Initially, both power-line carrier
and wireless control systems were considered; however, after the power-line carrier
controlled luminaires produced delayed responses, all luminaires were fitted with wireless controls.
The three main types of whole-home arrangements are low-voltage hard-wired systems, power-line carrier
systems, and radio frequency (RF) systems.
* The utility is able to send power-line carrier
(PLC) signals to dim lighting based on the utility system's coincident peak which, in this case, happens to be different from the customer's building peak.
Additional networking kits will follow, including high-speed radio frequency and power-line carrier