Intelligent lighting with Wirepas Mesh

The demands for lighting are growing all the time. The whole industry is evolving fast to offer smart systems that help to minimize energy usage, improve the lighting experience and gather data both in building and city-wide. Data gathering in particular is placing unprecedented demands on the wireless solutions used to connect the various elements of the lighting control and sensing systems.

Powering the evolution of lighting control


Light is a fundamental part of everybody’s lives. Human-centric lighting with affordable energy consumption improves people’s safety and productivity.  Lighting controls allow increased automation of lighting usage and the ability to program on/off times, scene settings throughout the day and remote monitoring for building usage analytics and maintenance purposes.

Advances in wireless technologies have led to a rise in the number of wireless lighting systems that can provide the infrastructure to capture additional data from their surroundings. Various sensors including occupancy, motion and air quality can be incorporated into these systems to enable business cases in addition to basic lighting control, including:

  • Occupancy management
  • Asset tracking
  • Conditional building maintenance
  • Building energy management

The key requirements of a wireless platform is the ability to connect lighting, sensors and trackers to enable to control lighting via traditional switches and smart devices, and remotely monitor usage, functionality of luminaires and the environment.  Reliable and performant wireless connectivity is a key enabler. This is where Wirepas Mesh comes in. Operating at any frequency on off-the-shelf radio chipsets and wireless modules, Wirepas Mesh can be easily incorporated into lighting control for both indoor and outdoor systems.

With luminaires being the most frequent service in any given building, it is the perfect infrastructure for enabling smart functionality.  With typically 100 to 200 luminaires per floor, a connectivity platform that has the proven ability to connect thousands of devices in a single mesh is important to ensure your smart lighting system delivers what is expected.

Wirepas Mesh is built to deliver truly massive IoT systems.  Wirepas has enabled partners to deliver mesh’s in commercial offices over 2,000 connected points with lighting control and data enabled heatmapping.  The biggest mesh installed is 700,000 smart energy meters in a single mesh in Oslo through our partner Aidon.


What enables Wirepas Mesh to deliver large scale lighting and building systems?

Wirepas Mesh was developed from the ground up to understand what is required in a smart platform, what features are required to deliver those demands and how to deliver a large-scale mesh.  So what makes Wirepas work?

  • Wirepas Smart Nodes software deliver self-provisioning, real large-scale mesh systems
  • Multiple connectivity options – Wirepas Mesh, Bluetooth and IPv6
  • Multiple frequency supports at 2.4Ghz and sub-Ghz
  • Low-latency operation – below the limits of human perception
  • Up to 70kb data rates – for data intensive IoT use cases such as heatmapping, data analytics for thousands of luminaires and sensor points
  • Interoperability with other devices including Bluetooth™ smart devices

Many organizations are experiencing the benefit of Wirepas Mesh for intelligent lighting systems. Join them by contacting Wirepas.

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