US Pat. No. 10,485,079

CENTRALIZED CONTROLLER INTERFACE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DEVICES IN A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

Douglas Lighting Controls...

1. A method of configuring a device of a lighting control system, the method comprising:providing a configuration interface by a centralized controller of the lighting control system;
receiving device configuration information via the configuration interface, wherein the device configuration information comprises a device type;
placing a communication network of the lighting control system into a programming mode, wherein one or more elements are caused to flash for each of one or more devices coupled to the lighting control system and matching the received device type;
detecting a programming request received from a first device of the one or more devices coupled to the lighting control system and matching the received device type; and
transmitting configuration data representing at least a portion of the received device configuration information from the centralized controller to the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,524,328

FIXTURE MOUNT SENSOR WITH REMOTE ENERGY USAGE REPORTING

Douglas Lighting Controls...

1. A lighting system for controlling and reporting power usage, the lighting system comprising:an LED driver coupled to a voltage source, the LED driver having at least an input, an output, and an auxiliary port, the input connected to the voltage source for powering the LED driver;
an LED load coupled to the output of the LED driver;
a power consumption sensor configured for selective coupling to the auxiliary port of the LED driver, the power consumption sensor further configured to monitor a dimming control voltage associated with the LED driver, and to estimate a power usage of the LED driver and the LED load based on programmed relationships between the dimming control voltage and a selected dimming profile associated with the LED driver; and
at least one external device configured to selectively communicate with the power consumption sensor, to control an operational mode of the power consumption sensor, and to receive the estimated power usage of the LED driver and the LED load.