The Direct Connect Microwave Occupancy & Daylight Sensor

Direct Connect Microwave Sensor


Avi-on Direct Connect Sensors


The Direct Connect™ Microwave Occupancy &  Daylight Sensor provides motion detection and/or daylight harvesting in a highly compact unit. Microwave sensing technology works with any Avi-on® load controller. The sensor is an integral  part of  the Avi-on Bluetooth® with Mesh product ecosystem including the ability to support Luminaire Level Lighting Control (LLLC) and/or groups of fixtures. The network auto detects the sensor locations and commissions them into the system with their associated fixtures. Configuration is done using the Avi-on mobile app, commissioning tools, and cloud IoT Services remotely or on-site.


The sensor receives communication and power from any Avi-on load controller via a Avi-on standard low voltage cable. The motion sensor supports a wide array of control strategies including occupancy, vacancy, bi-level, scheduled operation, even safety presence detection for UV-C lighting.  Daylight sensing can apply to zones of fixtures as required by code.


The versatile design and mounting options make this sensor a great solution for commercial and institutional applications such as offices, schools or common areas, and behind the lens for sealed fixture low bay applications. 

The sensor can be mounted in many different ways including behind the lens using an innovative magnetic mounting clip, screw using elbow or flush brackets, or clipped to acoustic tile rail on the edge of the fixture with the supplied tile clip. The microwave pattern can be tuned to a variety of applications up to 15 feet using the mobile app or remote commissioning tools. The low power unit will not shine through floors, walls, or windows.

Microwave Sensor

Select a part number from the table listed below
Part NumberDescriptionApplicationColor
AVI-DC-MWDirect Connect™ Microwave Occupancy &  Daylight SensorIn-fixture, Tile Mount, IndoorWhite
AVI-DC-10FTCBL10ft (3m) Direct Connect™ Cable*In-fixture, Indoor/OutdoorGray
AVI-DC-MAGMicrowave Magnetic Mount**In-fixture, IndoorGray

*Includes acoustic tile rail mount clip and 3ft cable.

To order please contact Avi-on sales at (877) AVION-US or
for information on becoming an Avi-on partner and order details.


  • Input: Avi-on Direct Connect™ Low Voltage DC Sensor Port
  • Dimensions: 1.46 in x 1.02 in x 0.60 in (37mm x 26mm x 15mm)
  • Mounting: Acoustic tile clip included. Magnetic mount for inside fixture mounting available. 4mm M4 screw threads for mounting clip by customer
  • Weight: 1.4 oz (40g)
  • Wiring: Direct Connect Cable: 3ft (1m) -included and 10ft (3m) available
  • Operating Temp: -22F to +158F (-30C to +70C)
  • Storage Temperature: -40F to +185F (-40C to +85C)
  • Humidity Rating: 95% non-condensing
  • Programming: Via Avi-on platform.  Mobile, laptop, remote, local.  Program groups of sensors at once
  • Operating Modes: Occupancy, vacancy, UV-C safety, bi-level, dim-to-specified level (never off), schedule driven, control zones or individual fixtures
  • Microwave Sensor: 360º hi resolution, low power
  • Time Delays: 15 sec – 1h 30 min adjustable via network (20min default)
  • Status LED: On motion detection.  Fixture light flashes on motion in test mode
  • Daylight Harvesting: Open or closed loop (0-1020 Lux)
  • Daylighting Range: 360º x 90º
  • Spacial Coverage: 90º
  • Height Range: 8ft-15ft (2.5m-4.2m)
  • IP Rating: None
  • Warranty: 5 years, 10 years optional

featured products

The Avi-on family of products consists of load controllers, sensors, wall stations and connectivity products that work together in one big happy family.  Load controllers manage dimming, schedules, scenes, groups/zones and more while the sensors are able to detect motion with all new state-of-the-art features. These products work seamlessly with the Av-ion cloud to provide a robust wireless ecosystem.