operation of the registered lights 100 to provide.

The lighting control apparatus 300 may be a terminal through which the application can be stored and executed. The terminal may include at least one of a mobile phone, a smart phone, a laptop computer, a digital broadcasting terminal, a PDA (Personal Digital Assistants), a PMP (Portable Multimedia Player), and navigation.

However, the present embodiment is not limited to this. Any device capable of downloading and installing an application and capable of various wireless communications may be included in the lighting control apparatus 300.

The illumination (100) is controlled by a dimming device or the like. The illumination 100 may be composed of at least one. Preferably, the illumination 100 may be composed of a plurality of lights.

For example, the illumination 100 may include a first illumination installed on the ceiling of the bedroom, a second illumination installed on the table of the bedroom, and the like. Alternatively, when the light 100 is installed in the office, it may be divided into a first illumination installed in the first meeting room, a second illumination installed in the second meeting room, and a third illumination installed in the barrel room.

The illumination control apparatus 300 is an input means for receiving a command for controlling the illumination 100 from a user. The illumination control device 300 is connected to the illumination 100 through a wireless network and transmits a control signal according to the command to the illumination 100. [

The wireless network of the lighting control apparatus 300 may be determined according to the wireless environment.

For example, at least one network of ZigBee, Bluetooth, and Z-wave is applied to the illumination control device 300 to perform wireless communication with the illumination 100. FIG.

The illumination control apparatus 300 may also include means for controlling the illumination 100 as well as receiving data transmitted from the illumination 100 and registering the illumination 100 on the basis of the received data Operation can be performed.

In addition, the lighting control apparatus 300 may set information for providing a specific data service to the lighting 100, receive information transmitted from the lighting 100 accordingly, and provide a correspondingly linked data service .

The illumination 100 may have a configuration as shown in FIG.

The illumination 100 may include an illumination module 500 and a communication module 400.

The lighting module 500 includes an inner case 570 including a connection terminal 575 at an upper portion thereof and an insertion portion at a lower portion thereof and a heat dissipation body (not shown) into which the insertion portion of the inner case 570 is inserted A guide member 505 coupled to a peripheral region of the lower portion of the heat-dissipating body to firmly fix the light-emitting module to the heat-dissipating body, A lens 510 formed between the guide member 505 and the light emitting module, and an outer case 580 on the outer side of the heat dissipating body.

The lens 510 includes a lens opening 512 into which the communication module 400 is inserted. The communication module 400 is inserted into the lens opening 512.

The communication module 400 inserted through the lens opening 512 is connected to a connector of a power control unit and transmits a control signal transmitted through the lighting control unit 300 to the lighting module 500.

The illumination system including the plurality of lights 100 that can be controlled in this manner can control the illumination device in real time through the graphic user interface provided through the touch screen of the illumination control device 300 according to the execution of the application .

This illumination system proceeds to register the unique address of the illumination 100 as shown in FIG. 3 in order to control the illumination 100.

The registration of the illumination is performed by confirming the position of the illumination 100 on the map showing the illumination installation location and matching the identified location with the unique address of the communication module mounted on the illumination 100 it means.

Here, the unique address of the light 100 may be MAC (Media Access Control) address information of a communication module mounted on the lighting apparatus 100.

The illumination 100 stores its own unique address and outputs address information S1 for the stored unique address according to an external request.

At this time, the address information S1 is displayed on visible light. The visible light refers to light in a wavelength range that can be detected by human eyes in an electromagnetic wave, wherein the wavelength range is 380 to 700 nm.

Accordingly, the user places the lighting control device 300 equipped with the receiver 600 as shown in FIG. 3 in a place where the lighting 100 is installed.

The receiver 600 receives the visible light output through the illumination unit 100. Herein, the received visible light contains address information S1 for the illumination 100. [0050]

When the visible light is received, the receiver 600 extracts the address information S1 contained in the received visible light and stores the unique address of the illumination 100 using the extracted address information S1.

Referring to FIG. 4, the address information S1 is output in a visible light spectrum.

The visible light emitted by the illumination unit 100 has a spectral range of 400 to 700 nm. Accordingly, the light 100 dims the light of the wavelength band according to the address information and emits the light.

Hereinafter, the illumination 100 for outputting the address information S1 in visible light will be described.

5, the illumination 100 of the present invention includes a modulation unit 110, a dimming unit 120, a communication unit 140, a control unit 150, and a light source 130.

The light source 130 may include a plurality of light emitting diodes or fluorescent lamps.

The modulator 110 stores information on the unique address for the illumination 100, and modulates the information on the stored unique address.

The dimming unit 120 receives a dimming signal from the outside, processes the dimming signal, and transmits the dimming signal to the controller 150.

The control unit 150 receives the unique address modulated through the modulation unit 110. [ In addition, the controller 150 receives the dimming signal transmitted from the dimming unit 120.

The control unit 150 processes the modulated unique address to the received dimming signal to generate an on-off signal of the light source 130. [

The controller 150 may be a power supply circuit for controlling the light source 130.

Here, the on-off signal consists of information on the unique address of the illumination 100. For example, when the digital signal value of the modulated unique address is '1', an ON signal is generated by the controller 150.

If the digital signal value of the modulated unique address is 0, the controller 150 generates an OFF signal.

However, the present embodiment is not limited to this, and in contrast to the generated on-off signal, an off signal may be generated when the digital signal value is 1, and an on signal may be generated when the digital signal value is zero.

Therefore, the light source 130 performs an on-off operation based on the on-off signal generated through the controller 150.

Accordingly, the visible light emitted through the light source 130 is loaded with the address information S1 of the illumination device by the on-off time and order.

That is, the light source 130 is divided into a plurality of operation periods by the on-off signal, and performs the light emission operation.

