Welcome at the application page of MULTIPOINTMULTIPOINT has combined the Doppler and Radar technology in a very compact sensor. This fully hidden MULTIPOINT sensor detect the motion of an object at a certain speed and give an output signal to archieve the desired function, f.i. the controll of a lighting fixture.
Besides the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors is MULTIPOINT also specialized in the developing and production of highly sophisticated, high quality and very professional electronic lighting ballasts, transformers and LED drivers.
MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors (HDS) are perfect tools for below listed applications:
Air Handler Motor Starter
Automatic Industrial Doors
Contact Less Switching
Conveyor Line Start
High Rise Buildings
Motor Control Center
Vandal Resistant Lighting
Vandal Resistant Switching
The combination of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors and MULTIPOINT's highly sophisticated, high quality and very professional electronic lighting ballasts, transformers and LED drivers are perfect products to develop various solutions for:
Healthcare (medical, elderly and home care)
Infrastructure (roads, water, public transport and aviation)
Energy (power companies and alternative sources of energy)
Agriculture (farming, horticulture and livestock)
Consumer products (household and leisure products)
Production companies (oil, gas, process and manufacturing industries)
Scientific research on human and animal behavior.
Implement new sensor types and re-develop existing systems, whilst guaranteeing continuity and safety.
Maintain and manage a large sensor network, with increasing diversity of sensors and data traffic.
Create a sensor research program, which can advise companies about sensor applications in shops, advertising and consumer products.
Develop embedded sensor software products on a various given hardware platforms, specifying the operation of sensor driven sub-systems.
Develop a sensor driven platform to implement innovative sensor technology in various social contexts.
Deploy new scientific developments to create smarter sensor applications, etc, etc.
High Level Bays.
Photoelectric daylight level control is the most common practical solution for the automatic control of lighting in high bay type buildings such as shopping malls, factories, workshops and transport premises. Because the space invariably has uniform daylight availability via roof or side glazing, lighting can be effectively bulk switched. The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors can automatically switch lights OFF or dim to a pre-set level when the illumination level has reached a pre-set threshold and restore lights once daylight has declined. The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors units are intended for integration with existing contactor fed lighting schemes whilst the CB series provide additional features including full status indication and maintenance facilities in addition to load switching contactors.
Restricted/self resetting override facilities are also provided for use by staff to allow for out of hours working and to prevent lights being left on continuously during periods of good daylight. Both systems operate in conjunction with a remote indoor photocell sensor.
Where there is insufficient daylight availability in the building, time control with restricted/self resetting facilities would be provided.
Warehouses with Multiple Aisles.
A high level of savings can be achieved in warehouse aisles, where there is often a variable occupancy pattern, by the use of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors presence detectors.
These are often low occupancy areas where lighting is left on unnecessarily for many hours. The combination of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors and MULTIPOINT Dipswitch Ballasts will ensure that lights are not left on for 100% but dimmed to a pre-set level when not required. Selected lights should be left uncontrolled to make sure that occupants are not plunged into total darkness.
Canteens often have a variable occupancy pattern, however the lighting usage can be drastically reduced by fitting MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors.
The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor is the preferred choice for the energy control of lighting in classrooms providing Automatic OFF operation. The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors can be programmed to switch lights to a lower level at the end of each teaching session whilst allowing lights to be switched off via the existing wall switches. Installation is simple; circuits don't need to divert via a programmable relay panel at the distribution board to control luminaires in the classrooms. There is hardly any need to leave a small portion of the lights should left uncontrolled as is desirable with all lighting control systems.
Passive infrared presence detection systems provide no effective Automatic ON/OFF lighting control for classroom applications. A single ceiling or wall mounted MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor provides sufficient coverage in rooms up to 10m x 10m. The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor is a stand alone device which can simply installed and inter-connected to additional MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors in order to extend coverage in unusual shaped rooms.
Assembly Halls, Gymnasiums and Dining Rooms.
The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors employs long range microwave detectors and is recommended for larger areas of variable occupancy. A single extended MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors provides sufficient coverage in areas up to 30m x 30m. Manual switch ON of lights is sometimes recommended to avoid unnecessary activation from 'passing traffic'. MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors can also be programmed to hold off the lights when daylight is sufficient. Some selected lights should be left uncontrolled to provide illumination for initial or visiting access.
Smaller areas of variable occupancy can be effectively controlled through the installation of one or two MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors hidden in the ceiling or recessed mounted inside luminaires.
