There’s a definite buzz around bluetooth lighting but why use it and what are the benefits.
Bluetooth technology allows you control the lighting in a living space via a remote control or app. it allows complete flexibility for light switch placement and and is completely wireless.
According to Wink MD, Rocky Wall, the advantages of bluetooth lighting are;
“Flexibility, usability, aesthetics and a fantastic user experience. As it’s wireless, there is reduced cabling for first fix and the decorating and fit out can be finished before second fix.”
“The user experience is particularly positive with bluetooth. The technology is user friendly and the systems have been designed to be practical, easy and competitive. The original designers are ex Nokia employees so they have designed a very intuitive app interphase.”
Rocky also points to the overall effect this solution can have;
“Any combination of fittings can be switched together for dimming and other lighting effects. The intelligence is in the fitting, so there is no ‘brain’ needed. This type of lighting is fantastic for conservation projects where chasing is not necessary.”
Rocky explains that bluetooth is not necessarily costly;
“It depends on what the system is being compared with. With conventional wiring there is a slight increase in costs. However, compared with a smart home system, a bluetooth system would be half the price, with a quarter of the electrical installation.”
Wink Lighting have a partnership with Casambi, who are at the forefront in providing the highest quality bluetooth lighting technologies.
The Casambi solution is based on Bluetooth Low Energy, the state-of-the-art wireless technology and the only low power wireless technology in all modern smartphones, tablets and even smart watches, making it the only mainstream and future proof low power radio technology in the world.
Casambi technology works with any manufacturer’s range of existing luminaires or already installed wall switches but can also be easily integrated into LED drivers, LED bulbs or LED modules, creating an optimal solution in terms of ease of installation and functionality with minimal additional hardware and deployment costs. Casambi collaborates with all the leading luminaire manufacturers.
Wink is delighted to partner with Casambi on their bluetooth projects, as leaders in this techonology.
At Wink we have significant expertise in the use of bluetooth technologies. Our recent projects using bluetooth include the hospitality industry, residential and commercial.