Method and pc-based device for control of lighting infrastructure

FIELD: electricity.

SUBSTANCE: invention relates to control of lighting infrastructure. One embodiment of the invention ensures PC-based method for control of lighting infrastructure, which includes the following stages: generating of the united room layout (10) with lighting infrastructure by joining different room layouts at the display (12, S10); receiving and processing of input signals (14) related to generated united room layout (S12) and generating output signals (16) to control lighting infrastructure in response to processed input signals (S14). The united room layout ensures intuitive control of lighting infrastructure in the way similar to PC painting programme.

EFFECT: simplified control of lighting infrastructure.

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AREA of TECHNOLOGY

The invention relates to a lighting infrastructure, such as a complex lighting system.

The LEVEL of TECHNOLOGY

The implementation is based on LED (Light Emitting Diode, light-emitting diode) lighting in home and professional environments, people will be able to create and modify the perceived atmosphere of an environment. People known for the ability to adjust the lighting level and the inclusion of directional lamps to increase the cosiness of the environment. In the short term, they will be able to create more atmospheres through the use of LED lighting on walls and objects, or by changing the color temperature of ambient light in the room, or by creating spots of light to sustain its activities. Increasing the number of opportunities is due to the increase in the number of controls. For complex lighting infrastructure with many different lighting units or lamps simple management tools, such as switches or the wheel of muting, will be enough people to create a desired lighting atmosphere. All these tools are known to the user, but these control units can only act on one lamp or group of lamps. In the shops or meeting rooms present a more complex osvet�enforcement infrastructure. In order to create and modify lighting atmosphere, the installer usually asked to program some lighting scenes: installer usually combines coverage in the group and provides control values for groups or individual lamps. These control values are then stored as a scene. And the user is restricted to selecting only the previously programmed scenes. But when the user wants to create or configure a lighting atmosphere itself, will need a more intuitive interface.

Document US 2007/0189026 A1 discloses methods and systems for providing control signals for lighting systems, including methods and systems for upstream effects and impressions for lighting systems. In one embodiment, the implementation presents a method of generating control signals for the lighting system, which uses the generation of the image or representation of the image, such as an explosion, for example. This image can be used for generating control signals.

Summary of the INVENTION

The object of the present invention is to provide a method and implemented a computer device for controlling a lighting infrastructure that will make users more simple and intuitive creation of lighting with�Yong atmospheres or with the help of lighting infrastructure.

The problem is solved by the subject matter of the independent claims. Additional implementation options are shown in dependent claims.

The basic idea of the present invention is to provide a single view of a three-dimensional space for the room with the lighting infrastructure that will make users more simple and intuitive controls of the lighting infrastructure. A single view of the room is a two-dimensional combination of different views of the room to reduce the dimensionality of the complexity of lighting control infrastructure in place. In particular, a single view of the room is created by combining different representations of surfaces with lighting (lighting) effects, such as different walls of the room that can be lit lighting such as wall lights, illuminating the wall of the room, or spot lights aimed at the wall of the room, and virtual representations to simulate lighting effects created, for example, lighting unit, which provides some General lighting in the room. A single view of the room makes users more simple and intuitive controls of the lighting infrastructure, POSCO�ECU it allows the user to create lighting effects like using computer paint programs.

One variant of the invention provides a method of controlling a lighting infrastructure by means of a computer, comprising stages

- generate a unified view of the room for the room with the lighting infrastructure by combining different views of the room on the display,

- receiving and processing input signals in relation to the generated unified view of the room, and

- create output signals for controlling the lighting infrastructure in response to the processed input signals.

The user can more easily and intuitively control the lighting infrastructure, such as lighting system in her/his home with several different lighting such as spot lights, wall lights, etc. a Single view of the room allows the user to create the desired lighting atmosphere or scene in the room just as it is done using a computer drawing program, such as designing the lighting effects are displayed in a single view of the room.

According to an additional embodiment, the step of creating a unified view of the premises for the premises may contain the combined views of the putting surfaces with lighting effect�and and virtual representations of the premises for the simulation of lighting effects in the room.

