TWI394383B - Wireless multi-master controller group structure & addressing method thereof - Google Patents

Wireless multi-master controller group structure & addressing method thereof Download PDF

Info

Publication number
TWI394383B
TWI394383B TW97100994A TW97100994A TWI394383B TW I394383 B TWI394383 B TW I394383B TW 97100994 A TW97100994 A TW 97100994A TW 97100994 A TW97100994 A TW 97100994A TW I394383 B TWI394383 B TW I394383B
Authority
TW
Taiwan
Prior art keywords
wireless
master controller
group
multi
controller group
Prior art date
Application number
TW97100994A
Other languages
Chinese (zh)
Other versions
TW200931840A (en
Inventor
Tai Sheng Kao
Chin Chih Lee
Bor Nian Chuang
Chun Chen Chen
yi yuan Lin
Kou Cheng Yeh
Original Assignee
Ind Tech Res Inst
Taisin Fire Technology Corp
Priority date (The priority date is an assumption and is not a legal conclusion. Google has not performed a legal analysis and makes no representation as to the accuracy of the date listed.)
Filing date
Publication date
Application filed by Ind Tech Res Inst, Taisin Fire Technology Corp filed Critical Ind Tech Res Inst
Priority to TW97100994A priority Critical patent/TWI394383B/en
Publication of TW200931840A publication Critical patent/TW200931840A/en
Application granted granted Critical
Publication of TWI394383B publication Critical patent/TWI394383B/en

Links

Description

Wireless multi-master controller group structure and addressing method

The present invention relates to an addressing method and apparatus for an illumination system, and more particularly to an addressing method and apparatus for a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI).

DALI is a new digital standard for lighting control. Simply installing a typical 1-10V interface combines the convenience of smart lighting control and solves the problem of matching between the 1-10V interface and the complex commercial system. In addition, DALI is the new interface standard for electronic ballasts. DALI enables all the necessary functions of the electronic ballast to be digitally controlled. Therefore, the electronic ballast has a design conforming to this standard to execute the commands from the controller. This design becomes a convenient method of controlling space lighting, the main goal of which is to ensure that the lighting system and its associated lighting elements operate as simply as possible. The following are a few of the prior art techniques that have been used.

The Republic of China Patent Gazette No. 552510 discloses a wired digital addressable light-emitting interface (DALI) for the purpose of transmitting control commands on a DALI bus bar in a wired manner. This patent uses a PC as an operational control platform and transmits commands via electrical characteristics conversion of the DALI interface. Thereby, the dimming control of the DALI component, the situational and group control of the DALI component, and the bidirectional transmission of the main control terminal and the DALI component end are achieved. However, this patented technology is difficult to achieve the function of the multi-master (Multi-Master), and when there are multiple DALI components, it will be difficult to match the wiring.

In addition, the Republic of China Patent Gazette No. 200526083 discloses a wireless lamp group switch control interface, the purpose of which is to perform light control by wireless one-way transmission. The technology utilizes a matrix circuit to select a grouping switch and uses a high frequency wireless technology to perform group switch remote control. In this way, a grouped lamp switch is achieved, and a group of lamps is turned on and off at the same time. In addition, it can be controlled by wireless one-way remote control. However, this technology cannot perform the dimming action of the luminaire, only the luminaire is turned on and off. In addition, all fixtures under one group cannot operate independently. Moreover, only one-way transmission, the receiving end can not return a reply signal.

In addition, the Republic of China Patent Gazette No. 304653 discloses a wireless addressable luminaire interface, the purpose of which is to perform luminaire addressing and lighting control in a wireless one-way transmission mode. This technique uses addressing and decoding circuits for addressing and uses control techniques for high frequency wireless technology. Thereby, functions such as addressable, dimming control of the lamp, and wireless one-way remote control are achieved. However, this technology only has one-way transmission, and the receiving end cannot transmit the reply signal, and only the point-to-point one-way transmission and address of the two-level tree structure can be addressed.

In summary, the current DALI technology is mostly a one-way transmission architecture, and is a point-to-point one-way transmission addressing function of a two-level tree structure. This requires further improvement for current dimming control.

In view of the above description, the present invention provides a wireless digital multi-master controller group architecture and an addressing method thereof, which are compatible with a digital addressable lighting interface device and without losing the functional features of the original multi-master controller.

