At this year's LightFair tradeshow in Las Vegas (June 19-23), Toggled introduced its Toggled iQ Fixture Controller. The company exhibited the new device as part of its larger Toggled iQ connected building platform. The company said the new device gives users control over individual light fixtures for a better lighting experience, while connecting into the larger Toggled iQ network lighting control system for energy savings and additional efficiencies.
With more than 150 patents, Toggled notes its software focus enables the company to deliver end-to-end networked lighting and building control capabilities. Toggled iQ can also integrate into existing BAS systems, which provides additional flexibility when considering system architecture.
Dimming and color control interface
Further building on the capabilities of the Toggled iQ platform, the new Fixture Controller specifically provides a dimming and color control interface between existing 0-10V dimmable fixtures and the Toggled iQ network lighting control platform.
When paired with other Toggled iQ devices such as sensors, switches, and the free Toggled iQ app, the controller can enable capabilities such as daylight harvesting, occupancy/vacancy based control, schedule-based controls, as well as customized lighting scenes all from an individual fixture within the connected network.
Key benefits of the Toggled iQ Fixture Controller as enumerated by the company include:
- Dimming/color control: Two 0-10V outputs provide dimming and CCT control for individual fixtures.
- Allows for integrated and independent installation: Consistent with all Toggled iQ products, the Fixture Controller can be installed as a stand-alone device or as part of a larger portfolio of network-controlled devices.
- Offers multiple control methods, including daylight harvesting, color control, scheduling, and app control features.
- Simple installation and set-up: Threaded adapter allows for installation in standard ½" knockouts while the device can easily be set up for connection through the free Toggled iQ app.
The system's wireless nature means users don't have to tear up office space during installation. As pointed out by Sawyer Allen, chief executive officer, Mid-Atlantic Energy Solutions, a Toggled reseller:
"Businesses and building operators have to master the delicate balance between building controls that generate energy and cost savings, with the satisfaction of their customers and employees. Toggled's new advancement means our business customers no longer have to walk this line - they can enable individual control of lighting devices while simultaneously driving down energy consumption and costs through the connected building system."
Founded in 2007, Toggled is a wholly owned subsidiary of Altair (NASDAQ: ALTR). The company has evolved from a LED lighting provider into "an innovator in sustainable building technologies that enable organizations to customize and control their building operating systems in real-time," as stated by a press release.
"Businesses are under pressure to reduce energy consumption to meet their sustainability goals and to keep costs down. Implementing smart building solutions can play a pivotal role in both these areas," concluded Daniel Hollenkamp Jr., chief operating officer, Toggled. "Our new Fixture Controller represents the next step in offering customers the most innovative and user-friendly connected building solutions that meet all of their lighting and energy efficiency needs."