For example, the walls of the room with mounted wall-mounted lamps can be combined with a virtual representation of a floor of a premise at a certain level in a single view of the room. In this single view of the room can be determined from the reference point to the location of the premises where the effect of the maximum lighting control. This reduces the scale of the problem of simulating lighting effects in the room.

The step of receiving and processing input signals in the embodiment of the invention can include receiving user input from input means, the purpose of a received user input to one or more lighting effects on the environment or lighting units of the lighting infrastructure, identification of lighting effect from the received user input and generating control signals for one or more lighting units relative to a specific lighting effect. For example, user input may be, for example, the input using a pointing device such as a mouse, via a graphical user interface (GUI) of a computer performing the method. The input may include commands select and click, such as selecting a certain area of the premises that is rendered using a unified view of the room, � click, for example, the button fill color to fill the selected area to the desired lighting color. Thus, the accepted user input may then automatically be assigned to a lighting blocks that are suitable for creating the desired lighting effect in a room, for example, by analyzing the lighting infrastructure and choice of lighting blocks located in or having a lighting effect in the selected area and having the ability to produce light with the desired color. A specific lighting effect user input, such as creating a desired lighting color, can then be used to automatically generate suitable control signals such as control signals addressed to the designated lighting units, and management addressed the lighting units to generate light with the desired light color.

Definition of lighting effect from the received user input may, in an additional embodiment, contain a definition of the color distribution, which is defined in the independent color space of the lighting device. Thus, the desired user illumination color can be displayed on the computer screen so that it is substantially corresponded to the� lighting color in reality.

Independent color space of the lighting device can be, for example, one of the following: CIE XYZ; CIE xyY; Computer RGB.

According to an additional embodiment, the determination of the lighting effect from the received user input may include determining the intensity distribution of illumination in the room. This allows the user to enter the distribution of the light intensity, for example, by determining the points of varying intensity in the selected region with a unified view of the room.

In addition, the definition of lighting effect from the received user input may include determining the color temperature of the lighting in the room in one embodiment of the invention. For example, the user can enter the desired color temperature of the light in the selected area unified view of the room.

In an additional embodiment, the step of receiving and processing input signals generated relatively unified view of the premises may further comprise receiving as user input from input means of the operation "drag and drop" graphical representation of lamps in a single view of the premises, and specifying the effects of the lamp on the floor and walls in a single PR�dostavlenii of the room. This allows the user to display lighting effects lamps in different locations, like a planning application home/office, which allows the user to virtually plan the furnishings in the room. With a unified view of the room, the user can easily determine whether we wish the lighting effect placed by the user of the lighting unit or not.

Additional variant of implementation of the invention provides that the step of creating the output signals for controlling the lighting infrastructure in response to the processed input signals may include broadcast the color distribution and the light intensity control value by means of a computer model of the lighting infrastructure and the creation of control signals from control values. A computer model of the lighting infrastructure is used to "transfer" the virtual lighting performance in a particular embodiment of the lighting infrastructure in which it is used to generate control values for the light infrastructure required to create a desired lighting. Thus, the computer model can be viewed as a kind of abstraction level, which can be replaced depending on the lighting infrastructure, which will control.

The method may include, in an additional embodiment, steps:

- receiving and processing control signals from the lighting infrastructure, and

- show the distribution of color values and light intensity in response to the processed control signals in a single view of the room for the room with the lighting infrastructure. Thus, the actual situation with the lighting in the room can also be represented in a single view the premises and to assist the user in her/his management of the lighting infrastructure. It is also useful if the control lamps of the lighting infrastructure can also be changed by other tools, such as dimmers or switches, as any change of the light can be reflected in a single view of the room.

According to an additional embodiment of the invention, may be provided a computer program which has the ability to perform the aforementioned method according to the invention when executed by a computer. Thus, the method according to the invention can be applied, for example, to existing lighting infrastructure that is adapted to executed computer programs provided, for example, download link or through the nose�tel records.