For example, when the digital signal value of the modulated unique address is '01010000', the on-off signal generated by the controller 150 is divided into 8 on / off sections. That is, the on-off signal generated by the controller 150 is divided into a first section composed of an OFF signal, a second section composed of an ON signal, a third section composed of an OFF signal, An off signal, a sixth section constituted by an off signal, a seventh section constituted by an off signal, and an eighth section constituted by an off signal.

Therefore, the light source 130 performs an on-off operation according to the on-off signal. At this time, the ON / OFF operation of the light source 130 is also divided into a plurality of operation periods corresponding to the ON / OFF signals. That is, the ON / OFF operation of the light source is also divided into eight sections.

Accordingly, the light source 130 is turned off in the first operation period, turned on in the second operation period, turned off in the third operation period, turned on in the fourth operation period, Off operation in the fifth operation period, the off operation in the fifth operation period, the off operation in the sixth operation period, the off operation in the seventh operation period, and the off operation in the eighth operation period.

The illumination unit 100 may further include a communication unit 140. The communication unit 140 communicates with a gateway system (not shown) or another neighboring illumination system 100 to receive a control signal, And transmits the received control signal to the control unit 150. [

In addition, the communication unit 140 can receive data transmitted through a separate server (not shown).

The communication unit 140 includes an antenna therein, receives a control signal from the outside, and transmits the received control signal to the control unit 150.

The communication unit 140 may include a communication integrated circuit for analyzing the control signal according to the type of the wireless network. The communication unit 140 may select one specific communication integrated circuit among a plurality of communication integrated circuits according to the wireless network environment, .

The communication integrated circuit may support at least one of a communication method such as ZigBee, GeoWave, WiFi or Bluetooth.

On the other hand, the controller 150 may generate an on-off signal including not only an on-signal including only an on-signal and an off-signal but also an on-signal having different sizes.

That is, the on-off signal as described above includes only one digital signal value in one interval. However, in this case, power consumption of the illumination 100 can be wasted, and the time required for the registration of the illumination 100 can be increased.

Accordingly, the control unit 150 generates an on-off signal in which a plurality of digital signal values are included in one on-off period.

For example, a digital signal value of '00' may be generated as an OFF signal, a digital signal value of '01' may be generated as an ON signal having a first signal level, and a digital signal value of '10' The digital signal value of '11' may be generated as an ON signal having a second signal level higher than the first signal level, and the digital signal value of '11' may be generated as an ON signal having a third signal level higher than the second signal level.

Accordingly, the embodiment can output the address information for the unique address of the illumination device in a shorter time.

On the other hand, the illumination control apparatus 300 may have the configuration shown in Fig. Here, the illumination control apparatus 300 includes a receiver 600 for receiving data through the VLC communication (visible light communication) with the illumination 100. [

The receiver 600 includes a light receiving unit 610, an amplification unit 620, and a demodulation unit 630.

The light receiving unit 610 may be a photoelectric device that receives light and photoelectrically converts the received light to output an electrical signal. Here, the light receiving portion 610 may be implemented as a photodiode.

Here, the electrical signal output through the optical receiver 610 includes not only the intensity information of the signal but also information on the presence or absence of the signal.

The amplification unit 620 amplifies the electrical signal output through the light receiving unit 610 and converts the electrical signal into a level that can be processed (recognizable) in the demodulation unit 630.

The demodulation unit 630 demodulates the amplified electrical signal according to a code modulated by the modulation unit 110 of the illumination.

The signal demodulated by the demodulator 630 indicates address information S1 for a unique address of the illumination 100. [ The receiver 600 obtains the unique address information S1 and transmits the unique address information S1 to the lighting control apparatus 300. [

The illumination control apparatus 300 registers the illumination 21 installed at a specific position using the received unique address information.

The illumination control apparatus 300 may include a control unit 320, an interface 330, and a wireless communication unit 310.

The wireless communication unit 310 may be formed in a main body of the lighting control device 300. However, a communication module (not shown) including a wireless communication chip supporting the network according to the wireless network may be detached from the main body, As shown in FIG.

The control unit 320 controls the operation of the illumination control device 300 using stored data in the memory.

The memory may store an operation and communication control program / protocol, and may download and store various applications.

The interface 330 receives a control signal from a user and transmits the control signal to the control unit 320, and may include a microphone, a touchable touch screen, and various local buttons.

The control unit 320 provides image data to the interface 330 according to the stored program, and the touch screen of the interface 330 provides a screen to the user according to the image data.

If the user provides a selection signal by touching the touch screen or by various other known methods, the control unit 320 provides other image data corresponding to the selection signal.

Hereinafter, the interface 330 of the lighting control apparatus 300 will be described in more detail.

The interface 330 may include various interfaces, but the graphic user interface provided through the touch screen of the lighting control device 300 is described below.

Hereinafter, a process of registering the unregistered illumination 100 using a graphic user interface provided through a touch screen of the illumination control device 300, a process of changing an operation state of the registered illumination 100 A process of linking the information for providing data service to the registered light 100, a process of providing the interlinked data service according to the interlinked information, and a process of providing the interlinked data service according to the location of the light, The process of providing information about the present invention will be described in detail.

First, a process of registering the unregistered illumination 100 using a graphic user interface provided through a touch screen of the illumination control apparatus 300 will be described in more detail.

FIG. 7 is a flow chart for explaining the lighting registration method according to the first embodiment of the present invention step by step. FIGS. 8 to 9 are flowcharts for explaining the lighting registration method according to the first embodiment of the present invention, Lt; / RTI >

Referring to FIG. 7, the lighting control apparatus 300 executes a lighting registration function according to a user's request (step 110). For this purpose, the lighting control apparatus 300 stores an application for executing a visible light communication service for lighting registration, control, and the like, and can execute the lighting registration function by executing the stored application.

To this end, the illumination control apparatus 300 displays a menu screen for providing a visible light communication service. FIG. 8 shows a menu screen for providing the visible light communication service.

