Apparatus for communicating with a remote computer to control an assigned lighting load

  • US 6,160,359 A
  • Filed: 01/30/1998
  • Issued: 12/12/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for requesting a remote computer to control an assigned lighting load, the remote computer being connected to the assigned lighting load via an interface module, a power/communications bus and a relay, the apparatus comprising:

  • an input device; and

    means for storing an identifier for the assigned lighting load and for generating a lighting control request in response to the input device, the lighting control request indicating the identifier for the assigned lighting load and a lighting state for the assigned lighting load;

    the means sending the lighting control request to the remote computer, whereby the remote computer controls power to the assigned lighting load in accordance with the indicated lighting state.

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