LEDVANCE has launched what it says is a new future-proof IoT light management system, making it easier than ever to produce the right lighting conditions for defined requirements. VIVARES offers simplicity with compatibility to two technologies: a wireless option via VIVARES Zigbee and a wired version using DALI-2 technology. The flexible system is particularly suited for office solutions, especially where rewiring and structural changes are not possible, as is often the case if a building is listed or does not have suspended ceilings.

Commenting on the range, Nelo Neves, sales director at LEDVANCE UK, said, “Lighting today has to do so much more than simply switch on and off. VIVARES enables new possibilities for our customers with sustainable, dynamic human centric lighting, and customisation. Major benefits for lighting professionals include simple and user-friendly installation, operation and maintenance of VIVARES. The system is ideal for retrofitting into existing buildings and flexible office space solutions.”

Based on the leading ZigBee 3.0 standard, VIVARES adapts lighting to the most diverse requirements in the simplest possible way. Integrating daylight and motion sensors further increases the energy savings that can be achieved, and cloud-based monitoring with VIVARES CLOUD SERVICES ensures even greater reliability and security by generating maintenance and energy consumption reports. In addition, separation of lighting communication from Wi-Fi networks ensures maximum security. There are no control cables for unrestricted luminaire placement and the wireless system is scalable for major projects.

At the heart of LEDVANCE VIVARES DALI is the OSRAM DALI PRO 2 IoT control unit. The system connects DALI-2 components – for example sensors, pushbutton couplers and the LEDVANCE VIVARES DALI-2 luminaires. As an open standard, the system is compatible with a wide range of DALI-2-ready luminaires and components. A total of up to 128 luminaires and 126 input devices can be individually addressed via two channels.