EnOcean Technology Sets a New Standard for Lighting

March 11, 2009

Imagine planning and designing a building that has walls without wires, or selecting wireless occupancy sensors that don’t use batteries. You could mount a light switch wherever you want – at whatever height – and, next week, it could be moved without making a service call to an electrician. This isn’t a crazy dream; it’s a new reality that technology from Germany-based EnOcean – the originator of the patented, self-powered wireless technology – enables.

“EnOcean [converts] energy commonly found in the environment into useful electrical energy to power devices, such as wireless switches and sensors, that are used in building automation,” explains EnOcean North America President Jim O’Callaghan, Cottonwood Heights, UT. The energy that O’Callaghan is referring to can be harvested from artificial or natural lighting, or from the simple motion of flipping a light switch, and is sufficient enough to power and transmit data from switches to sensors.

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