US Pat. No. 9,206,948

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

10. An adaptor bracket for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture, comprising:
a channel configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and a
troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture, the channel including (a) a horizontal portion extending along the
length of the adapter bracket, (b) a first vertical portion coupled to a first side of the horizontal portion, and (c) a second
vertical portion coupled to an opposing second side of the horizontal portion, wherein the channel defines an open slot configured
to receive and retain a portion of the troffer housing between the first vertical portion and the second vertical portion
thereby facilitating a retrofit installation;

a slot configured to receive a portion of a troffer door assembly; and
a latch surface configured to engage with a latch of the troffer door assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,146,012

LIGHTING DEVICE

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a substantially cylindrical tube extending between an interior of a building and an exterior of the building, the tube having
a first opening at a first end of the tube configured to receive light from the exterior and a second opening at a second
end of the tube configured to emit light into the interior;

a reflective surface disposed on an interior surface of the tube;
a supplemental light source coupled to the tube and configured to illuminate the interior of the building; and
a plurality of projections disposed proximate the second end and extending inwardly, the projections configured to at least
partially support a diffuser.

US Pat. No. 9,351,381

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A system for controlling lighting in a facility, comprising:
a plurality of lighting fixtures configured for wireless communications;
a controller configured to create groups of lighting fixtures associated with different types of facility zones in a memory
device of the controller, wherein the controller is configured to cause a first group of lighting fixtures to change from
an operational algorithm not utilizing motion to an operational algorithm based on motion, and wherein the controller is configured
to adjust a motion threshold for a motion-based operational algorithm for a second group of lighting fixtures;

wherein at least one lighting fixture of the first group of lighting fixtures wirelessly relays commands and data between
the controller and at least one lighting fixture of the second group of lighting fixtures, wherein at least some of the second
group of lighting fixtures are not within wireless transmission range of the controller, and

wherein the controller is further configured to quantify a reduction in power obtained by controlling the first group and
second groups of lighting fixtures according to their adjusted motion-based operational algorithms.

US Pat. No. 9,353,923

COMBINATION RETROFIT AND NEW CONSTRUCTION TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture for use in either retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture or for use in new construction, comprising:
a self-supporting adaptor bracket configured to rest on a plurality of T-bars that form an opening of a ceiling system and
further configured to optionally receive a housing of the existing troffer light fixture, the self-supporting adapter bracket
including a pair of sections each having a first portion collapsibly connected to a second portion, wherein the first portion
is selectively repositionable relative to the second portion such that the self-supporting bracket is collapsible from at
least one of an assembled orientation and an open orientation to facilitate installation thereof through the opening and into
the ceiling system, and

a door assembly including:
a latch configured to engage a latch surface of the adaptor bracket;
a hinge configured to interface with a slot of the adaptor bracket;
a housing including the latch and the hinge;
a light source within the housing; and
a connection system configured to be used to wire the door assembly to one or more external components.

US Pat. No. 9,215,780

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PEAK AND OFF-PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND BY MONITORING, CONTROLLING AND METERING LIGHTING IN A FACILITY

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A method for metering energy use in a facility having a plurality of lighting fixtures, comprising:
wirelessly transmitting an override signal from a first lighting fixture to a first group of lighting fixtures within a first
transmission range;

receiving the override signal at the first group of lighting fixtures;
wirelessly retransmitting the override signal from one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures to a second group of
lighting fixtures within a second transmission range, wherein the second transmission range is outside of the transmission
range of the first lighting fixture;

receiving the retransmitted override signal at the second group of lighting fixtures and, in response to the retransmitted
override signal: (a) conducting an override at the second group of lighting fixtures and (b) reporting a status update from
each of the second group of lighting fixtures to a master controller via at least one retransmission by one or more of the
first group of lighting fixtures;

metering lighting system energy usage using at least the status information from the second group of lighting fixtures retransmitted
to the master controller by the one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures;

evaluating an ambient light level near the first lighting fixture using a sensor coupled to control circuitry local to the
first lighting fixture,

wherein the first lighting fixture wirelessly transmits the override signal based on the evaluated ambient light level, and
wherein at least one lighting fixture of the first group of lighting fixtures and the second group of lighting fixtures retransmits
the override signal to the master controller.

