One major market trend in the LED lighting industry is to make LED luminaires intelligent. MEAN WELL is dedicated to designing innovative power supplies and has developed the LCM-40/60BLE LED driver with a Bluetooth mesh networking solution. The new driver allows customers to control luminaires using Bluetooth Low Energy 4.0 mesh protocol with their smartphones or tablets to set up settings and controls.
Working with the European company Casambi, which is dedicated to developing Bluetooth mesh networking solutions, MEAN WELL has integrated the Bluetooth mesh module with its LCM-40/60BLE series. Both models can be used with any indoor or commercial luminaires.
To start installation, users only need to download an app, which allow them to set up any grouping/scenes, timer schedules, and more. Customers can also operate LCM-40/60BLE with all Casambi-compatible devices, such as wall switches or light sensor devices to extend the network and develop personalized intelligent lighting control systems. Moreover, the LCM-40/60BLE series is designed with a dip switch for output current selection, which is good for reducing product output stock keeping unit (SKU).
The LCM-40/60BLE series includes one freely assignable AC mains (push) input. Using the traditional wall rocker, this can be programmed to control not only the wired driver but also some or all of the available luminaries—including groups and scenes— in the air to achieve flexible lighting control.
The Bluetooth low energy 4.0 mesh networking solution can be connected automatically as self-organizing with wireless mesh networking, this allows for the control of a large number of luminaires from a single point without the need for extra gateways. The Casambi Bluetooth app can even be connected to the cloud for data storage, and many Casambi Bluetooth control devices are ready for immediate use.