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A sensor (lat.: "sentire" = to feel) can measure certain physical and chemical properties and convert them into an electrical signal that can be further processed.
In the case of sensor lights, the sensor measures ambient brightness, heat from people or ultrasonic waves. The resulting electrical signal can then switch the luminaire on or off.
The future belongs to automatic light. And not just outdoors, where the STEINEL invention is already a standard feature of homes and farms. With the development of state-of-the-art high-frequency sensors, STEINEL has made this technology of the future socially acceptable for indoor use too. As a result, maximum energy efficiency and optimum living comfort can now also be achieved inside buildings - powered by STEINEL.
The innovation is hidden inside the luminaire. A high-frequency motion detector that welcomes you and your visitors with light when you enter the room and turns it off when it is no longer needed. Welcome home. Welcome to the future.
Individual setting of response brightness, duty cycle and range.
Easy installation: luminaire and sensor = 1 connection
Available as wall and ceiling lights in various designs
36 months manufacturer warranty.
5 years glass after-sales warranty.
All STEINEL lights are suitable for energy-saving and LED light sources.
Light ON and OFF ...automatically
An innovation from STEINEL - the original. STEINEL high-frequency (HF) sensors detect movements without delay and without any restrictions on "sensitivity" due to ambient temperature and direction of movement of the object to be detected.
The high-tech sensors send out signals and in the next instant receive the echo reflected from the walls and surrounding objects. A movement in the detection area is registered by the sensor within fractions of a second due to the changed echo image and the light is switched on immediately! After an individually adjustable follow-up time, the light switches off automatically.
STEINEL high-frequency sensors operate at 5.8 GHz. Since glass and thin walls pose no obstacle to these signals, the sensors can be mounted invisibly inside the lights from the outside. So nothing interferes with the attractive design of STEINEL SensorLights.
The power of approx. 1 mW corresponds to only approx. 1/1000th of a radio telephone.
You don't see intelligence, you just notice it. STEINEL HF technology is invisibly concealed inside the attractive lights and provides light "just in time".
There's no way around STEINEL's HF SensorLights. They seamlessly detect even the smallest movements within a 360° radius and at a distance of up to 8 m. If required, the range can be electronically reduced steplessly to as little as 1 m.
The detection range of STEINEL HF SensorLights is ideal for indoor applications. All-round detection of 360° means they can be installed on the wall or ceiling as required.
STEINEL HF SensorLights are equipped with a timer that ensures the light stays on for the set duration. The desired lighting duration can be set continuously between 5 sec and 15 min.
Setting the response threshold between 2-2000 lux determines at which ambient brightness the sensor light should become active. Already during the day or only at dusk or in darkness.
Modernization in the twinkling of an eye
STEINEL HF SensorLights are installed exactly like conventional lights. No additional work or cable connections are required. On the contrary: Complicated cross switches and corresponding cable routing can be dispensed with without replacement. There's no simpler and more convenient way to invest in the future.
STEINEL HF SensorLights are just as quick and easy to install as conventional lights: Attach the light to the wall or ceiling and screw the phase and neutral conductors into the luster terminals - that's it. Only manual switching on and off is no longer necessary thanks to integrated sensor technology.
Connection of further consumers
A large proportion of the HF sensor lights have a separate connection terminal with which a further consumer can be switched on. When entering the guest toilet, for example, another light or a fan is switched on with the light. The switching capacity is max. 100 watts.
The installation must be carried out professionally in accordance with the installation regulations customary in the country.
Five safety rules apply here:
With sensor lights, just like with a motion detector, you can make three different settings individually: Time, twilight threshold and range. These are product-specific, e.g. attached to the underside of the luminaire.
The time is specified in seconds and minutes, and the range in meters. The Lx, on the other hand, is the unit for illuminance, with 100,000lx corresponding to a bright sunny day and 0.001lx to a starry night. The motion detectors are adjustable up to 2000lx.
The process of converting solar energy into electrical energy takes place regardless of the choice of illuminant.
LED illuminants have advantages in that the energy consumption is much lower than with conventional illuminants. This means that the energy obtained can be used even more effectively.