Referring to FIG. 8, menu items of the visible light communication service are displayed on the menu screen 800.

The menu items of the visible light communication service include an illumination registration menu (Easy Install) 810, a data service menu 820, a communication status check menu (ID data check) 830, and an indoor navigation service menu 840 < / RTI >

In the menu screen 800, receiver status information 850 indicating the status of the receiver 600 for performing visible light communication with the illumination 100 is displayed in the illumination control apparatus 300.

The user can execute the illumination registration function by selecting the illumination registration menu 810 among the displayed menus.

Referring again to FIG. 7, the illumination control device 300 displays a screen for selecting a lighting control switch to be associated with the illumination to be registered as the illumination registration menu 81 is selected (operation 120).

FIG. 9 shows a lighting control switch selection screen according to the embodiment.

The lighting control switch selection screen 900 includes a first area 910 for displaying a list of unregistered lighting control switches or lighting control switches arranged at installation positions of the lights to be registered, And a second area 920 in which a switch selection menu for selecting any one of the displayed illumination control switches is displayed.

Referring again to FIG. 7, the lighting control apparatus 300 selects a specific lighting control switch on the displayed lighting control switch selection screen 900 (operation 130).

9, the user selects one of the illumination control switches among the illumination control switches displayed in the first region 910 and selects the switch selection menu displayed in the second region 920 accordingly , A lighting control switch to be linked to the illumination to be registered can be set.

Next, the illumination control apparatus 300 moves around the installation position of the illumination 100 to be registered and accordingly receives unique address information transmitted through the visible light communication from the illumination 100 to be registered (140 step).

When the unique address information is received, the illumination control apparatus 300 stores the selected illumination control switch together with the received unique address information, and registers the illumination 100 in operation 150.

At this time, the selected illumination control switch is set as a switch for controlling the illumination 100 having the received unique address information, and the operation state of the illumination 100 can be controlled later by using the illumination control switch .

10 is a flowchart for explaining the lighting registration method according to the second embodiment of the present invention step by step.

Referring to FIG. 10, the lighting control apparatus 300 executes a lighting registration function (step 210).

When the illumination registration function is executed, the illumination control apparatus 300 moves to an area corresponding to the installation position of the illumination 100 to be registered, and thereby acquires the unique address information transmitted from the illumination 100 through visible light communication (Step 220).

At this time, a lighting control switch corresponding to the light 100 to be registered is assigned in advance.

Accordingly, the illumination control apparatus 300 stores the information on the assigned illumination control switch together with the received unique address information, thereby registering the illumination 100. [

FIG. 11 is a flowchart for explaining the lighting registration method according to the third embodiment of the present invention step by step, and FIGS. 12 to 16 are flowcharts of a lighting registration method according to the third embodiment of the present invention, 17 and 18 show graphical user interfaces provided in the light control device in controlling the operation of the registered light according to the third embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 11, the lighting control apparatus 300 executes a lighting registration function (step 310). When the illumination registration function is executed, the illumination control device 300 displays a start screen 1200 for starting the registration process, together with a message to turn on the power of the illumination 100 to be registered, as shown in FIG. do.

At this time, when the illumination registration function is executed, the illumination control device 300 displays previously registered map data. At this time, the map data may be set at the time when the illumination registration function is executed by the user, and otherwise may be already set as described above.

Hereinafter, a process of setting the map data in a state where the map data is not set will be described first. However, the present invention is not limited to this, and if previously set map data exists, the setting process of the map data may be omitted and the map data may be directly displayed.

Then, the illumination control device 300 displays the map data (step 320). As described above, the map data displays the registered map data when the previously registered map data exists, and displays the screen for registering the map data when the registered map data is not registered.

Accordingly, the illumination control device 300 displays a registration screen for registering the map data on the illumination registration screen.

13, the lighting control apparatus 300 displays a folder selection screen 1300 including folder information in which various data are stored.

A plurality of folders existing in the lighting control apparatus 300 are displayed on the folder selection screen 1300.

At this time, the displayed folder may include a folder in which map data is stored, and may also include a folder in which data other than map data (e.g., moving pictures, pictures, application data, etc.) are stored.

Accordingly, the user selects a folder in which the map data to be selected is stored on the folder selection screen 1300 displayed in the lighting control device 300. [

When the folder is selected, a list 1400 of at least one data included in the selected folder is displayed as shown in FIG.

Accordingly, the user can select any data to be registered with the map data on the list 1400 and set the map data.

As described above, when the map data is set, the illumination control device 300 displays a registration screen for registering the illumination 100 using the map data.

15, the illumination registration screen 1500 includes a first area 1510 in which an illumination registration icon for selecting a type of illumination to be registered is displayed, and a second area 1530 in which the set map data is displayed .

In the first area 1510, a plurality of illumination icons for selecting the type of illumination to be registered are displayed.

The lighting icon may include a first type icon indicating a ceiling or the like, a second type icon indicating a stand, a third type icon indicating a wall, and a fourth type icon indicating wireless lighting

Next, the illumination control apparatus 300 receives the unique address information of the illumination through the visible light communication from the illumination to be registered (operation 330).

When the unique address information is received, an illumination type and position information corresponding to the unique address information are set (operation 340).

That is, referring to FIG. 15, the user selects a first type icon indicating a ceiling or the like in the first area 1510. Accordingly, the first type icon is activated and displayed on the first region 1510, and the remaining type icons are inactivated and displayed.

16, when the user touches the first type icon among the plurality of type icons displayed in the first area 1510, the user moves the touch point to the second area 1530 in which the map data is displayed, .

At this time, when the drag operation is performed, the selected first type icon moves over the second region 1530 in which the map data is displayed along the drag point.

Thereafter, the user drags the first type icon to the position where the light to be registered is actually installed on the map data, and releases the touch when the first type icon has moved to the actually installed position on the map data.

