Zumtobel partners with Casambi for wireless lighting control

The Zumtobel Group has teamed up with Casambi in a strategic partnership that will see Zumtobel and Thorn luminaires providing seamless control for users via Casambi’s BLE software control platform. Casambi is a multi-award winning pioneer in wireless lighting controls based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

In addition, a series of drivers from the Zumtobel Group company Tridonic is now also ‘Casambi-Ready’, allowing luminaire manufacturers to easily integrate wireless controls within their products to reduce cost and complexity. The connected lighting solutions form part of the dynamic lighting management platform, Tridonic basicDIM Wireless, which enables users to adapt various settings to their individual needs in an intuitive manner.

“Our partnership with Casambi allows us to combine our outstanding luminaire design with state-of-the-art Bluetooth technology, which simplifies installation, commissioning and operation of lighting systems and, thanks to its interoperability, leaves room for future developments and applications,” said Alfred Felder, Zumtobel Group CEO.

Casambi CEO Timo Pakkala added: “With Casambi technology installed within the Thorn and Zumtobel luminaires and also supporting Tridonic drivers, lighting control has become more powerful, versatile and easier to use.

“Moreover, the introduction of these new connected lighting solutions from an industry titan such as Zumtobel Group goes a long way to demonstrate the continued rapid growth achieved by Casambi’s expanding ecosystem.”

Casambi’s control technology platform, which automatically forms an intelligent wireless mesh connected network, enables luminaires and other lighting devices to be wirelessly controlled in a creative, cost-effective, energy-saving manner.

Customers who choose Casambi Ready luminaires from Thorn or Zumtobel will no longer need to use separate lighting control modules. Both lighting brands’ luminaires are mounted with Casambi-Ready modules which are integrated directly into Tridonic drivers. The luminaires can be easily controlled separately or in multiple groups, and can be dimmed up and down between 1 and 100 percent – all via Bluetooth. Additionally, it is also possible to quickly organise and manage professional lighting scenes and create sophisticated tuneable white applications.

The luminaires will be of particular benefit to operators of offices, healthcare practices and shops looking for a quick and convenient way to modernise their lighting without any new cabling for a powerful, low-cost light management system that can be easily controlled via Bluetooth.

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