OPEN PLAN & CELLULAR OFFICES
The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor is a well proven lighting control for office accommodation providing automatic OFF/ON operation. MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors may also be employed to inhibit selected switch OFF commands when daylight is insufficient. Installation of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors is very simple.
There is no small room where the cost of the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors could not be justified. As example: a single fitting in a restroom brings also a short return on investment and can generate a significant level of savings.
Where Automatic ON/OFF control of lighting is required, the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors are recommended. The lighting load should be divided into small groups of luminaires, each covering a floorspace of 40 m2 and controlled by a single MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor for each area. An integral photocell is provided for use in zones with sufficient daylight availability whilst additional MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor may be easily inter-connected to extend coverage or several entrances. The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors is also a stand alone behind the ceiling tiles or thin walls mounted product, which is available in hidden and surface mounted versions
The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors provide close temperature control and improved comfort for on-peak electric heating installations. The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor is the basic controller which is also ideal for many non-lighting applications, however, the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors provides the additional benefits of optimum start and occupancy detection. A typical double mobile classroom application would require a single control unit, a temperature sensor and a triac or relay switching unit for each classroom or mobile office. The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors can switch linear loads of up to 1kW. If only the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors is specified as room controller, a relay that also can switch the electric heaters will be required for each room.
Hotels and Offices.
The MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors has also been developed for controlling electrically heated/cooled hotelrooms and offices.
A MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor is required to maintain heating at a setback level during unoccupied periods whilst a pre-heat timer should be specified for each room. Where automatic set-back of lighting level and heating/cooling is specified, a MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor will be required in each room.
The unrestricted flushing of gent's urinals wastes thousands of liters of water every year. This wastage is not only costly but under current water byelaws also illegal. Utilizing the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors ensures that flushing can only take place whilst the facility is in use. To maintain hygiene standards, timer controlled cyclic flushing will occur during unoccupied periods. The full hidden MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors are available for vandal resistant sensing.
WHAT ARE THE UTILITIES SCREEMING TO US?
PLEASE, DON'T USE OUR PRODUCT!
The concept of a company begging you NOT to use their one & only commodity is ludicrous to say the least!! This is like Coca Cola saying please don't drink Coke drink Pepsi instead!
This is a very strange concept because AC Electricity cannot be efficiently stored & therefore cannot be "saved"
There is no National battery bank standing by to be used when demand exceeds supply. Electricity can only be generated and distributed. The only "saving" is to reduce demand there-by reducing generation and ultimately reducing the depletion of non renewable or expensive and dirty energy sources such as coal, oil, gas, diesel, petrol.
Soon they will be demanding that we do this & enforcing penalties if we don't/won't/can't
HOW DOES UTILITIES REDUCE DEMAND?
By Isolating different geographical areas from the grid, more commonly known as load shedding, resulting in Rolling Blackouts.
This is easy for utilities; they remotely switch off areas until supply matches demand. There is no conscious thought as to what industries will be effected it is simply an instruction issued to an operator 7 floors below in a power-station.
In all likelihood the operator probably has not even been to the town or area blinking with a red LED on the two-story control panel in front of his/her operations desk.
Load shedding can be performed via ripple relays or GSM controlled so that the geysers in residential blocks/neighborhoods/cities can be turned off via a localized management system, greatly reducing demand on the grid & allowing ENERGY PRODUCERS to shift its supply to areas that have major industries requiring massive demands for certain production programs.
This technology was in place in years gone by, where are these systems now? Where are the people who implemented & ran them?
SELF IMPOSED DEMAND REDUCTION
We can all practice energy management & reduce our monthly electricity consumption with a little effort
ELECTRICAL WARM WATER GEYSERS
Turn the geyser automatically off with a MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor when you leave for work in the morning or go to bed in the evening & then only switch it back on in time overruling the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor with a clock for hot water to bath/shower.
Geyser insulating blankets will reduce heat losses and should be compulsory. Solar geysers are now affordable and should be considered when replacing burst geysers and made Law in terms of new developments.
This kind of "Load Shedding" can also be achieved automatically in schools, shops, offices, factories, etc. with MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors and a simple programmable override timer switch, switching on any major appliance prior to opening hours after non-use periods like holidays and weekends.
Use only MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor to turn them on & off as you need them. Without them, its too easy to have lights burning unnecessary all over the building but switching-off requires self discipline and thats not something most of us are too good at!
Intelligent MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors can be located in the ceiling at the entrance to any room, this will automatically switch on the light when a person enters the room & then will switch it off again when the room is no longer occupied.
These MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors can also be set to operate at required light levels, so typically would switch the light on when the area is dark if the day is overcast & naturally at night.
