Category: Products + Technology

Product Monday: Disinfectant Technology LED Downlight by Kenall

Kenall’s MEIC series of ceiling-mounted luminaires kills harmful bacteria, including MRSA, in emergency departments, procedure/exam rooms, pharmacies, and waiting areas.

Kenall’s Indigo-Clean™ continuous environmental disinfection technology has expanded its range of solutions into critical healthcare applications beyond the Operating Room. The new MDLIC6 Series downlight features technology proven to kill 70% of C.diff in 24 hours (SGS Lab Report # – 09S17053798), making the downlight ideal for patient bathrooms, a particular hotspot for the bacteria. The MEIC series of ceiling-mounted luminaires kills harmful bacteria, including MRSA, in emergency departments, procedure/exam rooms, pharmacies, and waiting areas.

Unlike UV technology, these luminaires combine white ambient light with safe 405nm Indigo light to continuously and automatically kill harmful bacteria, including MRSA, C diff, and ESKAPE pathogens. They are part of a comprehensive portfolio of lighting products developed exclusively by Kenall that utilize this new technology.

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Jim Brodrick on LED Outdoor Area Lighting

Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to nationwide energy use, and the market segment has been an important player in the transition to SSL. DOE’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on outdoor area lighting that covers LED area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires.

Republication of Postings from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Solid-State Lighting Program

by Jim Brodrick, SSL Program Manager, U.S. Department of Energy

Outdoor area lighting is a major contributor to nationwide energy use, and the market segment has been an important player in the transition to SSL. DOE’s CALiPER program has released a new Snapshot report on outdoor area lighting that covers LED area/roadway luminaires, parking garage luminaires, and canopy luminaires.

Snapshot reports draw from DOE’s LED Lighting Facts database, which now includes more than 52,000 registered products. LED outdoor area lighting has been a major component of that database since the LED Lighting Facts program’s inception, consistently being one of the categories with the most products. The new Snapshot shows that as of August 29, 2016, area/roadway products alone comprised 15% of the entire database, with the other two product categories featured in the report comprising approximately 4%.

Lately, outdoor area lighting has been making news because of concerns about the difference in spectrum between conventional and LED sources (see June 21st Posting on that topic). Although LED Lighting Facts does not capture data for products’ spectral power distributions, which limits examination of these issues in the new Snapshot, understanding the basic characteristics of available products is more important now than ever before.

LED outdoor area luminaires now easily outclass conventional products, such as fixtures using high-pressure sodium (HPS) lamps, in terms of energy efficiency. Some LED products offer the same amount of light for one-third of the power of an HPS-based luminaire, more so for lower-output versions such as 70W HPS. At the same time, they can provide superior color rendering, which can improve visibility. As the energy efficiency of LED outdoor area lighting has improved, there has also been a shift toward products with a warmer color temperature, which is perhaps a response to concerns about glare, uplight, and the health effects of nighttime lighting.

The three types of luminaires discussed in detail in the new Snapshot report are the core products used to light surfaces or large areas outdoors or in parking garages, and are categories where LED technology has made significant inroads. According to the DOE report Adoption of Light-Emitting Diodes in Common Lighting Applications, LED outdoor lighting accounted for 10.1% of installed stock in 2014. By 2015, that number was 17.9%.

Roadway lighting was one of the first major product categories to see competitive LED products, with GATEWAY demonstration projects dating back to 2007. While those early products are inferior to what’s available today, they provided an important starting point for a product type that’s now seeing widespread deployment and providing substantial energy savings. Using the LED Lighting Facts database, it’s possible to track and understand how performance has changed over time. As with the broader set of products, the efficacy of LED outdoor area products continues to improve. Mean efficacies for the three product categories are between 93 and 98 lm/W, with some products as high as 150 lm/W. This has occurred simultaneously with decreases in mean CCT. While many early LED area lighting products were 5000K or higher, there’s been a measurable shift toward 4000K products, and there is now a sizeable percentage of products available at 3000K or lower.

Looking at comparative changes in efficacy, output, and power indicates some differences in the state of development for the three product types. For area/roadway lighting, average output and power continue to increase, perhaps reflecting the emergence of LEDs in applications where greater output is needed, such as high-mast lighting. In contrast, the average output for parking garage and canopy luminaires has remained relative steady over the past few years, indicating that LED products can already meet all demands of the application.