According to the present invention, an implementation example of a wireless multi-master controller group structure is provided. The wireless multi-master controller group structure includes a root master controller, a plurality of master controller groups, and a plurality of light-emitting device groups. The root host controller has a wireless master controller function. The master controller groups and the root master controller perform wireless bidirectional transmission. The light emitting device groups are respectively connected to each of the main controller groups. Each of the illuminating device groups has at least one illuminating device, and wireless bidirectional transmission can be performed by each corresponding group of main controllers. The group of the main controllers and the group of the illuminating devices are addressed by a control command from the root controller.

In addition, according to the present invention, an implementation example of a wireless multi-master controller group addressing method is provided, and an at least three-level multi-master group structure is provided. The three-level multi-master group structure includes a root controller, which has Wireless main controller function; a plurality of main controller groups, wireless bidirectional transmission with the root main controller; and a plurality of illuminating device groups respectively connected to each of the main controller group nodes, wherein each illuminating device group has At least one illuminating device can be bidirectionally transmitted by the corresponding main controller group node. Next, a control command is generated by the root host controller. The master controller group and the group of illuminating devices are addressed by a control command.

According to the wireless multi-master controller group structure and the addressing method of the present invention, through the setting of the main controller group, the three-layer two-way communication architecture can be achieved, which makes the addressing and control more diverse. In addition, the architecture can achieve point-to-point bidirectional transmission addressing of a three-level tree structure.

In addition, through the wireless multi-master controller group structure and addressing method of the present invention, it can be compatible with the digital addressable light-emitting interface device without losing the functional features of the original multi-master controller.

The above and other objects, features, and advantages of the present invention will become more apparent from the description of the appended claims.

Mentioned in the present invention is a ZigBee (TM) wireless networking protocol, mainly developed by the ZigBee Alliance, IEEE 802.15.4 standards employed underlying MAC layer and the physical layer. The main features are low speed, low power consumption, support for a large number of network nodes, and support for multiple network topologies.

ZigBee modules are suitable for all types of inductive network environments and various electronic peripheral products, including: industrial monitoring, home environment daily monitoring applications, consumer electronics, PC peripherals, medical monitoring, toys, etc., for the entire industry In fact, the business opportunities are considerable. Security monitoring, energy management, health care and other services are based on an environment-aware wireless sensing network environment. The ZigBee module is based on a tree-like communication architecture and extends the Star and Mesh communication architecture. The ZigBee module can be independently or embedded in various 3C products for terminal sensing, each ZigBee. Modules can act as relay routers (Routers), and no physical lines are required between ZigBee modules. In other words, if the ZigBee chip is embedded in the furniture, it is a sensor itself, and it can also be used as a routing work to easily set up the wireless sensing network.

FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of a broadcast mode of a general ZigBee wireless technology. As shown in FIG. 1, the broadcast mode of the general ZigBee wireless technology is a two-level tree structure, which can only achieve one-to-many bidirectional transmission. E.g. A, which is the master root of the master controller, can transmit to a plurality of child nodes B, which is a slave device. Generally, the main controller A can control, for example, 0 to 65,535 servant devices B. More than a two-level tree structure, there is only a point-to-point bidirectional transmission mode, that is, it is no longer possible to perform bidirectional transmission in a broadcast manner.

FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram of a multi-master controller group architecture mode of a wireless technology according to an embodiment of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 2, the multi-master controller group structure of the present invention has a main controller root A that can connect multiple host controller group nodes B, for example, 0 to 65535. Each main controller group node B basically has the function of the main controller. In other words, the root node A can connect n subtree structures Bn similar to FIG.

In addition, since the node Bn of the second layer is the master controller group node, each node Bn can also connect m child nodes Cm. Because the node Bn is the master controller group node, any node Bn and its connected child node Cm can be bidirectionally transmitted in a broadcast manner. To distinguish, a plurality of child nodes Cm connected to each main controller group node are defined as one child node group, and each child node group may have no child nodes or may be connected to 64.

Therefore, with the architecture of FIG. 2, the embodiment can realize the one-way multi-node bidirectional transmission of the third-order tree structure, and the multi-master controller addressing function of the digital addressable illumination interface device can be achieved. In the multi-master controller function of the wired digital addressable lighting interface device, an unlimited number of main controllers can be connected. After being wireless, as shown in Figure 1, under the multi-master controller group architecture, the maximum degree of branching of the root node A is 65536, and the maximum number of connected master controllers (Bn) is 65536. One.

