Lighting Controls’ new Area Controller comes with new test features, allowing a lighting control network to be checked before commissioning. All DALI strings are also tested. In other words, the integrity of the installation can be checked when the network wiring is completed, and the lighting system fully working. With this new and innovative protocol the building lighting is functional before a CAT B fit out but without the cost of commissioning.
Using the new system, immediately after installation, all lights connected to the area controller are ON when activated by any PIR in the system. All luminaires remain ON until 30 minutes after any PIR has ceased to sense motion.
The area controller has four buttons: Two to check that the lamps dim and brighten; one button to start the Test function; and, one button to cancel the Test function. Pushing the Test button causes the lights to go OFF either for 20 minutes or until the Cancel button is pushed.