ZigBee Rocker-Style Self-Powered Wireless Light Switch

January 07, 2016 by Jeff Shepard

ILLUMRA is expanding its lineup of self-powered wireless switch options to include support for ZigBee, all designed to support battery-less and wire-free installation in residential and commercial smart buildings. ILLUMRA's ZigBee Switch, leveraging EnOcean technology, provides users wireless control of their lighting and automation systems, faster installation, and lower maintenance costs using battery-free energy-harvesting technology. The energy harvesting mechanism is powered by the motion of the user pressing the switch and is designed to operate maintenance-free for 20+ years.

The Self-Powered ZigBee Switch is available to OEM companies for control of LED light bulbs, dimmers, and lighting control systems, and is available with custom branding options. The Self-Powered Wireless Light Switch with ZigBee Green Power creates new opportunities for wireless controls: Install a switch anywhere in a room––no wiring required; Control ZigBee compatible lights, thermostats, and other wireless devices; Transmit data on both the switch press and release to support both on/off and dimming controls; and ZigBee Green Power and ZigBee 3.0 compatible.

“Until now, ZigBee controls required either smartphone apps, or battery or line powered switches,” said Jan Finlinson, President of ILLUMRA. “We are excited to offer the proven Self-Powered Wireless Switch technology to ZigBee OEMs to enable flexible switch placement, no new wires, and no maintenance to simplify installation.”

The ZigBee Switch can communicate with globally-compliant ZigBee solutions that accept the Green Power feature. Our wireless engineering partner Constellation Labs is available to help OEMs with integration. The ZigBee Self-Powered Wireless Light Switch is compatible with standard rocker-style faceplates. Products will be available in a variety of colors for qualifying OEMs in Q1 2016.