If the touch is released (drag and drop), the first type icon is moved to the point where the touch is released (1600).

At this time, the illumination control device 300 sets the actual position of the point where the first type icon is moved on the map data to the installation position of the illumination 100 to be registered.

In other words, the position on the actual space corresponding to the point where the first type icon moved on the map data is set as the installation position of the illumination.

Meanwhile, the map data may be the same CAD data as described above, or may be a photograph taken at a place where the illumination to be registered is actually installed.

Accordingly, the illumination control apparatus 300 registers the inherent address information received from the illumination to be registered and the actual position of the point where the type icon has moved on the map data, to the actual installation position of the illumination 100 (Step 350).

As described above, in the third embodiment of the present invention, the actual installation position of the illumination is set and registered by moving an icon (type icon) representing the illumination to be registered on the map data.

When the registration of the above-described illumination is completed, the illumination control device 300 displays the illumination control screen 1700 as shown in Fig.

On the illumination control screen 1700, map data is displayed, and on the map data, pre-registered illumination icons are disposed at points corresponding to actual installation positions.

The lighting icon may include a first lighting icon 1710 indicating a ceiling or the like and a second lighting icon 1720 indicating a stand.

The user can select an icon for any one specific illumination to be controlled on the illumination control screen 1700. [

At this time, the illumination control device 300 can control the operation of the illumination corresponding to the selected icon by selecting the icon. For example, if the current operation state of the illumination corresponding to the selected icon is on, the operation state of the illumination can be changed to the off state. On the other hand, if the current operation state is off, .

In addition, although the illumination icons displayed on the illumination control screen 1700 are all displayed with the same display condition, they can be displayed with different display conditions according to the current operation state.

For example, an icon corresponding to a light currently operating in an off state may be displayed in a deactivated state or a low brightness condition (e.g., a level between 0 and 100 of a brightness level of 0 to 255) Icons corresponding to the lights operating in the state may be displayed in the active state or in the high brightness condition (brightness level between 200 and 250).

Alternatively, when the specific illumination icon is selected, a detailed condition setting screen 1800 for setting detailed conditions of the illumination corresponding to the selected illumination icon is displayed as shown in FIG.

At this time, the illumination icon may be selected by a short one-touch, a short double-touch or a long-touch, and different screens may be displayed according to the touch condition.

For example, when a short one-touch operation of the illumination icon is performed, the illumination control apparatus 300 can simply change the operation state of the illumination from the on state to the off state or from the off state to the on state as described above.

Then, the illumination control device 300 can display the detailed condition setting screen 1800 when a short double-touch or a long-touch of the illumination icon is performed.

18, the detailed condition setting screen 1800 includes a brightness level setting area 1810 for setting a brightness level, a brightness level display area 1820 in which a currently set brightness level is displayed, A power control area 1840 for controlling the power of the currently selected illumination, a schedule setting area 1850 for setting the schedule of the currently selected illumination, an NFC An NFC area 1860 for on-off of the function, and a timer setting area 1870 for timer setting of the currently selected illumination.

The brightness level setting area 1810 can set the brightness level of the currently selected light. Here, the selected illumination information is displayed in the illumination information display area 1830.

At this time, the illumination information displayed in the illumination information display area 1830 may be a lighting group to which a plurality of lights belong, or may be any particular illumination belonging to a specific lighting group.

In other words, the brightness level setting area 1810 may be an area for collectively setting the brightness levels of a plurality of lights belonging to a specific lighting group, or alternatively, a brightness level of any one specific lighting belonging to a specific lighting group As shown in Fig.

The brightness level setting area 1810 is provided in the form of a brightness adjusting gauge. The brightness level can be set by the user moving the brightness adjusting gauge up and down after touching the brightness adjusting gauge.

As the brightness level is adjusted, the brightness gauge of the brightness level setting area 1810 is changed. That is, the upper region may be displayed in gray color and the lower region may be displayed in a different color (for example, blue) based on the point where the brightness control gauge is moved. At this time, it is preferable that the color constituting the lower region corresponds to the color of light generated in the corresponding illumination. For example, if the light generated in the illumination is red, the lower area of the brightness gauge may be filled with red.

Accordingly, the user can easily set the brightness level of the light using the brightness control gauge, and can easily grasp the currently set brightness level.

In addition, the user can set the brightness level by moving the brightness control gauge of the brightness level setting area 1810 up and down. Alternatively, the illumination control device 300 may additionally display a numeric input window in which the brightness level can be directly input as the brightness level setting area 1810 is touched by a long touch or a short double touch. Accordingly, the user can set the brightness level of the illumination by inputting a number corresponding to the brightness level to be set in the numeric input window.

In the brightness level display area 1820, information of the brightness level set through the brightness level setting area 1810 is displayed.

The illumination information display area 1830 displays information on the currently selected illumination. In other words, the illumination information display area 1830 displays information on the specific illumination to which the operating condition set through the screen is applied.

The power control area 1840 is for power control of the currently selected light and the user can change the power state of the specific light using the menu displayed in the power control area 1840.

A menu for schedule setting of the currently selected illumination is displayed in the schedule setting area 1850. The schedule setting means that the power state or the brightness level of the illumination is set in advance according to the time zone, and the operation state of the corresponding illumination is automatically changed according to the set schedule.

The NFC area 1860 displays a menu for on-off the wireless communication function (e.g., NFC function) of the currently selected illumination. The user can turn on the wireless communication function of the corresponding light using the menu, or turn off the wireless communication function.

In the timer setting area 1870, a menu for timer setting of the currently selected illumination is displayed.

On the other hand, the detailed condition setting screen 1800 further displays operation state information on whether a preset schedule for the illumination exists or whether a timer is present.

