US Patent No. 10,368,424

LIGHTING SYSTEM, LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING SYSTEM CONFIGURATION METHOD


Patent No. 10,368,424
Issue Date July 30, 2019
Title Lighting System, Lighting Device And Lighting System Configuration Method
Inventorship Dirk Valentinus Rene Engelen, Heusden-Zolder (BE)
Philip Steven Newton, Waalre (NL)
Dzmitry Viktorovich Aliakseyeu, Eindhoven (NL)
Jochen Renaat Van Gheluwe, Lommel (BE)
Ramon Antoine Wiro Clout, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,368,424

1. A lighting system for deploying dynamic lighting effects, the lighting system comprising:a plurality of lighting devices, each lighting device being adapted to deploy a portion of a dynamic lighting effect and comprising a controller and a network communication module, the plurality of lighting devices being interconnected in a mesh network through their respective network communication modules such that each lighting device is communicatively coupled to at least one neighboring lighting device and adapted to communicate illumination state information to the at least one neighboring lighting device; and
a system controller communicatively coupled to the mesh network and adapted to broadcast a configurable dynamic lighting effect function to the plurality of lighting devices in the mesh network, said configurable dynamic lighting effect function defining the dynamic lighting effect to be deployed by the lighting system;
wherein at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' respective controllers in the mesh network are adapted to configure the lighting device by:
configuring the configurable dynamic lighting effect function based on illumination state information received from at least one of the at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' neighboring lighting devices to facilitate deployment of its portion of the dynamic lighting effect;
determining the at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' illumination state information from the configured configurable dynamic lighting effect function; and
communicating the determined illumination state information to at least one of the at least some of the plurality of lighting devices' neighboring lighting devices.