B.E.G. Controls, a manufacturer of indoor and outdoor motion, occupancy, and vacancy sensors introduced its back to basics “Unsystem” in 2017. With a focus on simplicity, the “Unsystem” is a stand-alone room solution consisting of three components — a MINI sensor, a dimming power pack, and a momentary switch. With this set up, the “Unsystem” provides advanced solutions including daylight harvesting and plug load control — capabilities normally found only in more complex networked systems. The MINI sensor, the core of the “Unsystem,” was honored by the IES with its inclusion in their 2017 Progress Report. Now, B.E.G. Controls is taking simplicity to the next level with the introduction of RATIO for lighting scene control.
RATIO is designed as an easy to use, unobtrusive, architectural solution for scene control. RATIO, like the Unsystem, uses three easy to install components ─ a FLAT sensor, a small power supply, and a matchbook size push button controller (seen here).
Less than a millimeter thick, the FLAT sensor (seen below) is the only completely flat occupancy sensor/photocell on the market. The power supply can be installed on the first fixture receiving power, and the push button controller can fit in a single gang switch box and utilizes any style of momentary switch from any manufacturer.
RATIO can control as many as 35 LED fixtures utilizing intelligent drivers into into four different groups or scenes. It eliminates the need for a complicated wall controller. RATIO allows users to utilize any style of momentary switch or push button control, putting the look of the wall station in the hands of the designer, rather than the product engineer.
The scenes on a RATIO solution can be programmed using Bluetooth, on a smartphone or a tablet with a free app from B.E.G. Controls.
Although designed as a single space solution, the components of the RATIO solution can be integrated into a fully networked system by B.E.G. Controls or into systems from other manufacturers.
Founded in 1975, Brück Electronic GmbH, is family owned with its headquarters in Lindlar, Germany. In 1986 B.E.G. became one of the first companies in Germany to produce motion detectors for automatic lighting control. As the company’s U.S. organization, B.E.G. Controls is located in Peachtree City, GA.