Crestron ships wireless battery-powered photosensor
Crestron is shipping a wireless, battery-powered photosensor. The dual-loop GLS-LDL-EX-BATT senses indoor light and provides indoor light control for money-saving daylight harvesting applications to reduce energy consumption.
The sensor features two internal photocells: one for open-loop daylight sensing and one for closed-loop ambient light sensing. It monitors natural daylight from windows to automatically adjust shades and lighting. The idea is to use as much natural light as possible while cutting down on use of artificial light.
More from the press release:
The battery-powered GLS-LDL-EX-BATT can be mounted in a variety of places and communicates with a Crestron control system via an ultra-reliable infiNET EX wireless network. The sensor can be mounted to drywall with an anchor and screw, to a drop ceiling or lighting fixture with a magnetic strip, or in a temporary location with adhesive tape. For ceiling mounts, the entire photosensor snaps into a mounting plate that can rotate up to 40 degrees after being secured in place, allowing its position to be fine-tuned after installation.
The GLS-LDL-EX-BATT provides up to 10 years of service via two Lithium-ion AAA batteries. It is designed as a “sleepy” device that will not communicate with other infiNET EX devices unless a certain time or light threshold has been achieved. This ensures that the sensor does not draw on power unnecessarily and that the battery provides maximum lifespan.
You can learn more about the GLS-LDL-EX-BATT here.