ActiveAhead Generation2 intelligent wireless lighting solution launch


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Self-learning ActiveAhead Generation 2

HELVAR ACTIVEAHEAD® is a truly intelligent and scalable wireless lighting 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 European markets in 2020.

Find out why ActiveAhead is the ultimate wireless lighting solution!

Truly intelligent 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.
Helvar ActiveAhead saves energy and costs

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.
Helvar ActiveAhead is fast and easy to install

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.
Helvar ActiveAhead is future-proof solution with cloud connectivity

Future-proof solution with cloud connectivity

Lower building operation costs and increase peace of mind with advanced data analytics. Increase security and wellbeing for occupants through smart lighting logic.
ActiveAhead is designed for a data-driven future. It enables services that will improve performance and ensure spaces remain comfortable with round-the-clock monitoring and maintenance.

Learn more about ActiveAhead Case Studies

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Ramboll Case Study

Wireless, self-learning and future-proof lighting control solution ActiveAhead was selected in the Ramboll Headquarters to cover the office floors, as well as the parking garage, with a total of around 3000 ActiveAhead Control Units installed.

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.
Wartsila Case Study

Wärtsilä Case Study

The Wärtsilä Campus is equipped with the world’s first artificial intelligence-based lighting control system ActiveAhead. Wärtsilä selected this wireless, self-learning and 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 – 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. Then, 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


5652 ActiveAhead Node
Small, powerful, self-learning ActiveAhead Node to build into a luminaire.
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5609 ActiveAhead Node Advanced
Extends ActiveAhead capabilities to standard DALI luminaires. Super easy to install e.g. in the ceiling.
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ActiveAhead Nodes – Standard or DALI
Always looking, always learning. ActiveAhead Nodes communicate to 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.
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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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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


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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With the ActiveAhead Node Advanced you may also choose sensors from our DALI system sensor product range, allowing to meet your specific needs

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 ActiveAhead’s unique benefits

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

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