Monday, 17 June 2013 15:49
June 17, 2013 - Eaton Corp.’s Cooper Wiring Devices business has launched 0-10V dimmers designed for commercial lighting applications. These devices within the Devine and Skye product lines are compatible with LED and fluorescent 0-10V ballasts, and can be wired in single-pole or three-way applications. Users can choose between a preset feature to quickly return lights to a previously desired setting or an adjustable full-slide dimming range. The Devine product line of new dimmers also offers a changeable face plate and is packaged with three colours. The 0-10V dimmers are listed by UL for use in Canada and the United States to UL1472 file no. E47967.
Monday, 03 June 2013 15:45
June 3, 2013 - Control4 has introduced the Control4 wired keypads along with the availability of its new Control4 panelized lighting solution, designed to provide one-touch control of lighting, security, HVAC and entertainment. Supporting 110V-277V applications, the Control4 panelized lighting solution is suitable for both residential installations and commercial environments. Dealers have the ability to pop in keycaps to create multi-button keypads of varying configurations to personalize the functionality and design that best aligns with their customers’ needs. The new 8-channel, Control4 Adaptive Phase Dimmer module includes automatic phase control technology to support: dimmable LED, CFL, fluorescent, incandescent, halogen and low voltage.
Monday, 27 May 2013 08:42
May 27, 2013 - Shat-R-Shield has announced the new safety-coated, shatter‐resistant T8 fluorescent lamps, boasting up to 75,000 hours life on instant start ballasts and 84,000 hours life on programmed rapid start ballasts. Offered in 28W and 32W, the T8 lamps are dimmable, RoHS compliant and feature a colour rending index (CRI) of 85. According to the company, the lamps offer up to two times long life, providing an additional eight years of maintenance free lighting for typical operating cycles.
Tuesday, 16 April 2013 13:41
April 16, 2013 - The rise of LED technology is affecting every part of the commercial lighting industry, says Navigant Research, as falling prices and improved quality drive widespread adoption.
Friday, 12 April 2013 11:29
April 12, 2013 - UL is warning the public about a fluorescent luminaire manufactured in March 2008 bearing a counterfeit UL Mark for Canada and the United States.
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 08:20
April 10, 2013 - Appleton says its new ATX FE series of nonmetallic fluorescent luminaries, available in both standard and battery back-up models, feature a cover and housing designed to resist high winds and shock in extreme onshore and offshore environments. For operations at the other end of the climate spectrum, the 55C ambient temperature rating and UV tolerance makes the ATX FE series suitable for use in the heat, sand and bright sun, adds Appleton. The fixtures are designed with an unbreakable rack-and-pinion mechanism that can be unlocked with a single Allen wrench or flat screwdriver, while preventing the luminaire from being energized unless the cover is properly closed and locked. An IP2X terminal shield cover allows an electrician to work on the ballast even with mains power present, and the terminal block is designed for easy wiring, it says.
Friday, 15 March 2013 13:12
March 15, 2013 - Cree has announced the new AR series LED architectural troffer, delivering 100 lumens per watt ideal for corporate office, up-market retail, higher education and automotive applications. The troffer claims to provide 33% energy savings versus standard T8 fluorescent solutions and low maintenance costs with its designed lifetime of up to 75,000 hours. Users can choose between two available models: the AR22 troffer and AR24 troffer, and a range of colour temperatures to match existing fluorescent technologies (3500K and 4000K). The AR series supports dimming down to 5% with 0-10V controls. Lutron EcoSystem-enabled AR series troffers supporting dimming down to 5% are targeted to be available in mid-2013, says Cree.
Monday, 28 January 2013 18:48
January 28, 2013 - A•light, a division of AmerillumBrands, has introduced the accolade7 semi-recessed linear lighting in a choice of LED or T5, T5 HO and T8 fluorescent lamping. Linear 3.5-in. wide x 3.5-in. high semi-recessed luminaires are available in standard or custom lengths from 2-ft. to 12-ft. for linear or grid patterns, or rows of any length and configuration. They have 3-in. apertures. Accolade7 LED models operate on a 12V DC system with 120V to 277V constant voltage.
Monday, 14 January 2013 17:31
January 14, 2013 - Cooper Lighting has added the Metalux ArcLine LED series to its family of architectural recessed luminaires with models: 1’ x 1’, 2’ x 2’, 2’ x 4’, and 1’ x 4’. According to the company, the series delivers 45% energy savings when compared to standard fluorescent troffers. Users can choose between 3000K, 3500K, and 4000K correlated colour temperatures (CCT) with an 85 CRI, and a total of seven lumen package options. The ArcLine LED luminaires are equipped standard with a 0-10V continuous dimming driver that works with any standard 0-10V wallbox driver for dimming down to 15%.
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 10:08
January 9, 2013 - Alumen8A has developed the Curl series of ceiling-suspended direct or direct/indirect T5 curved pendant luminaires. According to Alumen8A, the pendants serve as a replacement for interior HID (High-Intensity Discharge), T12 fluorescent, incandescent and halogen light fixtures. Available in 2-ft., 3-ft., 4-ft. or 8-ft. individual fixtures or 12-ft., 16-ft., 20-ft. or 24-ft. joined rows. Users can also choose between a button occupancy sensor, daylight-harvesting function, emergency ballasts, and dimming options.