The new technology will allow electricians to install the system into homes that don't have a network of Ethernet cables.
The plug and play device uses PulseWorx Gen II Universal Powerline Bus (UPB) to control signals over a home's electrical wiring system for fast installation.
Bob Farinelli, President and Chief Technological Officer at Elan said that their new Elan lighting system is easy to install, meets both retrofit and new construction installations, and is modular so homeowners are never locked into a fixed, expensive, household wiring system. The new offering is also upgradeable at any time because the system overlays existing wiring.
Standard light switches are replaced with the system's UPB-enabled smart switches that inject addressable control signals over the home's electrical system to control any electrical device on the system. Out-of-the-box the system will control any connected load, lighting scenes and dimming functions.
That level of control includes basic on/off functions as well as more advanced lighting effects such as time-keyed highlights, fades, incremental light changes and nightlight pathways. The system also adds advanced scheduling and remote access features when paired with the company's current HomeLogic line and future "g!" IP-based controllers.
All devices on the system have unique addresses that provide the capability and bandwidth required to handle large projects and MDU applications.
"As a stand-alone system, Elan Lighting empowers Dealers and homeowners alike," said Mr. Farinelli. "Dealers have a very attractive new selling category with a low entry level cost, high levels of user satisfaction and unlimited expansion. Homeowners have immediate lighting control for security, convenience and effortless energy conservation without the cost of a major, whole house installation. Even at entry-level, a single button-press at a bedside keypad makes it easy to ensure all the lights on the system are turned off at night, while smart dimming reduces energy consumption and increases bulb life. Plus, when combined with our new IP-based g! system, Elan Lighting can be controlled remotely â€” even from your iPhone."