US Patent No. 10,993,302

POWER REGULATION FOR LIGHTING FIXTURES


Patent No. 10,993,302
Issue Date April 27, 2021
Title Power Regulation For Lighting Fixtures
Inventorship Benjamin Avery Freer, Syracuse, NY (US)
Andrew Francis Scarlata, West Monroe, NY (US)
Assignee Eaton Intelligent Power Limited, Dublin (IE)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,993,302

1. A device comprising:a plurality of light loads, wherein each light load of the plurality of light loads comprises at least one light source;
a plurality of switches coupled to the plurality of light loads; and
a controller coupled to the plurality of switches, wherein the controller actively operates the plurality of switches multiple times within each cycle to control delivery of power to the plurality of light loads, wherein each cycle is at most approximately 1/50th of a second,
wherein active operation of the plurality of switches by the controller is performed on a dynamic schedule, wherein the dynamic schedule is based on a plurality of environmental conditions, wherein the controller bypasses a forward voltage of the plurality of light loads when actively operating the plurality of switches, and wherein the controller controls the plurality of switches on a first on, first off basis.