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Philips Launches Tunable-White Lighting

Philips Lighting recently announced launched a tunable-white lighting solution. The solution allows users to easily change LED intensities and CCT from warm white (2700K) all the way to cool white (6500K) depending on the need or preference at any given time. In addition, when combined with lighting controls, Philips tunable-white can provide centralized management and monitoring capabilities, and can also be integrated with other building systems such as HVAC. The ser interface provides a combination of predetermined settings that instantly change the ambiance of the room and supports the next scheduled task or spontaneous activity. Wireless control of the lighting installation can also be managed from an application on a mobile device.

Philips’ tunable white system is now available in North America across a select variety of Philips luminaires including Philips Ledalite BoldPlay and FloatPlane; Philips Day-Brite SofTrace, ClearAppeal and EvoGrid; and Philips Lightolier LyteProfile.

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Lighting intensity and CCT set for "calm" mode.

Lighting intensity and CCT set for “calm” mode.

Lighting intensity and CCT set for "focus" mode.

Lighting intensity and CCT set for “focus” mode.

Lighting intensity and CCT set for "presentation" mode.

Lighting intensity and CCT set for “presentation” mode.

Lutron Introduces Hi-lume® Premier 0.1% Constant Voltage Driver

lutronLutron Electronics recently launched the Hi-lume Premier 0.1% constant voltage driver, designed to offer smooth, flicker-free 0.1% dimming and Soft-on, Fade-to-Black™ dimming for a true incandescent-like experience.

Featuring wired and wireless control options, the driver offers simple setup in both residential and commercial retrofit applications. The launch of the new Hi-lume Premier 0.1% driver rounds out Lutron’s three-tiered family of LED drivers.

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Cree SmartCast PoE Chosen by mindSHIFT Cloud Services Facility

mindSHIFT, an IT outsourcing and cloud services provider, selected SmartCast® Power over Ethernet (PoE) LED lighting by Cree, Inc. integrated with a Cisco network for the build-out of its cloud mounting services facility in Long Island, N.Y. Cree® SmartCast PoE is part of the Cisco® Digital Ceiling framework, which connects disparate systems into a single IP network to create smart, more secure, seamlessly connected building systems.

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Working with A+ Technology & Security Solutions as the systems integrator, Cree’s SmartCast PoE LED lighting integrated with a Cisco standards-based PoE-powered network to create a Digital Ceiling solution. It was deployed across 40,000-square-feet of data center and office space. mindSHIFT was attracted by the value of the entire solution, including its efficiency, sophisticated control and opportunities to utilize its connectivity for data collection, systems integration and future applications.

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The overhead lighting for the campus is delivered by Cree’s CR Series LED troffers, including the CR22™, CR24™ and CR14™ troffers. The architectural troffers provide a combination of high energy productivity and a more personalized light experience. Featuring adjustable color temperatures, the dynamic lighting solutions enable better control over spaces while simplifying project specification, ordering and installation – all while achieving good color quality and consistency. Using SmartCast PoE Technology, the troffers deliver strong performance and efficiency with up to 4000 lumens of 90+ CRI light while achieving up to 130 lumens per watt.

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SmartCast PoE and the SmartCast Manager address the commissioning complexities of deploying network-powered smart lighting within buildings. Cree’s SmartCast PoE works out of the box, and SmartCast Manager enables an entire building to be commissioned at one time with a single stroke. Cree’s series of SmartCast® lights, light switches and dimmers operates with a Cisco standards-based PoE-powered network. This platform provides power and networking for the lights with a standard Ethernet cable, eliminating the need for separate data and high-voltage power connections.

Leviton Introduces New LED Ceiling Occupancy Sensor

Leviton recently announced its new LED Ceiling Occupancy Sensor, expanding its line of Ceiling Lampholders for closets and closed spaces. The device automatically senses movement to turn lights ON and features LED lighting, the increasingly preferred alternative to incandescent lamps. The LED Ceiling Occupancy Sensor is ideal for use in closets as well as basements, attics, storage areas, utility rooms, workrooms and other open spaces in the home.

The LED Ceiling Occupancy Sensor offers a 284° field of view and automatically switches lights ON when motion is detected and OFF after three minutes of inactivity. It is made with tough thermoplastic and is easy to install with pigtail leads and mounting holes for multiple box configurations. No wall switch is required. The device is only suitable for indoor use.

The Leviton LED Ceiling Occupancy Sensor meets NFPA® 70 and NEC® Section 410.16, C (1) Requirements, is ETL Listed, CA Title 24 Compliant and ENERY STAR Qualified. It comes with a two-year limited product warranty.

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LCA TV: H Series LED Driver by Lutron

This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2015 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron Electronics’ H Series LED drivers.

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Universal Expands Everline Family with DALI Digital Dimming LED Drivers

EVERLINE_DALIUniversal Lighting Technologies, Inc. has unveiled its Digital Addressing Lighting Interface (DALI) EVERLINE® LED Drivers. The DALI LED Drivers are dimmable to 1% and are available in 30W and 55W linear options from 700mA to 1500mA. These drivers will join the rapidly expanding EVERLINE family of LED products.

Universal has offered a full line of DALI ballasts for a number of years, including DALI premium ballasts with parallel lamp operation. The DALI ballasts cover a full line of CFL, T5, T5HO and T8 lamp applications. Now, universal input voltage DALI digital LED drivers will offer the convenience of architectural digital control with the energy efficiency of LED technology.