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram showing a group and context setting mode in a multi-master controller group architecture according to an embodiment of the present invention. In the multi-master controller group architecture of FIG. 2, any sub-node Cm connected to each main controller group node (sub-tree) Bn can be grouped in any region. In this example, the maximum number of regional groups can be set to 16 groups, and 16 sets of scenes or individual independent addressing can be set. In addition, the sub-node Cm address of each sub-tree can be overlapped with the sub-node addresses of other sub-trees, and the control command transmission is performed in a one-to-many broadcast mode.

As shown in FIG. 3, in each sub-node Cm, a portion represented by a square dotted line represents a grouped portion, and a portion surrounded by a circular dotted line represents a situation portion. Therefore, through this architecture, the child nodes Cm can be addressed, organized in groups and situations, and the dimming and the like of the connected lamps can be controlled.

For example, the group can integrate several child nodes Cm into one group for unified actions, that is, unified control. A situation, for example, is the ability to control the amount of light output at a particular time. For example, after the conference is over, some of the luminaires are gradually illuminated in a fade-on manner to control the atmosphere of the venue.

4 is a schematic diagram of an embodiment of a multi-master controller group architecture. As shown in FIG. 4, the multi-master controller group architecture may include a main controller group selector 14, a decoding encoder 16, an identification unit 18, a microprocessor 10, a memory 12, and the like. The memory may be, for example, a random access memory (RAM). Referring to FIG. 2 and FIG. 4, the main controller group selector 14 is mainly used to address the main controller group node Bn of FIG. 2, that is, select the main controller group node Bn. The decoding encoder 16 mainly encodes and decodes the packets transmitted and received by the child node Cm. Finally, the identification code is verified by the identification unit 18, and the address result is memorized in the memory 12. The microcontroller 10 can be used to control the entire multi-master controller group architecture.

FIG. 5 is a schematic flow chart of the addressing method of the embodiment. In step S100, the service program, that is, the address program, is started. Next, in step S102, it is determined whether there is an interrupt signal, and a packet is detected in step S104. In step S106, it is detected whether it is the main controller group node Bn. When it is not the set main controller group node Bn, the process returns to the service program of step S100 to enter the standby state. When it is the set main controller group node Bn, in step S108, the status of the flag is recorded in the control command, and the interrupt service program of step S110 is executed, and the service program S100 is returned.

FIG. 6 is a schematic structural view of the servant device of the embodiment. The servant devices are equivalent to the main controller group Bn of FIG. 2, each having a function equivalent to the root node A as the main controller. As shown in FIG. 6, the servant device includes a Zigbee transceiver unit 20, a processor module 22, a multi-master controller (group structure) 24, an optical isolation unit 26, and a voltage conversion module 28, and the connection relationship thereof is shown. As shown in the figure. The voltage conversion module 28 can be connected to the DALI lighting device through a bus bar (for example, a DALI bus bar) to control dimming and control of several lamps (such as the child node Cm of FIG. 2) connected to the main controller group Bn. Wait.

The Zigbee transceiver unit 20 is a transmission and reception circuit of the wireless network. Through the Zigbee transceiver unit 20, the main controller group Bn can perform wireless bidirectional transmission communication with the main controller of the root node A. That is, the command issued by the main controller of the root node A can be transmitted to the Zigbee transceiver unit 20 of the main controller group Bn through the antenna, and the connected DALI luminaire can be controlled through the internal circuit. On the contrary, the status of the connected DALI luminaire can also be transmitted to the main controller of the root node A through the Zigbee transceiver unit 20, so that the root node can immediately grasp the status of each luminaire of the child node Cm, and achieve three-level wireless two-way communication. control.

The processor 22 may include a microprocessor MCU and a memory, such as a random access memory RAM or the like. The microprocessor MCU and memory can be integrated or set separately. The processor 22 is able to control the entire main controller group Bn. The main controller group Bn further includes a multi-master controller controller 24, which is a group structure. The main controller group Bn can be used to address the nodes Bn and Cm of FIG. 2; for example, setting group settings and context settings as shown in FIG. The multi-master controller 24 can also be disposed in the processor module and integrated into one.

