Global Patent Index - EP 0745962 B1

EP 0745962 B1 20000202 - Switching device for automatically controlling a lighting switch

Title (en)

Switching device for automatically controlling a lighting switch

Title (de)

Schaltvorrichtung, die eine automatische Betätigung eines Beleuchtungsschalters ermöglicht

Title (fr)

Dispositif de commutation pour la commande automatique d'un interrupteur de l'éclairage


EP 0745962 B1 20000202 (DE)


EP 96108423 A 19960528


DE 19520241 A 19950602

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0745962A1] The switching device has at least one optoelectronic movement detector (1,2) for automatic operation of a room lighting switch (4) in dependence on the room occupation, indicated by the detected variations in the light radiation. The room lighting (5) acts as the source for the light radiation detected by a movement detector operating in the visible light spectrum range, with the room lighting switched off when no perceptible variation in the reflected light radiation (8) is detected within a given time frame.

IPC 1-7

G08B 13/187

IPC 8 full level

G08B 13/187 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

G08B 13/187 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)


DOCDB simple family (publication)

EP 0745962 A1 19961204; EP 0745962 B1 20000202; AT E189548 T1 20000215; DE 19520241 A1 19961205; DE 59604344 D1 20000309

DOCDB simple family (application)

EP 96108423 A 19960528; AT 96108423 T 19960528; DE 19520241 A 19950602; DE 59604344 T 19960528