DALI digital dimming controls are designed to allow for maximum lighting control and system flexibility. These Constant Current Driver’s control leads are suitable for Class 1 or Class 2 wiring. The EVERLINE DALI Drivers are RoHS compliant and UL listed, and come complete with a five-year warranty.

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LCA TV: Luxon by Nedap

The below video describes Nedap’s Luxon smart lighting solution, which provides wireless control of luminaires.

Acuity Brands Shines Light on Hospital Patient Rooms with New Entera™ LED Lighting Platform

acuityAcuity Brands, Inc. has introduced the Entera™ system from Healthcare Lighting®, a hospital lighting platform that marries LED illumination with integral controls to help enable the best in patient care. The multi-functional system can provide the appropriate level of energy-efficient lighting, at any time of the day.

Designed specifically for ambient and task lighting requirements in patient rooms, the Entera platform offers recessed (2×2, 2×4) and wall sconce options, each providing features and amenities that may enhance both hospital staff functionality and patient care/comfort.

In Caregiver Exam mode, Entera luminaires provide precision optics that direct up to 75 footcandles on the bed surface, along with the color accuracy to allow for effective observation. Patient/Guest Ambient mode uses four preset light levels (20, 50, 80 and 100 percent) that can be controlled from the patients’ beds in order for them to configure their own environments. Flicker-free, continuous dimming down to 1 percent is also available– which can bolster energy efficiency. Lastly, Nighttime mode provides low ambient light levels comfortable for sleeping, while enabling nurses and staff to move about or safely perform examinations.

The ambient section of Entera luminaires is driven by nLight®, a lighting control technology enabling plug-n-play networking with other nLight control devices, such as occupancy sensors, photocells and wall stations. nLight technology cost-effectively integrates time-based, daylight-based, sensor-based, and manual lighting controls. Designed to function standalone in an individual zone or networked together across an entire hospital, nLIGHT is an easy-to-use, easy-to-install system that can cut energy consumption and enhance occupant convenience.

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Universal Expands Everline® LED Family with New Line of Compact and Linear Drivers

Universal Lighting Technologies has added to its extensive line of well over 1,000 LED products, with the launch of two new Class 2 UNV and 347V EVERLINE® LED Driver Families with tunable constant power output — Compact Drivers and Linear Drivers. The two new driver families are available with a variety of output current and power options that provide even more design flexibility for LED lighting.

Universal’s tunable constant power output allows the driver’s current to be tuned down while increasing the output voltage up to a maximum of 56V, enabling output power capacity to remain constant over a wide range. This permits the drivers to offer excellent load regulation with low total harmonic distortion (THD) and a high power factor (PF), down to 40 percent of the maximum output of power loading. Both new drivers incorporate dimming with 0-10V control.

The new EVERLINE LED Class 2 Linear Drivers are available in 700mA and 1050mA current with a maximum output of 30W, 1050mA and 1500mA current with a maximum output of 55W and 2100mA current with a maximum output of 80W.

The new EVERLINE LED Class 2 Compact Drivers are available in 700mA and 1050mA current with a maximum output of 30W as well as1050mA and 1500mA current with a maximum output of 55W. The drivers in this family additionally feature a multi-exit lead terminal, allowing for both side-exit and bottom-exit configurations. Bottom exit configurations are available with studs for J-Box mounting.

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Los Angeles Adopts Intelligent Street Lighting

Royal Philips has announced that the City of Los Angeles (LA) will become the first city in the world to control its street lighting through an advanced Philips management system that uses mobile and cloud-based technologies.

The new technology confirms LA’s Bureau of Street Lighting as a trailblazer in next generation LED street lighting with a new solution that saves energy, reduces maintenance and provides quality lighting that makes streets safer for LA residents. The technology also supports Mayor Garcetti’s Great Streets initiative, promoting the revitalization of neighborhoods through more pedestrian-friendly streets for LA’s citizens.

Los Angeles SkylineLA has long been at the forefront of smart city innovations, including adopting new web-based technologies that will help city administrators better manage city services such as street lighting. With the addition of the Philips CityTouch connected lighting management system, the LA Bureau of Street Lighting can remotely control lighting fixtures, as well as monitor energy use and the status of each light. Using mobile chip technology embedded into each fixture, the street lights are able to identify themselves and network instantly. This smart plug and play approach not only reduces the cost of programming each fixture, it also reduces the time of commissioning from days to minutes and eliminates on-site commissioning completely. Furthermore, the entire system can be securely controlled and managed remotely through any web browser.

“LA has more LED street lights than any other city in America, with about 7,500 centerline miles,” said Ed Ebrahimian, director of the Bureau of Street Lighting for the City of Los Angeles. “This required a solution that would allow us to remotely control street lights and accurately report how much energy each light is consuming, while also being easy to install and flexible enough to adapt to broader Smart City plans. We piloted several solutions over the last year and decided to implement CityTouch as it required no further investment or intervention in our infrastructure.”

While CityTouch is already in use in 31 countries, the LA solution is the first in the world connecting directly to each light point using the Philips CityTouch connector node, which can connect street lights from any manufacturer. This extends the life of legacy and LED systems alike, enabling them to become connected light points. CityTouch gives the Bureau of Street Lighting a clear picture of the entire city’s lighting system at its fingertips, with map-based visualization, charts and diagrams. The combination of LED technology and management software will enable the Bureau to better manage its assets, while Angelinos benefit from the increased uptime, with safer, well-lit streets.

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