Further, the detailed condition setting screen 1800 may further display additional information on the MAC address of the corresponding lighting, the firmware version, the current dimming status, and the number of lights in the corresponding lighting group to which the lighting belongs.

Next, the process of linking the information for providing data service to the registered illumination 100 will be described in detail.

FIG. 19 is a flowchart for explaining a data service setting method according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 20 to FIG. 22 are graphical user interfaces illustrating a data service setting process according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

First, referring to FIG. 19, the lighting control apparatus 300 selects a light for registering a data service (operation 410).

The illumination selection process may be performed by displaying a list of previously registered lights and selecting any one of the lights on the displayed list.

Alternatively, the illumination selection process may be performed by moving the selected illumination to a location where it is installed, and receiving unique address information transmitted via the visible light communication from the selected illumination in accordance with the movement.

Then, the illumination control apparatus 300 acquires unique address information of the selected illumination 100 (operation 420). As described above, the acquisition of the unique address information may be performed by extracting unique address information of the selected illumination among the registered illumination, and alternatively, extracting unique address information directly transmitted through the visible light communication from the selected illumination And the like.

20, the illumination control apparatus 300 displays a screen 2000 for acquiring unique address information of the illumination 100, and acquires unique address information of the illumination 100 according to the screen 2000 do.

Then, when the unique address information is obtained, data information to be set in the illumination corresponding to the acquired unique address information is set (operation 430).

FIG. 21 shows a method of registering interworking data according to an embodiment of the present invention.

21 (a), the lighting control apparatus 300 displays a folder selection screen 2100 including folder information in which various data are stored.

A plurality of folders existing in the lighting control apparatus 300 are displayed on the folder selection screen 2100.

At this time, the displayed folder may include a folder for storing a moving picture, a picture, text information, and the like to provide a data service, and may also include a folder for storing other data (for example, map data or application data) can do.

Accordingly, the user selects a folder in which data to be set is stored on the folder selection screen 2100 displayed in the illumination control device 300. [

Alternatively, referring to FIG. 21 (b), the user can register the interworking data through URL input rather than data selection in the folder as described above.

For this, a URL registration screen 2110 is displayed.

On the URL registration screen 2110, an input window 2120 for inputting a URL is included. In the input window 2120, a URL including data to be linked with the illumination may be input to set the interworking data.

On the other hand, if the folder is selected on the folder selection screen 2100, a list 2200 of at least one data included in the selected folder is displayed as shown in FIG.

Accordingly, the user selects any data to be registered as the data to be linked on the list 2200.

At this time, the selected data may be a content such as a moving picture or the like, or may be a photograph or text.

Alternatively, it may be download information for accessing a specific server through an application providing the visible light communication service, downloading specific data, and displaying the downloaded data.

FIG. 23 is a flowchart illustrating a method of executing a data service according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. FIGS. 24 to 26 are graphical user interfaces illustrating a data service execution process according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 23, first, the lighting control apparatus 300 moves to a location where a specific illumination for executing a data service is installed (operation 510).

Thereafter, the illumination control apparatus 300 receives information provided through visible light communication from the illumination installed in the moved position (operation 520).

Then, the illumination control apparatus 300 outputs data linked with the received information in operation 530 (step 530).

24, the illumination control apparatus 300 includes a screen 2400 for performing visible light communication with the illumination 100 to execute the data service, and thereby acquiring specific information through the visible light communication, And receives information transmitted via the visible light communication from the light 100 accordingly.

At this time, the transmitted information may be interworking information itself such as location information, URL information, download information of specific data set to be linked with the illumination, or may be unique address information of the illumination.

If the information to be transmitted is the interworking information itself, the illumination control device 300 outputs the specific data using the interworking information.

Alternatively, when the information to be transmitted is unique address information of the illumination, the illumination control apparatus 300 extracts data information linked to the unique address information from the server, and uses the extracted data information to identify And outputs the data.

When the data linked to the illumination is motion picture, a data output screen 2500 including the interlocked motion picture is displayed as shown in FIG.

That is, as shown in FIG. 25, data set in correspondence with the illumination, that is, a moving picture, is output to the data output screen 2500.

At this time, a progress bar indicating reproduction information on the output moving picture is output to the lower end of the data output screen 2500.

That is, the reproduction information included in the progress bar indicates the total reproduction length information of the output moving picture, the information of the current reproduction position, and the like.

26, when the data linked with the illumination is URL information, data including the interlinked URL information 2610 and data information 2620 provided upon connection to the URL An output screen 2600 is displayed.

Such a data service can be usefully used in a place such as a museum or a large-scale shopping mall.

That is to say, the manager can link information for an additional description of a work or a commodity existing in the corner to an illumination installed in each corner of a museum or a large-sized mart.

The user enters a specific corner of a museum or a large-sized mart, receives information corresponding to the interlocked data from the illumination installed in the corner, and displays a description of the work present in the corner, It can be easily grasped and the advertisement broadcast can be easily viewed.

In addition, when the unique address information is received from the illumination to be executed by the data service, the illumination control apparatus 300 receives the interworking data set corresponding to the unique address information in the server providing the visible light communication service, The received interlocked data can be output.

At this time, the interworking data may be updated to output a specific advertisement or data in real time in the sub.

In addition, the illumination control apparatus 300 can receive data associated with the illumination from the illumination in conjunction with Li-Fi (Lie-Fi), and output the received data accordingly.

Hereinafter, a process of confirming the state of the visible light communication performed with the registered lights will be described.

FIG. 27 is a flowchart for explaining a step-by-step method for confirming the visible light communication state according to the embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 28 and FIG. 29 show a process of confirming the visible light communication state according to the embodiment of the present invention, Fig.

Referring to FIG. 27, in operation 620, when the reception state check menu is selected on the visible light communication service selection screen (operation 610), the illumination control apparatus 300 receives data transmitted through the visible light communication from the lights (operation 620).

