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EMerge Alliance announces 26 alliance-registered products for DC power distribution


November 25, 2010
By Craig Pearson

The EMerge Alliance—an industry association for the adoption of direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings—announced the first set of 26 EMerge Alliance-registered products at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual International Conference and Expo.

“By evaluating and registering products for compliance to EMerge Alliance standards, the alliance and its members are delivering opportunities for commercial buildings—both new construction and renovation—to be more energy efficient and sustainable,” said EMerge Alliance chair Brian Patterson. “These products deliver on the alliance’s promise of safe, flexible, easy-to-use DC power for rooms so building owners and specifiers can choose them with confidence. We’ve taken another important step in making energy efficient DC power systems available in the market.”

The following products have been Registered as compliant with the alliance’s 24vDC room-level standard that integrates interior power, infrastructures, controls and peripherals into a microgrid platform to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power in commercial interiors. They will be branded as EMerge Alliance Registered to indicate interoperability in this power distribution system:

• Armstrong World Industries: DC FlexZoneT Silhouette Grid (Infrastructure)
• Armstrong World Industries: DC FlexZoneT Suprafine Grid (Infrastructure)
• Cooper Lighting: Metalux Ovation 2RDI Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Cooper Lighting: Metalux Accord 2AC Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Finelite Lighting: HPR 2×2 Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Finelite Lighting: HPR 2×4 Luminaires (Peripherals)
• Finelite Lighting: Series 12 Direct/Indirect Luminaire (Peripherals)
• Lunera Lighting: 2200E Series 2×2 Grid Lay-In Fixture (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, T8 32W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, T8 32W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, T8 17W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, T5 24W HO 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, T5 54W HO 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, T5 28W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, T5 28W 2-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Fluorescent Ballast, Biax 40W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: CFL Ballast, 13W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: CFL Ballast, 18W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: CFL Ballast, 26W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: CFL Ballast, 32/42W 1-Lamp, 0-10 Dim (Peripherals)
• Nextek Power Systems: Server Module – Model 1600-C2 DC Power Supply (Power)
• Nextek Power Systems: Server Module – Model 1600-C2-24V AUX DC Power Supply (Power)
• Tyco Electronics: Power Feed Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
• Tyco Electronics: Bus Bar to Bus Bar Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
• Tyco Electronics: Load Cable Assembly (Infrastructure)
• Tyco Electronics: Internal Bus Bar Connector (Infrastructure)

Additional products from Cooper Lighting, Nextek Power Systems, Northwire, Osram Sylvania and ROAL Electronics have been submitted to the alliance’s Registration and Evaluation program.

CLICK HERE for a full list of Registered Products.

CLICK HERE for the EMerge Alliance.