US Patent No. 10,219,338


Patent No. 10,219,338
Issue Date February 26, 2019
Title Modular Lighting Control
Inventorship Michael James Harris, Cary, NC (US)
Assignee Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,219,338

1. A modular lighting system comprising:a bridge module;
an array of LEDs;
a driver module providing a communication port and adapted to:
drive the array of LEDs in response to information received from the bridge module; and
provide power via a power port to the bridge module, wherein the bridge module is adapted to communicate with the driver module over a communication bus using a first protocol and communicate with a remote control system using a second protocol, which is different from the first protocol, wherein the driver module comprises rectifying circuitry and conversion circuitry adapted to convert an AC input signal into a DC power signal that is used to supply the power to the power port; and
at least one auxiliary module, which is adapted to communicate with the driver module and the bridge module via the communication bus, wherein the at least one auxiliary module provides information used to determine how the driver module should control the array of LEDs.