The Lighting Controls Association is proud to offer a sneak peak at a selection of new products that will be displayed by members at LIGHTFAIR International May 5-7 in New York City. While some can be seen here, many more await at member booths, so be sure to visit!
Cree, Inc. recently introduced SmartCast™ Technology, a self-programming wireless lighting-control system that reduces energy consumption by more than 70% (compared to traditional fluorescent luminaires without SmartCast Technology), at half the cost of traditional lighting controls. Intuitive and easy to use, luminaires enabled with Cree SmartCast Technology remove the initial and ongoing complexity associated with lighting controls.
Featuring Cree’s OneButton™ Setup, luminaires enabled with SmartCast Technology create their own secure network, learn about their environment and form groups to maximize savings, all with the push of a single button.
Cree SmartCast Technology is currently available in CR Series LED troffers, CS Series linear luminaires and KR Series downlights, as well as via a 0–10V interface for control of existing dimmable LED luminaires. These critical features not only save users energy and money but are compliant with emerging code requirements throughout the United States and Canada.
Check out SmartCast here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #1657.
BEMaaS™ is a new cloud based solution that takes Daintree’s ControlScope® performance to the next level. Leveraging the power of cloud computing and ControlScope software, BEMaaS brings unprecedented flexibility, convenience and control to your facility for a simple subscription fee. Harness the power of wireless network control without the hassles of network management.
BEMaaS helps to keep your commercial & industrial sites running smoothly and efficiently at the lowest installed cost. Daintree’s BEMaaS solution provides maximum energy savings and operational benefits with no large upfront capital investment.
• Total control over energy costs
• No upfront capital investment, shift capital expense to operating expense
• Lower total cost of ownership – no server or software to buy, reduced maintenance and install cost
• Automatic system upgrade and software enhancements, instant access to latest features
• Scalable system with flexibility to add facilities or new applications without infrastructure headache
• Reduced burden on customer IT department, faster project deployment, less training required
Daintree Networks is also excited to work with LG Innotek to embed wireless communication capability directly into LED drivers. The innovative product allows lighting manufacturers to create wireless-ready LED fixtures that can seamlessly interact with Daintree’s ControlScope® networked wireless control solution.
Embedded wireless drivers allow customers to eliminate the cost and installation challenges associated with multibox wireless implementations that require a separate wireless adapter and LED drivers for advanced control. The product is expected to result in significant savings for users, both in up-front costs (up to 85 percent) and in energy efficiency following installation (up to 90%).
Check out Daintree here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #3133.
With four or eight 20-amp relays and 0-10V control, the Echo Room Controller boosts a system’s circuit quantity. It can support six stations and external power controllers, and optionally includes Astronomical and Real TimeClock functions.
The Echo TimeClock also contributes to energy savings, because users can take advantage of time-of-day controls to trigger presets in Echo control systems and ETC Sensor® power-control systems. One TimeClock can be used to program and run timed events in 16 spaces, with optional override settings for holidays or other special events.
Check out ETC’s Echo family here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #3269.
HUBBELL BUILDING AUTOMATION
The NX™ Room Controller integrates automatic and manual lighting control for a single room or space. The simplicity of plug-in installation and intuitive auto-configuration create an easy and affordable way to meet energy codes.
Digital wall switches, vacancy/occupancy sensors and daylight sensors simply plug into the NX Room Controller and are auto-configured to default operations. Device communication is over standard CAT5 cables to eliminate wiring errors.
More advanced dimming and daylight configuration can be accomplished using of optional smart iOS® and Android™ phone apps.
These features add up to efficient installation for classrooms, conference rooms, cafeterias, reception areas and more.
Check out Hubbell’s NX Room Controller here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #721.
HUNT Dimming’s Simplicity® PhotoSlide™ lighting controller combines manual dimming and daylight harvesting control for LED lighting in a single wall-mounted device.
The versatile slide controller allows users to switch or dim 120V or 277V LED or fluorescent lighting. The light sensor automatically reduces light output and energy consumption in response to available daylight by maintaining a target illumination level, providing ongoing energy cost savings during daylight hours. PhotoSlide™ offers opportunities for commercial building energy code compliance in new construction and a simple energy-saving retrofit in existing buildings. The PhotoSlide™ controller installs quickly and easily, using only low-voltage wiring.
Check out HUNT Dimming’s Photoslide lighting controller here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #2904.
The Palladiom™ QS Keypad is the newest addition to Lutron’s global family of customizable wired QS keypads and controls lights, shades/drapes and HVAC. It works with Lutron’s HomeWorks® QS, Quantum® and QS standalone systems and has a customizable layout and can be made with plastic, glass or metal. There are large, tactile buttons with a backlit, so engraved text is easy to find and operate. This new keypad is ideal for architects, lighting designers and interior designers looking for a clean keypad design in 4- and 5-Star hotel guestrooms, high-end commercial applications such as restaurants, retail spaces and conference rooms.
Now available in dimmers and switches and for use with Quantum® total light management system and HomeWorks® QS home control system, the GRAFIK T™ (newly expanded family) by Lutron Electronics marries the company’s advanced touch dimming technology with intuitive, minimalist design. Its aesthetic is elegant and timeless, with a faceplate that appears to float off the wall. Available in 41 colors and finishes, including metal and glass, the GRAFIK T aesthetic is flexible enough to complement the design of any residential or commercial interior.