The beauty of using this MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor is that no one can forget to switch the light off in the bathrooms, the garage, the scullery & kitchen etc.
Besides the energy reduction benefits, the spin offs with the installation of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors are, fewer lamp burning hours, reduced artificial heat and reduced maintenance as light bulbs last years instead of weeks.
You do not require a light switch on the wall - you can carry your bags in with both hands & be greeted by light. A MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor in a passage lights up the passage for midnight pajama patrol and would switch off automatically afterward. Automated lights also would expose an intruder should they be creeping into your house.
By incorporating MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors and a dedicated overrule management device, like simple timers, the homeowner can enhance lifestyle options & reduce electrical usage at the same time
This home automation, energy management systems do not require the assistance of highly qualified electricians or certified systems engineers.
ENERGY MANAGEMENT AT THE OFFICE
Look around you at night, hundreds of high-rise buildings with hundreds of square meters of space & thousands of lights burning for absolutely no reason at all.
Look around you during the day; the outside lights that are for night-time use are more often than not still burning all day, which really is peak time, what a shameful waste of resources.
Energy management systems based on MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors, are available on the market to control multi story buildings, office blocks, football stadiums, conference centers & residential homes.
WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES DOING?
In most European countries the utilities have made an effort to control demand by offering the consumer two tariffs, a lower tariff during low demand & a higher "penalty" tariff during high demand periods.
Typically on arriving home, the consumer would have a RED led indicator lamp burning on the distribution board, this would indicate a maximum demand period & should the stove or geyser be switched on during this red light period then the higher tariff would apply.
Should they choose to wait half an hour until the red light goes out & the green light burns then they would purchase their "cooking" energy at the reduced rate. (for illustration purposes) lets say that the GREEN LIGHT PERIOD tariff is € 0,08 per kilowatt hour and € 0,20 per Kilowatt hour during the RED LIGHT PERIOD)
This type of PENALTY based control is an effective means for the utility to control peaks & troughs & avoid maximum demand overloads or outages.
European Energy Law permits and encourages homeowners and farmers to connect their solar power systems to the grid and pays them a fair price for their generated energy. This simple system has led Europe to world leadership in wind, solar, and biogas electricity generation. Europe operates more wind generation, more solar systems, and more biogas plants than any other region on earth. Renewable sources of energy installed through Europe produce nearly 5% of all electricity consumption.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES?
Compact fluorescent technology?
There is a big drive toward this technology world wide, with Europe even making decisions at EU wide level to ensure that all lighting applications, commercial & residential, should have only low energy/high lumen lamps like fluorescent types.
The combination of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors and the MULTIPOINT sophisticated T5/T8/CFL ballast are perfect tools for that goal.
Residential owners can retrofit their standard low voltage halogen down lighters with a 230 Volt LED lamp which will marginally reduce consumption however will also dramatically reduce Lux levels, so one would have to have 3 times as many LED fittings as Low Voltage Lamps to obtain equivalent Lux levels.
Professional lighting owners calculate with other parameters. They like to use professional LED’s with professional LED drivers who ensures long life-span, constant light color equality, central dimming techniques, light harvesting, etc, etc. These kind of LED fixtures gives high lumen outputs combined with high lumen/Watt conversion.
The combination of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors and the MULTIPOINT sophisticated LED drivers are perfect tools for that goal.
Architects, town-planners, engineers, developers, insurance companies and Governments, all have a role to play in incorporating energy management systems into ALL new projects.
If you can dream it, MULTIPOINT can make it a to reality
The idea begins with the needs of our customers, the context of the project location and the creativity of our designers.
The design takes shape with our advanced tools and technology in the context of consistent, unified structural principles. It is refined, amplified and improved in close consultation with our clients and designers.
The product is manufactured to the precise specifications required by the project application within the parameters identified during the design process.
The Installation of our lighting control solution is the realization of our shared vision and the culmination of our seamless integration of production.
The night sky is an important part of the natural heritage of the citizens and steps should be taken to minimize the amount of terrestrial light that shines up into the night sky.
Uplight from terrestrial light sources is wasteful and has made it increasingly difficult for anyone to enjoy the night sky because celestial objects are obscured.
Outdoor light fixtures that produce up light usually also produce glare. On the other hand, outdoor light fixtures that do not produce up light generally do not produce much glare. Glare often hinders visibility and produces a cluttered, unattractive nighttime environment. Glare should be kept to a minimum. Light that leaves a fixture in or near the horizontal plane produces glare.