Each solar light has a solar cell consisting of processed silicon. STEINEL solar lights feature the monocrystalline solar panel, which is highly efficient compared to polycrystalline and amorphous solar panels and can convert solar energy even when it is cloudy.
In the cell, the supply of light and heat (solar energy) releases positive and negative charge carriers, generating electric current (photovoltaics) that, in the case of STEINEL solar lights, charges a lithium-ferrum battery. In some products, this has a lighting reserve of up to 60 days at 20 switching operations per night, 2500 mAh capacity and is temperature-resistant from -20 to +40 degrees.
The battery feeds the STEINEL LED system from the converted solar energy, which can illuminate an area of up to 30sqm with 150 lumens at 1.2W. The highest efficiency is 124 lm/W.
STEINEL solar lights also feature a powerful infrared sensor that switches light only when it's really needed. The 140-degree sensor with Fresnel lens integrates perfectly into the design.
To make the solar lights even more efficient, STEINEL has built software into the light that sets up a permanent automatic demand analysis and takes care of reserve control.
The combination of monocrystalline solar panel, STEINEL LED system, infrared sensor, lithium-ferrum battery and intelligent control system is what makes STEINEL solar lights in particular highly efficient and so successful.
Solar energy is free and virtually inexhaustible, which means a great deal of energy can be saved, which is of great importance to both people and the environment.
The solar panel made of monocrystalline silicon oxide has the highest efficiency of all silicon processing. Moreover, silicon is the second most abundant element in the earth's crust.
Due to the fact that solar cells provide relatively little power, the combination with LED lamps is optimal, because they are much more energy efficient with higher light output.
In many cases, the solar light is combined with a twilight switch that turns on the light as soon as it gets dark. However, if the solar light has a sensor, light is also only switched on when it is really needed.
So for the consumer, the solar light offers a lot of convenience - on and off are switched automatically, you do not have a complex installation by cables and power laying, and the setting is easy to do.
The solar lamp and solar panel are best cleaned with a soft cloth and a mild cleaner.
However, the compatibility of the cleaner with the surface should be checked beforehand to prevent possible damage.
LED illuminants offer many advantages for the consumer:
High energy efficiency: the fact that efficiency decreases as electronic power increases means that less power is consumed for optimum function. The combination of STEINEL sensor technology and state-of-the-art LED technology can thus save over 90 percent energy.Long life: To protect the LED from overheating, STEINEL has developed a unique cooling system. This makes it possible to achieve a real service life of 30 years and more.Light efficiency: LEDs are significantly brighter in comparison - with less energy consumption.Despite the higher purchase price, LED light sources are far more economical than conventional incandescent lamps.
STEINEL outdoor floodlights are predominantly equipped with an infrared sensor.
Infrared sensors react to the heat radiation of moving persons and switch e.g.: the lighting on and after an adjustable time off again.
Mode of operation:
Light sensation: The LED powerhouse
STEINEL is already making future technology accessible to everyone. In the XLed Home spotlight, high-performance LEDs ensure perfect illumination and sensationally low energy consumption.
The new high-tech floodlight needs less than 15 watts to bathe the surroundings in glistening light. The incredibly high efficiency is made possible by the use of LEDs as illuminants and an innovative control system. These modern components have another major advantage: compared to halogen lamps or incandescent lamps, they have an almost unlimited service life. The long service life is aided by STEINEL's Active Thermo Control technology, which protects the LEDs from overheating.
Because the floodlight generates only a fraction of the heat of conventional floodlights, it can be mounted under canopies without any problems. The extremely swivelling light panel can be optimally aligned with the area to be illuminated.
Intelligent light switching is provided by STEINEL's IR sensor technology, which has been tried and tested a million times over and is also used in the IS 140-2 motion detector. The combination of LED technology and sensor control results in savings of 90% compared with conventional halogen floodlights.
Sensor-switched halogen floodlight
STEINEL Sensor-Switched Halogen Floodlights are the ideal solution for illuminating house fronts, driveways and vulnerable areas with extra brightness. These vigilant floodlights are designed for light sources of varying strengths from 150 to 500 watts of light output. This automatically puts special eye-catchers in the right light, welcomes guests and effectively deters the uninvited. The STEINEL range offers the right model for every application, from the low-cost HS 5140 Fresnel lens floodlight to the microprocessor-controlled HS 500 high-tech floodlight. The HS 150 and HS 300 floodlights are fitted with a ceramic reflector.
