08829821 is referenced by 24 patents and cites 178 patents.

The present disclosure relates to lighting fixtures for use in a lighting network where the lighting fixtures and other elements are able to communicate with each other via wired or wireless communication techniques. When the lighting network is being formed or modified, the lighting fixtures may be able to communicate with each other and automatically determine a single lighting fixture to act as a coordinator during a commissioning process. The lighting fixtures can exchange their communication addresses, such as MAC addresses, wherein the lighting fixture with the lowest (or highest) normal communication address becomes the coordinator. The coordinator may also be configured to assign short addresses to use for communications once the lighting network is formed instead of the longer MAC, or like, addresses. The short addresses can reduce routing overhead, and thus make the routing of messages including control information, sensor data, and the like, more efficient.

Title
Auto commissioning lighting fixture
Application Number
13/782078
Publication Number
8829821 (B2)
Application Date
March 1, 2013
Publication Date
September 9, 2014
Inventor
John J Trainor
Durham
NC, US
Joseph P Chobot
Morrisville
NC, US
Agent
Withrow & Terranova P L L C
Assignee
Cree
NC, US
IPC
H05B 37/02
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