Solar Powered Occupancy Sensor

EnOcean Solar Powered Occupancy Sensor

Recently EnOcean announced its new product self-powered occupancy sensor Sensolux. It combines a 360 degrees PIR detector and light level sensor for automated lighting control. The Sensolux uses solar energy to get the power. It needs just a 3 hours of ambient light a day to be fully charged and can work in the dark for 48 hours.

The solar powered occupancy sensor can be used standalone together with a lighting control actuator or can be integrated into a LON or KNX/EIB network. The Sensolux includes a functionality to report its own energy level.

Personally I like the “green technology” solutions. They save our money and our environment. But, in my mind, £147.10 is too much for 360 degrees motion detector. Even it’s solar powered and “green”.

[via AutomatedHome]

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    1. Genter, 23. March 2008, 23:27

      Omnio from Switzerland lauched also an self-powered occupancy sensor – the “eagle PM101”. That sensor has 5 channels for different functions. All actuators and gateways can be used with that sensor.
      Read more on or

  • Michael Stepanov, 26. March 2008, 10:38

    The sensors looks nice. Will read and blog about it soon.

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  • Occupancy Sensors, 7. April 2011, 11:53

    Good to know about the new product!! Occupancy sensors have great usage in area where usage of light and electricity is high.

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