US Pat. No. 9,279,553

PERIPHERY-LIT TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing, comprising:
at least one of an adapter bracket and a retainer configured to engage at least one of the existing troffer light fixture
and a T-bar of a ceiling system; and

a door assembly configured to be held in the ceiling system by the at least one of the adapter bracket and the retainer, the
door assembly including:

a lens;
a housing configured to hold the lens, the housing including one or more sidewalls disposed around a periphery of the lens,
wherein the one or more sidewalls extend upward, away from the lens to define a cavity; and

a plurality of LEDs having primary light axes extending inward into the cavity, the plurality of LEDs coupled to the one or
more sidewalls and positioned to illuminate the lens from behind with a uniform distribution of light when engaged, wherein
the plurality of LEDs are disposed around at least a portion of the periphery of the housing thereby providing a low-profile
lighting arrangement configured to fit within a space above the ceiling system.

US Pat. No. 9,504,133

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A controller for controlling lighting in a facility provided by a plurality of lighting fixtures configured for wireless
communications, the controller comprising:
a data communications interface communicating with at least one of the plurality of lighting fixtures; and
a control module configured to provide a control signal to the data communications interface for communicating to the at least
one of the plurality of lighting fixtures and for at least one of turning on and turning off the plurality of lighting fixtures
according to an algorithm that generates the control signal based on a time of day and an occupancy within the facility, the
control module configured to determine the occupancy within the facility based on a sensed condition relating to motion within
the facility and a level of carbon dioxide within the facility, wherein the control module is configured to compare the level
of carbon dioxide within the facility with a carbon dioxide threshold associated with human occupation, and wherein the control
module is further configured to quantify a reduction in power obtained by controlling the plurality of lighting fixtures according
to the algorithm, and wherein the control module is configured to quantify the reduction in power by calculating the difference
of (A) a first amount of power used by the lighting without control according to the algorithm with (B) a second amount of
power used by the lighting as controlled by the algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,523,485

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A system for mounting a light fixture to a pole, comprising:
a compression sleeve configured to receive and tighten around the pole;
a pivot base fixed to the compression sleeve;
a mount configured for securing to the lighting fixture and for pivotally coupling to the pivot base;
wherein the mount includes a plurality of adjustment points configured to allow the mount to be fixed at varying angles relative
to the pivot base; and

wherein the compression sleeve comprises a tapered end configured to couple to a plurality of different outdoor lamp poles,
each outdoor lamp pole having a different diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,521,726

LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISPLACING ENERGY CONSUMPTION USING NATURAL LIGHTING FIXTURES

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A lighting system for displacing energy, comprising:
a light sensor configured to measure an amount of light provided from a natural lighting fixture to a building environment;
processing electronics configured to receive information from the light sensor and to use the received information to determine
when the amount of light provided from the natural lighting fixture exceeds a first threshold or exceeds a second threshold
greater than the first threshold, the processing electronics configured to turn off or dim a first group of one or more electric
lighting fixtures in response to the amount of light provided from the natural lighting fixture exceeding the first threshold,
the processing electronics configured to turn off or dim the first group of one or more electric lighting fixtures and a second
group of one or more electric lighting fixtures in response to the amount of light provided from the natural lighting fixture
exceeding the second threshold, the processing electronics causing the one or more electric lighting fixtures to turn off
or dim in response to the determination; wherein the processing electronics are further configured to calculate the energy
saved from turning off or dimming the one or more lighting fixtures; and

a communications interface configured to transmit the results of the calculation of energy saved from the processing electronics
to a second party for completing a financial transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,532,410

MODULAR LIGHT FIXTURE WITH POWER PACK

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture comprising:
a support structure;
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) coupled to the support structure and spaced apart along a length of the support
structure between a first end and a second end of the light fixture;

a power pack, wherein the power pack includes a driver configured to be electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs, power
input wiring configured to receive power for the light fixture, and a cover provided substantially over the driver and the
power input wiring; and

a modular power input connector accessible without removing the cover, wherein the modular power input connector is coupled
to the power input wiring, and wherein the modular power input connector is configured to accept a power cord.

