The Redwood Gateways profile the lighting fixtures in a commercial property and transmit light level, temperature and motion data from the Redwood Sensor to Redwood Engines via low-voltage category cable. They come in two basic configurations, an LED Gateway which controls, powers and dims Redwood Ready™ third-party LED fixtures, or the Universal Gateway, which turns on and off any light fixture type (e.g. fluorescent, CFL, HID, LED, etc.) but does not provide power.
The Redwood LED Gateway
Both the Gateways and Sensors are installed on or next to each light fixture and accept standard category 5e, 6 or 6a cable via RJ45 connectors or 18AWG via pre-terminated springs.
The Redwood Sensor collects data on light levels, temperature and motion. Easily installed in the ceiling tile or junction box near the fixture, the Sensor communicates with the Redwood Gateway via a pre-terminated cable with a RJ25 connector, to send information to the Redwood Engine.
The Redwood Adapter is designed to disappear into the plenum or ceiling, is an alternate design to the two-piece LED Gateway and Sensor combination. It integrates all the functionality of the gateway and sensor into a single unit and accepts only 18AWG wire. The adapter resides next to each LED fixture and replaces the traditional driver used by LED fixtures. The Adapter accepts low voltage DC power from the Redwood Engine via 18AWG wire and transfers this power to the LED fixture.
But the Redwood Adapter does more than just provide power; it also contains a set of environmental sensors to enable features designed to improve efficiency, including:
- Tailored occupancy accurately detects the presence or absence of people
- Daylight harvesting to enable every light in the system to automatically respond to changing ambient light levels throughout the day, thereby saving energy
- Records the operating condition of the fixture and fixture-specific identifying information
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