The processor module 22 can control the multi-master controller 24 to perform settings by receiving commands from the root controller of the root node A through the Zigbee transceiver unit 20. In addition, the voltage conversion module 28 can include a voltage converter 28a and a clamper comparator unit 28b, etc., and can mainly control and control the signal voltage required for providing the DALI luminaire to achieve dimming control of the DALI luminaire. The clamper comparator unit 28b can be used to compare the voltage with a reference voltage to clamp the voltage to a predetermined level.

FIG. 7 is a schematic structural diagram of the root controller device of the embodiment. As shown in FIG. 7, the root main controller A of FIG. 2 may include a Zigbee transceiver unit 36, a codec 32, a control command unit 30, and the like, the connection relationship of which is illustrated. The control command unit 30 is a control command for generating the root master controller A to address and control the node Bn and the node Cm. The codec unit 32 may encode the control command and then transmit it to the master controller group node Bn via the Zigbee transceiver unit 36. In addition, when the root host controller A receives the message from the controller group Bn, the code decoding unit 32 can be used to decode the message.

In addition, the Zigbee transceiver unit 36 can transmit the control command of the root master controller A to the controller group Bn; conversely, it can also receive the message from the controller group Bn. The root host controller A may further include a connector for connecting the Zigbee transceiver unit 36 and the codec 32. This connector is, for example, a USB transmission unit 34.

FIG. 8 is a schematic diagram showing a control instruction transmission format. As shown in FIG. 8, the control command 40 includes a control command area 42 and a data area 44. The data area 44 may further include a logical data area 44a and a parameter B-Φ-L data area (such as B-Φ-L data of phase, level, etc.) 44b and the like. The control command area may further include a status register 42a and a multi-master controller group 42b, and the status register 42a is, for example, an ID code or the like.

FIG. 9 is a diagram showing an example of the architecture to which the present embodiment is applied, which may correspond to FIG. 2. The root main controller portion (root node A of Figure 2) includes a DALI master controller root device 50, which may be further connected to a control interface, such as by Java interface 54 and PC command control. Here, the structure of the DALI main controller root device 50 can be as shown in FIG. In addition, the main controller group node Bn portion of FIG. 2 is equivalent to the DALI servant devices 62, 64 of FIG. 9, and two of them are listed for illustrative purposes, and actually 65,536 can be configured. The structure of the DALI servant devices 62, 64 herein can be as shown in FIG. Here, the DALI servant devices 62, 64 are basically the main controllers of the second layer, enabling two-way communication with the illuminating device.

The DALI master controller root device 50 and the DALI slave devices 62, 64 can use the Zigbee wireless transmission module for two-way communication.

Each DALI servant device 62, 64 can be further connected to a DALI illuminator, such as DALI illuminator 72 to DALI servant 62, and DALI illuminator 74, 76, 78 to DALI servant 64. The servant devices 62, 64 can transmit control commands and return the illuminator status to the DALI illuminators 72, 74, 76, 78 via the DALI interface, respectively.

The operation of FIG. 9 can be basically understood by referring to the description of FIG. 6 and FIG. 7, and will not be described here. The DALI master controller root device 50 transmits commands to the servant devices 62, 64 to address the servant devices 62, 64 and the DALI illuminators 72, 74, 76, 78. Thereby, the DALI lighting devices 72, 74, 76, 78 can be grouped and contextually set.

In summary, according to the wireless multi-master controller group structure and the addressing method of the present invention, at least three layers of two-way communication architecture can be achieved through the setting of the main controller group, so that the addressing is more diverse. In addition, the architecture can achieve point-to-point bidirectional transmission addressing of at least three hierarchical tree structures. In addition, through the wireless multi-master controller group structure and addressing method of the present invention, it can be compatible with the digital addressable light-emitting interface device without losing the functional features of the original multi-master controller.

Although the present invention has been described above by way of example, it is not intended to limit the invention, and it is to be understood by those skilled in the art without departing from the spirit and scope of the invention. The scope of the invention is defined by the scope of the appended claims.