According to an additional embodiment of the invention according to the invention can be provided a recording medium storing a computer program, such as a CD-ROM, DVD, memory card, floppy disk, or similar storage media suitable for storing computer program for electronic access.

Additional variant of implementation of the invention provides a computer programmed to perform the method according to the invention and containing an interface for communication with the lighting infrastructure. The computer may be, for example, PC (personal computer) operating system with a graphical user interface (GUI) that can display a single view of the premises, and a user interface for controlling a lighting infrastructure according to the invention in the window system, such a computer drawing program, thus allowing users with comfortable and intuitive control of lighting infrastructure using familiar user controls, known from paint programs, such as selection tools area, fill tools, retouching tools, etc.

According to an additional embodiment of the invention, there is provided a computer-implemented device for controlling the light�individual infrastructure wherein the device contains

- processing means adapted to generate a unified view of the room for the room with the lighting infrastructure by combining different views of the room on the display and for receiving and processing input signals generated relatively unified view of the room, and

a controller, arranged to generate output signals for controlling the lighting infrastructure in response to the processed input signals.

According to an additional embodiment of the invention, the device may be arranged to receive control signals and may further contain the Visualizer view, made with the possibility to change the distribution of color and/or intensity in a single view of the room in response to received control signals. The control signals can be taken, e.g., from other funds change lighting controls such as dimmers and switches, or from one or more cameras monitoring the premises. Thus, a lighting atmosphere in the room can be displayed using a unified view of the room and the user can easily and intuitively configure and create the desired lighting atmosphere or scene in the room. �visualizator representation can be implemented by software, which is performed by the device, and may comprise a reverse model of the lighting infrastructure, thus allowing a kind of feedback with lighting infrastructure for a unified view of the room.

The device can be in one embodiment of the invention is arranged to perform the method of the invention, as described above.

These and other aspects of the invention will become apparent from and explained with reference to options for implementation, described later in this document.

The invention will be described in more detail later in this document with reference to an exemplary implementation options. However, the invention is not limited to these exemplary embodiments of the implementation.

BRIEF description of the DRAWINGS

Fig.1 shows a block diagram of embodiment of the method of controlling a lighting infrastructure by means of computer;

Fig.2 shows a first exemplary screen single view of the room with the editing tools for lighting control infrastructure, and the screen creates a variant implementation of the computer program according to the invention;

Fig.3 shows the Association of the virtual presentation and submission of the wall in a single view according to the invention;

Fig.4 shows an implementation option exercise�data by a computer device for controlling a lighting infrastructure according to the invention;

Fig.5 shows the second screen as an example, a single view of a room with representations of lamps for lighting control infrastructure, and the screen creates a variant implementation of the computer program according to the invention;

Fig.6 illustrates the location of the lamp in a single view space on the screen of Fig.2 according to the invention;

Fig.7 shows pseudotriakidae performance with extended ceiling as a unified view of the premises according to the invention.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION of embodiments of

In the future, functionally similar or identical elements may have the same reference position.

Fig.1 shows a block diagram of a method of controlling a lighting infrastructure by means implemented by a computer device that uses a single view of the room, where lamps must be managed through the establishment of the distributions of color and intensity in performance. The device may be a computer, tablet PC or portable computer, but also simpler implementation options (like a photo frame) can be used as the user interface. The method is carried out as a computer program that is executed by the device.

A computer program is made with the possibility�spine to generate a unified view for the premises or, briefly, a single view of 10 areas (Fig.4) for the room with the lighting infrastructure 20 by combining different views of the room on the display, such as a computer monitor 12 (step S10 in the flowchart). Single view 10 spaces can be generated by reading the data about the room with the lighting infrastructure, for instance, 20 from the data carrier containing digital data space and lighting infrastructure or downloading digital data through a network connection device. Digital data usually contain a model of the room with the lighting infrastructure installed in the room. The model can be a three-dimensional model with the dimensions of the room and its walls. It may also include information regarding furniture, especially stationary furniture.

