Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Note on How to Field Cut Elite Rope Light.

The question has come up as to where you can cut the Elite rope light, since there are no marks on the jacket indicating where to do so.  Cutting is permitted every three feet, starting where the power cord is attached to the coil.  At each cut area, there are two solder points approximately one inch apart from one another.  The cut can be made between these solder marks.  Attached is a picture that shows what the area should look like.  Note that there won't be any lamp leads within this area, so the void should be noticeable.

LED Yardblaster from Rab Lighting.

Impressive lumen output.
YBLED blasts the competition out of the yard. 26 Watts of LED generates a stunning 2689 lumen output, head and shoulders above the competition.

With or without arm.
YBLED Yardblaster is available in both wall and arm mount models,
making it easy to install in new and retrofit applications.

Energy savings.
Get a whopping 85% reduction in energy and 96 lm/W when replacing 175W MV. YBLED also replaces 100-150W HPS barn lights, delivering the efficiency you want in LED.

Light where you need it. Lots of it.
YBLED delivers impressive coverage and widespread light distribution for large yards, barns, docks, entrances, porches and driveways. Available in cool, neutral and warm color temperatures to match your landscaping needs.

Dusk to dawn.
YBLED has an integrated dusk to dawn photocell for peace-of-mind security and best-in-class energy efficiency.

Built to last.
The vandal resistant YBLED will stand up to tough environments in a big way, while keeping a small profile at under 6" in height.

Available January 2014.

Friday, November 1, 2013

NovaT 0-10V Dimmer and PowPak Dimming Module with 0-10V Control Now Available! 

With the introduction of LED lighting to our industry over the past couple years, we watched a new frontier emerge, a modern day version of the Wild West, if you will.  With no standardization on technology, it seems you see marketing for LED lamps everywhere you turn claiming "long life!" and "dimmable!"  

However, much of the product in the marketplace is unreliable since there are no standards that manufacturers must follow.  We are happy to say that this is changing.  The larger lighting manufacturers such as Cooper, Lithonia, and Cree are introducing hi-bay or lay-in LED fixtures comparable to the standard fluorescent fixtures standard with 0-10V dimming capability. 

The question that arises is what controls you use to dim these new 0-10V LED fixtures.  Our friends at Lutron Electronics recently released two very exciting product solutions:  the 0-10V Nova T wallbox control and the PowPak Dimming Module with 0-10V single room control, which works seamlessly with Lutron's line of Energi Tri-Pak products including Pico controls and Radio Powr Savr wireless occupancy sensors.

The NovaT 0-10V wallbox dimmer is rated for 120-277 volt control of 0-10V rated LED drivers or ballasts.  You can control loads up to 8 amps without a power pack.  The NovaT 0-10V dimmer is considered a small control, which means it installs nicely in a single gang box.  It is available in the standard matte finishes, and is coming soon to a Hein Service Center near you.
*Please note:  The NovaT 0-10V wallbox dimmer is only available in single pole. 

The PowPak dimming module with 0-10V control allows you to control 0-10V drivers, ballasts, or fixtures, and works seamlessly with the wireless daylight sensors, occupancy sensors, and Pico controls. Perfect for multi-location.  Also coming soon to a Hein shelf near you.

Both options are cost-effective at only $90 each, and are perfect for use in areas such as classrooms, hallways, warehouses, office spaces, and conference rooms. 

As always, our Lighting Department is happy to help.