Open Technology updates LiGO to include circadian lighting to benefit end users4 October 2017
Circadian rhythm lighting control and variable white light are now part of Open Technology’s smart lighting control system LiGO after a recent upgrade.
The intelligent lighting company in June launched the new combined DALI power supply and the signal convertor for the LiGO controller.
Added to the DALI Type 8 Control was “tuneable” white light and circadian rhythm lighting control options. Circadian rhythms are physical, mental and behavioral changes that follow a roughly 24-hour cycle, responding primarily to light and darkness in an organism’s environment.
Setting light levels to these rhythms can be used in schools to increase student concentration levels. Light with high blue content can help improve memory skills, concentration and a general sense of wellbeing.
Cool cold-white light with high levels of 460nm (6,500K) blue similar to daylight, can increase alertness and activity levels. Warm-white light, with less 460nm (2,700K) blue, has a soothing effect that can be used in hospitals to promote rest and relaxation.
The new combined DALI power supply and the signal convertor not only provides superior levels of control but saves both space and cost in the LiGO panel pictured below.
Open Technology Managing Director Chris Bedford said:
“The LiGO controller at the heart of our Energy Saving Lighting Control System is constantly updated to reflect the latest developments in DALI. LiGO is based on the manufacturer-independent DALI standard that ensures interchangeability and interoperability of lighting system components.
“This makes it possible to create flexible, cost-effective and decentralised lighting systems. And DALI addressable solutions can function as a standalone system or as part of a building management system.
“This along with built-in connectivity at no extra cost to Trend or BacNet Building Management Systems means that LiGO is as powerful as ever. It is still fully backward compatible for existing customers who may be thinking of adding to their existing lighting control system.
“All LiGO Control Panels are built and fully tested here at Open Technology making sure they can be installed on site whist providing proving the correct level of protection for the components.”