High bay sensor utilises PIR sesnor technology

26th September 2014
Source: Steinel
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
High bay sensor utilises PIR sesnor technology

Designed to provide savings on energy and maintenance in high-ceilinged industrial applications, the HBS 200 high bay indoor occupancy sensor has been released by Steinel. Even when mounted at a height of 14m, the easy-to-install sensor is designed to be highly sensitive. To reduce the energy that is wasted by lighting spaces when they are not in use, the sensor features PIR (passive infrared) sensor technology.

The sensor can be mounted onto high bay luminaires or junction boxes, making the installation process easier as there is less wiring involved. Through 360° coverage and a 30x4m detection zone, a single sensor can cover a long aisle or passageway. Featuring 280 switching zones, the PIR sensor is sensitive enough to detect the presence of people at ground level. With this, lights will automatically switch on when they are needed and switch off when the space is empty, both without a relay click. 

The sensor’s time threshold can be adjusted to any setting, from 15 seconds to 30 minutes, enabling delay control. So that energy is not wasted on lighting spaces already lit by daylight, the response light level can be adjusted from 2–2000lx. The HBS 200, which operates from -20-+50°C, is suitable for use in the aisles of warehouses, distribution centres and loading docks. Manufactured using UV-resistant plastic, the sensor measures 99x99x69.1mm and is offered with a five-year warranty as standard.

Peter Lawrence, Managing Director, Steinel (UK), comments: “Warehouses and other high-ceilinged spaces present a unique set of challenges when seeking to control the lighting. However, the launch of the HBS 200 now makes it simple to take advantage of occupancy sensors. Even when mounted at a great height, the sensor switches on the lights instantaneously when a person enters the space. The result is important savings on energy bills and CO2 emissions, with the added benefit of a reduction in lighting-related maintenance.”


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