In step 630, the illumination control device 300 analyzes the received data and displays a reception status screen including information on the reception status.

28, the illumination control apparatus 300 performs a visible light communication with the illumination 100 for confirming the reception state, and accordingly displays a screen 2800 for receiving the vision transmitted through the visible light communication And receives information transmitted via the visible light communication from the light 100 accordingly.

29, the illumination control apparatus 300 receives information transmitted from the illumination 100 through the visible light communication, analyzes the received information, and displays reception state information corresponding to the received information A screen 2900 is displayed.

In this case, the information transmitted from the lighting unit 100 to the lighting control unit 300 to confirm the reception status may be unique address information of the lighting unit 100. Alternatively, URL information set for the data service interworking .

The reception status screen 2900 displays the number of received data among the data transmitted in the illumination. It is shown in Fig. 29 that there are 10 received data. At this time, when 10 data (1 per second) is received in the situation where 30 data (more specifically, ID) is transmitted in 1 second by the illumination 100, FIG. 29 shows a reception rate of about 33% .

The information displayed on the upper box on the reception status screen 2900 may include X axis information indicating the data type and Y axis information indicating the number of receptions for each data.

Hereinafter, a process of providing information on the user's current position and the movement route according to the position of the illumination will be described in detail.

FIG. 30 illustrates a method of providing a current location of a user according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention. FIGS. 31 and 32 illustrate a graphical user interface providing a current location of a user according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 30, when the indoor navigation service is executed (operation 710), the illumination control apparatus 300 displays a visible light communication execution screen (operation 720).

31, the visible light communication execution screen 3100 is provided for performing visible light communication with the illumination installed at the position of the user and for receiving the unique address information from the illumination through the visible light communication.

Next, the illumination control apparatus 300 performs visible light communication with the illumination installed at the user's location, and receives the unique address information of the illumination provided from the illumination (operation 730).

Thereafter, the illumination control device 300 displays map data in which the illumination transmitted the unique address information is installed, and the position where the illumination is installed on the map data.

At this time, the lighting control apparatus 300 displays a location information screen including information indicating that the location where the illumination is installed is the current location of the user on the map data (operation 740).

That is, map data is displayed on the position information screen 3200 as shown in Fig.

On the map data, illumination icons indicating lights installed at respective positions are displayed.

In this case, if the user of the illumination icons is present at the position where the first illumination icon 3210 is installed and accordingly receives the unique address information transmitted from the illumination corresponding to the first illumination icon 3210, The position where the light is installed is displayed as the current position information 3220 of the user.

Accordingly, the user can easily grasp the current position where the user exists on the map data representing the information on the space in which the user exists.

FIG. 33 illustrates a method of providing a user's movement path according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 34 illustrates a graphical user interface for providing movement path information of a user according to an embodiment of the present invention.

Referring to FIG. 33, the lighting control apparatus 300 changes its position (movement of a user who owns the lighting control apparatus) (step 810), and performs visible light communication with lighting installed in the moved position, And acquires unique address information transmitted from the illumination (operation 820).

The lighting control apparatus 300 confirms the installed position of the received illumination on the map data, and confirms the confirmed position as the movement position of the user (step 830).

In operation 840, the lighting control apparatus 300 displays information on the user's travel route using the location of the user previously determined and the location of the user who has checked.

34, on the route information screen 3400, there are displayed an illumination icon 3410 indicating the illumination installed at the movement position of the user and a movement position 3410 of the user identified through the illumination corresponding to the illumination icon 3410 Information 3420 of the user's movement route is displayed based on the information 3420 about the user and the previous position.

35 is a flowchart for explaining a step of stopping execution of a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

As described with reference to FIGS. 23 to 26, the lighting control apparatus 300 moves to a position where the specific illumination is installed, and receives and outputs data linked to the specific illumination accordingly.

At this time, the lighting control apparatus 300 determines whether a reproduction stop event of the output data has occurred (step 910). In other words, the lighting control apparatus 300 determines whether or not the running reproduction operation should be stopped during the reproduction of the moving picture corresponding to the data associated with the specific illumination.

Here, the playback stop event may be generated by a user directly inputting a playback stop command, and may otherwise directly detect the playback stop event in the lighting control apparatus 300 without a user's stop instruction .

That is, the lighting control apparatus 300 determines whether the lighting control apparatus 300 is located under the installation position of the specific lighting in which the data service is executed, (Such as disconnection or the like) of the data communication with the mobile communication terminal.

If the reproduction stop event has not occurred, the lighting control apparatus 300 continuously reproduces the moving picture, and if the reproduction stop event occurs, the lighting control apparatus 300 stops the executing reproduction operation (step 920).

In step 930, the illumination control apparatus 300 checks the unique address information of the illumination that the data service was executing and the reproduction information at the time when the reproduction stopping event occurs. Here, the playback information may be information on a time point at which playback of the moving image is stopped in the entire playback period as the playback stop event occurs.

In step 940, the illumination control apparatus 300 stores the unique address information of the illumination in which the reproduction stop event occurs and the reproduction history information corresponding thereto. The reproduction history information may be position information of a point at which the reproduction is stopped during the entire reproduction period of the moving picture.

36 is a flowchart illustrating a step of re-executing a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

The method of re-executing the data service is similar to that of FIG. 23, except for whether or not the lighting in which the lighting control apparatus 300 attempts to execute the data service is the illumination in which the reproduction stop event has previously occurred.

That is, when the illumination to which the illumination control apparatus 300 intends to execute the data service is the illumination in which the reproduction stop event has not been generated previously, the illumination control apparatus 300 executes the data service do.

When the illumination to which the illumination control device 300 intends to execute the data service is the illumination in which the reproduction stop event has occurred previously, the illumination control device 300 executes the data service as shown in FIG. 36 .

