Honeywell Launches Lighting, Power Management System

Michal Christine Escobar
Senior Editor (Hotels)
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Honeywell, a provider of connected hospitality, announced its new INNCOM Spectre Energy Control, an easy-to-install, efficient lighting and power management system that fulfills California Title 24 requirements.1 Spectre extends occupancy detection to guestroom lights and outlets to conserve energy while also offering welcoming lights when a guest enters the room. Spectre from Honeywell integrates with its e-Series thermostats to combine lighting and power management in retrofit and new build projects. Spectre will be available for installation in September 2018.

The e-Series thermostat detects when a room is unoccupied and using the Spectre technology, it automatically turns off a room’s Spectre wall outlets and lights. Properties may customize the power-down timing to between 10 and 30 minutes after a guest leaves a room. When a guest re-enters the room, the door switch signals the thermostat, which communicates with the Spectre devices to activate the appropriate lights and outlets. This provides an inviting environment for guests and helps ensure they do not need to search for a light switch in the dark.  Lights can also be turned on and off manually using a Spectre master switch, giving guests a convenient way to darken the room before bed, and switch the lights on in the morning.

Spectre provides versatile lighting and wall socket power control and is easy to install. The system communicates with radio frequency signals eliminating the need for new wiring. When using an INNCOM system, Spectre’s flexibility allows it be integrated with third-party central electronic lock systems. The system reduces energy use that leads to lower costs and can contribute toward a return on investment. Spectre can also extend the lifespan of lights and appliances by optimizing use.

INNCOM Spectre can be used as part of a standalone INNCOM system or integrated as part of a networked energy management system.  Spectre integrates with Honeywell INNCOM E528 and INNCOM e7 thermostats. Its compatibility with LED, inductive, incandescent, and fluorescent lighting makes it an ideal opportunity for properties to fulfill California’s Title 24 energy conservation requirements.

Section 6 of the California Code of Regulations, Title 24, is a set of requirements for energy conservation, energy conservation, green design, construction and maintenance, fire and life safety, and accessibility. The guest rooms of hotels and motels fall under Title 24 residential compliance requirements.