US Pat. No. 9,521,733

DUAL-MODE LUMINAIRE CONTROLLERS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A luminaire controller connectable to a luminaire, the luminaire controller comprising:
a main power connection;
a central processing module; and
an isolated supply connected to the mains power connection and to the central processing module, the isolated supply being
configured for providing dimming signals directly to the luminaire;

wherein the isolated supply comprises both a digital addressable lighting interface and a ‘0-10V’ interface, and wherein the
central processing module is operable to configure one of the digital addressable lighting and ‘0-10V’ interfaces for supplying
the dimming signals directly to the luminaire in accordance with a mode of operation of the luminaire.

US Pat. No. 9,526,142

LUMINAIRE CONTROLLER

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A luminaire controller configured for being mountable to a luminaire and for being operable for controlling the operation
of the luminaire to which it is mounted, the luminaire controller comprising:
a housing mountable to the luminaire;
mains input terminals mounted within the housing and configured for being connected to a mains supply;
a power switch module mounted within the housing and configured for being connected to the mains supply by way of the mains
input terminals;

a central processing module mounted within the housing and configured for being connected for controlling central processing
functions of the luminaire controller;

a communications module mounted within the housing and configured for interacting wirelessly with at least one other communications
module;

a dimming interface mounted within the housing and configured for being controlled by the central processing module, the dimming
interface including interfaces for both ‘0-10V’ and DALI protocols; and

a sensor module mounted in the housing and configured for providing control signals to the central processing module in accordance
with sensed ambient conditions;

wherein the luminaire controller is configured to be mountable on one of: a ‘0-10V’-type receptacle and a DALI-type receptacle
provided on the luminaire, the central processing module being configured for switching between the ‘0-10V’ interface and
the DALI interface in accordance with the type of receptacle and the protocol associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,408,280

LIGHTING SYSTEMS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A metering circuit for a luminaire connectable between a mains supply and a luminaire including a luminaire controller,
the metering circuit comprising:
a voltage measurement circuit providing a voltage output signal whose value is equal to the voltage measured at an input to
the luminaire controller;

a current measurement circuit providing a current output signal whose value is equal to an accumulation of the current consumed
by the luminaire and by the luminaire controller; and

a processor connected to the voltage and current measurement circuits, the processor being configured for receiving the voltage
and current output signals, for processing the received voltage and current output signals, and for providing signals representative
of parameters derived from the voltage and current output signals,

wherein the provided signals representative of parameters derived from the voltage and current output signals include combined
energy consumption values of the luminaire and of the luminaire controller.

US Pat. No. 9,516,725

DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING NETWORKS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A distributed lighting network comprising:
a plurality of luminaires, each luminaire comprising a luminaire controller that is associated with a luminaire node;
at least one sensor device that is associated with a sensor node; and
a communications network that is connected to each luminaire node and to each sensor node;
wherein:
each luminaire node is configured to be connected to the communications network for receiving messages therefrom;
each sensor node is configured to be connected to the communications network for transmitting messages thereto, each sensor
node being configured for transmitting a message onto the communications network in response to an event being detected by
an associated sensor device; and

each luminaire controller is configured to store thereon an idle dimming profile comprising different lighting levels for
different times of night and an event dimming profile comprising lighting levels which are increased with respect to the lighting
levels of the idle dimming profile, and to select autonomously the event dimming profile to override the idle dimming profile
in accordance with an appropriate message received at an associated luminaire node, each of the idle dimming profile and the
event dimming profile being aligned relative to a middle of the night value.

US Pat. No. 9,044,567

PHOTOTHERAPY METHOD AND DEVICE

Constructions Electriques...

6. Device for implementing a phototherapy method on a set of eyes of an individual with a head, each eye comprising a pupil,
a retina and a fovea, and comprising:
a support designed to be immobilised on the head of the individual;
at least one light source mounted on the support at the periphery of a field of vision of the individual, emitting light rays
of at least one specific wavelength and being arranged so that the latter are directed into the eyes, by deflection means,
onto a specific zone of the retina; and

wherein said deflection means comprises at least one off-axis diffractive optical element for each eye.

US Pat. No. 9,253,853

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A STREETLIGHT

SCHREDER S.A., Brussels ...