Outdoor light fixtures should direct light only to where the light is wanted or needed. When practicable, outdoor light fixtures should produce light only when that light is needed. This will result in energy savings, as a lower wattage lamp may now be installed as all lighting is utilized instead of being spread out and wasted. This results in lower operating costs and more efficient utilization of the light. Other benefits include improved night sky visibility, reduced glare, improved safety and security due to better nighttime visibility, and a more attractive environment.
Unfortunately most of the older outdoor lighting schemes have not been designed with this in mind. This lighting wastes not just electricity and thereby large sums of money, but more importantly the Earth's finite energy resources. Properly designed full cutoff lighting reduces operating costs, saves energy and prevents light pollution. This it does since no light is wasted up in the sky, and so a lower wattage lamp may be installed to achieve better lighting. It is a situation where everyone wins.
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA) has recommended light levels for various outdoor lighting applications. These light levels should not be exceeded. Excessive light levels are unnecessary and wasteful and often result in light that is obtrusive, causing glare, light trespass, and up-light.
Uplight, glare, light trespass, and excessive light levels all make up light pollution. Steps must be taken immediately to begin the process of reducing light pollution caused by outdoor lighting.
Lighting fixtures should be appropriate to the style of architecture of the place in which they will be installed. Otherwise they should be concealed from view. Illumination levels should be appropriate to the type of use proposed, the architectural style of the structure and the overall neighborhood.
Outdoor lighting in residential zones and outdoor lighting on real properties adjacent to residential zones should be designed so that it is compatible with the ambient lighting of the neighborhood in which it is located.
Outdoor lighting should be designed, installed and operated to:
o control glare,
o prevent light trespass onto adjacent properties,
o minimize direct upward light emission,
o promote effective security,
o avoid interference with safe operation of motor vehicles.
Lighting of building façades should be considered for appropriateness. Wherever practicable, lighting installations should include MULTIPOINT timers, dimmers and/or sensor camera's to reduce overall energy consumption and eliminate unneeded lighting. Electrical service to outdoor lighting fixtures should be layed in the underground unless the fixtures are mounted directly on utility poles.
Generally speaking, the two types of outdoor lighting mostly used are the low pressure sodium lamps (LPS) which give off a characteristic yellow light, and the high pressure sodium lamps (HPS), which emit a pinkish-white light.
LPS lights emit their light in a narrow band of the electromagnetic spectrum, known as the Sodium 'D' line. However, because the light source (the lamp itself) is so large, the light is difficult to control and for this reason the use of smaller HPS lamps is preferred. In these lamps, the light can be controlled with a greater degree of accuracy.
As regards the efficacy of the lamp (the amount of lumens produced per Watt), LPS is more energy efficient at producing light, but HPS can sometimes be more efficient, in overall terms, in placing light where it is required and in maintenance costs. HPS lamps are used where efficiency is the most important factor and color rendering is not as important.
The best outdoor lighting practice allows comfortable and safe vision while conserving energy and minimizing environmental ill effects. Overall, cities, towns and rural areas lag badly behind this practice at present. Turning this around would assist development and prosperity and epitomize advanced technology, efficiency, environmental care, comfort and elegance.
City lighting needs to satisfy the shared and special needs of three main groups: city users, city residents, and tourists/travelers. Rural lighting tends to include more specific purpose or specialized functions. Regardless of these differences, outdoor lighting in general should follow established standards of illumination.
The single most important improvement that can be made to outdoor lighting is to eliminate glare by appropriate selection and shielding of all light sources. Where economically feasible, attention to improved uniformity of illumination is desirable.
Good color rendering and glare and contrast control will also assist persons with subnormal vision. Poor color rendering and low-pressure sodium (LPS) lamps go together. The use of LPS in appropriate circumstances may confer special advantages in terms of graffiti deterrence, economy, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and minimal interference with astronomical observations.
The combination of MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor and the MULTIPOINT sophisticated ballasts, transformers and LED drivers opens new roads to combine Dark Sky demands, huge energy savings and high social security.
Intense or continuous lighting does not necessarily assist personal or property security. On a historical basis, urban crime rates have increased together with the increase in urban outdoor lighting.
There is no reliable evidence that increased outdoor lighting reduces actual crime rates. Seclusion rather than dim lighting favors crime. Crime is a social problem, not a lighting problem. Bright security lights that produce glare do not prevent crime. No crime study ever commissioned* by the Department of Justice has been able to substantiate this claim. The best that can be claimed is that bright lights merely make people "feel" safer. Security experts recommend that a rapid change of the surrounding environment is the most effective for this task. Infrared proximity and motion sensors (such as PIR sensors) connected to security lighting or alarms are the most effective solution for burglary prevention because when lights go on suddenly it draws immediate attention from others. Bright glaring lights that stay on all night long go unnoticed because most people who see someone approaching under those conditions usually believes the person belongs there.
