Compatibility with Z-D4i motion sensors
The Zhaga-D4i standard defines the mechanical and electrical interface between a controller and a luminaire head and how to communicate digitally with the driver to, for example, control the light intensity or retrieve energy measurements. But that’s not all! The standard also includes support for “sensors”. Connected through a second Zhaga plug, these sensors, which are emerging on the market, are diverse and varied and allow, among other things, the detection of movement or the measurement of ambient brightness (photocell).
Following commitment to openness, interoperability and compatibility with standards, Novaccess now integrates this concept of Zhaga-D4i sensors. The use of motion detectors according to this standard is possible from now on with NovaLight and the solution will gradually open to other types of sensors. The range of sensors is currently limited due to their novelty. However, this range will expand in the future due to the operational efficiency of the Zhaga-D4i standard. This new standard makes it possible to decouple the controller from motion detectors. By offering compatible Zhaga-D4i products, Novaccess’s goal is that each of its customers can freely choose the sensor that best meets their needs. In fact, Zhaga detectors are placed under luminaires, which are installed at different heights depending on the project. This variety of cases implies that a catalog of detectors is available to adapt to each situation as well as possible.
Novaccess can now help you install a dynamic lighting system based on its OLC Zhaga lighting controllers and Zhaga-D4i motion sensors. Dynamic lighting makes it possible to vary the intensity of the luminaires according to the occupation of a street. This policy generates energy savings of up to 80%, depending on the settings. Motion sensors are usually installed with a second Zhaga plug under the luminaire head. We, therefore, advise our clients to order luminaires with two Zhaga sockets (one on the luminaire head and one underneath) in anticipation of the installation of sensors.