1. A method for controlling a streetlight that is provided to illuminate a portion of a street, the method being performed
by a controlling device having a memory accessible by a processor which controls a steering module, which steering module
is operatively coupled to the streetlight, the method comprising:
storing in said memory a predetermined maximum illumination intensity value Imax for said portion of the street;
storing in said memory a maximum illumination intensity output value Omax of said streetlight;
storing in said memory input/output values of said streetlight, said input values being control signals for said streetlight
and said output values being corresponding percentages of said maximum illumination intensity output value of said streetlight;

storing in said memory a maintenance factor Mf of said streetlight, said factor being a percentage of decrease of maximum
illumination intensity output over a lifetime of said streetlight;

storing and keeping up-to-date in said memory a running hours value RH of said streetlight;
storing in said memory a maximum running hours value Mrh of said streetlight thereby defining the lifetime of the streetlight;
calculating in said processor an actual percentage of said maximum illumination intensity output value % actual of said streetlight
by a formula:


retrieving from said memory an actual control signal that corresponds to said calculated % actual; and
steering said streetlight using said steering module by transmitting said actual control signal to said streetlight.

US Pat. No. 9,730,297

LUMINAIRE CONTROLLERS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A luminaire controller mountable within a luminaire housing, the luminaire controller comprising:
at least one light sensor for providing a signal relating to ambient light levels; and
at least one light guide having a light inlet through which ambient light can be received and a light outlet through which
ambient light is directed to the at least one light sensor;

wherein the luminaire controller further comprises a communications unit for communicating with a communications network,
the communications unit being operable for checking network communication, and, in the event of an interrupted network communication,
the luminaire controller is operable for generating an appropriate signal for a lamp associated therewith depending on the
signal relating to the ambient light level.

US Pat. No. 9,784,416

MULTI-COLOURED LIGHT SOURCES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A light array, comprising:
a plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements dispersed within a light array and configured to provide a uniform color
output;

wherein said plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements comprises six red light-emitting diode elements, six green
light-emitting diode elements, six blue light-emitting diode elements and six white light-emitting diode elements, wherein
said white light-emitting diode elements each compromise at least one light emitting diode in a structure configured to emit
white light;

wherein said red, green, blue and white light-emitting diode elements are arranged to form a 4×6 rectangle in said light array
with said red light-emitting diode elements being located towards a center of said light array, wherein said six red light-emitting
diodes are grouped in two groups that each compromise three of the red light-emitting diode elements and one of the white
light-emitting diode elements to form a central part of said 4×6 rectangle that is surrounded by said six blue light-emitting
diode elements and said six green light-emitting diode elements and a remaining four of said white light-emitting diode elements,
said remaining four of the white light-emitting diode elements being located at each corner of said 4×6 rectangle; and

wherein said 4×6 rectangle has a long edge defined by six of the plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements and a
short edge defined by four of the plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements.

US Pat. No. 10,117,301

SURGE PROTECTION FOR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A surge protection device configured to protect a luminaire, the luminaire including:a housing or casing;
a metal frame comprising the housing or casing and configured to be connected to ground;
at least one light-emitting diode module comprising a circuit board and a plurality of light-emitting elements mounted on the circuit board; and
at least one driver configured to transform mains voltage for said at least one light-emitting diode module, said at least one driver and said at least one light-emitting diode module being mounted on the metal frame with at least two electrically conductive connections between said at least one driver and said at least one light-emitting diode module associated therewith, wherein a first electrically conductive connection is to a (+) line of said at least one light-emitting diode module, and a second electrically conductive connection is to a (?) line of said at least one light-emitting diode module;
the surge protection device comprising at least one shunt impedance element for each of said first and second electrically conductive connections, wherein each of said shunt impedance elements is configured to be inserted across said metal frame and one of said first and second conductive connections to provide a direct return path via the metal frame to ground, said at least one shunt impedance element comprising at least one of: a capacitor, a resistor and a semiconductor-based component;
wherein the surge protection device further comprises at least one series impedance element positioned between said at least one driver and said at least one shunt impedance element.