Check out Lutron’s Palladiom QS Keypad here and GRAFIK T here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #1420.
The Luxon wireless Activator offers brand & technology independent lighting solutions that fit every customer needs. All luminaires of your choice with a 1-10V interface allow for integration within our intuitive light management software by using the Luxon wireless Activator.
The Luxon wireless Activator comes in three different versions for control per luminaire or per group of luminaires. First there is a build-in version and a remotely mounted version for control per luminaire. Secondly there is an Activator designed for group control. All these Activator types are easy to install and make lighting systems truly intelligent.
Check out Nedap’s Luxon wireless activator here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #641.
OSRAM SYLVANIA has launched the ENCELIUM® Wireless Energy Management System (EMS), a robust portfolio of sleek hardware solutions designed to expand lighting control to hard-to-reach locations and simplify and lower the overall cost of installation. The new ENCELIUM Wireless EMS is based on the ZigBee® Pro network stack and includes wireless managers, sensors, control modules for attaching to light fixtures, and wallstations. It is a cost-effective option for retrofitting existing spaces with the latest in lighting control technology, while also reducing the complexity involved with wiring. The components also have a low-profile, sleek design that offers a ‘silent’ ceiling look.
OSRAM SYLVANIA has released the latest version of its ENCELIUM® lighting management software – Polaris 3D® 3.5.3. Developed in North America and accessible anytime, anywhere via the Internet, the Polaris 3D software is the core element of the ENCELIUM system that facilitates the commissioning, usage and data analysis of the lighting installation. The new Polaris 3D software offers wireless device control, including Relay Panel and Phase Cut Dimmer Tethering via the new Wireless Control Module, and a built in Astronomical Clock, giving the ability to provide a central control of any zones that require triggers based on Sunrise and Sunset information.
Check out OSRAM’s Encelium control solution here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #1922.
PLC Multipoint has recently expanded upon the company’s highly successful Bantam platform. With the addition of up to 48 relays of control, the Bantam Lighting Control Panel is suitable for small, medium and large applications. Customers that have specified the Bantam for their lighting control needs have found the simple LCD and integral keypad interface to be easy to use. In addition, having up to 4 analog inputs that are pre-programmed makes the Bantam ideal for daylighting applications.
PLC Multipoint began offering a basic 8-relay panel, but found that customers were looking to control an increasing number of loads. The Bantam can now be specified with 8, 16, 24, 32, 40 and 48 relays in a single enclosure. In addition to the Analog inputs, the Bantam supports up to 48 low-voltage inputs which are commonly used for override switches or occupancy sensors. To reduce the cost of wiring and to simplify installation, customers can also choose to use digital switches.
PLC Multipoint now also offers the LCM5 to its customers. This basic lighting control panel is based on PLC’s more than 20 years of lighting control experience. It is tailored to the needs of the light commercial market and is an ideal solution for gas stations and convenience store locations.
The LCM5 can control multiple outputs from a single analog sensor input. These outputs can be associated with different lighting levels based on zones, tasks, and timers. PLC Multipoint offers the ability to preprogram each panel per customer requirements, while changes can be made through a simple LCD interface to the Digital Time Clock. The customer can program up to 5 zones of control and the panel comes with 3 override switches on the front panel. Each panel is fully customizable.
Check out PLC Multipoint’s products here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #2809.
UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES
The EVERLINE LED Retrofit Kit by Universal features “matched” LED modules and drivers along with the reliability of our complete in-house design (electronic, thermal, and optical). The EVERLINE Retrofit Kit qualifies for many available utility rebate programs and supports a 35-70% reduction in fixture energy consumption. Available in multiple color temperatures, the EVERLINE Retrofit Kit offers premium optical performance using a broad distribution angle and careful binning process to eliminate dark zones and ensure an 82 CRI or greater. The Retrofit Kit is also Installer friendly; containing all of the screws, lead wires and connectors needed for simple, quick installation.
Check out Universal’s EVERLINE LED Retrofit Kit here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #1675.
New WattStopper® Wireless Receptacle Controls (WRC) extend occupancy-based lighting control to plug loads, helping specifiers and installers meet new ASHRAE 90.1 and Title 24 requirements to switch off selected receptacles. This simple, yet robust solution works with existing line-voltage wiring, minimizing costs for retrofits or new construction.
WRC transmitters are available to work with all WattStopper occupancy sensors, including Digital Lighting Management (DLM) sensors. The transmitters send occupancy status to 15- or 20-Amp controlled receptacles, available and with one or two switched outlets. Controlled receptacles feature NEMA-approved labeling, and have feed thru capability for downstream control of additional outlets.
WattStopper’s industry-leading Digital Lighting Management (DLM) intelligent control platform now extends to individual fixtures, enabling complete zone control flexibility.
New fixture controllers help specifiers and installers adapt projects to meet changing requirements without having to rewire lighting, and allow OEMs to supply DLM-enabled fixtures. The controllers, which offer 0-10V or PWM dimming, simplify manufacturing, with a separate RJ45 wiring whip for flexible mounting options.
A new zone controller supports applications with large numbers of fixture controllers for both occupancy- and time-based control. The zone controller also simplifies event scheduling, enhancing DLM’s ability to enable advanced sequences of operation.
Check out WattStopper here and visit LIGHTFAIR Booth #802.