BrainLit’s BioCentric Lighting™ System adapts the light recipes to match site, activity and user. The system is designed to provide sufficient and accurate composition of light to benefit the health and wellbeing of the users, regardless of other influencing parameters. A BCL system is not tied to one specific protocol. The system functionality adds up to a considerable complexity, considering thousands of luminaires, users and sensors, putting significant requirements on system and algorithm capability, optimization, latency and accuracy.
LCS Light Control System
The LCS is the host and controller of the BrainLit lighting system with hardware running Brainlit’s software handling input from peripherals such as sensors, keypads and touch screens. The system controls the luminaire output according to BCL recipes together with input from peripherals. The BCL system is conveniently scaleable. Multiple connected LCSs can be linked in a larger dynamically configured BCL system sharing input from peripherals. The LCS easily integrates with building automation systems such as A/V systems, fire alarms and other sensor technologies.
Scalability and flexibility
Scalability using one or more LCSs gives flexibility. A system that channels a variety of data with demand for granularity and precision needs to be structured and deigned in a way where increased size does not translate into increased complexity. From a deployment and maintenance perspective over time and across a variety of customer types and applications, it is necessary to have a system that scales effortlessly.
A common way to interconnect several LCSs and user control devices is by ethernet cable. To obtain flexibility in connecting system components with a variation in type and installation method several options needs to coexist. The BCL system network needs to rely on flexible, well established, generic protocols providing high security and performance.
- One Light Control System (LCS) can manage up to 64 luminaires.
- Additional extension adds up to 128 luminaries
- Power and access to internet required
- Several LCSs can be connected to a cluster
- Only one of the LCS’s needs to be connected to the internet for light recipe updates and real time calibration
- The system can operate on a stand-alone basis or be controlled by a BCLTM Management System
- Multiple Building LCSs can form and interact as one BCL™ Network System
- The “BCL™ Net” can be monitored and controlled by a central Network Light Control System
- The ”BCL™ Net” is completely decentralized and offers unlimited scalability, control and flexibility
Plug and play
To give you an idea of our plug-and-play thinking, here’s a brief on how the system is connected. The standard WAGO installation (not in the US), not requiring electrical certification, of both LCS Generation 1 and 2 is using WAGO extension cables with WAGO Winsta quick connectors and WAGO split boxes to simplify the installation. This connection will distribute both power and Dali communication to the luminaries. Both daisy-chain and star or a combination can be used for this and the and WAGO split boxes enables both. Keypads and sensors are using a 4-wire cable (shielded cable) that is connected from device to device to the LCS. The LCS is using an ethernet cable to connect to internet direct or through a router/switch. Also, the touchpad and other peripherals as sensors are using ethernet to connect to the LCS.
Watch the video with Dan from Project Management who further explains the installation process.
The alternative terminal installation, requiring electrical certification, of both LCS Generation 1 and LCS Generation 2, is using normal electrical power cabling:
- Connect the LCS and Luminaries to power:
– 3-pole power cable is required
- Connect the Dali communication between LCS and Luminaries:
– 2-pole power cable is required
– Both daisy-chain and star, or a combination, can be used for this
Keypads and sensors are using a 4-wire cable (and shield cable) that is connected from device to device to the LCS. The LCS is using ethernet cable to connect to internet direct or through a router/switch. Also, the touchpad and other peripherals as sensors are using ethernet to connect to the LCS.