US Pat. No. 9,488,348

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing, comprising:
a door assembly including:
a housing including a flange and a pair of sidewalls, the pair of sidewalls disposed on opposing sides of a centerline of
the door assembly, wherein the flange extends laterally outward from at least one of the pair of sidewalls; and

a light source within the housing; and
a retainer comprising the flange fixed to the housing of the door assembly and configured to engage at least one of the troffer
housing and a T-bar of a ceiling system to thereby selectively secure the door assembly within the ceiling system, wherein
the retainer is positioned such that the engagement between the retainer and the at least one of the troffer housing and the
T-bar of the ceiling system is direct,

wherein the flange extends downward and away from the at least one of the pair of sidewalls, wherein the door assembly at
an upper edge of the flange is narrower than an opening of the ceiling system, and wherein the door assembly at a lower edge
of the flange is wider than the opening of the ceiling system such that the flange comprises at least a portion of a spring
lock configured to deform as the door assembly is inserted into the ceiling system and spring outward once the door assembly
is in place,

wherein a maximum width of the housing of the door assembly, including the flange, is greater than a width of the opening
of the ceiling system such that engagement between the T-bar of the ceiling system and the retainer at least partially holds
the door assembly in place.

US Pat. No. 9,453,620

STRIP FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

9. A retrofit light fixture for retrofitting an existing strip-style light fixture, the retrofit light fixture comprising:
a housing;
a light source coupled to the housing; and
a bracket slidably coupled to the housing and configured to selectively engage with a portion of the existing strip-style
light fixture;

wherein the bracket includes a body, a first portion, a second portion, a third portion, and a fourth portion, wherein the
first portion is angled downward from the body, wherein the second portion is angled upward from the first portion, wherein
the third portion is angled downward from the second portion, and wherein the fourth portion is angled upward from the third
portion.

US Pat. No. 10,098,213

LIGHTING FIXTURE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A lighting fixture system comprising:one or more light sources configured to receive controlled power; and
a controller wired to the lighting fixture, the controller comprising:
one or more relays configured to turn power provided to the one or more light sources on and off such that the one or more light sources turn on and off with the switching of the one or more relays;
a logic circuit configured to control the switching of the one or more relays, wherein based on the logic circuit controlling the switching of the one or more relays, the logic circuit is configured to log usage information for the lighting fixture in memory, the logged usage information indicating the switching of the one or more relays; and
communications electronics configured to output the logged usage information.

US Pat. No. 9,494,286

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE TROFFER DOOR ASSEMBLY

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A troffer door assembly configured to detachably couple to a housing of a troffer light fixture, comprising:
a frame assembly including a plurality of interconnected frame members that are configured to be housed in the housing of
the troffer light fixture;

a lens member retained by at least one frame member;
a brace member having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to one of the frame members and the second
end is coupled to another one of the frame members;

a plurality of LEDs coupled to the brace member; and
at least one connecting member adjustably coupled to at least one frame member, such that each connecting member is movable
along the respective frame member in a longitudinal direction of the frame member to adjust the relative position of the connecting
member relative to the frame member;

wherein each connecting member is configured to detachably couple the troffer door assembly to the housing of the troffer
light fixture;

wherein the at least one connecting member comprises a hinge member that is adjustably coupled to a slot in one of the plurality
of frame members, wherein the slot extends in the longitudinal direction of the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,012,355