US Pat. No. 9,976,734

MODULAR LUMINAIRE ASSEMBLIES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A modular luminaire assembly comprising:at least one luminaire module mountable to at least one other luminaire module, each luminaire module comprising at least one interface formed at an end thereof, each interface having an external surface, the luminaire modules to be mounted to one another comprising complementary interfaces having respective external surfaces, the complementary interfaces being configured for engaging with one another so that their respective external surfaces define a shaped portion; and
at least one module connector for connecting two luminaire modules to be mounted to one another, each module connector having an internal surface shaped to be complementary to the shaped portion formed by the external surfaces of the engaged complementary interfaces;
wherein the module connector is configured to apply pressure in a first direction when the module connector is tightened against the external surfaces of the engaged complementary interfaces; and
wherein the internal surface of the module connector is configured to convert the pressure applied in the first direction to a clamping pressure in a second direction, the second direction being substantially perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,212,789

METHOD FOR SETTING UP AND OPERATING A NETWORK OF LUMINAIRES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method for operating a network of luminaires, the method including the steps of:providing a network of luminaires comprising a plurality of luminaires, each luminaire being a street light and having a control module associated therewith, each of the control modules comprising:
a long-range communication module,
a short-range communication module,
a geocoordinates module, and
a controller, each control module being operable for providing a control output for controlling a driver of the luminaire, the control output comprising control signals for the driver of a luminous means of the associated luminaire,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-range communication module,
setting up the network by dividing the control modules into at least one group of control modules on the basis of at least one of: luminaire and control module information provided by the control modules,
selecting one of the control modules in each group as the group controller,
forming a short-range network of further control modules, within each group via the respective short-range communication modules, the further control modules in each group communicating with one another and with their group controller by means of their short-range communication modules, and
transmitting, in a normal operating state of the network, from the group controller to the server, at least one of its own: luminaire and control module information, and at least one of the luminaire and control module information received from the further control modules via the short-range communication module.

US Pat. No. 9,939,125

LENS ARRAYS AND MOUNTINGS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A light-emitting diode module comprising:a printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface;
a light-emitting diode array mounted on first surface of the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board being configured to provide electrical connections to each light-emitting diode element in the light-emitting diode array; and
a secondary lens array configured for being positioned over the light-emitting diode array, the secondary lens array being moulded as a single component and including a secondary lens element for each light-emitting diode element in the light-emitting diode array;
wherein the module further comprises a lens holder configured to be mountable to the printed circuit board and configured for retaining each secondary lens element of the secondary lens array in alignment in an x-y plane with respect to each light-emitting diode element of the light-emitting diode array;
and wherein the printed circuit board comprises locating means corresponding to locating means of the lens holder configured for providing the alignment of the secondary lens array with respect to the light-emitting diode array on the printed circuit board, the locating means of the printed circuit board comprising at least one aperture formed therethrough and the locating means of the lens holder comprising at least one clip formed on a surface thereof, each clip being configured for engaging an associated aperture formed in the printed circuit board when mounted thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,894,739

METHOD FOR THE OPERATION AND EXPANSION OF A NETWORK OF LIGHTS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. Method for expanding of a network of lights including the steps of: providing a network of lights comprising a plurality
of street lights, each street light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:
one long-distance communication module,
one short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller,
each control module being configured for providing a control output for controlling a driver of an associated light,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into multiple control module groups (A,B) based on at least one of environmental, light and control
module information provided by the control modules,

selecting one of the control modules of each group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of this group
can communicate via their short-distance communication modules,

forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group, via their corresponding short-distance communication
modules,

transmitting, during normal network operation, from the group controller to the server at least one of: its own environmental,
light and control

module information and the corresponding information coming from the other control modules,
adding a new control module in the network of lights by: registering geo-information of the new control module when said new
control module is first commissioned and started-up,

logging in by said new control module to a network provider via the long-distance communication module, and
transmitting to the server the geo-information together with at least one of control module and light-specific information.

US Pat. No. 10,349,497

RELATING TO LUMINAIRES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method of supplying power to at least one non-lighting related load in a luminaire, the luminaire being connected to a lighting dedicated switched mains network which is switched on at least during hours of darkness and switched off during daylight hours, the method comprising the steps of:a) down converting the supply from the lighting dedicated switched mains network;
b) charging an energy storage device from a supply provided by the lighting dedicated switched mains network when it is switched on, which comprises using the down converted supply to charge the energy storage device;
c) up converting the energy supply from the energy storage device; and
d) using an energy supply from the energy storage device during daylight hours for the at least one non-lighting related load, which comprises using the up converted supply for the at least one non-lighting related load.

