No, Inspextor works with all brands of low-voltage lighting fixtures. Inspextor’s node hardware ensures that any brand of lighting fixture can be controlled in the software. MHT Technologies’ lighting brand, MHT Lighting, manufactures native PoE fixtures that are easy to integrate into any project, but that is completely optional and up to the lighting designer, architect, or interior designer to select the best fixtures for the space.
PoE lighting, or Power over Ethernet lighting, is a lighting system that utilizes Ethernet cables to transmit both data and power to LED light fixtures. This technology enables lighting fixtures to be powered and controlled through a single Ethernet cable, which simplifies the installation and reduces the costs associated with traditional lighting systems that require separate power and control wiring.
MHT Technologies offers an intelligent smart building platform, Inspextor, that leads the market in PoE lighting capabilities. MHT Technologies also produces native PoE fixtures, and PoE compatible fixtures, under its MHT Lighting fixture line.
- For a great overview, visit: What is PoE Lighting? 7 Best Power over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting Options – C&C Technology Group (cc-techgroup.com)
With PoE lighting, power is delivered to the fixtures through the Ethernet cables from a PoE switch or a midspan power injector, which converts the AC power from the mains to the DC power required by the LED lights. The data signal for controlling the lighting can also be transmitted over the same Ethernet cable, allowing for centralized control of the entire lighting system through a networked lighting control system. In building with DC infrastructure throughout and green energy going in, there would be no need for the AC to DC conversion thereby increasing energy efficiency even more.
PoE lighting offers several advantages, including energy efficiency, easy installation, and scalability. The use of LED lights also reduces energy consumption and maintenance costs. Additionally, PoE lighting systems can be easily reconfigured or expanded without the need for additional wiring, making them a popular choice for retrofitting existing buildings or for new construction projects.
Yes! We have installed projects where Inspextor controls connected automated shades, people counting sensors, access controls, standing desks and workstations, and a wide range of sensors – environmental, ambient light, motion, CO2, and more. With our open platform, you can design your facility with the brands, devices, and systems that work best for you and connect them to the Inspextor software via our nodes or open API.