The computer program also receives and processes input signals of the device 14 relative to the generated unified view of the room (step S12). The input signals may be received from input device such as keyboard, mouse, tablet, pointer.

In addition, the computer program generates output signals 16 for controlling a lighting infrastructure 20 in response to the processed input signals (step S14). The creation of the output signals may be performed by a computer program in near real�emani so, so the user can immediately see the changes of the lighting atmosphere or scene is created using a uniform presentation of the premises, or the output signals may be generated after the user has designed the desired lighting atmosphere or scene and initiates a command to process the output signals and to transfer the generated output signals to a lighting infrastructure 20 for rendering the desired lighting atmosphere or scene. The transmission of the output signals can be performed in a wired manner, such as via a wired network connection between the device and a lighting atmosphere or dishwasher rendering of the scene, or they can be transferred through a wireless connection, such as connection NFC (Near field Communication), for example Bluetooth®, ZigbeeTMor WLAN (Wireless LAN).

Usually visualization created a lighting atmosphere or scene is performed automatically by the machine visualization, which is configured to receive output signals of the computer program and the establishment of the received output signals of the respective control signals to the lighting infrastructure. Machine visualization can be implemented as software and processed on a computer such as a personal computer or the device itself (in the pic�one case the output signals closed are transferred from one computer program to another computer program, which machine performs the rendering).

The step of receiving and processing input signals (step S12 performed by the computer program) contains:

- receive user input from input means (step S121),

- the appointment of a received user input to one or more lighting effects on the environment or lighting units of the lighting infrastructure (step S122), for example the appointment of a coloured light of a certain wall space wall lamp, appointed wall,

- define the lighting effect from the received user input (step S123), for example, the definition of red coloured light of a particular wall of the room, and

- generation of control signals for one or more lighting units relative to a particular lighting effect (step S124), for example the generation of control signals for the wall light to create red colored wall lighting.

Thus, the processing of input signals comparable to the automatic analysis of the accepted user inputs a relatively unified view of the room and freeing the user from selecting certain lamps, check whether these bulbs to create the desired lighting effect, and, finally, the management of these lamps to create a desired lighting�about effect. In other words, the computer program configured to automatically match an intuitive user input control signals to the lighting infrastructure.

Fig.2 shows an example of a unified view 10 premises according to the invention with the tools to control lighting infrastructure, the screen 12 of the computer. A single view of 10 spaces is a view from above on the floor 11 of the room combined with a view on all the walls 13 of the room so that it generated an intuitive two-dimensional representation of the entire premises. In this single view of the space distribution of light intensity and color values can be placed on top of the layout of the premises by the user. The distribution layer is transparent and, thus, the layout of the room and the objects in the layout are still visible. The color and intensity distribution can be changed by the user with the use of some drawing tools:

Tool select the area (lower part of the screen) allows you to select part of the view, where some operations are performed. The tool of choice of the wall is used to indicate one of the walls. Using tools to Select All and Choose the Gender for the modification is selected complete the distribution or allocation of the floor.

- The tool splash�Oh fill sketched the selected region with one color value or intensity value.

The Retouch tool allows you to change the values in the whole area or the selected portion. Run it by selecting it and dragging the tool over the color distribution/intensity. If you use a little Retouching change only the values that are adjacent to Retouching Tool, according to the selected action.

The possible actions in a single view place are:

- To darken or brighten the light: the intensity values in the distribution (for example, the brightness on the wall or the illuminance on the virtual plane) decrease or increase.

- Make the light warmer or colder. This is done by shifting the color to a warmer (more red) or cooler (more blue) color.

- Select the target color + intensity. When using the tool area the whole area is painted in this target color and intensity. The brush distribution values are changed gradually to the selected point in color/intensity.

- Creating gradients possible Association tools. First, you select the region (for example, a wall or part of wall). Then activate the tool "Add point gradient” and select the color value and intensity. By using the tool "Add point the gradient�a” click by location in the selected area. Select the new value for color/intensity, and click another location. Between these points the values of the color/intensity is shifted from the first target value of the color/intensity at the first point to the second selected value in the second point.