The detection range can be precisely adapted to local conditions by means of the horizontally and vertically swiveling multi-lens (HS 150 DUO, HS 300 DUO, HS 500 DUO) or Fresnel lens (HS 5140) and can be restricted with the enclosed cover panels.Simple setting of time and twilight threshold via rotary control.
Light ON. Light OFF.
Automatic luminaires are implemented with the help of motion sensors. Two different technologies are used here: For indoor areas, RF sensors are the optimal solution; for outdoor areas, only passive infrared (PIR) sensors are used.
Heat radiation as a remote switch
The heart of a PIR sensor system is a so-called pyrosensor. This electronic component reacts to changes in the incident infrared heat radiation with a change in voltage. Since every person emits infrared radiation due to their body heat, they inevitably change the thermal image detected by the sensor when they enter the system's field of view. The resulting voltage jump is processed by the electronics to switch light.In order to be able to react to movements within the detection range, the sensor systems are equipped with a segment lens. It divides the field of view of the pyrodetector into active and passive (not visible to the sensor) zones. If a heat body crosses a zone boundary, the IR radiation received changes for the sensor and it emits a signal.
STEINEL has developed multisensor technology for particularly high demands on the size of the detection zone. Here, two or even three pyro sensors are arranged at a special angle to each other within the system so that their detection ranges add up.
STEINEL Multilens Technology
Multi-lens technology (MLT) enables seamless monitoring of a hemispherical detection area. It is thus the optimal lens system for motion detectors with dual or triple sensors.
Fresnel lenses offer the simplest way to segment the detection range of an infrared detector. A group of individual lenses is arranged in a circular segment. With a maximum detection angle of 180°, an area of up to 225m2 can be reliably monitored. A second optical window for the area below the main detection zone makes it almost impossible for the sensors to creep underneath.
STEINEL sensors generally have a max. range of 12m, which can be shortened if the direction of travel is radial (towards the sensor).
Infrared sensors react to the heat radiation of moving persons and switch e.g.: the lighting on and after an adjustable time off again.
Mode of operation:
Every body with a temperature above absolute zero (-273.5°C) emits electromagnetic radiation. In the case of the human temperature range, this radiation is in the infrared range. The so-called passive infrared motion detectors use this fact.
The heart of the infrared sensor technology is a so-called pyrosensor. This electronic module reacts when the infrared heat radiation within its detection range changes, i.e. when a person enters the detection range. The resulting voltage jump is converted by the system into an electronic pulse that switches the light.
The range of STEINEL infrared sensors depends on the direction of movement. On average, the range is approx. 12m with tangential movement (parallel to the sensor), which is shorter with radial movement (towards the sensor).
All STEINEL Bluetooth products, whether outdoor light, spot or floodlight, can be interconnected. Other Bluetooth product makes, however, cannot be interconnected with STEINEL products.
At the moment, they can't be integrated into a smart home system, but our developers are working on ways of resolving the problem.
The minimum distance for Cube lights and the 800-series is 5 m to avoid inadvertent activation by the iHF sensors. But if you do ever wish to install the products more closely together, simply deactivate the sensor on every second product via an app. For all other products, there is no need to observe any minimum distance. The maximum distance between any product should not be any more than 30 m.
In theory, any number of products can be interconnected. However, a new network should be opened if you are interconnecting more than 100 products.
A password can be set for both the installation level and the user level. This can prevent unauthorised access. Alternatively, Bluetooth access can be completely deactivated and will only be reactivated for 60 minutes after a power reset.
The Cube-series products can be set on the product itself and also using the app. All other products can only be operated via the app.
To begin with, Bluetooth is a standard that has proven its high level of communication reliability for many years, it is available on virtually every terminal device and, supporting the low-energy standard, uses an extremely low level of energy - much less than Wi-Fi, for example. Then, of course, it requires no bridge/gateway in the way that other wireless protocols do, such as Zigbee.