OSRAM SYLVANIA Announces Wireless Area Lighting Controller for ENCELIUM Energy Management System

New Wireless Control for Groups of 0-10V and GreenBus II Enabled Devices


Lighting leader OSRAM SYLVANIA is expanding the capabilities of the ENCELIUM® Energy Management System (EMS) with the new wireless Area Lighting Controller (WALC) which allows a group of lighting devices to communicate via a wireless mesh network based on ZigBee® standards. The WALC connects groups of 0-10V dimmable luminaires for group dimming or switching applications. The sensor terminal block allows direct connection of dual tech sensors or other low voltage sensors to the wireless network for battery elimination or additional functionality. The GreenBus II port allows integration of ENCELIUM GreenBus II products into the wireless network for tailored lighting experiences, such as GreenBus II wired wallstations, relay panels or phase cut dimming applications. The versatile 20A WALC is unique in the market with its universal voltage operation (120-347V input), UL 924 emergency rating, and rugged design so it can control a range of applications from emergency lighting to extreme conditions with temperatures as low as -40ºF. It is also available with a damp rating for installations subject to moderate degrees of moisture such as basements and parking garages, as well as partially protected locations under canopies, marquees and roofed open porches. The WALC was also recognized by the IES Progress Report 2015 and can be used for plug loads to meet Title 24.

Individually addressable with the ENCELIUM Energy Management System (EMS), the WALC switches a single-wired zone of multiple luminaires ON or OFF via an integral high current relay while setting the zone’s overall light level through the control wiring of a fixtures’ dimmable ballasts or LED drivers. The high current rating of the WALC allows the system to switch an entire circuit of electrical loads or plug loads, eliminating the cost for using standard power relays or switch packs.

The WALC connects to the ENCELIUM Energy Management System by OSRAM, a scalable lighting control system that enables owners to elevate the cost effectiveness and occupant experience of their lighting spaces with just a click of the mouse. ENCELIUM has been recognized with accolades recently by Facility Executive, Consulting-Specifying Engineer and Commercial Building Products magazines for providing robust, sleek lighting control solutions, and the latest addition of the WALC further expands this award-winning system to hard-to-reach locations seeking less hassle and cost associated with installing wires for digitally controlled lighting.


OSRAM SYLVANIA is part of OSRAM Americas, a group of OSRAM companies located in North and South America. As a leader in lighting solutions and services, specializing in innovative design and energy saving technology, the company sells products for homes, businesses and vehicles under the brand names OSRAM, Traxon, ENCELIUM and SYLVANIA. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain of components, ranging from lamps, control units and optical semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) to luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. The OSRAM SYLVANIA and OSRAM Americas regional headquarters is located in Danvers, Massachusetts. For more information, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


OSRAM of Munich, Germany is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company's portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. OSRAM has around 34,000 employees worldwide and generated revenue of more than €5.1 billion in fiscal 2014 (ended September 30). The company's business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years. The company was listed on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt and Munich on July 8, 2013 (ISIN: DE000LED4000; WKN: LED 400; Trading symbol: OSR).

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