When you change the color distribution/intensity of new management tools for lighting infrastructure are calculated and sent to the lighting infrastructure. It changes the lighting in the environment, respectively.

Actions are not limited to illustrated here. In paint programs, there are other tools to modify the color distribution and these tools can be used to change the color distribution and intensity for a single view of the premises: other ways to create color gradients, selection tools area, who can choose any form, the magic wand to select the area with the same color values or intensity, tools for spraying color values or intensity, like paint brushes, erasers and so on. The color distribution can be specified in a device independent color space like CIE XYZ; CIE xyY; or computer RGB space. XyY color space can be used to cover both the walls� 13, and floor 11. Pair xy indicates the color point, while Y can be interpreted as the luminosity of the wall or the illuminance on the virtual view.

To use the invention, some of the steps necessary to prepare.

These preparation steps include:

- Drawing of the floor layout of the premises and its extension views of all the walls. Details, such as furniture, doors and Windows, can be included. This can be done by the user or installer of the lighting infrastructure, or through an automatic procedure that transmits images from the camera in three-dimensional model and then this layout floor with views of the walls. Perhaps can be traced color and texture of the Wallpaper in the view.

The application of the reference points in the view. The reference points are placed where the light has a maximum or exemplary effect. The reference point can be estimated by the user or installer of the system or they can be obtained by automatic procedures. When auto acquire via the so-called method of calibration of a dark room can be measured by the impact of controls of the lighting infrastructure. Using these measurements, an interesting point on the wall can be obtained and are located in a single view of the room.

Related�R of the reference points with the controls of the lighting infrastructure. This leads to a model that translates the values of the color/intensity controls for lighting infrastructure. This can be done as a rough guide. For example, the color distribution/intensity can be specified in the values (red, green, blue), the reference points are located where the means of control, for example, wall-mounted LED fixtures have a maximum effect, and thus, the RGB value of the reference point can be directly used to control an LED lamp, which has its maximum effect in the location specified reference point.

A single view of the room

- can also be used to control the light distributions in more then one room at a time, and

- can be valid for forms space than rectangular, as shown in the example in Fig.2. It is only a question of detection of a good way to combine a representation of the floor with good views of all the walls and present it to the user.

Fig.3 illustrates the processing of the lighting distribution in a single view of the premises by way of an example: the left image shows the lamp 1, which provides some General lighting to a room, a directional lamp 2 lights wall, and the lamp 3 is used to create races�for determining color on the wall. The effect of the lamp 1 can be modeled by the effect that it has on the (virtual) surface, parallel to the floor. The effect of the lamps 2 and 3 can be modeled in the description of their effect on the wall. As a virtual representation, and the representation of the walls can be combined into a single view, as shown in the right part of the figure. In this unified view can be defined reference point to reduce the dimension of the problem. Reference points can be placed in a location where the effect of maximum light control. Some target values for the intensity and color in these reference points can generate output signals that will be processed by the machine visualization to create a desired lighting distribution in the room or the desired lighting atmosphere or scene. Simply put, machine visualization can define controls for lamps by setting the conformity of the distribution of color-light, this reference points to the controls of the lighting infrastructure.

Joint representation can then be applied to determine the interaction implemented on a computer device that uses a single view of the room where the lamps need to manage by creating distributions of color and intensity in performance, for example, a computer, tablet or portable computer, digital photo frame, all of which can be used as the user interface. Fig.4 shows the system view of the device 18, which comprises a display 12 that displays a single view of 10 premises, the module 22 of the processing of the color distribution/intensity model 24 lighting infrastructure and inverse model 26 lighting infrastructure. The device can receive input signals 14, which may be signals from the keyboard, tablet, mouse, pointer, touch screen, etc. Model 22 distribution of color/intensity processes on received input signals 14 changes the color distribution/intensity in lighting infrastructure 20 that is installed in the room, and transmits the processed color distribution/intensity model 24, which transmits the received distribution control values for controlling a lighting infrastructure 20. These control values are output as output signals 16 in the car 28 the visualization for processing the control values of illumination for lighting infrastructure 20.

