BLE-ND is the brand name of the platform for Bluetooth Smart solutions.The name ‘BLE-ND’ means: Bluetooth Low Energy – New Definition. It is a new technology designed to create any RGB light colour and to switch from cool white to warm white. The luminaires can be controlled by the new Bluetooth wireless open standard. Using a special app you can make your own groups of luminaires and install them as you prefer. This innovation is implemented in several high-end Illuxtron armatures.
Internet of Things
Illuxtron is the first developing partner joining this platform. By using this innovation we can indent on the development of Internet of Things; the trend whereby all sorts of devices can be linked, making it possible to share information. Fabio van Damme, Product Development Engineer at Illuxtron International and project leader of the BLE-ND platform explains: “In our case we can create solutions whereby for example a red light goes on in unused rooms or offices, allowing cleaning companies to check whether or not a room is used and needs to be cleaned. Another possibility is to create a stroboscopic effect when the alarm goes on. Based on this new technology Illuxtron developed a Bluetooth Smart lamp which can be controlled with the BLE-ND app. The app will be available for all Android and Apple smartphones and tablets. In this stadium the basic version is developed for Apple smartphones and tablets and the app is now undergoing extensive testing. The development of the Android-version just started.”
Illuxtron-spots with BLE-ND
First Bluetooth Smart will be available for all 75mm and 90mm armatures. Van Damme: “New spots are being developed at our R&D department. Small adjustments have been made to these spots to increase the durability. The antenna we use for the communication between the smartphone and spot is invisibly located at the front side of the luminaire, providing a control range of up to 30 meters. The antenna is optimised for our application.”
High quality white light
To create high quality light a cool white and a warm white LED is combined with an amber and red LED enabling white light ranging from 1800K to 4000K, with a Colour Rendering Index (CRI) of up to 97. The additional green and blue LEDs provide for RGB functionality. Six different LEDs, each with its own individual channel, conveniently controlled from the palm of your hand!
Multiple white & RGB light colours
Using this technology we create a highly efficient all-in-one luminaire creating white light ranging from 4000K to 1800K as well as any RGB light colour. The dimming character of a traditional incandescent lamp is replicated by utilizing red and amber LEDs in combination with the white LEDs. In addition, the luminaire has green and blue LEDs on board which enables millions of RGB light colours.