US Patent No. 10,172,218

MASTER/SLAVE ARRANGEMENT FOR LIGHTING FIXTURE MODULES


Patent No. 10,172,218
Issue Date January 01, 2019
Title Master/slave Arrangement For Lighting Fixture Modules
Inventorship Arnold Motley, Cary, NC (US)
Joseph P. Chobot, Morrisville, NC (US)
Daniel J. Pope, Morrisville, NC (US)
John J. Trainor, Durham, NC (US)
Michael James Harris, Cary, NC (US)
Assignee Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,172,218

1. A switch module comprising:a light sensor;
a communication interface;
a user interface; and
circuitry adapted to:
in a first mode:
determine that at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures is entering a lightcast mode, in which the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures emits a first lightcast signal via a light source of the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures;
monitor for the first lightcast signal provided by the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures via the light sensor;
effect generation of lightcast data based on receipt of the first lightcast signal; and
send the lightcast data via the communication interface; and
in a second mode:
receive user input via the user interface; and
based on the user input, send an instruction to the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures via the communication interface to control a light output level of the at least one of the plurality of lighting fixtures.