We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
-Native American Proverb
This setting controls the minimum amount of movement required for the sensor to detect whether a given area is occupied (human movement is used for detection) and turn ON the lights. Sensors are shipped with this setting set to the most sensitive position. The customer can manually change this
setting on the sensor using a remote control unit.
The Lux Level setting of the sensor controls the switching ON and OFF or dimming level of artificial lighting. The customer can manually change this setting on the sensor using a remote control unit.
This is the duration that the sensor maintains the lights (or any other load connected to it) in the ON condition after the last occupancy is detected.Sensors are shipped with this parameter set at 5 min. The customer can manually change this setting using a remote control from 30sec to 30min.
This mode is used to simulate human occupancy to a given area a lived in look. In this mode, when the ambient light sensor senses the light to be at or below a certain customer determined level (the sensor assumes that it is dusk), lights in the area are randomly turn On and OFF simulating human occupancy. This continues for three hours, simulating a lived in look. After three hours the sensor stays OFF through the night till the following evening wherein it repeats the random turning On and OFF of lights.
In this mode the lights are never turned OFF completely (i.e 0%) when the space is no longer occupied. Instead the sensor dims the light to a preset level. User can change the partial off level using a remote control unit from 0% to 30%. There is no change in behavior when the space is occupied.
This feature is only applicable for dimmable sensors and when used in conjunction with a dimmable ballast. (PS: Some luminaries may have difficulty in going below a certain dim level)
In this mode the lights are never fully turned ON (100% of the light level) when the space is occupied. Instead the sensor turns ON the light to a preset level (which can be less 100% level). User can change the partial on level using a remote from 70% to 100%. There is no change in behavior when the space is not occupied. This feature is only applicable for dimmable sensors and when used in conjunction with a dimmable ballast.
This feature is useful during presentations using a projector to temporarily override the ambient light sensor based brightness control. After the presentation is over and once the room is vacated as indicated by the time delay sensor, the sensor reverts back to normal mode and start controlling the light based on the ambient light sensor. This feature is only applicable for dimmable sensors and when used in conjunction with a dimmable ballast.
Vacancy sensors use the same technique as occupancy sensor to detect the occupancy. These class of sensors do not turn ON the load automatically. Load has to be turned ON manually but the sensors turn OFF the load automatically when the space no longer occupied.
Three Way Mode
Three way sensors are a combination of occupancy and vacancy sensors. The load can be turned ON either automatically by occupancy detection or manually by means of an external switch. Turning off is always automatic upon vacancy as detected based on a user settable time delay. This mode is typically used in conjunction with two/three way switches in stairs.
IR remote Access
Sensors can be remotely controlled by an Infrared (IR) remote control. This enables a better control of the sensor’s parameters during installation. Sensor provides a visual cue to indicate the setting being changed and also value of the settings.
Sensors provide visual cue during configuration of settings. The RGB LED light up in different colors depending on the current value of the setting being changed.
When a remote control is used to change any setting, the setting is automatically saved into the sensors permanent memory. This helps the sensor to retain the setting even after a power loss The setting can be overridden by entering the override mode on the remote control there by reverting back to hardware based settings.
This feature resets the settings that were set up using a remote controls back to the Remote/Factory default value.
Fail Safe Mode
It is very important to pay attention to the security and safety of the occupants due to failures in the sensors thereby not turning ON the light/load. If and when there is a failure in our sensor, the lights/loads are fully turned on, so that there are no safety concerns to the occupants.
Load Maintenance Mode
Some of our sensors are equipped with a load maintenance switch. This enables the user to replace/maintain the load without turning off power to the whole office or house.
Burn-in helps to extend the overall lifetime of CFL or FTL bulbs and also improves the quality of light output. NEMA spec LSD 23-2010 recommends that the bulbs go through Burn-in, by operating at ballast’s maximum light outputs for a minimum of 12 hours continuously without dimming. The Burn-in feature is available on all sensors but is disabled by default. This feature can only be activated using a remote control.
The lifetime of a CFL/FTL lamp depends on how frequently the lamp is turned ON and OFF.The US energy star recommends that the CFL should be ON for minimum of 15 minutes each time it is turned on. Our sensors are designed to address this issue and maintains a minimum ON time of 15 minutes. This feature is enabled at the time of shipment but can be disabled using a remote control.
Sensors are firmware upgradeable in the field with a special accessory. This makes the sensor future proof and purchase decision easier for the user.
Daylight dimmable sensors can be cascaded together to increase the load driving capacity or to provide area specific lighting based on local ambient light condition while still responding to occupancy. Only occupancy sensor can be cascaded. Sensors can be cascaded either in a hierarchical master-slave form or in a peer-peer form.
All sensors are equipped with child/setting lock/unlock feature on the remote control. This feature can be used to prevent accidental changes to the sensor settings either by child or in an area where there are multiple sensors. To make any settings changes the sensor needs to be unlocked first. If the sensor is in a locked state, any attempts made to change the setting is not allowed and will be indicated
by flashing bright red LED.
This mode is used to provide on-demand lighting. User can select three different mode of the sensor. ‘Always OFF’ mode indicated by red color LED indication; ‘Always ON’ mode indicated by green color LED indication; ‘Auto’ mode indicated by yellow color LED indication
This mode is used to check the motion sensing coverage of the motion sensors. In this mode, If the sensor detects a movement in its range, it will turn the load ON for a very short time (2 seconds) indicating coverage. If the loads do not turn ON with motion it would mean that the sensor is out of range. By walking around the perimeter one can plot the sensor range using this mode.