On the other hand, when the controls of the lighting infrastructure 20 is changed by some external means of light control (power controllers-light-dim�trollers, switches), the distribution of color/intensity can be obtained from them by applying signal 30 changes to the car visualization that compares the received signals with the input signals 32 to return the model 26. Altered distribution can then be represented in the UI device 12 a unified view of the room. External controls light may also contain sensors, such as cameras or image sensors that can detect the current lighting in the room. Thus, a single view of the premises may also reflect the current lighting atmosphere or scene in the room on the display 12, allowing the user to adjust the current lighting scene.

Next will be described an additional embodiment of the present invention, which makes it easy to combine lighting units or lamps in the lighting infrastructure of the room. Current lighting systems are installed in homes by wired connection of lamps with controls (switches, dimmers). In most cases, the controls will affect the electric current directly or through ballast resistors. However, more and more modern lighting units and devices of this traditional form of lighting control�the group and, for example, to manage with a sort of remote control, such as the LivingColors lampTMOf the applicant. This new LED lamp allows you to control the color of lighting with remote control, and not just intensity. Also other types of lamps will be provided in the homes: based on LED svecheobraznuyu fixtures, small LED wall lamps, LED-lamps for integration into furniture and other based on LED lighting for effects. Also consumer electronic devices may contain and/or control the lighting units, such as TVs AmbiLightTM(owned by the Applicant) and consoles amBXTM(owned by the Applicant) that are provided to create lighting effects for computer games.

However, in most cases, these devices generate light has its own separate control methods. It makes it difficult to use them to offset all of the lighting atmosphere in concert. To integrate all these devices generate light into a single light control system must be defined values for the controls light. Values can be defined by one or more applications that provide task or mood lighting indoors. To use the maximum capabilities of the available osvet�range, there should be the relationship between management and the effects of the lamps in the room.

According to the embodiment of the present invention such fixtures can be assigned (or proposed) lighting system or infrastructure by pulling and releasing the" two-dimensional graphical representation of a lamp in a 2D single view of the premises for the environment or your premises. Together with the lamp "drag" in the view of the two-dimensional graphical representation of the light effect. The boundaries between the floor and the wall are taken into account when "dragging" the lamp and effect.

The user can also fine-tune the effect of lamps and unified view of the room

- After the lamp is placed, the direction of the effect can be precisely set. For example, can indicate the direction of spotlights.

- Can be used photographs of the walls to enrich a single view of the room. In the end, this 2D representation, the user can switch to other views.

- 3D where the ceiling extends to the outer size of the view. Cm. Fig.7.

- Full 3D representation. This means that 3D representations of objects and lamps are known or can be obtained (e.g., photographs).

As described above, a single performance�of the premises according to the present invention combines the performance of a floor/ceiling with views of all the walls. By performing this lighting system and the environment can be represented as a simple two-dimensional image and the desired lighting effect can be edited way similar to the way it is done in a conventional drawing program. Fig.2 illustrates an interface where the user can restore and save lighting scenes (left side of screen) and can edit the lighting situation by selecting the tool (fill, touch-up) and task lighting effects (color, intensity) or modifier (mute/make brighter, warmer - colder light).

Target light effect in a single view of the room can be automatically translated to the controls light. A single view of the room can be considered as a representation in which a painted target light effect, and can be calculated controls lamp. To do this, I use the relationship between the control lamp and the location and type of lighting effects. This ratio may be, for example, determined using modeling approaches and measurements. These approaches, however, are usually too difficult and too complex to perform home users.

Fig.5 shows the same room, as shown nafig.2, on the display 12 with views of the lighting infrastructure. In the left side of the screen presents several possible lamps and illuminated furniture together with the idea of lighting effect in the direction of sex or as perceived from the wall. This panel lamps can be selected and "dragged" in a single view 10 rooms. When "dragging" and after "cast" lamp on the view indicates the effect of the lamp on the floor and the wall.

