Power to the Specifier, Part One: Open Architecture
Born from the desire to smash the limits imposed by wired and proprietary control systems, Casambi hails a new dawn for versatile lighting installations that can bring any design to life – giving total Power to the Specifier. Our latest blog series by the same name from Casambi North America unpacks this affirmation. Starting with Open Architecture.
For decades, specifiers have been locked into outdated lighting control systems that force compliance within a given manufacturer’s product line. They’ve designed their controls, light fixtures and systems so they are only compatible with their brand name. This has caused a ripple limiting specifiers and lighting designers from bringing their visions to life, as they have to work within the confines of what is offered by that specific brand from functionality to design aesthetic.
Being forced to comply with the restrictions of traditional wiring and lighting systems is not synonymous with creating a beautifully designed space. Recognizing these limitations compelled Casambi to bring power to the specifier, which grants the specifier the autonomy to make the best decisions based on the project, as opposed to settling for the limitations of a given brand and product features.
Casambi’s technology is an unmatched solution—designed to be a fully wireless, non-invasive, luminaire-
Technology has evolved exponentially in the last 5 years, so much so that at the tap of a button or the swipe of a finger we have access to almost anything we want.
Taking it a step further, in a time where customization is coveted, we can order one-of-a-kind products, tweaked to meet our desires which could only be dreamt of before. Yet when we look at the progress of the lighting industry, much of it is designed with a closed architecture which prohibits specifiers and designers from bringing their ideal design and functionality to fruition. Customization and creativity are limited to the confines of a specific manufacturer or brand, which is an antiquated approach.
Casambi flips this script, bringing lighting controls into the twenty-first century, by giving specifiers, engineers, designers, and end users a fully customizable experience with our “lighting agnostic” wireless Bluetooth technology. Casambi’s solution works with and can be integrated into software applications and hardware components manufactured by third-party vendors. We’ve thoughtfully designed our lighting controls with an open architecture that impacts the entire process from ideation to actualization.
Whether Casambi is incorporated in the planning stage or brought into a retrofit, you have full autonomy to choose the manufacturer, light fixture, and/or switch that will elevate the space to match your vision. What’s more, Casambi’s smart lighting network is minimally invasive incorporating a chip – or “node” – into the switches and fixtures; all of which are controlled by the Casambi App providing luminaire
–level controls at the tap of your finger. Without the wireless network provided by Casambi, this level of control, customization and ease of use is non-existent.
Operating with an open architecture also presents limitless opportunities for white label partnerships with manufacturers. Incorporating our nonproprietary technology at inception, opens pathways for creativity that were historically bogged down by red tape. Building Casambi into switches, sensors and fixtures sets an expectation of control and customization, as opposed to this functionality coming as an afterthought.
We believe that specifiers, and designers should have the right to choose and this right is reflected in our progressive technology. Casambi empowers the collective through an inherently open architecture.