Empty offices should not remain lit after hours. Instead, presence sense occupation sensors should be used. These infrared occupancy sensors turn light off in unoccupied areas and turn lights on automatically when people enter. The technology utilizes MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensor (HDS), which is the safest and most effective lighting control technology available, and can reduce lighting costs by up to 60%.
Luminaires with full horizontal cutoff to reduce glare are becoming more common worldwide for road, public and sports lighting. In the USA, modified 'cobra head' luminaires with a flat lens and 'shoe box' luminaires are widely used; both types having a full horizontal cutoff. Existing outdoor lighting along roads approaching most of our towns, cities and rural areas is excessively glary.
Unnatural urban sky glow caused by light pollution drastically reduces the visibility of most celestial objects, degrades aesthetic enjoyment and hinders scientific and recreational astronomy. Most of the world's heaviest populated centers are more or less severely affected. The Milky Way is often blotted out. Light trespass by unwanted illumination across property boundaries can cause sleep disturbance and sleep loss, introduce pedestrian mobility hazards and contribute to road accidents. Light trespass control should be a general policy rather than a complaint response, pro-active rather than reactive.
Urban light pollution threatens street trees, flora in nature reserves, parks and gardens. Upwardly directed floodlighting of trees disorients and dazzles nocturnal animals and insects. Exposure to intense floodlighting sources may result in permanent photochemical retinal damage in animals as well as in humans. Severe urban light pollution can increase night illumination by about two orders of magnitude and diminish the amplitude of the lunar light cycle, a factor of evolutionary importance for life on Earth. Some marine and aquatic creatures are known to be affected, including endangered species. Subjecting rivers, beaches, bays and coastal seas to avoidable direct or scattered illumination is environmentally irresponsible. Where there is a social need for summer night beach illumination, it should be dim, shielded to restrict coverage to the minimum and curfew.
High levels of artificial ambient light curtail bird-sleeping times. In localities subject at night to high levels of direct and stray light, even casual observations can indicate that changes in sleep-wakefulness patterns are exhibited in marine and coastal bird species.
Seagulls and other birds congregate above brightly up lit structures such as bridges and buildings, often constituting a bird-strike hazard to low over flying aircraft. Some circling birds are thought to die from exhaustion. In North America each year, about 100 million migratory birds die from collisions with illuminated high buildings and towers. Other birds are deflected from their destination by injury or disorientation or both and fail to breed.
Light pollution and light trespass represent unnecessary greenhouse gas production. Binding targets for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions were agreed for the first time by major industrial nations meeting at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Kyoto in December 1997.
The Third Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, more simply referred to as COP-3, finally reached agreement after an all-night session and a one-day extension. The overall targets adopted for greenhouse gas emissions by 2008-12 are an 8% cut from 1990 levels for the European Union (EU), 7% for the USA, and 6% for Japan and Canada.
Using proper lighting saves energy. The replacement of defective or non-functioning non-cutoff luminaires with full cutoff luminaires, employing the same lamp type, can mean a substantial lowering in the wattage of the new full cutoff lamp needed to maintain a similar level of lighting on the ground, thereby realizing a considerable cost and energy savings.
OEM and Setmakers Solutions.
Customized product development based on our innovative lighting technologies and limited only by your imagination.
When original equipment manufacturers (OEM's) and Setmakers want to bring a new product to market-or enter new markets-they come to Lighting Science for customized product development. With our extensive expertise and proprietary technology, we design and develop a broad range of custom lighting systems, including digital light engines for existing solutions to complete new solutions by leveraging the unique characteristics of the MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors. Our intelligent Doppler Sensor based technologies provide the essential foundation for the creation of original lighting control solutions and products, and may also be integrated in existing product designs for improved energy efficiency and enhanced visual effect.
With an emphasis on creativity, timely delivery and value-based design, MULTIPOINT makes a variety of OEM components available to manufacturers. Lighting Science has successfully supplied OEM components for a broad range of industries and applications, including gaming, architectural lighting, consumer products and more. Our knowledgeable team of lighting experts, making the product development and delivery process faster and easier supports our proven, reliable Doppler Sensor technologies for our OEM customers. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
MULTIPOINT Doppler Sensors and MULTIPOINT ballast, transformers and LED drivers are secure roads to profits for all professional lighting subscribers, facility managers and lighting fixture producers
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