10. . . microprocessor

12. . . Memory

14. . . Master controller group selector

16. . . Encoder decoder unit

18. . . Identification unit

20. . . Zigbee transceiver unit

twenty two. . . Processor module

twenty four. . . Multi-master controller

26. . . Optical isolator unit

28. . . Voltage conversion unit

28a. . . Voltage converter

28b. . . Clamp and comparator unit

30. . . Control command unit

32. . . Encoder decoder unit

34. . . USB receiver unit

36. . . Zigbee transceiver unit

40. . . Control command format

42. . . Control command area

44. . . Data area

42a. . . Status register

42b. . . Multi-master group

44a. . . Logical data

44b. . . Parameter data

50. . . DALI main controller root device

52. . . PC control command

54. . . Java interface

62, 64. . . DALI servant device

72, 74, 76, 78. . . DALI illuminator

FIG. 1 is a schematic diagram of a broadcast mode of a general ZigBee wireless technology.

FIG. 2 is a schematic diagram of a multi-master controller group architecture mode of a wireless technology according to an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 3 is a schematic diagram showing a group and context setting mode in the multi-master controller group architecture of the present invention.

FIG. 4 is a schematic diagram of a multi-master controller group architecture.

FIG. 5 is a schematic diagram showing the flow of an addressing method according to an embodiment of the present invention.

FIG. 6 is a schematic diagram showing the structure of the servant device of the embodiment.

FIG. 7 is a schematic diagram showing the structure of the root controller device of the embodiment.

FIG. 8 is a schematic diagram showing a control instruction transmission format.

FIG. 9 is a schematic diagram showing the architecture of the embodiment.

A. . . Root master

Bn. . . Primary controller group

Cm. . . Child node (lighting device)

Claims (17)

  1. A wireless multi-master controller group structure includes: a main controller having a wireless main controller function; a plurality of main controller groups performing wireless bidirectional transmission with the root controller; and a plurality of illuminating device groups Connected to each of the main controller group nodes, wherein each of the illuminating device groups has at least one illuminating device, and can perform bidirectional transmission with the corresponding main controller group node, wherein the root controller is used A control command is used to address the group of master controllers and the group of light-emitting devices.
  2. The wireless multi-master controller group structure of claim 1, wherein the root controller further comprises: a control command unit for generating the control command; and a codec coupled to the control a command unit for encoding the control command or decoding a message from each of the main controller groups; and a wireless transceiver unit coupled to the codec for each of the The main controller group performs wireless bidirectional transmission.
  3. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 2, wherein the wireless transceiver unit is a Zigbee transceiver unit.
  4. The wireless multi-master controller group structure of claim 2, wherein the root controller further comprises a connector for connecting the codec and the wireless transceiver unit.
  5. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 4, wherein the connector is a USB transceiver.
  6. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 1, wherein each of the main controller groups further includes: a wireless transceiver unit configured to perform wireless bidirectional transmission with the root controller; a processor module coupled to the wireless transceiver unit for controlling the main controller group; a multi-master controller coupled to the processor module for controlling the main controller The group is grouped and addressed; a voltage conversion module is coupled to the processor module and the multi-master controller for generating at least one voltage for the illumination device.
  7. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 6, wherein the wireless transceiver unit is a Zigbee transceiver unit.
  8. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 6, wherein the processor module further comprises a microprocessor and a memory.
  9. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 6, wherein the multi-master controller and the processor module are integrated into one or separately.
  10. The wireless multi-master controller group structure of claim 6, wherein the voltage conversion module further comprises: a voltage converter to generate the voltage; and a clamper and a comparator coupled to the And a voltage converter for comparing with a reference voltage to clamp the voltage to a predetermined level.
  11. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 1, wherein each of the light-emitting devices is a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) light-emitting device.
  12. The wireless multi-master controller group structure according to claim 11, wherein each of the DALI lighting devices is connected to each of the multi-master controller groups by a DALI bus.
  13. A wireless multi-master controller group addressing method includes: setting an at least three-level multi-master group structure, the three-level multi-master group structure includes a main controller having a wireless host controller function; a plurality of primary controller groups are wirelessly bidirectionally transmitted with the root controller; and a plurality of illuminating device groups are respectively connected to each of the main controller group nodes, wherein each of the illuminating device groups has at least one illuminating device The main controller group node can perform bidirectional transmission; the root controller generates a control command; and the control command is used to perform certain operations on the main controller group and the illuminating device groups. .
  14. The wireless multi-master controller group addressing method of claim 13, wherein the master controller group returns a reply signal to the root controller.
  15. The wireless multi-master controller group addressing method according to claim 13, wherein the main controller group sets a group of groups in a group manner, and performs the addressing operation.
  16. The wireless multi-master controller group addressing method according to claim 13, wherein the addressing operation is performed in an arbitration manner.
  17. The wireless multi-master controller group addressing method according to claim 13, wherein each of the light-emitting devices is independently addressed and dimmed.
TW97100994A 2008-01-10 2008-01-10 Wireless multi-master controller group structure & addressing method thereof TWI394383B (en)