Referring to FIG. 36, the lighting control apparatus 300 moves to a position where a specific illumination for executing a data service is installed (operation 1010).

In step 1020, the illumination control apparatus 300 performs VLC communication with the specific illumination, obtains unique address information of the illumination, and receives interlinked information corresponding to the acquired unique address information. The interlinked information is information of data output in conjunction with the specific illumination. The output data may include various data, but the following description will be made with reference to an example of a moving image.

Then, the lighting control apparatus 300 determines whether there is a history of executing the data service previously with the specific illumination (step 1030). More specifically, the lighting control apparatus 300 executes the data service before the specific lighting (in other words, while the reproduction of the moving picture linked with the specific lighting is being executed) It is determined whether or not the suspended history exists.

In step 1040, the lighting control apparatus 300 extracts playback history information corresponding to the unique address information of the specific illumination, if there is a history in which the reproduction is stopped.

Then, the lighting control apparatus 300 confirms the extracted reproduction history information, more specifically, the information about the point where the reproduction was previously stopped, and sets the reproduction start position of the moving picture linked to the specific illumination accordingly (Step 1050).

In step 1060, the lighting control apparatus 300 receives or extracts a moving image associated with the specific illumination, and then plays back the received or extracted moving image from the set playback start position.

On the other hand, if there is no history of executing the data service before the specific illumination, the illumination control apparatus 300 receives data transmitted from the specific illumination, that is, data associated with the specific illumination (step 1070 ).

Then, the lighting control apparatus 300 executes a reproducing operation from the beginning of the received data (step 1080).

37 is a graphical user interface showing a process of re-executing a data service according to an embodiment of the present invention.

That is, when the data linked to the illumination is moving image, a data output screen 3700 including the linked moving image is displayed as shown in FIG.

At this time, the interlocked data is outputted on the data output screen, and the reproduction start position of the moving picture is determined by the existence of the reproduction history information.

That is, as described above, if there is a history in which a reproduction stop event has occurred previously, the lighting control apparatus 300 sets the reproduction stop point to the reproduction start position, and starts reproduction from the set reproduction start position The reproduction is started from a point subsequent to the point at which the reproduction is stopped.

According to the present embodiment, a user places an apparatus having map information at a place where the lighting apparatus is installed under an illuminating apparatus to which registration is desired, and accordingly uses a visible light communication (VLC) The unique address of the lighting apparatus can be easily confirmed without dismantling the lighting apparatus installed in the ceiling.

In addition, according to the present embodiment, since the registration procedure for the plurality of lighting apparatuses can be automatically performed using the unique address transmitted from each of the plurality of lighting apparatuses, registration time of the lighting apparatus can be drastically reduced, The problem of address mis-input can be solved.

Further, according to the present embodiment, it is possible to easily recognize and register the unique address only for the lighting apparatus at the time of addition, disassembly, or maintenance of the lighting apparatus, thereby improving convenience for the user.

In addition, according to the present embodiment, various data information for providing a data service is linked to a lighting device, and various data services (for example, real-time event information, advertisement information, Additional information, etc.) are provided to improve user convenience.

In addition, according to the present embodiment, it is possible to easily provide the current position of the user based on the position of the illumination installed at the position of the user, and to provide movement route information to the target point, past travel route information, It is possible to improve the convenience of the user.

While the present invention has been particularly shown and described with reference to exemplary embodiments thereof, it is clearly understood that the same is by way of illustration and example only and is not to be taken by way of illustration, It can be seen that various modifications and applications are possible. For example, each component specifically shown in the embodiments can be modified and implemented. It is to be understood that all changes and modifications that come within the meaning and range of equivalency of the claims are therefore intended to be embraced therein.

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Claims (29)

