16 March 2020
Launch product series FELA SWITCH
With its own switch range for the first time at "Light+Building 2020"
Capacitive wireless switch with novel Casambi technology.
The FELA SWITCH allows in an elegant, individual way a high flexibility in interior design, store and exhibition stand construction or lighting in public spaces. Using energy-saving Bluetooth technology, luminaires can be controlled from anywhere in the room.
The switch or switch series is the first own product of FELA GmbH. The FELA SWITCH Casambi switch series comes in three standard colors (black, white, silver-grey) and with up to four freely configurable buttons. The Casambi protocol (Bluetooth Low Energy), which is widely used in the lighting industry, serves as the transmission path.
The FELA SWITCH CASAMBI is available in two versions: as a version that can be permanently mounted in a standard flush-mounted box with a 230-volt connection, or as a mobile version with a battery in a high-quality housing made of solid aluminum.
"After having developed and realized so many extraordinary designs and projects for our customers, we felt we could offer the market a modern, technically mature and need-oriented product," said Eberhard Heiser, deputy managing director and responsible for CASAMBI.
The FELA SWITCH will be presented for the first time at "Light+Building 2020" in Frankfurt and is available immediately for commercial customers. The switch series can be easily combined with existing luminaires or switches. This creates an optimal, expandable solution with simple installation and high functionality.
Slim and elegant with the special feel of real glass. A feather-light touch is all that is needed for switching, as the FELA SWITCH dispenses completely with mechanical parts and switches capacitively. The wireless version is available in an anodized aluminum housing in natural or black.
Thanks to innovative manufacturing technology, the FELA SWITCH can be customized in an uncomplicated and cost-effective manner - whether color, icons to identify the buttons, personal lettering or logo. The individualization takes place behind glass. In this way, the personal design is permanently protected against wear and tear, dirt or damage.
Whether on/off, dimming or scenes - once configured, the FELA SWITCH does not require any cables or smartphone/mobile phone.
The four buttons (or up to 6 buttons in the 230V version) can be freely assigned: permanently assigned luminaire, a whole group of luminaires, color temperature (Tuneable White), flexible light scenes or calling up animations.
The button assignment is defined in the free Casambi app or can be changed accordingly in the app, should switches or luminaires be added to the network.
Casambi is a wireless protocol based on Bluetooth Low Energy, developed at the Nokia Research Center. This is one of the most advanced wireless technologies used in all smartphones, tablets and smartphones and enjoys a corresponding level of penetration and acceptance.
Each node of the system replicates the entire intelligence of the system, forming or extending a mesh network. An internet connection is not required for everyday operation, it is only needed once for the configuration of the user interface.
About FELA GmbH
As a privately owned, group-independent, medium-sized company in the southern Black Forest, FELA generated sales of 23 million euros in 2019 with 110 employees. The headquarters with production and administration is located in Villingen-Schwenningen, the trading business with Asia is handled in Solingen (NRW).
In addition to the production and trading of FR4-based PCBs, the company's other mainstays are the manufacture of capacitive glass input systems under the FELAM GLASLINE brand and, as a technology leader, FELAM THERMOLINE technology, IMS PCBs and systems for power LED applications based on aluminum or copper.
The company has 20 years of experience in the field of building automation (lighting, room temperature control, time recording) and smart home. The FELA SWITCH switch series for high-end lighting, store and store construction, as well as the caravan and special vehicle industry is the first own product.
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