Wireless LED lighting talks multiple communication protocols

December 15, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
GreenPeak Technologies (Utrecht, The Netherlands) has based a wireless LED lighting platform for low-cost ambient lighting around its GP651 communication chip that can support various ZigBee and IEEE 802.15.4 communication protocols.

GreenPeak’s wireless lighting offering can combine LED lights with smart ambient applications, giving residents the creative freedom to create lighting scenes that match mood and function. The solution supports 1- , 2- or 4-channel LED bulbs, allowing bulb manufacturers to build products which will give residents the ability to dim a bright LED bulb into warm white or to create a more vivid colourful scene. Settings and time schedules can be controlled by a Smart Home system, a smart phone or even a basic wireless switch.

GreenPeak’s wireless LED Lighting solution is built on the GP651 chip, supporting the IEEE 802.15.4 ZigBee wireless communication standards, mai]king it, “future-proof and protocol-agnostic.” GreenPeak says its wireless LED Lighting solution will seamlessly fit existing Smart Home systems, originating from different sources, “The GP651 silicon, in combination with a partner supplier’s LED driver that controls the power, will allow the LED light bulb manufacturers to produce light bulbs at very low cost, which will move the controlled LED lighting market into a new era of mass adoption.”

The GP651 is a low-cost, small footprint (QFN32), single chip solution. Additional cost savings can be achieved because of its 125°C spec, reducing the size of a heat sink, enabling a compact and creative product design, and reducing the complexity of manufacturing resulting in a low total BOM.

GreenPeak Technologies; www.greenpeak.com