We have enhanced our product range with the latest lighting control technology that can help create welcoming and safe environments.
Our luminaires have a number of driver options available including standard switched, DALI and DMX. When connected to a lighting control technology system, areas can be controlled to provide the right amount of light when occupied. Whilst, reducing the output and save energy when they are empty.
DALI Lighting Systems
DALI ensures compatibility between products on a lighting control system. The use of DALI presence detectors, photocells and timed control will reduce energy costs. A DALI lighting control system can provide information on the current status and performance of your standard and emergency luminaires, for maintenance and reporting purposes. The vast majority of our fittings are available with DALI drivers.
Compliance testing can be achieved by the use of DesignPath (our emergency lighting test system) which is available in both wireless and wired versions. DesignPath will automate the testing process by initiating the required function and duration tests. Compliance reports are automatically stored locally and also sent by email to key personnel.
It may not always be practical or cost effective to use hard wired lighting systems that require control cables. DesignMesh is our wireless lighting control system that communicates via radio frequency. Our range of wireless mesh enabled luminaires and sensors will provide the benefits of a traditional lighting control system with remote monitoring via cloud based servers.
Microwave Sensor Controls.
Microwave sensor (MWS) controls detect movement to switch on or control luminaries.
The microwave sensor is mounted inside the luminaire to prevent tampering or vandalism.
- MWSB. Basic Control (M1).
Upon detection of movement the luminaire is switched on at 100% output and remains on all the time movement is detected. When no further movement is detected the luminaire remains on for an adjustable delay time before switching off completely.
- CF10/MWSB. Corridor Function MWS Control (CF/M1)
The luminaire is on at 10% output. Upon detection of movement the luminaire switches to 100% output and remains at 100% all the time movement is detected. When no further movement is detected the luminaire remains on at 100% for an adjustable delay time before switching down to 10%. The luminaire never switches off completely.
- MWSA. Advanced Control (M2).
Upon detection of movement the luminaire is switched on at 100% output and remains at 100% all the time movement is detected. When no further movement is detected the luminaire remains on for an adjustable delay time before switching down to 10%. If there is still no movement detected the luminaire will switch off completely after a second adjustable delay time.
- MWSi. Intelligent MWS Control.
The microwave sensor incorporates an advanced photocell that monitors the ambient daylight to prevent the luminaire from coming on during the day, and to automatically switch the luminaire on at dusk.
Upon detection of movement at night the luminaire is switched on at 100% output and remains at 100% all the time movement is detected. When no further movement is detected the luminaire remains on for an adjustable delay time before switching down to 10%. There is also the option for the luminaire to switch off completely after a second adjustable delay time if no further movement is detected. The luminaire will automatically switch off at dawn, and the daylight threshold is adjustable.
In addition, the microwave sensor can be programmed and operated using a hand held remote control.
- Master/Secondary Control.
The luminaire housing the MWS control has additional output terminals to allow a secondary luminaire to be wired into it, allowing both luminaires to operate together off the one sensor.
CF10. Corridor Function Only (CF).
An external Microwave or PIR presence detector with 230V switched output (supplied and installed by others) is connected to the luminaire. The luminaire is on at 10% output. Upon detection of movement the luminaire switches to 100% output and remains at 100% all the time movement is detected. When no further movement is detected the luminaire remains on at 100% for a set delay time before switching down to 10%. The luminaire never switches off completely.
DN6. Night Dim 6% (For Tunnels, Underpasses etc)
An external Photocell control or Solar Time Clock with 230V switched output (supplied and installed by others) is connected to the luminaire. The luminaire remains on at 100% output during the day. When the photocell / time clock switches on at dusk the light output decreases to 6% (to meet the maintained lighting level requirement of BS5489-1). The light remains on at 6% all night and returns to 100% output at dawn. The luminaire never switches off completely.
PEC. Photocell Control.
A photocell control is fitted in the body of the luminaire to automatically switch the luminaire on at dusk and off at dawn. The standard photocell switches on at 70lux and off at 105lux, however other settings are available to order.
Switchdim luminaires incorporate a Switchdim DALI driver and require a permanent 230V supply. An additional 230V switch line is taken from the same supply to the luminaire via a 230V rated push-to-make retractive switch. Briefly pressing the switch brings the light on. Briefly pressing again turns the light off. Pressing and holding the switch dims or brightens the light. Additional push-to-make retractive switches can be wired in parallel to allow control from more than one location.
DALI-2 stands for “Digital Addressable Lighting Interface 2” and is an interface protocol for digital communication between electronic lighting components, including LED drivers, occupancy sensors, keypads and input devices. DALI-2 is an open standard and all DALI-2 products are interoperable.
A DALI-2 control system will communicate with each device on the network and can be programmed to provide scene setting, daylight control and presence activation.
The control system can also provide full monitoring and reporting of all devices and initiate function and duration testing for full compliance of DALI emergency luminaires
DMX is a digital communication protocol that is commonly used within the entertainment sector for control of fast-moving, dynamic lighting effects.
The DMX 512 standard defines the maximum number nodes in a ‘universe’,
(512 nodes), and more than one ‘universe’ can be linked together. For example in a Theatre application a node may be a moving stage light which could have up to 16 channels to control various movements such as pan and tilt, shutter, fade speed etc.
DMX control desks are used to synchronize the luminaires with sound for concert applications.
For general lighting DMX LED drivers can be utilized for RGBW control where the requirements for control and effects may not be easily achieved by DALI.
Casambi Bluetooth Control
A proprietary (Casambi) wireless Bluetooth method of controlling luminaires.
Casambi interfaces communicate directly with DALI/DMX drivers and have a number of profiles that can be used for dimming, switching, scene settings and color mixing. The devices are set up using an App on a mobile phone or tablet.
Lights automatically turn on when someone enters the room and remain on all the time movement is detected. When the room is empty the lights turn off after an adjustable delay time.
Lights need to be manually switched on from a wall switch or remote control and remain on all the time movement is detected. When the room is empty the lights turn off automatically after an adjustable delay time.
Separate Circuit (SC).
The luminaire incorporates two or more separate sets of LEDs and Drivers and associated input terminals, to allow the output of each set of LEDs to be switched independently.
Fade to Off.
Luminaires can be set to dim over a period of time before switching off completely. The length of time it takes to fade to off can be pre-set.
Dimmable luminaires are connected to daylight sensors within a room or area to dim or brighten the luminaires according to the amount of ambient external light available from widows, rooflights etc, in order that the design illumination level is maintained throughout the day.
Constant Light Output (CLO)
The LED driver is pre-programmed to gradually increase its output over a period of time (typically 5-6 years) to compensate for the natural decline in output from the LEDs over time, in order that the design illumination level is maintained throughout the life of the LEDs. This can provide energy savings over the life of the luminaire due to the reduced power consumption in the early years of the CLO cycle.
Lighting Controls Brochure
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