Introducing Node Advanced — Intelligence of ActiveAhead Combined With the Benefits of DALI Addressing

Helvar brings new scalability to its award-winning intelligent wireless lighting control solution ActiveAhead, through an upgrade to its ActiveAhead Node Advanced. The upgrade has resulted in the ability to connect and control individual DALI luminaires and selected DALI devices such as sensors and relays.
With these additions, the benefits and the easiness of ActiveAhead can be brought to new application areas such as warehouses, new types of offices, and retail, as well as use cases utilising DALI addressing.
Adding the DALI addressing capability to Node Advanced enables new use cases and makes the setup options more flexible. In addition, Node Advanced will recognise the connected DALI devices on the DALI line and provides each of them with an individual address. This new capability enables the possibility to tune light output levels individually on the load level. You may, for example, have different types, shapes and sizes of luminaires connected to the Node Advanced and still have the desired overall lighting in the space. You can also have wall panel scenes which recall different output levels for the luminaires allowing you to have, for example, presentation mode with near screen lights dimmed lower or off. ActiveAhead Node Advanced also creates exciting opportunities with DALI lighting tracks on which spotlights are often needed to be individually tuned to achieve the desired illumination in the space.
Furthermore, this new version of Node Advanced includes support for Helvar system sensors. Several system sensors can be connected to one Node Advanced if the space so requires, making the solution even more flexible. This enables, for example, high bay installations with 322 High Bay Multisensor and 341 Corridor PIR Sensor in addition to the ActiveAhead Sense sensors.
Moreover, having the individual addresses visible via the ActiveAhead mobile app makes troubleshooting convenient. For example, in case there are wiring faults or broken devices on the DALI line, it will be faster to find and correct them when the devices can be individually identified.

ActiveAhead solution offers flexible setup with standard DALI devices as well as wireless ActiveAhead luminaires

The ActiveAhead Node Advanced is a truly unique product in the lighting market. No other product offers the benefits of DALI devices with simple local wiring while having these areas still connected together on a wireless mesh network. ActiveAhead will continuously learn and generate insights, maximising positive impact on wellbeing and optimising ever-evolving smart buildings. This builds on top of the unique self-learning capabilities in ActiveAhead, which give ultimate efficiency, both in setup and operations. The launch of ActiveAhead Node Advanced is the start of a new chapter in the Helvar ActiveAhead story as the unique patented AI algorithm is constantly supported by a growing selection of ActiveAhead products, features, and services. Get in touch with the Helvar sales professionals if you are interested in hearing more.


Helvar is an international lighting technologies company specialising in intelligent and energy-saving lighting solutions. Intelligent lighting is essential to the wellbeing of employees, customers, visitors and patients, and it helps to achieve sustainability targets. Helvar lighting control solutions and luminaire components help to create smart environments built for the future, using information and working seamlessly with other systems. With projects spanning from hospitals, schools and workplaces to cruise ships and airports, Helvar designs and supplies open and flexible solutions for lighting across a range of applications.

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