US Pat. No. 10,317,029

LUMINAIRES

SCHREDER S.A., Brussels ...

1. A modular luminaire comprising:at least one lighting module including a casing and a light source;
at least one controller for controlling said at least one lighting module;
at least one non-lighting module including a casing;
at least one sensor unit operable for sensing environmental parameters in the locality of the luminaire and for generating at least one event signal in response to the sensing of an abnormal occurrence, each event signal being transmitted to said at least one controller; and
a supporting pole configured for supporting said at least one lighting module and said at least one non-lighting module mounted thereon, each lighting module and non-lighting module forming part of the supporting pole when mounted thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,347,123

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE LIGHT DISTRIBUTION OF A LUMINAIRE

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method for controlling the light distribution of a traffic route luminaire in a network of luminaires, the traffic route luminaire including a luminaire head having a settable light module and a controller, the light distribution of the traffic route luminaire being variable, the method comprising:providing communication between the traffic route luminaire and at least one server in the network of luminaires;
communicating, from the traffic route luminaire, luminaire data to said at least one server, said luminaire data being luminaire-specific and including the installation location of the luminaire;
automatically allocating a light distribution to the luminaire in accordance with the communicated luminaire data;
automatically setting the light module on the basis of the allocated light distribution; and
determining, by said at least one server, a light distribution class of the traffic route luminaire on the basis of a traffic route topology.

US Pat. No. 10,197,242

LENS ARRAYS AND MOUNTINGS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A light-emitting diode module comprising:a printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface;
a light-emitting diode array mounted on first surface of the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board being configured to provide electrical connections to each light-emitting diode element in the light-emitting diode array;
a secondary lens array configured to be positioned over the light-emitting diode array, the secondary lens array including a secondary lens element for each light-emitting diode element in the light-emitting diode array; and
a lens holder configured to be mountable to the printed circuit board and configured to retain each secondary lens element of the secondary lens array in alignment in an x-y plane with respect to each light-emitting diode element of the light-emitting diode array;
wherein the printed circuit board comprises a first locating feature corresponding to a second locating feature on one of: the secondary lens array and the lens holder, the locating features providing the alignment of the secondary lens array with respect to the light-emitting diode array on the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,375,801

NETWORK OF LIGHTS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method of communication within a network of lights, the method including the steps of:providing a network of lights comprising a plurality of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:
a long-distance communication module,
a short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller, each control module being configured for providing a control output for controlling a driver of the light,
providing at least one sensor on at least one control module, the at least one sensor being configured for producing sensor information,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into several groups of control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of each group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of the group can communicate via their short-distance communication modules,
forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group via their corresponding short-distance communication modules,
transmitting, during normal operation of the network, from the group controller to the server, at least one of its own environmental, light and control module specific information, and the corresponding information received from the other control modules via the short-distance communication module, and
transmitting data based on sensor information of relevance for multiple groups in at least one of the following ways:
via the long-distance network from a first group controller to a second group controller, by-passing the server with subsequent transmission of the data based on sensor information from the second group controller to a control module of the group associated with the second group controller,
via the short-distance network from a group controller to a control module of an adjacent group, and
via the short-distance network from a control module of a group to a control module of an adjacent group.

US Pat. No. 10,561,002

METHOD FOR THE OPERATION AND EXPANSION OF A NETWORK OF LIGHTS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

7. Method for operating a network of lights including the steps of: providing a network of lights comprising a plurality of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:one long-distance communication module,
one short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller,each control module being operable for providing a control output for controlling a driver of an associated light,providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into at least one group of control modules based on at least one of environmental, light and control module information provided by the control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of said at least one group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of this group can communicate via their short-distance communication modules,
forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group, via their corresponding short-distance communication modules,
transmitting, during normal network operation, from the group controller to the server at least one of: its own environmental, light and control module information and the corresponding information coming from the other control modules and
defining at least one replacement group controller, and switching the at least one replacement group controller from a suspended to an active state if the current group controller fails.

