Orem, UT, April 30, 2008 -- Ad Hoc Electronics announced today a new line of self-powered wireless controls that reduce the amount of time and materials needed to install energy management systems in green buildings. Based on EnOcean technology, the new Illumra™ product line will include wireless light switches, temperature sensors, occupancy sensors and light sensors that are powered using solar or mechanical energy sources. These battery-free transmitters communicate with room and building controllers to conserve energy through occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and personal workspace control technologies.
Green buildings minimize energy waste by switching off lights and reducing air conditioning demands in unoccupied spaces; reducing artificial light levels when natural light is available; and allowing building occupants to customize lighting and temperature preferences at individual workspaces. Implementing these technologies enhances productivity and saves on long term costs but traditionally requires extra wiring and time for installation. Illumra Self-powered Wireless Controls provide solutions for energy efficient buildings while requiring substantially less time and materials to perform the installation. Because the EnOcean based transmitters do not use batteries, the system offers maintenance-free, long-term operation.
Illumra products do not require wiring from the transmitter to the controlled device, allowing the switches and sensors to be installed anywhere. Wireless light switches and sensors mount directly to walls or other surfaces and can be relocated easily. The receiver modules plug into outlets or can be hard-wired to the devices they control.
The Illumra wireless light switch uses a small micro-generator to convert each switch press into a small amount of electricity that powers a built-in transmitter. Illumra sensors harvest energy through a small solar cell which collects energy from ambient light.
Electrical-equipment distributors across the U.S. stock Illumra Self-powered Wireless Controls. Products can also be purchased via the Ad Hoc Electronics website at
About Ad Hoc Electronics
Ad Hoc Electronics is a system integrator and distributor of wireless data products, providing companies with the products and expertise they need to add wireless capability to their own systems and devices. The company integrates and distributes industry-leading products to provide wireless solutions for applications in sensor, controls and networking markets. For more information, visit www.AdHocElectronics.com, write to info@AdHocElectronics.com or call (801) 225-2226.