COMBINATION RETROFIT AND NEW CONSTRUCTION TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture kit for use in either retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture or for use in new construction, comprising:a self-supporting adaptor bracket set configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system and further configured to optionally receive a housing of the existing troffer light fixture, and
a light assembly including a light source, the light assembly configured to engage with and be secured to the self-supporting adaptor bracket set,
wherein the self-supporting adaptor bracket set includes a first adaptor bracket portion hingedly coupled to a second adaptor bracket portion, and a third adaptor bracket portion that is hingedly coupled to a third a fourth adaptor bracket portion, wherein the self-supporting adaptor bracket set selectively receives and secures the light assembly, wherein the self-supporting adaptor bracket set is selectively repositionable between a folded position and an extended position, and wherein the light assembly is receivable by the self-supporting adaptor bracket set when the self-supporting adaptor bracket set is configured in the extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,851,090

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGH BAY LIGHT FIXTURES

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture, comprising:
an enclosure having a top side and an opposing underside, wherein the enclosure includes a channel defined at least partially
by the opposing underside;

a first luminaire module, including:
a first panel extending along the opposing underside of the enclosure and positioned on a first side of the channel;
a first plurality of LEDs coupled to the first panel and arranged in at least two rows, the at least two rows having a first
lateral side, a second lateral side, and a central region;

a first reflector coupled to the first panel and disposed along the first lateral side of the at least two rows of LEDs, wherein
the first reflector includes a first wall that is angularly offset relative to a first base;

a second reflector coupled to the first panel and disposed in the central region, between the at least two rows of LEDs, wherein
the second reflector includes a second wall that is angularly offset relative to a second base and a third wall that is angularly
offset relative to the second base, wherein the second wall and the third wall of the second reflector extend laterally inward
and away from a pair of the at least two rows of LEDs such that the second reflector is configured to redirect light emitted
by at least two rows of the first plurality of LEDs; and

a third reflector disposed on the second lateral side of the at least two rows of LEDs, wherein the third reflector includes
a fourth wall that is angularly offset relative to a third base, wherein the first wall of the first reflector and the fourth
wall of the third reflector extend laterally outward and away from the first plurality of LEDs,

wherein the first base, the second base, and the third base of the first reflector, the second reflector, and the third reflector,
respectively, are coupled to the first panel,

wherein the first wall, the second wall, the third wall, and the fourth wall comprise a reflective material configured to
redirect light emitted by the first plurality of LEDs thereby shaping a light output from the light fixture; and

a second luminaire module, including:
a second panel extending along the opposing underside of the enclosure and positioned on an opposing second side of the channel;
and

a second plurality of LEDs coupled to the second panel;
wherein the first panel is releasably attached to the enclosure such that replacement of the first panel simultaneously replaces
the first plurality of LEDs, the first reflector, and the second reflector; and

wherein the second panel is releasably attached to the enclosure, separate from the first panel, such that replacement of
the second panel simultaneously replaces the second plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,803,841

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CUSTOMIZED INTENSITY AND PROFILE

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture, comprising:
a frame;
a plurality of mounting strips disposed on the frame, each mounting strip having a quick-disconnect connector;
a plurality of LEDs mounted on each of the mounting strips; and
a power control device associated with the mounting strips, wherein the power control device is configured to selectively
vary an amount of power applied to the mounting strips, and wherein a total light output intensity and profile of the fixture
can be customized by selectively adjusting the power control device for the mounting strips and by changing the mounting strips
using the quick-disconnect connector;

wherein the mounting strips further comprise an intermediate portion and opposite end portions;
wherein at least one of the end portions includes the quick-disconnect connector and includes a replaceable LED driver;
wherein the opposite end portions are fixed to the light fixture; and
wherein the intermediate portion is removably disposed on the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,187,557

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURE AND CAMERA SYSTEMS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. An outdoor lighting fixture comprising:a lighting device;
a fixture housing at least partially surrounding the lighting device;
a mounting system for holding the fixture housing to at least one of a wall and a pole;
a camera coupled to the housing;
a control circuit wired to the camera; and
a radio frequency transceiver wired to the control circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to (a) cause information from the camera to be wirelessly transmitted by the radio frequency transceiver, (b) receive camera control instructions from a client device via the radio frequency transceiver, and (c) regulate in-use operation of the camera based on the camera control instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,036,514