Priority Applications (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
TW97100994A TWI394383B (en) 2008-01-10 2008-01-10 Wireless multi-master controller group structure & addressing method thereof

Applications Claiming Priority (1)

Application Number Priority Date Filing Date Title
TW97100994A TWI394383B (en) 2008-01-10 2008-01-10 Wireless multi-master controller group structure & addressing method thereof

Publications (2)

Publication Number Publication Date
TW200931840A TW200931840A (en) 2009-07-16
TWI394383B true TWI394383B (en) 2013-04-21

Family

ID=44865415

Family Applications (1)

Application Number Title Priority Date Filing Date
TW97100994A TWI394383B (en) 2008-01-10 2008-01-10 Wireless multi-master controller group structure & addressing method thereof

Country Status (1)

Country Link
TW (1) TWI394383B (en)

Families Citing this family (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
JP5895225B2 (en) * 2011-08-24 2016-03-30 パナソニックIpマネジメント株式会社 Device control system, radio control apparatus, and radio control apparatus program
TWI513132B (en) * 2013-12-31 2015-12-11 Method for controlling digital addressable adjustable lightening interface and system thereof
TWI635778B (en) * 2014-05-13 2018-09-11 幸康電子股份有限公司 Wireless light control system and method thereof

Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
TW533661B (en) * 2001-09-14 2003-05-21 Chung Shan Inst Of Science System and method of program control isolation start of switching power supply
US20040201448A1 (en) * 2002-03-13 2004-10-14 Ling Wang Initialization of wireless-controlled lighting systems
TW200719766A (en) * 2005-09-07 2007-05-16 Koninkl Philips Electronics Nv Lighting commissioning device and method

Patent Citations (3)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
TW533661B (en) * 2001-09-14 2003-05-21 Chung Shan Inst Of Science System and method of program control isolation start of switching power supply
US20040201448A1 (en) * 2002-03-13 2004-10-14 Ling Wang Initialization of wireless-controlled lighting systems
TW200719766A (en) * 2005-09-07 2007-05-16 Koninkl Philips Electronics Nv Lighting commissioning device and method

Also Published As

Publication number Publication date
TW200931840A (en) 2009-07-16

Similar Documents

Publication Publication Date Title
US9998296B2 (en) Location based addressing lighting and environmental control system, device and method
US5838226A (en) Communication protocol for transmission system for controlling and determining the status of electrical devices from remote locations
AU2009233636B2 (en) Mesh network of intelligent devices communicating via powerline and radio frequency
US8594505B2 (en) Lighting and control systems and methods
US6392368B1 (en) Distributed lighting control system
JP4567102B2 (en) Remote control and determination of the state of electrical equipment
DE69731494T2 (en) A repeater for a transmission system for controlling and determining the status of remote station electrical equipment
JP4547269B2 (en) How to configure a wirelessly controlled lighting system
CN101395968B (en) Lighting system with lighting units using optical communication
US8110996B2 (en) Modular wireless lighting control system using a common ballast control interface
JP2016509738A (en) Lighting fixture for automatic grouping
EP1519634B1 (en) Dataconverter for a lighting system and method of operation of a lighting system
JP2009536778A (en) Lighting system having a group of linked lights
US20110095709A1 (en) Networked Light Bulb with Color Wheel for Configuration
US8878451B2 (en) Lighting system and method for controlling the same
US20060044152A1 (en) Master-slave oriented two-way rf wireless lighting control system
KR20130105696A (en) Method and apparatus for coding and linking electrical appliances for control and status report
JP2011518513A (en) How to commission equipment configuration
US8964774B2 (en) Communication protocol for a lighting control system
WO2014026456A1 (en) Led lamp and led illumination network system
US20060109203A1 (en) Method for the allocation of short addresses in illumination systems
EP2288238A2 (en) Control of lighting devices over a modulated DC bus
US9320121B2 (en) LED lighting apparatus, control system, and configuration method
US20090066266A1 (en) Integrated power and control unit for a solid-state lighting device
EP2494712B1 (en) Commissioning coded light sources