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WattStopper recently announced a new family of lighting control panels
developed to support design professionals engineering net zero buildings. The panels allow designers to easily layer multiple control strategies and integrate seamlessly with other building systems to meet the newest energy code requirements and optimize energy management. To ensure reliability and longevity, these newly-designed panels are based on two proven WattStopper technologies: Digital Lighting Management (DLM) intelligent control and the company’s patented heavy duty relay.
The panels address the growing need to combine the flexibility of distributed controls with the scalability of centralized controls. Combining lighting control solutions tailored for each application helps meet the requirements of increasingly complex energy codes, and improves building performance.
In addition, the panels address the need for simple integration using open protocols. They integrate natively with building automation systems (BAS) and expose a wide range of DLM data points for building-wide energy monitoring. These extensive BACnet capabilities are the result of WattStopper’s decade of experience with the industry-standard protocol. For peak performance, integration can extend to the smart grid for region-wide energy management.
The new panels also offer stand alone operation for projects that require only scheduled or astronomical control. For more information, visit the WattStopper product pages, and look for additional announcements of retrofit solutions available for legacy panels in the field.
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This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2013 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron Electronics’ Quantum Total Lighting Management
The OPTOTRONIC multi-channel dimmable family by OSRAM SYLVANIA
consists of highly efficient, constant current, multiple-channel 100W and 150W LED power supplies. They are available in preset output currents between 350mA and 900mA for the 100W and between 700mA and 2100mA for the 150W. The four channel 100W comes in a standard T5 fluorescent ballast housing, less than 1 in. tall. The 150W comes in a standard T8 short can housing and is available in two or four output channels. Both lines have built-in 0-10V dimming enabling direct integration and operation with standard dimmers, sensors, as well as energy and light-management systems.
These dimmable power supplies offer wider range of constant current configurations with multiple channels – One power supply to operate up to 4 modules in a luminaire. They are ideal for downlights, wall wash, recessed troffers, indirect/direct pendants and low bay/high bay luminaires.
Cooper Controls’ Patient Control System gives the patients control of lights and shades, provides hospital staff with centralized control, and ensures more energy efficiency–all in one box. Click here
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LevNet RF Wall Mounted Occupancy Sensors are energy-harvesting and self-powered wireless controls, making them one of the most cost-effective ways to control energy use in unoccupied rooms. Click here
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has launched an integration building block that allows third-party systems to take advantage of the simplicity of Digital Lighting Management (DLM)
. A rock-solid technology platform, DLM is frequently installed throughout a facility to manage energy. The new DLM interface helps specifiers and installers combine the best solutions for lighting control and other requirements, such as projector or audio visual (A/V) control, while still presenting users with a single control interface.
With the interface, control systems from touch screens to theatrical controls can send commands to energy code-compliant DLM devices to streamline the user experience. Applications include spaces like high-end conference and board rooms with systems from multiple vendors, as well as projects that require an integrator to coordinate shading with lighting controls.
Teams from WattStopper and Vantage, Legrand’s luxury control and automation brand, collaborated with A/V integration specialists to develop a command structure for the interface that is consistent with industry norms. The DLM interface communicates using pre-defined commands over an industry standard data link.
QUICKTRONIC High Efficiency POWERSENSE electronic ballasts by OSRAM SYLVANIA
offer a wide dimming range and provide true versatility in controls selection. As the industry’s most adaptable dimming ballast, these feature micro-controller technology for compatibility with: low voltage controls, powerline fluorescent dimmers and any line voltage from 120V to 277V.
These high efficiency dimming systems are available for T5, T5HO, and T8 linear fluorescent lamps and offer 0-10V continuous dimming; 100% – 1% for T5 and T5HO and 100% – 5% for T8. All POWERSENSE ballasts have lamp detection technology to eliminate variations in lamp-to-lamp brightness and provide uniform lighting throughout the dimming range. The T8 ballast has 1 – 4 lamp options whereas the T5 and T5HO ballast has 1 and 2 lamp options.
• Dimming Range – 100% – 5% (T8), 100% – 1% (T5 and T5HO)
• High Efficacy – up to 101 LPW (T8), up to 93 LPW (T5), up to 90 LPW (T5HO)
• Power Factor >98%
Ideal applications include fluorescent troffers, indirect/direct pendants, cove and architectural lighting for commercial, retail, hospitality, education in new construction or retrofit.
Mark 10 dimming ballasts by Philips Lighting
, designed for 28W T5HE lamps, combine Intellivolt (120-277V) operation into a compact form factor for powerline dimming.
Available in 1- and 2-lamp models (IEZ128D and IEZ2S28D), Mark 10 dimming ballasts can operate 2-, 3- or 4-ft T5HE lamps at 120-277V in the traditional T5 form factor of 16.7” L x 1.0” H x 1.18” W, allowing for easy integration for OEMs into luminaires already designed for dimming applications.
Ideal applications include architectural luminaires for new construction projects, especially in LEED/green building applications where a lower watts per square foot is desired (as compared to T8).
Lighting for Tomorrow is a design competition that challenges manufacturers to meet consumer expectations by improving the design of their products and technologies, while achieving new heights of energy efficiency. At the same time, sponsors want to increase market acceptance and awareness of emerging opportunities in energy efficient lighting.
Entries for 2013 featured indoor and outdoor light emitting diode (LED) luminaires, replacement lamps, fixture retrofit kits, lighting controls, and, for the first time, organic light emitting diode (OLED) luminaires. The 2013 judging panel, held in June at Underwriters Laboratories (UL) University in Research Triangle Park, NC, reviewed a total of 123 products including 70 LED indoor luminaires, 8 LED outdoor luminaires, 26 LED lamps, 9 LED retrofit kits, 7 lighting control devices, and 3 OLED luminaires.
Learn more about the winners here.
In the lighting controls category, Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. took both the winner and noteworthy award for its Maestro Occupancy Sensor C.L Dimmer and Hi-Lume A-Series LED driver, respectively.
WattStopper has released a new Digital Lighting Management (DLM) extended height passive infrared (PIR) occupancy sensor
that gives specifiers more flexibility when designing control solutions for spaces with 20’ to 40’ ceiling heights. The new LMPC-100-5
supports customer requests for reliable, easy-to-install digital sensor control in spaces such as warehouses, distribution centers and gymnasiums. It features enhanced IR communications to enable convenient ladder-free remote configuration using a handheld wireless tool and all the benefits of DLM’s scaleable technology platform.
The LMPC-100-5 has a specialized lens that provides reliable 360° coverage and detects walking motion within a 35’ radius when mounted at 40’. The digital design features an LCD display and programming pushbuttons behind a snap-off cover, and the low profile design is attractive and unobtrusive.
The new sensor plugs to a choice of DLM devices to control virtually any type of load based on occupancy. Patented Plug n’ Go™ operation ensures simplicity with out-of-the box operation that maximizes energy savings by defaulting to manual-on or auto-on to 50% sequences of operation when the system includes switches. Push n’ Learn™ adds flexibility for customized control scenarios that can include hi/low levels and dimming control to meet requirements of the latest energy codes.
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