US Patent No. 10,342,076

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND CONTROLLER


Patent No. 10,342,076
Issue Date July 02, 2019
Title Illumination System And Controller
Inventorship Mototsugu Kawamata, Mie (JP)
Assignee PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD., Osaka (JP)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,342,076

1. An illumination system, comprising:a luminaire;
a controller; and
a switch that turns ON and OFF power supply to the luminaire, wherein
the controller includes:
a light intensity controller that performs light intensity control of controlling a brightness of the luminaire; and
a power supply controller that instructs the switch to turn OFF the power supply to the luminaire on which the light intensity control is performed at a light intensity rate that is equal to or greater than 0 and at most a predetermined value, wherein:
the switch is a relay including a power supply terminal to which the luminaire is connected,
the power supply terminal is associated with a switch address,
the luminaire is associated with a light intensity control address,
the switch address and the light intensity control address are associated with each other, and
when instructed by the power supply controller to turn OFF the power supply to the luminaire on which the light intensity control is performed at the light intensity rate that is equal to or greater than 0 and at most the predetermined value, the switch turns OFF the power supply from the power supply terminal associated with the switch address that is associated with the light intensity control address associated with the luminaire.