In a world where smart integrations, energy-savings and wellbeing are driving the building industry, the introduction of an innovative new Hybrid Lighting Control solution is set to fundamentally change the design and expandability of our spaces. The integration of Helvar’s wireless and wired solutions and their combined flexibility allows smart buildings to adapt and evolve in line with new technological advancements throughout their lifespan.

Helvar is taking a revolutionary step in its offering by introducing a new hybrid lighting control solution, combining its wireless Helvar ActiveAhead and wired Helvar Imagine solutions for ultimate design flexibility. The ability to select the most suitable lighting solution for each space is paramount in ensuring optimal lighting conditions for occupants.

“We at Helvar believe that smart buildings can be smarter than they are today. At the same time, buildings should be better designed for the people using them and more sustainable in the way that they operate. The challenge is to make sure buildings can adjust to occupants’ changing needs throughout their lifespan. Choosing technology shouldn’t be confined to initial design, as this choice will determine whether buildings can adapt dynamically over time”, says Adel Hattab, CEO of Helvar. “We are very proud of our recent innovation — linking Helvar’s two industry-leading lighting control systems together to future-proof smart buildings around the world. Our hybrid solution sets a new standard for intelligent, scalable, and adaptive lighting control.”

Ramboll Office with Helvar DALI and ActiveAhead lighting solutions

This hybrid lighting advancement empowers designers, consultants, and specifiers to utilise Helvar’s entire lighting control offering, ensuring adaptability for future needs through unparalleled system flexibility. As a result, it grants them the creative freedom to design environments in ways previously constrained by technology choices or even considered unimaginable. Renovations and extensions can benefit from existing integrations, and new installations can be connected seamlessly with existing ones.

“Hybrid Lighting Controls are not merely a fusion of wired and wireless, they represent a paradigm shift in the lighting industry”, says Matti Vesterinen, Director, Wireless at Helvar. “And why is this revolutionary? Imagine a world where adaptability doesn’t require compromises. Helvar’s Hybrid Lighting Controls seamlessly combine the best of both worlds — the wireless expandability and simplicity of Helvar ActiveAhead and the immense scalability and flexibility of wired Helvar Imagine solutions. This integration opens the doors to limitless design possibilities and ensures that the technology powering our spaces evolves alongside our ever-changing needs.”

As lighting sensors are typically the densest sensor network in a building, intelligent lighting can offer further valuable building insights such as real-time occupancy and energy data, leading to an improved understanding of how to optimise spaces.

“By connecting with Helvar Insights, Helvar adds an additional layer of intelligence to its lighting control solutions. Refined data and valuable insights can then be utilised for seamless interaction with other building systems”, says Thet Oo, Director, Wired at Helvar. “Our end-to-end intelligent solutions offer flexibility, integration and scalability while empowering smart buildings to learn, grow and evolve over their lifetime. We believe that the buildings of the future will be hybrid, and, with Helvar, you don’t have to compromise or commit to either wired or wireless lighting — you can have the best of both!”


Helvar is an international lighting technologies company specialising in intelligent and energy-saving lighting solutions. Intelligent lighting is essential to achieving optimal building sustainability and to supporting the wellbeing of every person using a space. Helvar lighting control solutions help to create smart environments built for the future, harnessing data, creating tangible insights, and integrating seamlessly with other systems.

With projects spanning from hospitals, schools, workplaces to cruise ships and Istanbul’s 3rd new airport (the largest in the world), Helvar designs open and flexible solutions for lighting across a range of applications.

With 100 years of expertise, Helvar serves its customers locally with offices in Finland, UK and Sweden and via their global network of partners in over 50 countries.