Across the board, LED luminaires offer an energy-efficient alternative to luminaires using HPS lamps, and they simultaneously offer improved color-rendering characteristics. Numerous LED products with a nominal CCT of 3000K or less are available with an efficacy greater than 100 lm/W. Although it’s not analyzed in the new Snapshot report, LED products often require fewer lumens to produce equivalent illuminance levels on the surface they are lighting, thanks to better luminous intensity distributions than lamp-based luminaires. All these trends indicate a broader range of choices for specifiers, which allows improved balancing of competing needs.

For a closer look at the findings, download the full report.

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Product Monday: LED Floodlight by Acclaim

Acclaim Lighting’s Dyna Accent Mini is a compact, high-power LED floodlight designed for the tightest spaces in outdoor commercial and landscape applications.

Acclaim Lighting’s Dyna Accent Mini is a compact, high-power LED floodlight designed for the tightest spaces in outdoor commercial and landscape applications.

This low-profile, high-output floodlight is available in Spectrum RGBW or single color temperatures of 2700K, 3000K, 3500K and 4000K. It features a narrow 7º (white) or 12º (RGBW) beam with 20º, 40º, 60º, and 10º x 60º spread lens options. The luminaire draws 13 watts, performs at temperatures between -40° to 122°F and maintains 70% of its lumens for 150,000 hours.

IP66-rated for wet locations, each Dyna Accent Mini features the Aria Wireless DMX system inside which allows for ease of use in applications where it may have been difficult to run control wiring. It also features an internal 100-240VAC power supply and onboard DMX+RDM driver.

The luminaire can be mounted in three ways: through a junction box mount; surface mount; and stake mount for landscape applications. Five-year warranty.

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Product Monday: Cypher Wall Sconce by Hubbell

Hubbell Lighting’s spec-grade Cypher wall sconce LED is capable of true IES distributions including up, down, and side lighting options for 90-, 180-, 270- or 360-degree illumination. It utilizes a unique design that gives specifiers and lighting designers the ability to select the precise amount of light they desire.

Hubbell Lighting’s spec-grade Cypher wall sconce LED is capable of true IES distributions including up, down, and side lighting options for 90-, 180-, 270- or 360-degree illumination. It utilizes a unique design that gives specifiers and lighting designers the ability to select the precise amount of light they desire. A variety of illumination patterns are available from downlight only to 50/50, 90/10, 70/10/10/10, or even 25/25/25/25 split distributions.

The Cypher also offers an optional static white or RGBW luminous front, presenting an infinite palette of color options as needed. The RGBW feature can be custom tuned through a DMX controller or via Bluetooth connection using the free Hubbell RGBW Remote App, making it easy for the end user to change color as the mood or situation dictates. This enabled RGBW function establishes the Cypher as a focal point and wayfinding luminaire at hotels, corporate and healthcare campuses, university buildings, and mixed-use developments.

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Product Monday: Wireless LED Downlight by Eaton

Eaton’s Halo RL56 Wireless LED Downlight offers good lighting and wireless control to homeowners. The complete LED Baffle-Trim Module installs in 5-inch and 6-inch aperture recessed downlights and when paired with a Zigbee-based system, the product provides smooth continuous dimming, white tuning from 2700K to 5000K, scheduling, grouping, geo-fencing, automations and remote access.

Eaton’s Halo RL56 Wireless LED Downlight offers good lighting and wireless control to homeowners. The complete LED Baffle-Trim Module installs in 5-inch and 6-inch aperture recessed downlights and when paired with a Zigbee-based system, the product provides smooth continuous dimming, white tuning from 2700K to 5000K, scheduling, grouping, geo-fencing, automations and remote access. The downlight works with both the Wink and Samsung SmartThings platforms, as well as Alexa, via these platforms.

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Product Monday: LED Flat Panel Retrofit Kits by Espen

Espen Technology’s 2X2 and 2X4 VersaKIT LED Flat Panel Retrofit Kits offer DLC listing, even light distribution and a five-year warranty. Featuring Espen drivers and modules, the flat panel retrofit comes completely assembled, utilizes the existing troffer housing to reduce labor time & expense, and can be installed from below the ceiling.

Espen Technology’s 2X2 and 2X4 VersaKIT LED Flat Panel Retrofit Kits offer DLC listing, even light distribution and a five-year warranty. Featuring Espen drivers and modules, the flat panel retrofit comes completely assembled, utilizes the existing troffer housing to reduce labor time & expense, and can be installed from below the ceiling.

