Ready-made modules

Intelligence update for your lights

The SENSOTEC range from STEINEL Solutions now offers lighting manufacturers a versatile and easy-to-install solution to providing lights with precision sensor intelligence without having to compromise on design.

We offer extremely small infrared and high-frequency sensor modules equipped with the most sophisticated lens or antenna technology. Intelligent control units that communicate with the sensor modules provide intelligent lighting control for individually tailored settings and, of course, meet the demand for ever greater energy and cost savings.

We look forward to some interesting talks with you and will be pleased to join you in working out solutions that will leave you smiling.

SENSOTEC DALI-2 products

Controller, MB HF1 and MB HF2. DALI-2 certified.


With the new HF sensor modules, you, as a lighting manufacturer, can upgrade your products with HF sensor technology. Designed for indoor applications and featuring the latest HF technology from STEINEL, these modules switch light ON and OFF in response to ambient brightness and detected movement. Capable of detecting movement through thin non-metallic materials, these modules can be installed inside lights without a problem.

Monoblock sensors with integrated control unit

Nothing more is needed for your own sensor-switched light.


Everything combined in one module. The Monoblock sensors make it easy for you to  upgrade your lights with HF sensor technology. Designed for indoor applications  and featuring the latest HF technology from STEINEL, these modules switch light ON and OFF  in response to ambient brightness and detected movement. Capable of detecting movement through glass and thin, non-metallic materials, these modules can be installed inside lights  without a problem. The reach can be adjusted from 0.5 - 8 m. Our new Monoblock sensors  come complete with integrated control unit for DALI-2 and COM1. This enables us to create a space-saving sensor system for connection to DALI-2 bus systems.

SENSOTEC Controller

The heart of it all. Small but intelligent.


The controller is the central element of the SENSOTEC system. The controller communicates with the sensor via a standardised interface and transmits its signals to the light. With the sensor measuring the level of ambient light, the controller can control even, constant lighting. For this, only as much artificial light is added that is necessary to reach a previously defined light level. Selectable stay-ON times and adjustable response brightness to suit individual needs are just as much a part of the lineup as configuring the system via remote control. The controller is available in a relay version and a DALI-2 version.

SENSOTEC sensors

For easy combination with controllers. Unobtrusive and precise.


Infrared and high-frequency modules in a configuration optimised for combining with our controllers. The sensor ED PIR reliably detects movements with its patented multisegment pyro sensor and is suitable for indoor and outdoor lights. Thanks to its high-frequency sensor system, the sensors ED HF can penetrate thin, non-metallic materials regardless of temperature. Operating with a patch antenna, the sensors ED HF are particularly space-saving and are used wherever there is little space for the sensor system inside a light.

STEINEL sensors with SR technology

As a result of our partnership with Philips.


To permit direct communication with the Philips Xitanium interface, we offer two of our best and most successful sensors: the sensor SR PIR with its patented multi-segment pyro sensor, and the high-resolution sensor SR HF2. Both are ideal for installing in high-quality LED lights and are easy to adjust via infrared.


Luminaire-integrated bidirectional interface.


OSRAM DEXAL is a DALI-based, non-proprietary interface for networking components within a luminaire. In addition to the power supply, it also enables bidirectional communication between the OSRAM OPTOTRONIC DEXAL LED driver and the connected device. The OSRAM DEXAL technology enables manufacturers to produce intelligent and networked luminaires with an interface that is supported by many light management systems (LMS). The direct connection of STEINEL SENSOTEC Dexal sensors is also possible.

STEINEL sensor technologies at a glance

Long corridors, irregularly shaped stairwells, single-occupancy or open-plan offices, washrooms or warehouses: commercial properties have all kinds of different spatial situations. STEINEL has been devoted to the task of developing the best possible lighting control solution for each and every one of them for over 25 years. As a specialist and technology leader in this field, we employ all of the four commonly used sensor technologies in our products out of conviction. So that they can reliably detect any movement over every last inch of space in absolutely any situation.


Passive infrared

Responds to moving sources of heat.

The built-in pyro sensors respond to a change in infrared heat radiated within a defined detection zone - for example, when anyone enters the areas they are monitoring. STEINEL passive infrared detectors are the all-rounders when it comes to monitoring large areas such as warehouses, courtyard entrances or sports halls. They can provide a reach of up to 20 m and be mounted at heights of up to 14 m. They work reliably in damp, cold weather. Giving the highest detection quality on the market, they also underpin our claim of making the best products.



Fills the entire room and also detects movement around objects

Actively emitted from the sensor, ultrasonic waves (40 kHz) spread throughout the respective room. They envelop objects that are present in the room and permeate into every last corner. This means that the sensor can even detect movement if there is no visual contact between it and the person. STEINEL ultrasonic sensors are the perfect solution for open-plan offices and rooms with stud walls. Ultrasonic waves do not penetrate thin walls and are highly sensitive.


High frequency

Can even see through thin walls.

As an active system, the HF module emits electromagnetic waves and receives the echo reflected by walls and object at a frequency of 5.8 GHz. Any movement in the detection zone causes the echo to change and triggers a switch signal within a fraction of a second. The HF sensor operates irrespectively of ambient temperature and walking direction. No matter whether you approach the sensor from the front or side – the detection quality is always superb. HF waves penetrate panes of glass and stud walls and can therefore detect movements behind objects. The coverage is therefore total and without any blind spots. The HF sensor can also be installed behind suspended ceilings for aesthetic reasons or to protect it from vandalism and still provide optimum coverage.


Camera sensor system

Only detects people and can also count them.

We have been able to get the world's best specialists and universities passionate about STEINEL and to join us in developing the next quantum leap in sensor systems. What does that mean? Our STEINEL HPD 2 sensor is not only capable of identifying people in a room but can count them too. And it makes no difference whether persons are sitting, standing or moving about. This evaluation can be used in conjunction with the built-in humidity and temperature sensor to control lighting, heating and air-conditioning in line with demand. This boosts the options for using them in building automation. From now on, they will bring the best possible lighting and indoor climate to waiting rooms and meeting rooms.


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