WO2014067724A3 - Switch apparatus - Google Patents

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WO2014067724A3
WO2014067724A3 PCT/EP2013/070132 EP2013070132W WO2014067724A3 WO 2014067724 A3 WO2014067724 A3 WO 2014067724A3 EP 2013070132 W EP2013070132 W EP 2013070132W WO 2014067724 A3 WO2014067724 A3 WO 2014067724A3
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lux level
light source
artificial light
switch
operable
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PCT/EP2013/070132
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Stephen R PHILLIPS
Martin HOSEY
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Danlers Limited
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H05ELECTRIC TECHNIQUES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05BELECTRIC HEATING; ELECTRIC LIGHTING NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • H05B37/00Circuit arrangements for electric light sources in general
    • H05B37/02Controlling
    • H05B37/0209Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction
    • H05B37/0218Controlling the instant of the ignition or of the extinction by the ambient light
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
    • Y02B20/00Energy efficient lighting technologies
    • Y02B20/40Control techniques providing energy savings
    • Y02B20/46Control techniques providing energy savings based on detection of the illumination level
    • YGENERAL TAGGING OF NEW TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS; GENERAL TAGGING OF CROSS-SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
    • Y02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
    • Y02BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
    • Y02B20/00Energy efficient lighting technologies
    • Y02B20/40Control techniques providing energy savings
    • Y02B20/48Smart controllers

Abstract

The present invention provides a switch apparatus for controlling an artificial light source, comprising: a lux level detector operable to detect the lux level of light incident on the lux level detector; and a controller operable to control the switch to turn the artificial light source on if the lux level determined by the lux level detector is below a threshold value, wherein when the artificial light source is turned on, the controller is operable to keep the artificial light source switched on if it determines that the lux level determined by the lux level detector minus a lux level contribution from the artificial light source is below the threshold value, and is operable to switch the artificial light source off if it determines that the lux level determined by the lux level detector minus the lux level contribution from the artificial light source is above the threshold value. By removing the site specific addition of artificial light from any decision to switch the artificial lights on or off, lamp cycling can be prevented.
PCT/EP2013/070132 2012-11-02 2013-09-26 Switch apparatus WO2014067724A3 (en)

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GB201219746A GB2502847B (en) 2012-11-02 2012-11-02 Intelligent lux switch
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WO2008078253A2 (en) * 2006-12-22 2008-07-03 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. Device for controlling light sources
WO2009093191A2 (en) * 2008-01-25 2009-07-30 Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. Lighting system comprising a light source, a controller and a light sensor
US20090243517A1 (en) * 2008-03-27 2009-10-01 Orion Energy Systems, Inc. System and method for controlling lighting

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