This program is intended for Lighting Designers, Architects, Electrical Engineers, and Interior Designers.
Wireless technology is gaining popularity in building controls. In the backdrop of changing design trends and tightening building codes, it is important to: understand the fundamentals of wireless technology, explore the potential risks of promoting wireless, and reconcile the reward of wireless control benefits. In this course you will learn the important qualifiers of a robust wireless controls solution that will ensure a successful installation
1) Describe wireless technologies and topologies including:
The electromagnetic spectrum to show where common technologies lie and identify places where safety to humans should be identified.
Different types of wireless signals and their appropriateness for different tasks.
Common wireless layouts
2) Identify the most common concerns with wireless technology including:
Stand alone versus networked solutions
Challenges with wireless emergency when considering UL924 compliance and Life Safety concerns
Redundancy of a physical connection between switch/luminaires/sensors/controls inputs
Increasing awareness of the importance of security
3) Describe wireless benefits and opportunities addressing building trends, design trends and occupant need for increased control with a simple user interface.
4) Explore the future state of wireless including expanding feature sets and IOT. How do we prepare and what understanding is required to move into the next phase of control