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing, comprising:an adaptor bracket including:
a channel configured to be supported by a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and the troffer housing, wherein the channel defines an open slot configured to directly receive and retain a portion of the troffer housing thereby facilitating a retrofit installation, wherein the channel is configured to contact the T-bar and the troffer housing simultaneously;
a slot; and
a latch surface, and
a door assembly including:
a latch configured to engage the latch surface of the adaptor bracket;
a hinge configured to interface with the slot of the adaptor bracket;
a housing including the latch and the hinge; and
a light source coupled to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,012,352

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

11. An adaptor bracket for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture, comprising:a frame member configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and a troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture;
an aperture including a slot and a notch, the notch extending from and is smaller than the slot, the aperture configured to accept both a hinge and a latch of a door assembly, but only one of said hinge and said latch at any one point in time, wherein the latch is a distinct component of the door assembly separate from the hinge; and
a latch surface configured to engage with a latch of a troffer door assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,206,265

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A lighting fixture, comprising:a first light and a second light;
a motion sensor;
a radio frequency transceiver; and
a circuit coupled to the first light, the second light, the motion sensor, and the radio frequency transceiver;
wherein the circuit is configured to cause the first light to be in an activated state of operation such that the first light is illuminating and the second light to be in a deactivated state of operation such that the second light is not illuminated;
wherein the circuit is further configured to receive a signal from the motion sensor and to determine whether the signal is representative of motion;
wherein the circuit is further configured to respond to a determination that the signal is representative of motion by causing the second light to enter an activated state of operation such that the second light is illuminated;
wherein the circuit is further configured to cause the radio frequency transceiver to transmit at least one of a message indicating motion and an illuminate command for receipt by other lighting fixtures.

US Pat. No. 9,951,933

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A system for mounting a light fixture to a structure, comprising:a pivot base coupled to the structure;
a mount configured for securing to the light fixture and for pivotally coupling to the pivot base, so that the light fixture is adjustably positionable in any one or more of a plurality of positions;
wherein the mount includes a plurality of adjustment points configured to allow the mount to be fixed in any of the one or more of a plurality of positions.

US Pat. No. 9,683,725

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH TOOL-LESS INTERCHANGEABLE LENSES

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture, comprising:
a housing including a light source and slots configured to receive and secure a lens;
a lens bar having a first flange configured to secure the lens and a second flange configured to be releasably secured to
the housing,

a securing mechanism coupled to or integrated with the housing, the securing mechanism configured to releasably secure a portion
of the second flange; and

a removable panel,
wherein the lens bar is secured in place with the second flange secured by the securing mechanism and by the removable panel
which prevents the lens bar from moving laterally with respect to the securing mechanism, and wherein the slots and the first
flange, running the length of the light fixture perpendicular to the slots, cover the edges of the lens.

US Pat. No. 10,174,915

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing, comprising:a door assembly including:
a housing including a flange and a pair of sidewalls, the pair of sidewalls disposed on opposing sides of a centerline of the door assembly, wherein the flange extends laterally outward from at least one of the pair of sidewalls, and wherein the flange is deformable between a first position and a second position; and
a light source within the housing; and
a retainer comprising the flange coupled to the housing of the door assembly and configured to engage at least one of the troffer housing and a T-bar of a ceiling system to thereby selectively secure the door assembly within the ceiling system when the flange is in the first position, the retainer further configured to facilitate at least one of installation and removal of the door assembly when the flange is in the second position,
wherein the flange extends downward and away from at least a portion of the at least one of the pair of sidewalls, wherein the door assembly at an upper edge of the flange is narrower than the opening of the ceiling system, and wherein the door assembly at a lower edge of the flange is wider than the opening of the ceiling system such that the flange is configured to transition from the first position to the second position as the door assembly is inserted into the ceiling system and to deflect outward to the first position once the door assembly is in place, and
wherein a maximum width of the housing of the door assembly, including the flange, is greater than the width of an opening of the ceiling system such that engagement between the T-bar of the ceiling system and the retainer holds the door assembly in place when the flange is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,927,072

TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

14. An adaptor bracket for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture, comprising:a base portion configured to rest on a T-bar of a ceiling system, and further configured to be located between the T-bar and a troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture, the troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture is supported along a full length thereof by the base portion when the adaptor bracket is disposed between the T-bar and the troffer housing of the existing troffer light fixture, wherein the base portion extends horizontally and along the entire length of the adaptor bracket;
a wall coupled to the base portion;
a slot configured to receive a portion of a troffer door assembly; and
a latch surface configured to engage with a latch of the troffer door assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,206,251

MODULAR LIGHT FIXTURE WITH POWER PACK

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture comprising:a fixture body comprising:
a first raceway;
a second raceway substantially parallel to the first raceway; and
a channel coupled to the first raceway and the second raceway such that the channel is substantially orthogonal to the first raceway and the second raceway;
a support structure coupled to the first raceway and the second raceway;
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) coupled to the support structure and spaced apart along a length of the support structure between the first raceway and the second raceway;
a driver positioned within the channel and electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs;
a cover detachably coupled to the channel and extending from the first raceway to the second raceway, the cover configured to encapsulate the driver within the channel; and
a connector coupled to the cover and electrically coupled to the driver, the connector configured to facilitate coupling of the driver to a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,334,704

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING PEAK AND OFF-PEAK ELECTRICITY DEMAND BY MONITORING, CONTROLLING AND METERING LIGHTING IN A FACILITY

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A method for metering energy use in a facility having a plurality of lighting fixtures, comprising:wirelessly transmitting an override signal from a first lighting fixture to a first group of lighting fixtures within a first transmission range;
receiving the override signal at the first group of lighting fixtures;
wirelessly retransmitting the override signal from one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures to a second group of lighting fixtures within a second transmission range, wherein the second transmission range is outside of the transmission range of the first lighting fixture;
receiving the retransmitted override signal at the second group of lighting fixtures and, in response to the retransmitted override signal: (a) conducting an override at the second group of lighting fixtures and (b) reporting a status update from each of the second group of lighting fixtures to a master controller via at least one retransmission by one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures;
metering, by the master controller, lighting system energy usage using at least the status update from the second group of lighting fixtures retransmitted to the master controller by the one or more of the first group of lighting fixtures; and
evaluating a parameter near the first lighting fixture using a sensor coupled to control circuitry local to the first lighting fixture;
wherein the first lighting fixture is configured to wirelessly transmit the override signal based on the evaluated parameter; and
wherein at least one lighting fixture of the first group of lighting fixtures and the second group of lighting fixtures retransmits the override signal to the master controller.

US Pat. No. 10,330,298

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CUSTOMIZED INTENSITY HAVING A PLURALITY OF LED STRIPS AND CONTROLLER AND DRIVE MOUNTED TO EACH STRIP

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture suitable for use with fluorescent light bulbs as a fluorescent light fixture, the light fixture comprising:a frame comprising a reflector having a plurality of elongated channels;
a plurality of LED mounting strips removably coupled to the frame, wherein the reflector is configured such that each of the plurality of LED mounting strips is located within one of the plurality of elongated channels when coupled to the frame, and wherein each of the plurality of LED mounting strips is in contact with the reflector;
a plurality of LEDs disposed on each of the plurality of LED mounting strips; and
a plurality of drivers, each of the plurality of drivers disposed on one of the plurality of LED mounting strips and electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs disposed on each of the plurality of LED mounting strips.

