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This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2012 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Leviton’s universal dimmer line.
As LEDs continue to gain prominence in residential and commercial applications, so increases the need to dim these energy-efficient sources. Lutron Electronics is introducing a higher-power LED driver that significantly expands the capabilities of its already popular A-Series driver family. With this introduction, users can easily control LED downlights intended for use in high ceilings and in areas that require more light. The new 50W Hi-lume A-Series LED driver is designed for use with higher power LED modules, including Philips Fortimo 3000lm and Xicato 3000lm models, among others.
Featuring smooth, flicker-free performance, the new 50W driver provides LED dimming from 100% down to 1%. The driver also has a calibration point temperature of 70?C, enabling exceptional performance in demanding applications–atria, houses of worship, high ceiling commercial and residential applications–without requiring a fan.
In an industry of evolving LED module designs, Lutron provides driver solutions that meet every design need:
* Full compatibility – support constant-current and constant-voltage outputs over a wide range of current and voltage levels for driving LED loads
The expanding family of EVERLINE LED drivers and modules from Universal Lighting Technologies now offers amazing versatility in both light output and control for track and downlight applications. Designed to support development of full luminaire lines with strong range, these EVERLINE LED products deliver up to 90+ lumen-per-watt system performance–providing significant cost savings in both energy and maintenance over halogen, CFL, and low-wattage metal halide lighting systems.
EVERLINE’s round LED modules offer crisp, even illumination from 1,000 to 10,000 lumens. With EverTru Chip on Board technology and a 50,000-hour lumen maintenance of 80% or higher, they can satisfy even the strictest demands for quality, color, energy efficiency, and long life. At the same time, EVERLINE LED drivers provide unsurpassed control capabilities for track and downlight luminaires ranging from 15 to 150W—with 350mA, 700mA, and 1,050mA options available.
With a compact light emitting surface area ranging from 0.53 to 1.69 inches in diameter and a wide array of color temperature options including 2,700K, 3,000K, 3,500K, and 4,000K models, UL Class 2 recognized EVERLINE round LED modules are designed for uniform light distribution and optimum reflector design. Plus, EVERLINE LED drivers are available in multiple housing configurations (including side or bottom exit with mounting feet or studs) for maximum versatility in fixture design. Together, they offer an ideal solution for both fixed light output and analog dimming applications with standard 0-10V controls.
HUNT Dimming offers a complete line of specification-grade preset slide wallbox LED controllers compatible for use with most controllable LED drivers. These controllers provide linear lighting control from 100% to 1% of rated light output and are available in single-pole and 3-way designs (120V and 277V).
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WattStopper’s FSP-211 Digital High/Low Passive Infrared Fixture Integrated Outdoor Sensor has been chosen as the Lighting category Gold 2012 Product of the Year by readers of Consulting-Specifying Engineer throughout North America.
The Product of the Year contest is for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets, and the Gold award is the highest honor awarded to products in each voting category.
The FSP-211 is specifically engineered for use in LED fixtures; it can withstand the high temperatures produced by LED lighting, and its relay will last for the life of the fixture. The sensor also works with fluorescent lighting, including 0-10V dimmable ballasts. Applications include parking facilities, gas stations, pedestrian pathways and warehouses. Its unique feature set, which includes optional hold off daylighting control, provides the flexibility to quickly and easily customize control parameters for each project to ensure energy savings while also addressing security concerns.
WattStopper’s new fixture-integrated motion sensor is the first to feature two fully adjustable lighting levels plus off. It delivers design levels for high and low modes, preventing over-lighting and maximizing energy efficiency. An integral photocell measures the ambient light level and can hold lighting off, or at low level, when there is sufficient daylight contribution. All adjustments are made with a wireless handheld infrared (IR) tool, and the hold off setpoint includes an automatic calibration option for added convenience. The wireless configuration tool can store and send up to five sensor profiles, including all parameters, to significantly speed project commissioning.
When installed in an outdoor fixture, the FSP-211 is IP66 rated, impervious to dust and powerful water jets. A choice of four lenses ensures complete coverage for mounting heights ranging from 8’ to 40’, making the sensor suitable for virtually any application.
In addition to receiving the CSE Gold award, the FSP-211 was selected for the prestigious 2011 IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) Progress Report. The report recognizes new products that contribute “unique and significant advancements to the art and science of lighting.”
Acuity Brands, Inc. has produced a series of five videos exploring the practical integration of intelligent LED luminaires and digital controls for interior applications. The Smart + Simple Lighting Solutions video series provides insight on how lighting with embedded controls can be easily tailored to a specific application, while monitoring and responding to the immediate environment. This integrated approach can translate into a lighting solution that offers better lighting quality, improved energy management, and longer operational life than more conventional lighting systems.
“With the implementation of energy standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 2010, it has become essential for specifiers and end users to understand solutions for lighting that meet new mandates and effectively manage energy consumption,” said Neil Egan, Director, Communications, Acuity Brands Lighting. “These videos offer instruction on how ‘smart and simple’ solutions can help maximize lighting performance, while driving out waste and inefficiency.”
The video series is available on the Acuity Brands YouTube channel and covers the following topics:
Why Smart + Simple: Overview of integrated LED lighting and controls solutions that help users manage energy usage by optimizing lighting utilization and performance over time.
Smart + Simple Luminaires: How LED luminaires with embedded controls can manage lighting quality, power consumption and operational life.
Smart + Simple Controls: The role of smart controls and how they help facility operations manage energy consumption while providing an unprecedented level of design, installation and user simplicity.