US Pat. No. 10,422,897

METHOD FOR DETECTING EARTHQUAKES AND LOCATING EPICENTRES BY MEANS OF A NETWORK OF LIGHTS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method for detecting earthquakes and locating epicentres, the method including the steps of:providing a network of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:
a long-distance communication module,
a short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinates module,
a controller, each control module being operable for providing a control output for controlling a driver of the light,
providing at least one sensor for detecting at least one of acceleration and seismic activity, in at least some of the control modules,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into one or multiple control module groups based on at least one of: environmental, light and control module information provided by the control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of each group as a group controller,
forming a short-distance network with the group controller and the other control modules within the group, via respective short-distance communication modules,
transmitting sensor information and geocoordinate information from the control modules to the associated group controller via the short-distance communication modules of the control modules,
transmitting, during normal network operation, sensor information and geocoordinate information from the group controller of the groups to the at least one server via the long-distance communication module,
analysing the sensor information and the geocoordinate information transmitted to the at least one server by the group controllers of the groups to extract earthquake epicentre information therefrom using the local distribution of the control modules, and
determining on the server, in case of a failure of the group controller of a group, a new group controller and establishing the connections using the short-distance communication modules with the other control modules not defined as group controllers via the new group controller.

US Pat. No. 10,429,047

MODULAR LUMINAIRE ASSEMBLIES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A modular luminaire assembly comprising:a luminaire module comprising an interface formed at an end thereof, said interface having a surface, said interface being configured for engaging with a complementary interface having a surface, so that the respective surfaces define a shaped portion; and
a module connector for connecting said complementary interfaces, said module connector having a surface shaped to be complementary to the shaped portion formed by said surfaces of the engaged complementary interfaces;
wherein the module connector is configured to apply pressure in a first direction when the module connector is tightened against the surfaces of the engaged complementary interfaces; and
wherein the surface of the module connector is configured to convert the pressure applied in the first direction to a clamping pressure in a second direction, the second direction being substantially perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,539,272

MULTI-COLORED LIGHT SOURCES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A light array comprising a plurality of coloured light-emitting diode elements arranged in a non-random pattern, the plurality of coloured light-emitting diode elements being dispersed within the array so as to provide a uniform colour output; wherein the plurality of coloured light-emitting diode elements comprises a plurality of red coloured light-emitting diode elements, a plurality of green coloured light-emitting diode elements, and a plurality of blue coloured light-emitting diode elements; wherein the placement of each coloured light-emitting diode element is such that individual coloured light-emitting diode elements are dispersed over the whole surface of the array not following any regular vertical, horizontal or diagonal patterns, wherein the placement of each coloured light-emitting diode element is such that no diagonal, vertical or horizontal line of the array comprises only light-emitting diode elements of the same colour.

US Pat. No. 10,480,772

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE MODULES

SCHREDER, Forest (BE)

1. A light-emitting diode module comprising:a printed circuit board;
a plurality of light-emitting diodes mounted on a first side of the printed circuit board;
at least two electrical connections mounted on the first side of the printed circuit board and electrically connected for supplying power to each of the plurality of light-emitting diodes;
a secondary lens array mounted over the plurality of light-emitting diodes on the printed circuit board, the secondary lens array comprising a plurality of secondary lens elements and being configured to provide a cover portion for each of the electrical connections and a sheath portion for each wire being connected to each of the electrical connections; and
a lens holder mounted over the secondary lens array, the lens holder comprising a plurality of apertures formed therein for accommodating a respective one of the secondary lens elements and being configured to compress at least one portion of the secondary lens array to form at least one gasket between the lens holder and the printed circuit board to prevent the ingress of water around the printed circuit board;
wherein the cover portions and the sheath portions are over the first side of the printed circuit board, and the sheath portions are extensions of the cover portions.

US Pat. No. 10,638,571

METHOD FOR MARKING LUMINAIRES, CONTROLLER ARRANGEMENT AND LUMINAIRE

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. Method for marking luminaires in a luminaire network, the luminaire network being controllable via a server, the method comprising the steps of:providing at least one luminaire in the luminaire network with a controller for controlling the operation of said luminaire;
associating a mark to at least one of the controller and the luminaire controlled by the controller before the mark is added to the luminaire;
providing an information storage medium that has or forms the mark;
adding the information storage medium comprising the mark to a mast of the luminaire so that the mark is visually recognizable from the outside of the luminaire;
using the mark to identify the luminaire to which the mark has been added;
providing a mobile terminal configured for communicating with the server; and
displaying at least in part the luminaire-specific information on the mobile terminal;
wherein the affixing of the information storage medium to a mast of the luminaire is performed directly before or after the installation of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,609,793