US Pat. No. 10,694,605

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A control module, comprising:an interface configured to electrically and physically couple the control module to a light fixture, the light fixture comprising a dimmable light source and a light fixture housing, wherein the interface physically couples the control module to an exterior of the light fixture housing;
a control module housing;
a 2.4 GHz radio-frequency (RF) transceiver within the control module housing;
an antenna electrically coupled to the RF transceiver and tuned to facilitate RF communication at 2.4 GHz;
a microcontroller coupled to a memory device;
a photocell configured to detect an ambient light level;
wherein the control module is configured to control the dimmable light source and is operable to place the dimmable light source in an off state, in a dimmed state, and in a fully illuminated state,
wherein the RF transceiver and the microcontroller cooperate to facilitate remote configuration and monitoring of the control module,
wherein the RF transceiver and the microcontroller cooperate to transmit data to, and receive data from, one or more other control modules in a plurality of control modules, and
wherein the microcontroller is configurable, when programmed via the RF transceiver, to control the dimmable light source according to the detected ambient light level, according to a schedule, or according to the detected ambient light level and the schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,612,727

MODULAR LIGHTING ASSEMBLY FOR RETROFITTING A LIGHT FIXTURE

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A retrofit assembly for a lighting fixture, comprising:a first lighting module including:
a first tray formed of a first plurality of segments and extending along a first longitudinal axis, the first plurality of segments including a first seat extending in a first plane, a first set of legs extending away from each side of the first seat, and a first set of wings extending outwardly, away from the first set of legs and parallel to the first seat, wherein the first set of wings define a first group of mounting holes and a second group of mounting holes; and
a first solid state light source coupled to the first tray and supported by a first board, wherein the first board is mounted to the first tray;
a second lighting module including:
a second tray formed of a second plurality of segments and extending along a second longitudinal axis, the second plurality of segments including a second seat extending in a second plane, a second set of legs extending away from each side of the second seat, and a second set of wings extending outwardly, away from the second set of legs and parallel to the second seat, wherein the second set of wings define a third group of mounting holes and a fourth group of mounting holes; and
a second solid state light source coupled to the second tray and supported by a second board, wherein the second board is mounted to the second tray; and
a central hub positioned between the first lighting module and the second lighting module, the central hub including a base having a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is spaced apart from the first end, wherein the first end defines a first cavity formed inward toward a centerline of the base, the first cavity complimentary to and configured to receive the first lighting module, and wherein the second end defines a second cavity formed toward the centerline of the base, the second cavity complimentary to and configured to receive the second lighting module;
wherein the first and third groups of mounting holes are configured to align with a first plurality of recesses in a first housing and the second and fourth groups of mounting holes are configured to be offset from recesses within the first housing in a first configuration whereby the retrofit assembly is installed into the first housing having a first length, and wherein the second and fourth groups of mounting holes are configured to align with a second plurality of recesses in a second housing and the first and third groups of mounting holes are configured to be offset from the second plurality of recesses within the second housing in a second configuration whereby the retrofit assembly is installed into the second housing having a second length larger than the first length.

US Pat. No. 10,694,594

LIGHTING FIXTURE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A system comprising:a control module coupled to a driver;
a light source coupled to the driver and configured to receive controlled power from the driver;
a first sensor configured to cooperate with the control module to detect occupancy and control the power delivered from the driver to the light source according to a signal provided to the control module by the first sensor;
a second sensor configured to cooperate with the control module to detect ambient light and control the power delivered from the driver to the light source according to a signal provided to the control module by the second sensor; and
a graphical user interface (GUI) executing on a controller device wirelessly coupled to the control module and configured to communicate with the control module to configure the operation of the control module, the GUI configured to execute on a touch-sensitive display configured to facilitate user interaction with the controller device,
wherein the GUI is operable to create one or more control groups, each group comprising multiple control modules,
wherein the GUI is operable to control the driver to control the on/off state of the light source,
wherein the control module is programmable to cause the driver to control the light source according to the detection by the first sensor of occupancy; turning on the light source upon detecting that an area monitored by the first sensor is occupied and turning off the light source after a configurable delay period upon detecting that the area monitored by the first sensor is not occupied,
wherein the control module is programmable to cause the driver to control the light source according to the detection by the second sensor of ambient light, and
wherein the system is configurable to include a switch to cause the light source to be turned on without regard to occupancy detected by the first sensor or ambient light detected by the second sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,634,293