Smart + Simple Sensors: A review of sensor technologies and network system devices available to integrate with LED luminaires.
Smart + Simple Toolset: A short demonstration of software options to program, modify and monitor lighting for improved energy savings.
For more information about Smart + Simple lighting and lighting controls solutions, click here.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has released a draft Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires.
The draft specification is posted online for public review and comment by Consortium members, manufacturers, and other interested lighting professionals.
The estimated 26.5 million streetlights in the U.S. consume as much electricity each year as 1.9 million households, and generate greenhouse gas emissions equal to that produced by 2.6 million cars. Switching these streetlights to LED can save energy and money, and incorporating remote monitoring and adaptive lighting control systems can increase those savings substantially.
Developed by a Consortium committee made up of representatives from municipalities, utilities, and other stakeholders, the draft specification is intended to serve as both a set of high-level requirements and a template for translating unique user needs into clear and consistent specification language. The hope is that it will support the breadth of system architectures and features available in the marketplace while encouraging the development of standards that reduce user risk and ultimately accelerate the adoption of this energy-saving technology.
OSRAM SYLVANIA recently announced the PRO-Flex family of constant current LED dimming drivers, designed to adapt LED luminaires for use in EMerge Alliance-compliant low voltage ceiling grid. The new PRO-Flex drivers feature the flexibility of programmable currents and three different user interfaces, ensuring the most appropriate dimming control solution for LED track, pendant and down light applications in retail, education, office, restaurant and other light commercial installations.
A flexible solution for OEM’s, the new LED drivers from OSRAM SYLVANIA eliminate the need to stock multiple driver types at multiple currents because all three PRO-Flex models feature fully programmable currents ranging from 300mA through 1500mA, allowing OEM’s to stock only a few drivers while still fulfilling nearly any electric current requirement.
The new OSRAM SYLVANIA PRO-Flex drivers are available in three models, offering a choice of dimming interfaces. The PRO-Flex RF driver is controlled wirelessly by enOCEAN wireless devices such as rocker switches, occupancy sensors and daylight sensors. Using a USB connection to a computer, the PRO-Flex RF’s current can be programmed wirelessly with the PRO-Flex RF Programming Tool or a similar enOCEAN configuration tool. The PRO-Flex DIM driver uses a 0-10V wired interface, and the current is selected with dip-switches. The PRO-Flex DALI driver works with a DALI wired interface, and the current is selected with a DALI system connection.
OSRAM SYLVANIA recently introduced the EASY Color Control light management system. A simple yet versatile lighting control solution, the EASY Color Control system can manage a variety of complex lighting scenes and effects that can be used in a wide variety of applications including restaurants, retail outlets and classrooms.
The OSRAM EASY Color Control system from OSRAM SYLVANIA features flexible user interfaces from push buttons to wireless remote controls, and allows users to combine pulse width modulated dimming with DMX and DALI-controlled light sources (OT EASY, EASY DMX or DALI EASY) together to control up to 64 light points. Complex scenes and lighting shows can easily be configured using the EASY Color Control system software, which allows for mixing and matching of LED strip lighting, DMX-controlled light sources and fluorescent lighting.
An ideal lighting control solution for health and fitness areas, retail stores, offices, conference rooms and more, the EASY Color Control system can be used for static or dynamic façade lighting, RGB design in decorative luminaires, daylight simulation for windowless rooms, and other effect and accent lighting applications.
EASY Color Control simplifies the integration of LED technologies even more with the all-in-one OPTOTRONIC EASY 60 II as there is no need for additional power supplies or control modules. The EASY 60 II is an integrated power supply with 4 independent PWM outputs for direct connection of 24V LED modules with a total wattage of up to 60W.
WattStopper has launched new universal dimming room controllers for line voltage lighting loads. The versatile devices can control virtually all load types including LEDs, and are part of the company’s Digital Lighting Management (DLM) suite of intelligent controls. With the addition of the new room controllers, DLM offers customers sophisticated energy saving control solutions for virtually every space type. Applications include daylight harvesting, lumen maintenance and scene control in areas from classrooms to offices, conference rooms, restaurants and galleries.
As more jurisdictions adopt new energy codes (ASHRAE 90.1-2010 and IECC 2012), professionals must comply with multi-level control mandates. WattStopper’s universal dimming room controllers provide easy-to-implement multi-level control solutions while also accommodating a variety of lighting types within each space. When a building-wide energy management system is in place, the devices communicate via BACnet with a building automation system for control, reporting and demand response.
The one load LMRC-221 and two load LMRC-222 (shown above) Digital Universal Dimming Room Controllers mount in the plenum and provide distributed control for LEDs, magnetic low voltage, electronic low voltage, neon/cold cathode, dimmable two-wire or three-wire fluorescent, or incandescent lighting loads. The LMRC-222 can control a different type of load on each output. Advanced features include three selectable dimming curves for each load as well as programmable trim levels and fade times. Dimming parameters may be conveniently customized from a wireless handheld configuration tool that can also be used to set up lighting scenes.
WattStopper’s DLM control suite includes on/off room controllers, 0-10V dimming room controllers and plug load controllers as well as occupancy sensors, photosensors, lighting control panels and more. In addition to the new universal room controllers, WattStopper is also launching five new DLM occupancy sensors including passive infrared (PIR) and dual technology low voltage wall switch sensors and an enhanced coverage ultrasonic ceiling sensor. Digital Lighting Management devices plug together using pre-terminated Cat 5e cabling, reducing installation time over 50% when compared to analog controls.