I-Star Lighting Bluetooth® Mesh Control System Earns Industry Recognition in 2019 IES Progress Report

Aug. 12, 2019

Bluetooth transmitter and receiver modules simplify lighting controls with a simple-to-install wireless mesh communication network that gives users the ability to control color temperature and brightness with standard 0 – 10V dimming controls.

I-Star Lighting, an innovative global supplier of LED lighting fixtures, LED drivers, and advanced solid-state lighting controls, was recognized in the Illumination Engineering Society (IES) 2019 Progress Report for its Bluetooth Mesh control system. The 2019 Progress Report was presented at the IES Annual Conference on August 9 in Louisville, KY.

As the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination, IES annually announces significant new advancements in lighting products, research, publications, and design tools in its IES Progress Report. Acceptance is based on an impartial judging process used by the committee to evaluate each submission on its uniqueness, innovation, and significance to the lighting industry.

I-Star Lighting’s Bluetooth® Control System enables lighting system designers to simplify the installation of a wireless mesh network to control multiple fixtures using standard dimming controls. The system includes Bluetooth transmitter and receiver modules, paired with an I-Star Tunable White LED driver, which can be used to develop a comprehensive control system for any LED light fixture using only standard 0 – 10V dimmers.

“I-Star’s Bluetooth Control System delivers a user-friendly, easy to install wireless mesh network for lighting using standard dimmers and fixtures,” said Melissa Chen, vice president of I-Star Lighting. “The result is a comprehensive wirelessly-controlled and fully tunable and dimmable lighting network at a fraction of the cost of proprietary lighting control systems.”

The I-Star Bluetooth Control System consists of Bluetooth transmitter and receiver modules featuring universal input voltage (120 – 277Vac) and a 150W power rating.

The system is designed for simple installation and commissioning:

  • The I-Star Bluetooth transmitter module is hard-wired to any standard 0 – 10V dimmer at the point of control (typically a wall switch).
  • The I-Star Bluetooth receiver module is hard-wired to a LED driver that controls one or multiple standard LED light fixtures in the overall installation, enabling color temperature as well as dimming control.
  • Providing central control and user programmability is the I-Star Gateway programmable interface controller, which enables the user to program the overall lighting system to adjust color temperature and light intensity for specific times over the course of the day. The system can also be programmed to respond to the inputs from light sensors in the room.
  • Using the I-Star Bluetooth Mobile App (iLighting-L), the Gateway interface controller can be programmed, and the transmitter and receiver modules can be paired for secure communications. Once programmed, the user can now control both the color temperature and light dimming for all connected light fixtures simply by using the standard wall dimmer controls.

The I-Star Bluetooth modules are UL & CUL certified.

For more information about the I-Star Bluetooth Control System, please visit: http://bit.ly/I-Star-bluetooth

About the Illumination Engineering Society:

Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For more than one hundred years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. IES has a diverse membership of engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

About I-Star Lighting:

I-Star Lighting is part of I-Star Technology Co., Ltd., an innovative LED lighting company founded in Shanghai in 2007 and focused on developing reliable, energy-efficient, integrated lighting solutions for customers worldwide, using a flexible manufacturing process that employs world-class quality production facilities in multiple countries.

I-Star Technology Co, Ltd.

China & Europe

Melissa Chen

Tel: +86-21-3451-0764

Email: [email protected]


I-Star Lighting - North America

David Cox

Tel: +1 (919) 410-9856


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