NETWORK OF LIGHTS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method of communication within a network of lights, the method including the steps of:providing a network of lights comprising a plurality of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:
a long-distance communication module,
a short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller, each control module being configured for providing a control output for controlling a driver of the light,
providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into several groups of control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of each group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of the group communicate via their short-distance communication modules,
forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group via their corresponding short-distance communication modules,
transmitting, during normal operation of the network, from the group controller to the server, at least one of its own environmental, light and control module specific information, and the corresponding information received from the other control modules via the short-distance communication module, and
transmitting data in at least one of the following ways:
from a first group controller to a second group controller, via their respective long-distance communication modules, by-passing the server with subsequent transmission of the data from the second group controller to a control module of the group associated with the second group controller,
from a group controller to a control module of an adjacent group, via their respective short-distance communication modules, and
from a control module of a group to a control module of an adjacent group, via their respective short-distance communication modules.

US Pat. No. 10,588,201

CONTROL MODULE FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHT, PARTICULARLY A STREET LIGHT, AND NETWORK OF LIGHTS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A network comprising:a server;
one group of control modules or a multitude of groups of control modules, and
a plurality of lights, each light being equipped with one of the control modules;
each control module including a long-distance communication module configured for reaching the server, a short-distance communication module, a geo-coordinate module, and a controller;
wherein each control module is configured for providing a control output to control a driver of the light and for transmitting, to the server, at least one of environmental, light, and control module information, wherein each group of control modules has one of the control modules specified as a group controller of said group, the group controller being configured for communication with the server via the long-distance communication module; control modules other than the group controller are configured for indirect communication with the server via their associated group controller, and within the group, each of the control modules is configured for communication with other ones of the control modules, including the group controller, via the short-distance communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,750,585

DRIVER SYSTEM FOR A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Schreder S.A., Brussels ...

1. A luminaire driver system comprising:a package with input connections for connection to a power supply, output connections for connection to a light emitting device, and separate connections;
a predetermined set of circuits arranged in said package, said predetermined set of circuits being adapted to perform a driving functionality of the light emitting device; and
a receiving means configured for receiving a pluggable module comprising a further circuit, such that the pluggable module can be received from outside of the package, wherein the further circuit is connected to the predetermined set of circuits when the pluggable module is plugged in the receiving means;
wherein the separate connections are connected to the further circuit when the pluggable module is plugged in the receiving means, wherein the separate connections are arranged such that they are accessible by a user from outside of the package.

US Pat. No. 10,733,882

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE LIGHT DISTRIBUTION OF A LUMINAIRE

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A method for controlling the light distribution of a traffic route luminaire, the traffic route luminaire including a luminaire head having a settable light module, the settable light module comprising a group of light-emitting diodes mounted on a circuit board, and lenses associated with said light-emitting diode elements, the light distribution of the traffic route luminaire being variable, the method comprising:setting the light module on the basis of a light distribution class, in order to achieve a light distribution in accordance with said light distribution class, by at least one of the following actions:
moving said group of light-emitting diodes;
moving said lenses;
varying the form of said lenses;
varying the orientation of said lenses;
varying the form of said circuit board;
varying the orientation of said circuit board; or
increasing lighting current of said group.

US Pat. No. 9,526,142

LUMINAIRE CONTROLLER

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A luminaire controller configured for being mountable to a luminaire and for being operable for controlling the operation
of the luminaire to which it is mounted, the luminaire controller comprising:
a housing mountable to the luminaire;
mains input terminals mounted within the housing and configured for being connected to a mains supply;
a power switch module mounted within the housing and configured for being connected to the mains supply by way of the mains
input terminals;

a central processing module mounted within the housing and configured for being connected for controlling central processing
functions of the luminaire controller;

a communications module mounted within the housing and configured for interacting wirelessly with at least one other communications
module;

a dimming interface mounted within the housing and configured for being controlled by the central processing module, the dimming
interface including interfaces for both ‘0-10V’ and DALI protocols; and

a sensor module mounted in the housing and configured for providing control signals to the central processing module in accordance
with sensed ambient conditions;

wherein the luminaire controller is configured to be mountable on one of: a ‘0-10V’-type receptacle and a DALI-type receptacle
provided on the luminaire, the central processing module being configured for switching between the ‘0-10V’ interface and
the DALI interface in accordance with the type of receptacle and the protocol associated therewith.