US Patent No. 10,462,877


Patent No. 10,462,877
Issue Date October 29, 2019
Title Out-of-the-box Commissioning Of A Lighting Control System
Inventorship Xiangyu Wang, Eindhoven (NL)
Emmanuel David Lucas Michael Frimout, Nuenen (NL)
Aloys Hubbers, Eindhoven (NL)
Assignee SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,462,877

1. A method of operating a lighting system, the lighting system being configured to be coupled to a control network and comprising a plurality of luminaires and at least one of a sensor and an actuator, the method including the steps of:providing a network switch that comprises a plurality of ports for coupling devices to the network switch;
configuring the network switch by defining a first port group for coupling the plurality of luminaires and the at least one of a sensor and an actuator to the network switch, wherein the first port group comprises two or more pre-selected ports of the plurality of ports, wherein a broadcast or multicast message received at a port of the first port group from one of said at least one of a sensor and an actuator is only forwarded autonomously without a controller to the remaining ports of the first port group, and thereby to the devices connected to those ports, and wherein the first port group does not comprise one or more reserved ports of the plurality of ports; and
operating the lighting system via the network switch prior to connecting to a control network.