Lighting technology has advanced more rapidly in the last few years than at any other time in its history.
Connectivity between lighting control equipment and luminaires has recently seen a rapid development. DALI and Power over Ethernet can be used to control large luminaire networks. A number of wireless technologies have been taken into use, e.g. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Zibgee.
The Helvar white paper on Connecting Controls – an overview on connectivity technologies in lighting control discusses different connection technologies, wired and wireless, their interoperability, quality of service and security.