PicoWave – Optical proximity switch for the wall in NOVA-Design by Honeywell PEHA

PicoWave for EnOcean® standard – in the design by NOVA-Design by Honeywell PEHA

Instead of pressing “waven” – this is possible by the NOVA-designed optical proximity switch PicoWave. The innovative operation is integrated into the natural movement sequence and also provides an increase in hygiene, since consumers and devices can be switched without contact. The state-of-the-art wireless switch can be installed wirelessly, allowing for extremely flexible attachment to a desired location. It communicates via the EnOcean® wireless standard with compatible control units (actuators), which can be easily and quickly taught. With the help of gateways, integration into SMART Home and building bus systems such as KNX and DALI can be easily implemented.

Supplied components

  • Optical proximity switch in NOVA-Design by Honeywell PEHA
  • PicoWave for EnOcean® radio standard in the NOVA combination frame * with IR optics
  • 3V button cell – battery (type CR2032)
  • Adhesive pad for wall mounting
  • Screws and dowels for wall mounting
  • Operating and operating instructions

*For the combi frames there is a pre-selection of different materials and colors within the NOVA line from Honeywell PEHA, from which you can conveniently choose in the dropdown menu below. You can find more information on the colors in the “Technical data” tab.

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  • Contactless switching – Hands-Free, hygienic, flexible, clean walls…
  • Plug-n-Play – fast, wire free installation, connected in seconds
  • Extremely low energy consumption – environmentally friendly, maintenance free
  • Extraneous light independent, self-calibrating, robust, mobile, compatible – broad application field, …

Through a simple “wave“ or „approach” of the hand inside an area of around 10cm distance, the PicoWave can control all possible EnOcean® compatible actuators and their connected devices and consumers.

Connect the EnOcean® products within seconds with each other and place the clever and mobile wireless switches cable-free on any glass surface you like. Now for example, you can control your ambiance lighting with an EnOcean® compatible switchable plug socket from anywhere inside the wireless range of around 30meters, turning them on and off and dim them remotely.

There are countless actuators in a variety of forms (e.g. wall enclosure mounting) that can be connected and “wave”. A few examples, and information to the integration possibilities of the optical proximity switch  in alternative non-EnOcean® systems can be found in the sub-menu “Compatibility”.

Energy saving

Built in the NOVA design case, the optical proximity switch has been designed specifically for extremely low power consumption. The calculated life expectancy of the battery with a normal switching cycle of a typical light switch is approximately 70 years. That batteries today have approximately a 20-25 years physical life expectancy, means that the PicoWave will provide a maintenance free service for this duration.

A battery life expectancy to switching cycles comparison table can be found under the sub-menu “Technical Data “.

Extraneous light independence

The PicoWave that recognises a “wave” or “approach” of the hand, can also be operated in full sunlight, because the clever technology can regulate light up to 150,000Lux, which equates to 1.5 times direct sunlight.


The optical system is self-calibrating. If you attach the optical proximity switch so that fixed objects remain in the detection area, they will be calibrated out after 10 seconds and you can use the switch as usual. Dust and other infrared layers are also calibrated out.

WEEE-Nr.: DE48986370

Areas of Application

You can use the optical proximity switch based on the PicoClick in many applications. Currently it is used among other things in:

  • Private houses & apartments
  • Office buildings
  • Shops & businesses
  • Public buildings
  • Hospitals
  • Hotels
  • Kitchens & Restaurants
  • Areas with high hygiene standards

Application examples

From simple control of luminaires with switchable sockets, flush-mounted relays or DIN rail mounted DIN rail mounted devices, to the control of blinds, to the integration in more complex systems, everything is possible with the optical proximity sensor. A few examples, and information to the integration possibilities of the PicoWave in alternative “non-EnOcean®” systems can be found in the sub-menu “Compatibility”.

In various installations, the combination of PicoWave with flush-mounted and DIN rail mounted devices is already used:

  • Light switch, control
    • Blind control
    • Control of motorized roof hatches
    • Control of sliding doors


The application possibilities of the optical proximity switch are endless.

Particularly suitable is the optical proximity switch and other products from the PicoControls family for use in which electrical installations under plaster are not desired or not possible, such as, for example. in the renovation and retrofitting of facilities in listed buildings, schools, hospitals, villas, offices and homes…

The technical heart of the NOVA-designed optical proximity switch is the PicoClick. Below is a list of examples of EnOcean® actuators that can be used with the PicoClick to switch different consumers and devices.

A list of all EnOcean® actuators that we have tested, including instructions for setting the function modes for learning the PicoClick, can be found at picosens.de/EnOcean.

EltakoFSB61NP-230 VControl for roller shutters, internal and external blindsFlush wall
EltakoFSR61/8-24 V UCImpulse, relay switch (potential free)Flush wall
EltakoFSR61-230 VImpulse, relay switch (potential free)Flush wall
EltakoFSR61NP-230 VImpulse, relay switchFlush wall
EltakoFUA12-230 VUniversal wireless actuatorDIN Rail
EltakoFUD61NPN-230 VUniversal dimmer switchFlush wall
Flextron300816-230 VMulti receiver, 1 channelFlush wall
Jäger Direkt563.0101 channel bridge for lighting controlSwitch
PehaD 451 FU-EBI O.T.1 channel receiverFlush wall
PehaD 4511 FU-EBIM STMains socket adaptorMains socket
ThermokonSTC-DO Blind 230 VReceiver for shutters and blindsFlush wall
ThermokonSTC-DO Light 230 V2 channel receiverFlush wall
Trio2sys100200681 channel receiver 16ADIN Rail
Trio2sys100200691 channel receiver 10ADIN Rail
Trio2sys100200712 channel receiver 5ADIN Rail
Trio2sys10020092Receiver with remote control and timerDIN Rail

Integration into existing systems

The optical proximity switch can also be integrated into existing building control systems via so-called gateways.There are various gateways that translate EnOcean® communication into home automation systems such as KNX, DALI, … or other common bus systems such as USB. For the home automation area, EnOcean® over WLAN gateways are also interesting.

Reaction distance100 mm (Reference hand)
Measurement principle:Infrared impulse reflection
Wave length: 850 nm, Impulse cycles: 10 x per second
Extraneous light immunity*:Up to 150.000 Lux (= 1.5 times sunlight)
*Full function even in direct sunlight
Wireless communication:EnOcean® Equipment Profile (EEP: F6-01-01)
Wireless frequency:868,3 MHz
Wireless range:Up to 30 m (dependent on local environment condition)
Max. Output power:3 dBm
Power supply3V button cell battery (Type: CR2032)
Power consumption:320 nA ( in standby modus)
Battery life expectancy*:100 switching cycles/day = 30 years
1000 switching cycles/day = 10 years
2000 switching cycles/day = 5 years
*We recommend quality batteries from well-known manufacturers
Temperature range- 20° C bis + 50° C
Protection rangeIP21
Dimensions85,00 mm x 85,00 mm x 13 mm (L x B x H)
Frame designCombinations frames in NOVA-Design by Honeywell
ColourPure white high shine
ColourJade pure white
ColourOak pure white
ColourWenge (wood) Piano black
WeightDepending on the variant, approx. 100 g (incl. battery)

Additional information

Weight 0.05 kg
Dimensions 0.83 × 0.83 cm
PicoWave im Nova-Design

Alu, Jade pure white, Oak pure white, Piano black high shine, Pure white high shine, Wenge (wood) Piano black