  1. A touch screen for displaying a first graphic user interface for providing a visible light communication service; And
    And a controller for performing visible light communication with the illumination to provide a visible light communication service selected through the first graphic user interface,
    The visible light communication service comprises:
    Lighting registration services,
    Wherein,
    The method includes receiving unique address information of the first illumination transmitted through visible light communication from a first illumination to be registered, and registering the first illumination using the received unique address information
    Lighting control device.
  2. The method according to claim 1,
    Wherein the first graphic user interface comprises:
    A first area in which a selection menu for selecting one of the plurality of visible light communication services is displayed,
    And a second area for displaying communication connection state information of a receiver performing visible light communication with the first illumination
    Lighting control device.
  3. The method according to claim 1,
    In the first region,
    A first selection menu for selecting the illumination registration service,
    A second selection menu for selecting a data service,
    A third selection menu for selecting a visible light communication status check service,
    And a fourth selection menu for selecting an indoor navigation service menu
    Lighting control device.
  4. The method according to claim 1,
    The touch screen,
    A second graphical interface for providing the light registration service,
    Wherein the second graphic user interface comprises:
    A first area in which map data for setting an installation position of the first illumination is displayed,
    And a second area in which illumination icons are displayed,
    Lighting control device.
  5. 5. The method of claim 4,
    Wherein setting of the installation position of the first light-
    And touching a first lighting icon of the lighting icons displayed in the second area to a first position of the map data displayed in the first area
    Lighting control device.
  6. 6. The method of claim 5,
    In the first position on the map data,
    The first illumination icon is displayed,
    Wherein the installation position of the first light-
    Is set to a position on the actual space corresponding to the first position of the map data
    Lighting control device.
  7. The method according to claim 1,
    The unique address information may include:
    Wherein the first illumination includes a MAC address of a communication unit
    Lighting control device.
  8. 8. The method of claim 7,
    Wherein the first illumination comprises:
    Off signal by processing the MAC address and the dimming signal, emits visible light according to the generated on-off signal,
    Wherein,
    Receiving the emitted visible light through a receiver, photoelectrically converting and demodulating the received visible light to obtain unique address information of the first illumination included in the visible light
    Lighting control device.
  9. 5. The method of claim 4,
    The touch screen,
    Further displaying a third graphical user interface for providing a data service,
    Wherein the third graphic user interface comprises:
    And a screen for selecting data to be interlocked corresponding to the second illumination
    Lighting control device.
  10. 10. The method of claim 9,
    The data to be interlocked may include:
    Video, photo, text, link address information
    Lighting control device.
  11. 10. The method of claim 9,
    Wherein,
    Receiving information on data associated with the second illumination from the second illumination through the visible light communication,
    And outputting data corresponding to the received information through the touch screen
    Lighting control device.
  12. 12. The method of claim 11,
    The information on the interlocked data may include:
    And at least one of the unique address information of the second illumination and the data information associated with the second illumination
    Lighting control device.
  13. 12. The method of claim 11,
    Wherein the output data is a moving image,
    Wherein,
    Wherein the control unit determines whether or not a playback stop event occurs during playback of the moving image and stores playback history information corresponding to the occurrence of the playback stop event when the playback stop event occurs,
    The playback history information includes:
    The unique address information of the second illumination and the reproduction stop point of the moving picture
    Lighting control device.
  14. 14. The method of claim 13,
    Wherein,
    Extracting reproduction history information set corresponding to the second illumination when the second illumination and the data service are re-executed,
    Based on the extracted reproduction history information, controls to reproduce a moving picture linked with the second illumination from the previous reproduction stopping point
    Lighting control device.
  15. 12. The method of claim 11,
    Wherein the data associated with the second illumination comprises:
    At least one of data stored in the light control device and data provided by a server providing the visible light communication service
    Lighting control device.
  16. The method of claim 3,
    Wherein,
    Receiving data transmitted from ambient light through visible light communication as the third selection menu is selected in the second area,
    And displays a reception status screen including information on the reception status of the received data through the touch screen
    Lighting control device.
  17. 5. The method of claim 4,
    The touch screen,
    Further displaying a third graphical user interface for providing an indoor navigation service,
    In the third graphic user interface,
    Map data corresponding to the third illumination installed at the current position of the user is displayed,
    The current position information of the user is displayed at a position where the third illumination is installed on the map data
    Lighting control device.
  18. 18. The method of claim 17,
    When the current position of the user is moved to a position where the fourth illumination is installed,
    Wherein,
    Acquires unique address information of the fourth illumination by performing visible light communication with the fourth illumination, confirms an installation position corresponding to the acquired unique address information on the map data,
    In the third graphic user interface,
    A position where the fourth illumination is installed on the map data is displayed as a movement position of the user,
    A path between a position where the third illumination is installed and a position where the fourth illumination is installed is indicated by the movement path of the user
    Lighting control device.
  19. Displaying a first graphical user interface for selecting at least one visible light communication service;
    Displaying, in the first graphical user interface, a second graphical user interface for registration of a first illumination when a first selection menu for illumination registration is selected;
    Receiving unique address information of the first illumination transmitted through the visible light communication from the first illumination to be registered; And
    And registering the first illumination using the unique address information of the received first illumination in a state that the second graphic user interface is displayed
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  20. 20. The method of claim 19,
    Wherein the first graphic user interface comprises:
    A first area in which a selection menu for selecting one of the plurality of visible light communication services is displayed,
    And a second area for displaying communication connection state information of a receiver performing visible light communication with the first illumination
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  21. 20. The method of claim 19,
    Wherein the second graphic user interface comprises:
    A first area in which map data for setting an installation position of the first illumination is displayed,
    And a second area in which a plurality of illumination icons are displayed,
    Wherein setting of the installation position of the first light-
    And touching a first lighting icon of the lighting icons displayed in the second area to a first position of the map data displayed in the first area
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  22. 22. The method of claim 21,
    In the first position on the map data,
    The first illumination icon is displayed,
    Wherein the installation position of the first light-
    Is set to a position on the actual space corresponding to the first position of the map data
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  23. 20. The method of claim 19,
    Further comprising displaying a third graphical user interface for providing a data service when a second selection menu for providing data service is selected in the first graphical user interface,
    Wherein the third graphic user interface comprises:
    And a screen for selecting data to be interlocked corresponding to a second illumination to set the data service
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  24. 24. The method of claim 23,
    Receiving information on data associated with the second illumination from the second illumination through the visible light communication; And
    Further comprising outputting data corresponding to the received information,
    The information on the interlocked data may include:
    And at least one of the unique address information of the second illumination and the data information associated with the second illumination
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  25. 24. The method of claim 23,
    Wherein,
    And a third selection menu for checking the state of visible light in the first graphic user interface is selected to receive data transmitted from ambient light through visible light communication, Further comprising displaying a graphical user interface
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  26. 23. The method of claim 22,
    When the indoor navigation service menu is selected on the first graphic user interface, the map data corresponding to the third illumination installed at the current position of the user and the current position information of the user are displayed at the position where the third illumination is installed on the map data ≪ / RTI >
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  27. 27. The method of claim 26,
    When the current position of the user moves to a position where the fourth illumination is installed, changing the current position of the user from the map data to the position where the fourth illumination is installed,
    And displaying the route between the location where the third illumination is installed and the location where the fourth illumination is installed as the travel route information of the user
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  28. 25. The method of claim 24,
    Wherein the output data is a moving image,
    Further comprising the steps of: determining whether a playback stop event occurs during playback of the moving image; and storing playback history information corresponding to occurrence of the playback stop event when the playback stop event occurs,
    The playback history information includes:
    The unique address information of the second illumination and the reproduction stop point of the moving picture
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
  29. 29. The method of claim 28,
    Extracting reproduction history information set corresponding to the second illumination when the second illumination and data service are replayed and reproducing a moving picture linked with the second illumination from a previous reproduction stopping point based on the extracted reproduction history information Further comprising steps
    A method of operating a lighting control device.
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