ActiveAhead Generation2 intelligent wireless lighting solution launch

Wireless Lighting Control – ActiveAhead Generation 2

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Self-learning ActiveAhead Generation 2

HELVAR ACTIVEAHEAD® is a truly intelligent and scalable wireless lighting control solution. Its unique self-learning capabilities provide ultimate efficiency in setup and operations. ActiveAhead will continuously learn and generate insights, maximising positive impact on wellbeing, and optimising your ever-evolving building. This is the perfect solution for offices, warehouses, stairways and parking garages. Available in selected markets.

Find out why ActiveAhead is the ultimate wireless lighting control solution!

Truly Intelligent Wireless Lighting Control

Ramboll - self-learning ActiveAhead wireless lighting

Self-learning with enhanced comfort

Wirelessly networked ActiveAhead Nodes use a smart algorithm to learn how the space is used. The luminaires collect data from their own sensors as well as from the other luminaires which surround them. They also respond to the amount of natural light in the space.
Due to its intelligence, the lighting level remains optimal for the user and it continuously adapts to possible changes.
ActiveAhead - Wireless Lighting Controls at Ramboll Office

Energy efficient buildings

Compared to an LED-based switched luminaire, ActiveAhead takes comfort to a totally new level while offering substantial energy savings.
In addition to increasing the lights in a predictive manner, the Nodes dim the lights in a smart way depending on the space usage, thus helping to save energy.
ActiveAhead Rendering - Wireless Lighting Control System

Simple and fast installation

Luminaires fitted with ActiveAhead are extremely easy to install. Just fix the luminaires to their intended position and switch on the mains. No control wiring, programming or configuration is needed.
Optional customisation and grouping is possible using the ActiveAhead mobile app. Continuous learning means that the system adjusts lighting automatically, without the need for any manual re-configuration.

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Ramboll Case Study

The self-learning, future-proof wireless lighting control solution ActiveAhead was selected for Ramboll Headquarters to cover the office floors. It is also used throughout the parking garage, providing impressive energy savings. There are a total of around 3000 ActiveAhead Control Units installed on-site.

YIT Case Study

The easy installation, setup and flexibility of the ActiveAhead solution was greatly appreciated by YIT, which is why they chose ActiveAhead also for the second part of their headquarters renovation.
Smart Wireless Lighting Controls at Wartsila HQ

Wärtsilä Case Study

The Wärtsilä Campus is equipped with the world’s first artificial intelligence-based wireless lighting control system, ActiveAhead. Wärtsilä selected this self-learning, future-proof solution as they wanted all of their building systems to include state-of-the-art technology.
  • "As we wanted all building systems to have state-of-the-art technology available, we selected Helvar’s wireless, self-learning and future-proof lighting control solution ActiveAhead."
  • "One of the smart building features of the Helvar system is that it enables us to collect occupancy data for all spaces. This helps us understand how our building is used and it’s in line with our smart building ambition."
    KARI MELANDER – Development Director, Ramboll
  • "Our staff have been really happy with this steady level of lighting and when they’ve been told that the lighting system is actual adjusting itself based on daylight, it has pleased them further."
  • "As we changed the layout of our office from a small-room office layout into an activity based open plan office, we wanted the lighting level to be the same in all areas when people move from one place to another. At the same time, we also wanted to be able to control the lighting system based on personal needs."

ActiveAhead – ideal for renovation and new-build projects

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Truly Intelligent Wireless Lighting Solution

Find out why self-learning ActiveAhead is the ultimate wireless lighting control solution!

Always looking, always learning

Want to know more about self-learning Helvar ActiveAhead in open-plan areas?

How to configure ActiveAhead in a Parking Garage?

This super simple step-by-step guide shows just how easy and fast it is to configure ActiveAhead using the ActiveAhead app!

How to install Helvar ActiveAhead Enabled Luminaires?

Installing ActiveAhead Ready Luminaires is easy and quick. Here you can watch the recommended sensor positioning for optimal sensor operation. PDF

ActiveAhead – Choose your setup

Choosing the right setup for your project is easy. Based on the space and luminaire types, select the Node and the corresponding suitable LED Driver. Where applicable, simply choose the sensor and a possible holder for it. For spaces such as meeting rooms, add the wireless control panel and you’re good to go. If necessary, fine-tune the configuration on-site using the ActiveAhead mobile app.

1 Choose your Node

5634 ActiveAhead Node Sense
Combines radio, processor, multi-sensor and connecting cable all into one small powerful ActiveAhead Node.
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Circular holder


5652 ActiveAhead Node
Small, powerful, self-learning ActiveAhead Node to build into a luminaire.
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5609A ActiveAhead Node Advanced Broadcast
Extends ActiveAhead capabilities to standard DALI luminaires. Super easy to install e.g. in the ceiling.
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ActiveAhead Nodes
Always looking, always learning. ActiveAhead Nodes communicate with each other through Bluetooth Mesh network, predicting where light is needed next. An ActiveAhead Node starts learning from the moment it’s powered up and it never stops.

2 Choose your Driver

Helvar ActiveAhead Freedom LED Drivers

ActiveAhead Freedom LED Drivers
The selection of Freedom LED Drivers are optimised to work with the ActiveAhead Node Sense and ActiveAhead Node.
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Helvar DALI LED Drivers

DALI LED Drivers
Helvar DALI LED Drivers are designed to be energy efficient, long lasting and high quality.
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5610 ActiveAhead Adapter DA
Allows standard DALI LED drivers to be used with ActiveAhead Node Sense and ActiveAhead Node.
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ActiveAhead Drivers – Freedom or DALI
The Helvar LED Driver offering is designed for energy efficient, long lasting, high quality and professional lighting applications. When selecting a DALI system, you can bring your DALI light fittings into an ActiveAhead network to give them the power to learn and predict.

3 Choose your Sensor

Work with ActiveAhead Node and ActiveAhead Node Advanced products. ActiveAhead Node Sense has inbuilt sensors.


Indoor Sensor
Small and capable — and easily mounted inside the light fitting — ActiveAhead with PIR motion and light sensing doesn’t need a separate power supply.
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Circular sensor holder
Rectangular sensor holder


Outdoor Sensor
This luminaire-mounted IP65-rated Sensor takes ActiveAhead outdoors.
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Control Panel

Stick on and start
With no wires or cables, this optional self-powered Panel sticks straight to the wall and is ideal for meeting rooms. It speaks to ActiveAhead Nodes, so you can select from four different lighting scenes.
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ActiveTune Personal Lighting

Set the lights at your desk how you like them or for the job you’re doing. You can save your light settings and access them through the ActiveTune App. Download the free app, scan the QR code on your desk and get the right light for you.
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Mobile App

Easy to customise
ActiveAhead’s beauty is that it learns by itself – but you can tell it what to do too! Install the ActiveAhead Mobile App, and with just a tap, you’re in charge.
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Helvar ActiveAhead App

See how self-learning ActiveAhead learns!

Helvar collaborates with selected leading Luminaire Manufacturers. Self-learning AI-based ActiveAhead solution can be easily integrated into almost any luminaires – placed inside or outside of the light fittings. Find out more