The effect of most lamps (namely, point lights) can be directed to the location on the wall, floor or ceiling. After the lamp "thrown" on the view, the location of the main effect or the center of the beam can be configured by the user to reflect the planned or actual location of the lamp. The symbol (+or ×) indicates that the main effect of the lamp. The symbol is associated with the lamp using the line. The plus symbol line is also used to indicate the direction of the beam of light wall fixtures. Fig.6 illustrates the location of the lamp LivingColorsTM. First, her "drag" on the proposal (a and b), then the lamp is placed in the corner of the room (c). Finally, the main effect of the lamp is placed in the corner (d). The effect and appearance of the lamp will adapt accordingly.

In most cases, it is clear that if the lamps were installed on the ceiling(downward lamps) or if they are placed in the floor or wall and their effect is directed upwards (for example, light wall lamp). However, it may be useful to switch from 2D single view of the premises to a pseudo - or real 3D view. In 3D view ceiling extends from the internal representation (sex) to external representation, as illustrated in Fig.7. In this view the icons that represent the lights on the ceiling, distributed and moved to reflect their position in the view of the ceiling.

By the operation "drag and drop" icons of lamps in a single view of the premises and the location of the primary effect of the lamps is set to the location of the effect in the room. This information is used to convert the target effect, drawn at these locations, the controls for lamps, which have their effect in these locations.

Physical lights can announce themselves to the control system through the use of discovery Protocol on the device. Recently found lamp can be placed by the system in a special area outside a unified view of the room (see Fig.5, the area to the left of the presentation) and can then be "dragged" by the user in the view so that their effect was located. When this relationship is established between the physical device and the performance in �Dean submit the Room.

Performance walls can be improved with the help of photographs of the premises. There are algorithms and methods to detect important signs (closet, TV, door, the border between floors and walls) and turning those photos into a single view for the walls of the room. This allows you to improve the appearance of the view, but the photos are not necessary for the primary purpose of the invention: location effect established (and proposed) lamps in the room.

This variant implementation of the present invention can be applied in situations where lamps and other bright objects and furniture should be subject to unified management system. Instead of the 3D view is a 2D simplification of the premises, objects and lighting effects. This simplifies the way that home users can install the lamps with respect to the location of their effect in the room. Together with the properties of the lamps and the location is set the relationship between the control and effect. This allows other applications to compute the controls of the lighting system, so it may be provided with a consistent change in the atmosphere. Application improve the experience (AmbiLightTM, amBXTM) may have access to other fixtures to integrate them into an experience or muting them. Implementation option mo�em to be integrated into a software tool for the planning of lighting, such as Philips Light Planner, so that users can enter some simple properties of their environment or target areas. They can be put into your existing lighting infrastructure, together with devices for generating light, such as lamps LivingColorTM, lighting device AmbiLightTM, amBXTMetc. and the furniture, and they can estimate the effect and the possibility of additional devices.

A single view of the room according to the present invention is an intuitive way to adjust the distribution of light in the room. It can be used in home or professional context for changing lighting situations and create, save and restore the lighting of the scene. It can also be used by specialists on the light to adjust the lighting situation in the right environment: currently they are limited to making changes at the level of the lighting control infrastructure, but with a unified view of the room they have the ability to make changes at the level of the effects of infrastructure. Effects level more intuitive and more controls can be changed at one time. A single view of the premises may also be used to represent the lighting situation under control means�the access lighting infrastructure. When you change a control value of the lamp (e.g., dimmer) this situation may be reflected in the tool. A single view of the premises may also be used in theatre and in the surroundings of the scene to reflect the current lighting situation on stage, creating lighting scenes and programming light shows.

At least some of the functionality of the invention can be performed by hardware or software. If implemented in software, a single or multiple standard microprocessors or microcontrollers can be used for processing the one or more algorithms that implement the invention.

It should be noted that the word "contains" does not exclude other elements or steps and that the use of the singular does not exclude many. In addition, any reference positions in the claims should not be construed as limiting the scope of the invention.

