Monday, 29 April 2013 14:43
April 29, 2013 - Steinel America says its new IR Quattro HD presence detector features a mechanically scalable square detection zone, which enables coverage zones to be clearly planned without overlapping or gaps and with no detection in neighbouring passageways. The IR Quattro HD mounts on a ceiling and turns lights on and off automatically in response to occupancy and to changes in light levels. Its square design provides a square coverage zone incorporating four digital pyroelectric sensors, while the lens optical design provides 4800 switching zones resulting in much greater precision in detection.
Tuesday, 19 March 2013 16:15
March 19, 2013 - Acuity Brands’ Peerless Lighting has introduced the Staple suite of suspended and wall-mount luminaires, boasting modern design, comfortable illumination, efficient performance and energy-saving controls options for a wide range of indoor applications. Available for either T8 or T5/T5HO lamps of 4-ft, 8-ft and 12-ft lengths, Staple luminaires can be installed as individual units or joined together to form continuous runs. According to Peerless, Staple luminaires are more than 90% efficient—when specified for single T8 lamps and spaced 10-ft apart on-centre in a typical 60-ft x 40-ft open office, Staple luminaires use as low as .60W/sf while delivering 31 foot candles on a 2.5-ft high work surface. The luminaires can also be specified with one or more of the following options: integrated nLight micro sensor; Microphonics technology for occupancy on/off control; and nLight module for row, room, building or campus-wide network connectivity and control.
Friday, 25 January 2013 09:12
January 25, 2013 - Leviton has introduced its new line of residential occupancy and vacancy sensors, available in Automatic-On (Occupancy) or Manual-On (Vacancy) switching, for LED, CFL, fluorescent, incandescent, halogen or motor loads. The sensors help manage energy consumption and costs by ensuring that lights/loads turn off automatically when a space is unoccupied and motion is no longer detected within the covered range, says the company.
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.
Monday, 31 December 2012 09:28
December 31, 2012 - The new Lithonia Lighting W series luminaires boast occupancy sensors that maximize energy savings in low-traffic or low-occupancy areas, such as corridors, stairwells and restrooms. The luminaires automatically turn on or off as occupants ascend and descend stairs, walk corridors or enter a seldom used space, helping to reduce energy consumption by not lighting the space when it is not in use. The series is available with LED or fluorescent lamps and can be configured for surface or wall mount applications.
Monday, 27 August 2012 09:29
August 27, 2012 - Halco Lighting Technologies has introduced its ProLume High Performance programmed start T8 ballasts, claiming to help maximize lamp life, facilitate maintenance and decrease energy costs. Designed for use in buildings with occupancy or daylight sensors and in applications with frequent on/off switching, the T8 ballasts operate in parallel mode, so that when one lamp in a fixture fails, the remaining lamps continue operating. Low ballast factor models EP232PS/L/MV/HE and EP432PS/L/MV/HE can provide an additional 13-15% energy savings, says Halco. The ballasts are NEMA Premium designated and CEE listed.
HALCO LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES
HALCO LIGHTING TECHNOLOGIES
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 09:18
July 18, 2012 - Steinel has introduced the IS 3360-24, IS 3180-24 and IS 345-24 occupancy sensors, claiming to offer advanced detection capabilities. The sensors use passive infrared technology to sense occupancy. The IS 3360-24, designed for ceiling mounting, incorporates 3 pyroelectric detectors for small motion detection over 360º degrees. The IS 3180-24 mounts on a wall or ceiling, and is designed to control large building areas. For aisleways, the IS 345-24 mounts to a ceiling and offers a coverage reach of up to 65 ft. The sensors contain a built in light-level feature which allows lighting to remain off during daylight, regardless of occupancy.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:19
May 22, 2012 - Cooper Wiring Devices has created new wall & corner mount passive infrared occupancy sensors. Featuring self-adapting sensors, the solution boasts of complete, no-gap coverage to ensure proper illumination and increase efficiencies in any space. The sensors reply on Instinct Technology which continuously self-adjusts sensitivity and time delay in real-time to help users maximize potential energy savings. Additional features include a self-adjusting Auto Off delay of five to 30 minutes and adjustable ambient light level feature from 0 – 300 foot-candles.
COOPER WIRING DEVICES
COOPER WIRING DEVICES
Monday, 05 March 2012 09:50
March 5, 2012 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA WD 7 Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard, which aims to promote uniformity for the definition and measurement of characteristics relevant to the use and application of occupancy motion sensors. The standard covers the definition and measurement of field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to the use and application of vacancy and occupancy sensors using individual or any combination of passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology. These sensors are used in systems for control of lighting, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), and other devices. CLICK HERE to download WD 7 for free.
Friday, 16 December 2011 09:35
December 16, 2011 - Light control manufacturer, Lutron Electronics claims its Energi TriPak product family is a simple, cost-effective energy-saving light control retrofit solution, which provides the ability to choose the components to meet specific project needs. According to Lutron, the Energi TriPak saves energy by utilizing occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, personal control, and high-end trim, and communicates wirelessly via Lutron Clear Connect Radio Frequency (RF) technology. Radio Powr Savr occupancy/vacancy sensors are available in both ceiling-mount and wall-mount options for sensing coverage.