EnOcean launches energy harvesting wireless switch for LED lighting9 April 2014
EnOcean claims the world’s first energy harvesting wireless switch module communicating in the 2.4 GHz ISM band.
The new module is ideally suited for consumer applications such as the control of LED lighting systems. It complements EnOcean’s established battery-less portfolio in the sub 1 GHz frequency band, often selected in building automation and smart home applications. With this portfolio expansion, EnOcean cements its position as a leading worldwide enabler of energy harvesting wireless solutions.
The company says that the development of the self-powered 2.4 GHz switch module signifies an entry-point for business acceleration in the consumer sector. The 2.4 GHz switch module has the same form factor as EnOcean’s renowned PTM 210 module in the sub 1 GHz frequency band. Therefore, it fits in any standardised light switch. It is powered by EnOcean’s miniature world patented ECO 200 electromechanical energy generator. Converting kinetic energy into electrical energy it works in the same way as a small but powerful dynamo, drawing out and delivering this power to a wireless module.
The EnOcean radio standard ISO/IEC 14543-3-10 is already well established for battery-less wireless solutions in building automation and smart home sectors. Now, with its new 2.4 GHz (IEEE 802.15.4) switch module, EnOcean is targeting the specific requirements of worldwide consumer applications.
“EnOcean has achieved an undisputed success in the field of building automation. Now providing an energy harvesting wireless solution for consumer LED lighting, we continue our growth path and bring our unique technology to a new market. This will increase consumer awareness and demand for self-powered wireless solutions as an alternative to batteries,” says Laurent Giai-Miniet, CEO, EnOcean GmbH.