Somfy and Encelium Create A Unified Experience for Managing Natural and Artificial Light

Mar 4, 2020  |  Share

SOMFY and Encelium imageSomfy Systems, Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of tubular motors for interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, is proud to partner with Encelium, a leading global provider of connected lighting solutions. The partnership between Encelium and Somfy North America allows natural and artificial light to work better together in building environments.

The Encelium networked lighting management system and Somfy’s automated shading solutions work together to create a more seamless user experience for light management. The combination of Encelium and Somfy Digital Network® (SDN) creates a centralized interface for facility managers and streamlines the light management process. This unified control experience makes it simple to maximize the combination of natural and artificial light.

“Somfy is proud to partner with Encelium to simplify lighting management,” said David Parrett, Lighting and Partnerships Business Development Manager for Somfy North America. “Introducing one system for both automated shading and lighting management creates smarter buildings.”

In the past, automated shading and lighting management systems were deployed separately. This led to a confusing user experience, hindered efficiency, and was difficult to maintain. Lighting and shading required separate programming, separate maintenance, and even separate wall stations. With the Somfy and Encelium partnership, these two essential building functions are now joined together in one system.

“Controlling natural and artificial lighting in one environment enhances occupant comfort, streamlines building management, and optimizes energy performance,” said Encelium Product Manager, Amit Parpani.

Now, lighting and shades can both be controlled from one unified wall station or touchscreen. This centralized control is easy to install and simple to use. A single dashboard allows users to manage and configure their lights and shades for seamless scheduling. Now building managers can schedule around office hours, holiday schedules, and even astronomical events like sunrise and sunset. Consolidated control saves time for facility managers and improves energy efficiency for projects of all sizes.

“We’re excited our automated shades can now integrate simply with artificial lighting,” said Parrett. “Combining these two lighting sources allows building managers to improve occupant comfort and save energy.”


About Somfy Systems, Inc.

Somfy, the global leader in the manufacturing of strong, quiet motors with electronic and app controls for both interior window coverings and exterior solar protections, has North American headquarters located in Dayton, NJ. Over 270 million users worldwide enjoy the more than 170 million motors produced by Somfy. During the past 50 years, Somfy engineers have designed products for both commercial and residential markets to motorize window coverings such as interior shades, wood blinds, draperies, awnings, rolling shutters, exterior solar screens, and projection screens. Somfy motorization systems are easily integrated with security, HVAC, and lighting systems providing total home or building automation. For more information, visit

About Encelium

For more than two decades, Encelium has focused on bringing advanced lighting controls to healthcare facilities, educational institutions, office buildings, and commercial properties. Our Encelium X light management system is simple to install and intuitive to use, helping our customers make major leaps in comfort, control, and energy efficiency. We make life better and brighter for tenants and occupants while enhancing the experience of lighting designers, electricians, building owners and managers, and many others.