US 10,383,198 B2
Maintaining a lighting system
Stefan Marcus Verbrugh, Eindhoven (NL); Engel Johannes Knibbe, Eindhoven (NL); Johan Wilhelmus Hermanus Kuppen, Eindhoven (NL); and Johannes Cornelis Augustus Franciscus Maria Van Gardigen, Eindhoven (NL)
Assigned to SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
Appl. No. 15/747,094
Filed by SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Eindhoven (NL)
PCT Filed Jul. 20, 2016, PCT No. PCT/EP2016/067294
§ 371(c)(1), (2) Date Jan. 23, 2018,
PCT Pub. No. WO2017/021149, PCT Pub. Date Feb. 9, 2017.
Claims priority of application No. 15179712 (EP), filed on Aug. 4, 2015.
Prior Publication US 2018/0376570 A1, Dec. 27, 2018
Int. Cl. H04B 10/00 (2013.01); H05B 37/02 (2006.01); G01C 21/20 (2006.01); H04B 10/116 (2013.01); G01C 21/16 (2006.01); H04W 4/02 (2018.01)
CPC H05B 37/0272 (2013.01) [G01C 21/206 (2013.01); H04B 10/116 (2013.01); H05B 37/0218 (2013.01); H05B 37/0245 (2013.01); G01C 21/16 (2013.01); H04W 4/023 (2013.01)] 15 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A computer-implemented method of maintaining a lighting system comprising multiple luminaries installed at known locations in an environment, wherein each is configured to emit a unique luminaire identifier into the environment, the method comprising executing management code to implement the following steps:
in a processor:
accessing a database, wherein the database holds multiple location identifiers, each of which identifies one of the known locations;
identifying a route through the environment based on the location identifiers, the route traversing a plurality of the known locations;
moving a photodetector along the route through the environment;
in the processor:
receiving data generated by the photodetector wherein the data conveys a sequence of the luminaire identifiers detected by the photodetector from luminaries encountered in moving along the route, the sequence being in order of detection; and
performing a database update by, for at least one luminaire identifier in the sequence: identifying its position in the sequence, and updating the database based on the at least one luminaire identifier and its identified position in the sequence.