1. A method of controlling a lighting infrastructure by means of a computer, comprising stages:
generating a unified representation (10) of the premises for the room with the lighting infrastructure by combining different views of the room on the display (12, S10), wherein the step of creating a unified view of the premises for the premises (S10) contains the Union of PR�of dostavleni surfaces with lighting effects and virtual representations of the premises for the simulation of lighting effects in the room;
receiving and processing of input signals (14) against the generated unified view of the room (S12), wherein the step of receiving and processing input signals (S12) comprises receiving user input from input means (S121), the appointment of a received user input to one or more lighting effects to the environment or lighting units of the lighting infrastructure (S122), the definition of lighting effect from the received user input (S123), and generate control signals for one or more lighting units relative to a particular lighting effect (S124); and
the creation of output signals (16) for controlling a lighting infrastructure in response to the processed input signals (S14).

2. A method according to claim 1, wherein the determination of the lighting effect from the received user input includes determining the color distribution, which is defined in independent lighting device color space.

3. A method according to claim 2, which is independent of the lighting device color space is one of the following: CIE XYZ; CIE xyY; Computer RGB.

4. A method according to any one of claims. 1-3, in which the definition of the lighting effect from the received user input includes determining the intensity distribution of illumination in the room.

5. SPO�about according to any one of claims. 1-3, in which the definition of the lighting effect from the received user input contains the definition of color temperature of lighting in the room.

6. A method according to any one of claims. 1-3, in which the step of receiving and processing input signals generated relatively unified view of the room further comprises receiving as user input from input means of the operation "drag and drop" graphical representation of lamps in a single view of the premises, and specifying the effects of the lamp on the floor and walls in a single view of the room.

7. A method according to any one of claims. 1-3, in which the step of creating the output signals for controlling the lighting infrastructure in response to the processed input signals includes broadcasting the color distribution and the light intensity control value by means of a computer model of the lighting infrastructure and the creation of control signals from the control values.

8. A method according to any one of claims. 1-3, further comprising the steps
receiving and processing control signals from the lighting infrastructure and
mapping the distribution of color values and light intensity in response to the processed control signals in a single view of the room for the room with the lighting infrastructure.

9. But�RER records storing computer instructions that when executed cause the computer to perform a method according to any one of claims. 1-8.

10. A computer programmed to perform the method according to any one of claims. 1-8 and contains the interface for communication with the lighting infrastructure.

11. Implemented by a computer device (18) for controlling a lighting infrastructure (20) containing
means (22) of the processing performed with the possibility of generating a single representation (10) of the premises for the room with the lighting infrastructure (20) by combining different views of the room on the display, with a single view of the premises for the premises contains the combined views of the putting surfaces with lighting effects and virtual representations of the premises for the simulation of lighting effects in the room, and
receiving input signals (14) from the user input means and the processing mentioned input signal (14) generated relatively unified view of the room through the appointment referred to the input signals for one or more lighting effects to the environment or lighting units of the lighting infrastructure and determine the lighting effect from the received user input, and
the controller (24), made with the possibility of creating exposure�tion signals (16) for controlling a lighting infrastructure (20) in response to a specific lighting effect.

12. The device according to claim 11, arranged to receive control signals (32) and further comprising a Visualizer view, made with the possibility to change the distribution (22) of color and/or intensity in a single view (10) the premises in response to received control signals (32).

13. The device according to claim 11 or 12, is arranged to perform the method according to any one of claims. 2-7.



 

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Light diode lamp // 2248107

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FIELD: lighting equipment.

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20 cl, 15 dwg, 1 tbl

FIELD: mechanical engineering, in particular, equipment for forming emergency lighting in industrial quarters.

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EFFECT: higher energy efficiency.

2 cl, 3 dwg

FIELD: mechanical engineering, in particular, equipment for forming emergency lighting in industrial quarters.

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2 cl, 10 dwg

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EFFECT: provision of power to auxiliary devices without using auxiliary force cables and without interfering with operation of light.

3 cl, 16 dwg

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