Super-strength Relays Expand Abilities of ILLUMRA Self-powered Wireless Light Controls

ILLUMRA, the largest North American supplier of self-powered, battery-free, wireless lighting control, announced today the release of four powerful new switching relays. The devices are used in conjunction with EnOcean-enabled self-powered wireless light switches to provide maintenance free, reliable, and reconfigurable lighting control and energy management solutions. With an increased range and load capacity, the new ILLUMRA relays allow installers to experience the simplicity of advanced ILLUMRA controls in a greater number of applications.

Installers can now use battery-free wireless light switches to control electrical loads up to 1500W (120V) or 3000W (240V). Additionally, users can now control lights from 150 feet away with high reliability. “The new ILLUMRA relays have been eagerly anticipated by our growing network of customers, distributors, and sales representatives in the commercial sector,” said Jan Finlinson, Vice President of ILLUMRA. “The increased power ratings, longer range wireless capability, 3-way switching and motor load control make these products extremely valuable to the wireless lighting control and energy management industry.”

Buildings that use ILLUMRA products potentially qualify for LEED credits and Energy-Star ratings. Such buildings require fewer materials and less labor during installation, and have the ability to use less energy. The new ILLUMRA relay receivers are ideal for use in commercial office spaces, warehouses, conference rooms, hospitals, entertainment venues, and other commercial/industrial applications. The devices have also been integrated directly into lighting fixtures by manufacturers, resulting in fixtures delivered to the job-site with ILLUMRA wireless controls built-in.

The new relays are available in three-wire and five-wire versions and are normally installed in an electrical junction box, fixture, or wiring cavity. The three-wire relay provides quick and easy basic wireless control while the five-wire relay provides more flexibility during installation and has a larger load rating, including motor loads. Each ILLUMRA relay receiver can respond to as many as 30 unique switches and/or sensors. Programming a receiver to respond to the unique ID of any transmitter can be done in a few seconds. The switches and sensors that control the relays are normally installed after the walls, furniture, and equipment have been installed in the space, simplifying electrical planning.


ILLUMRA is the largest supplier in North America, of self-powered, battery-free, wireless lighting control and energy management systems, and a member of the EnOcean Alliance. All ILLUMRA products operate using the EnOcean protocol, the de facto standard for energy-harvesting wireless controls. EnOcean technology allows energy harvesting ILLUMRA transmitters to operate indefinitely without the use of batteries. The motion of a switch actuation, light on a solar cell, or other ambient energy in the environment provides power to ILLUMRA transmitters, providing zero-maintenance wireless devices. The ILLUMRA product line includes multiple products which operate in the uncrowded 315 MHz band offering greater transmission range than other wireless technologies and minimal competitive traffic.

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