Dimming of fluorescent lighting offers significant benefits in terms of supporting visual needs with good lighting, giving users control of their own lighting, and energy savings. The advent of digital dimming offers a new option with clear advantages over traditional analog dimming. Digital dimming can be used almost anywhere that analog dimming can be used, for the same purposes: visual needs, personal control, daylight harvesting, scheduling and other control strategies. If fluorescent dimming is desirable for a given application, digital dimming can offer distinct advantages related to intelligence, flexibility and two-way communication.
Schneider Electric announced that its Square D® Clipsal® line of lighting control products is being incorporated into a major energy retrofit project at Fay Herron Elementary School in North Las Vegas, Nev. The school, part of the Clark County School District, is the subject of a project that includes HVAC replacement and installation of new insulated walls and dropped ceilings, in addition to lighting control. Eight of the 12 buildings on the Fay Herron Elementary School campus have been completed; the entire project should conclude in summer 2007.
Leviton’s industry-leading OPB15 Power Base Adaptor conveniently converts any Leviton low-voltage ceiling-mount occupancy sensor into a self-contained line-voltage unit with a 15 Amp, 120/277V load capacity. The Power Base is ideally suited to occupancy sensor installations in existing facilities where hard concrete or wooden ceilings limit access to wiring and in new construction where only line-voltage circuitry is available. By adapting low-voltage ceiling-mount occupancy sensors so that they are capable of operating on line-voltage electrical systems, the device enables lighting energy conservation in application environments where installation is complex, costly and time-consuming.
Square D® Clipsal® DLT keypads, with industry-first Dynamic Labeling Technology, provide convenient energy code compliant control. Individual buttons can be programmed to switch lights on/off, dim lights, or control an entire scene. The high resolution display provides users with an intuitive interface so there is never any second guessing about what button controls what lights.
The Square D® Clipsal® Monochrome Touch Screen from Schneider Electric is designed to provide versatile lighting control via a simple, compact user interface for commercial applications like office buildings or retail outlets. In addition to being easy to install, customize and use, the Monochrome Touch Screen offers numerous configurations, making it an attractive alternative to multiple single-operation switches, on/off toggles, dimmers and timers that can clutter walls.
Leviton’s new Decora® Wall Switch Sensors, available in occupancy sensing (Cat. No. OSSNL) and vacancy sensing (Cat. No. OSS10) models, incorporate a convenient LED nightlight in a single attractive, compact device. The LED nightlight uses a photocell to automatically illuminate a room or area based on the ambient light level present. This provides a reassuring nightlight in a darkened room or area.
Personal control of an office worker’s own personal lighting environment can now be achieved simply and easily using an ordinary personal computer with the introduction of LiteByte™ from Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
The Square D® Clipsal® two-channel Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) Gateway increases convenience and energy savings for commercial building owners and management by facilitating the ability to control DALI ballasts via a building’s lighting control network. DALI ballasts provide an effective alternative to other means of dimming fluorescent lighting due to its ability to provide individual control, maintain uniform lighting levels and dim lighting levels to as low as 1 percent.
The Square D®/Clipsal® Monochrome Touch Screen from Schneider Electric is designed for versatility in upscale residences. In addition to being easy to install, customize and use, the Monochrome Touch Screen has numerous configurations available, making it an attractive alternative to multiple single-operation switches, on/off toggles, dimmers and timers, which can clutter walls.