RETROFIT LIGHT FIXTURE

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A retrofit assembly, comprising:a pan having a base extending along a longitudinal axis and defined by a plurality of segments, the plurality of segments comprising:
a seat extending in a first plane;
a first leg and a second leg, the first leg and the second leg angling laterally and vertically away from opposite sides of the seat;
a first foot extending away from the first leg within a second plane, wherein the second plane is offset from and parallel to the first plane;
a second foot extending away from the second leg within a third plane, wherein the third plane is offset from and parallel to the first plane; and
a first retaining wall and a second retaining wall, the first retaining wall and the second retaining wall extending vertically away from the first foot and the second foot toward the first plane;
a light emitting diode light source supporting a plurality of light emitting diodes and coupled to the base; and
a driver assembly supported by and coupled to the base opposite the light emitting diode light source, the driver assembly including a driver mount and a driver in electrical communication with the light emitting diode light source and configured to receive a power source, wherein the driver mount is a tray formed of a second plurality of segments, the second plurality of segments comprising:
a driver support surface spaced apart from and extending approximately parallel to the first plane, parallel to the longitudinal axis;
stands extending away from opposing sides of the driver support surface toward the first plane; and
mounting surfaces extending away from each of the stands, along the seat, parallel to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,578,295

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGH BAY LIGHT FIXTURES

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture, comprising:an enclosure having a top side and an opposing underside, the enclosure defining a channel;
a driver disposed within the channel; and
a luminaire module, including:
a panel extending along the opposing underside of the enclosure, the panel comprising a first portion releasably attached to the enclosure and a second portion spaced from the opposing underside of the enclosure such that an air gap is formed between the second portion of the panel and the opposing underside of the enclosure;
a plurality of LEDs coupled to the second portion of the panel, the plurality of LEDs selectively coupled to the driver;
a first reflector comprising a first wall that is angularly offset relative to a first base that is coupled to the second portion of the panel;
a second reflector comprising a second wall that is angularly offset relative to a second base coupled to the second portion of the panel and a third wall that is angularly offset relative to the second base; and
a third reflector comprising a fourth wall that is angularly offset relative to a third base coupled to the second portion of the panel;
wherein replacement of the panel simultaneously replaces the plurality of LEDs separate from the driver; and
wherein the driver is configured to be replaced separate from the plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,660,172

MODULAR LIGHT FIXTURE WITH POWER PACK

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture comprising:a fixture body comprising:
a first panel;
a second panel substantially parallel to the first panel; and
a channel coupled to the first panel and the second panel such that the channel is substantially orthogonal to the first panel and the second panel, the first panel and the second panel each extending from an end of the channel;
a support structure coupled to the first panel and the second panel;
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) spaced apart along a length of the support structure between the first panel and the second panel;
a driver positioned within the channel and electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs;
a cover extending from the first panel to the second panel, the cover configured to encapsulate the driver within the channel; and
a connector electrically coupled to the driver, the connector configured to facilitate coupling of the driver to a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,683,993

PERIPHERY-LIT TROFFER LIGHT FIXTURE RETROFIT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A retrofitting kit for retrofitting an existing troffer light fixture having a troffer housing, comprising:at least one of an adapter bracket and a retainer configured to engage at least one of the existing troffer light fixture and a T-bar of a ceiling system; and
a door assembly configured to be held in the ceiling system by the at least one of the adapter bracket and the retainer, the door assembly including:
a housing including one or more sidewalls, wherein the one or more sidewalls extend upward to define a cavity; and
a plurality of LEDs having primary light axes extending inward into the cavity, the plurality of LEDs coupled to the one or more sidewalls and positioned to illuminate at least a portion of the housing from behind with a uniform distribution of light when engaged, wherein the plurality of LEDs are disposed around at least a portion of a periphery of the housing thereby providing a low-profile lighting arrangement configured to fit within a space above the ceiling system.