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EnOcean-enabled lighting automation DimOnOff used to retrofit Perrysburg school gym

January 14, 2010 | By

DimOnOff lighting controls, enabled by EnOcean‘s energy harvesting wireless technologies, retrofitted the lighting system at a junior high school gym in Perrysburg, OH. Using only existing wires, integrators replaced the single-zone system and created custom lighting scenarios for the school. The lighting system was upgraded overnight in an 8-hour span without having to run new wires or shutdown the gym at any point. EnOcean says that classic retrofit installation barriers, such as wiring constraints and concrete walls, were overcome by DimOnOff’s innovative hybrid approach to lighting. The solution combines DimOnOff’s powerline-system with energy harvesting and wireless performances enabled by EnOcean.

The results of the retrofit are promising, says EnOcean, with a
reduction in energy consumption, expanded multi-zone lighting and improved
quality. Also several Ohio-state sustainability tax incentives were achieved, amounting to a yearly savings of at least $5,000. The
upgraded system includes 8 zones of lighting. Low-level lighting is
used during gym classes, while high output is reserved for sports
events. When lighting scenarios change, modifications or additions can
be made via laptop or web access.

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