The patent is the first of seven that the firm has pending for its Lumentalk technology. It covers technology that converts an analogue dimmer signal to digital, allowing LED lighting to be controlled over AC power lines with no need for additional wiring.
Lumentalk, which was officially launched earlier this month at Lightfair International in Las Vegas, takes advantage of the communication potential of LEDs, effectively turning electrical wiring into a high-speed data link. This enables reductions of about 30 per cent in installation costs for retrofit projects because there is no need to install data cabling.
Lumenpulse founder and CEO François-Xavier Souvay said that using existing infrastructure removed obstacles and “open the door to countless energy-saving projects”.
Greg Campbell, the company’s chief technology officer, said the patent is “a validation of our vision for turning standard analogue environments into intelligent, digital networks”.