US Patent No. 10,694,594

LIGHTING FIXTURE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS


Patent No. 10,694,594
Issue Date June 23, 2020
Title Lighting Fixture Control Systems And Methods
Inventorship Neal R. Verfuerth, Plymouth, WI (US)
Daniel J. Czaja, Jr., Minneapolis, MN (US)
Michael J. Potts, Plymouth, WI (US)
Ryan M. Franzen, Manitowoc, WI (US)
Eric A. Smasal, Jackson, WI (US)
Assignee ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC., Manitowoc, WI (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,694,594

1. A system comprising:a control module coupled to a driver;
a light source coupled to the driver and configured to receive controlled power from the driver;
a first sensor configured to cooperate with the control module to detect occupancy and control the power delivered from the driver to the light source according to a signal provided to the control module by the first sensor;
a second sensor configured to cooperate with the control module to detect ambient light and control the power delivered from the driver to the light source according to a signal provided to the control module by the second sensor; and
a graphical user interface (GUI) executing on a controller device wirelessly coupled to the control module and configured to communicate with the control module to configure the operation of the control module, the GUI configured to execute on a touch-sensitive display configured to facilitate user interaction with the controller device,
wherein the GUI is operable to create one or more control groups, each group comprising multiple control modules,
wherein the GUI is operable to control the driver to control the on/off state of the light source,
wherein the control module is programmable to cause the driver to control the light source according to the detection by the first sensor of occupancy; turning on the light source upon detecting that an area monitored by the first sensor is occupied and turning off the light source after a configurable delay period upon detecting that the area monitored by the first sensor is not occupied,
wherein the control module is programmable to cause the driver to control the light source according to the detection by the second sensor of ambient light, and
wherein the system is configurable to include a switch to cause the light source to be turned on without regard to occupancy detected by the first sensor or ambient light detected by the second sensor.