The 22W 2X2 edge-lit kits deliver 2750 lumens, while the 36W 2X4 models provide 4500 lumens. These kits are suitable for damp locations and are 0-10V dimmable.

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Product Monday: Emergency Control for 0-10V Dimming by IOTA

IOTA’s ETS-DR emergency lighting control device for auxiliary generator and inverter supplies features the company’s “DR” dimming relay feature for 0-10V dimming applications. The ETS-DR allows for local switching or dimming controls on designated fixtures powered by an auxiliary supply. This eliminates the need for night lights or “always-on” fixtures.

IOTA’s ETS-DR emergency lighting control device for auxiliary generator and inverter supplies features the company’s “DR” dimming relay feature for 0-10V dimming applications. The ETS-DR allows for local switching or dimming controls on designated fixtures powered by an auxiliary supply. This eliminates the need for night lights or “always-on” fixtures, resulting in increased energy savings and regained control of interior lighting conditions without compromising emergency egress lighting requirements.

The 0-10V dimming relay allows the ETS-DR to accommodate both the local switch and the dimming control leads. In the event of a power loss, the ETS-DR will bypass the local control and dim settings and allow the fixture to operate at full brightness from the auxiliary or generator supply. Traditionally, applications such as this required two control devices – one for the normal circuit and one for the dimmed circuit – however, the ETS-DR eliminates the need for a second device, making it simpler to maintain Life Safety codes for these types of lighting scenarios.

The IOTA ETS-DR is qualified for loads up to 3A per NEMA 410, UL Listed for field and factory installation, and designed and manufactured to RoHS standards.

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Product Monday: 2-Inch LED Downlights by Eaton

Eaton’s Portfolio 2-inch LED downlights are offered with square or round aperture and in four beam distributions with good light control and low aperture brightness.

Eaton’s Portfolio 2-inch LED downlights are offered with square or round aperture and in four beam distributions with good light control and low aperture brightness. Options include the company’s Dim-to-Warm (D2W) technology and the WaveLinx and LumaWatt Pro connected lighting systems. All Portfolio 2-inch solutions are ENERGY STAR certified.

The downlights are available in 500, 1,000, 1,500 or 2,000 lumen packages; beam distributions in 15, 25, 40 or 55 degrees; choice of 2400K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4000K and 5000K CCT; 80, 90 or 97 CRI; and an emergency battery backup option.

Dimming LED products reduces the light output but doesn’t change the color as it does when dimming standard incandescent sources. The D2W technology is designed to perform comparably to popular halogen sources, providing clean, crisp light at full power of 3000 Kelvin (K) and dimming smoothly to 1850K, which creates a rich, warm glow, resembling candlelight.

The option to include Eaton’s WaveLinx wireless system provides a simple to install, wireless, code-compliant and cost effective connected lighting system that allows building managers to easily adjust settings through a mobile app with no need to go back into the wall – even after the project has finished. The option to include Eaton’s LumaWatt Pro wireless connected lighting system helps customers maximized potential energy savings by incorporating the Portfolio 2-inch fixtures in a distributed network of smart LED lighting fixtures with wireless sensing capabilities that capture real-time data on lighting energy performance, space utilization, real time location services and building system integration.

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Product Monday: LED Troffer Retrofit Kit by Cree

Cree, Inc. has expanded its ZR Series LED troffer family by adding the new ZR-RK Retrofit Kit. Designed to deliver maximum improvement with minimum effort, the four-part design can be…

Cree, Inc. has expanded its ZR Series LED troffer family by adding the new ZR-RK Retrofit Kit. Designed to deliver maximum improvement with minimum effort, the four-part design can be installed in only four minutes, according to the company.

Efficacy of 132 lumens/W, DLC Premium 4.1 eligibility, 80 CRI.

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Product Monday: BeveLED Micro by USAI Lighting

Available with 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-light configurations, USAI Lighting’s BeveLED Micro enables creation of distinctive patterns such as starbursts and circular designs to highlight specific architectural elements. The luminaire…

Available with 4-, 6-, 8-, and 12-light configurations, USAI Lighting’s BeveLED Micro enables creation of distinctive patterns such as starbursts and circular designs to highlight specific architectural elements.

The luminaire features a 1.25-in. aperture, 8-41W, 2700K to 4000K, and downlight, adjustable, and wallwash options.

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