Wireless technology comes to light

Jon Lawson

ZF is launching a wireless energy harvesting KNX light switch module that is configurable via ETS (from ETS5). Regardless of whether it’s being used as a light switch, with or without dimming function, or as a shutter switch, the wireless light switch module is versatile and easy to integrate, creating significant freedom during the planning stage. With the ability to communicate without the need for a gateway, there are many potential applications, such as flexible room partitions in functional buildings, glass walls or even mounted directly on a lectern. The module is a self-sufficient and maintenance-free radio solution requiring no cabling and no batteries.

It comes ready to install. It is compatible with standard frames and panels for energy harvesting light switch modules and can also be combined with customer-specific designs and control panels.

The actuation of the unit produces enough electrical energy to transmit a complete KNX-RF protocol in S-mode directly to any KNX-receiver. A low actuation force and a low operation noise are further benefits of the new module.