As the lighting market moves towards more sophisticated control systems to reduce costs and impact on the environment, AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) has announced its ZCM-C range of controller modules based on wireless mesh networking. These controllers can provide substantial energy savings by allowing light fixtures to supply only the amount of light actually required at any instant. They are capable of standalone operation without the need for a central controller, making them ideal for smaller installations such as parking lots, warehouses or campus lighting.
With these programmable controllers the user can set the light level by timeslots, and can link individual lights to motion sensors and light sensors as required for added flexibility. They can be used in indoor or outdoor applications where they can offer incremental savings of up to 70% or higher, further enhancing the attractiveness of an LED-based lighting solution. The same ZCM-C controller can also be used to retrofit existing lighting based on fluorescent, high intensity discharge or other legacy technologies.
Wireless mesh networking allows operation over a wide area while minimizing power consumption, and completely eliminates the need for control wiring which can otherwise be a barrier to upgrading existing installations. The ZCM-C interfaces to the driver or lighting ballast via an industry-standard 0-10V dimming signal, and includes a switched output to allow full control of the AC power to the light fixture. The modules are self-powered from wide range AC input and provide a low voltage auxiliary output for use with motion sensors, light sensors or other equipment.
“With the introduction of the ZCM-C Series, we are allowing customers to realize more return from their investment in LED lighting by further lowering energy consumption of the entire system,” said Robert Vosburgh, North America sales director, AEG PS. “The value proposition of LED lighting is its payback over a long period of time. Sophisticated, real-time control of light intensity dramatically reduces the payback period.”
A key benefit of the ZCM-C is its “set-and-forget” simplicity of use. Even though it offers a full range of lighting control options, it can be installed very easily and does not require any central controller. All functions are programmable through a dedicated graphical user interface (GUI) which not only simplifies initial setup but also allows changes to be made very easily when required.
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AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) Group is a global provider of power electronics systems and solutions for all industrial power requirements offering one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios in the area of power conversion and power control. Two complementary operating business segments, Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) and Energy Efficiency Solutions (EES) serve customers worldwide. The RES product and service portfolio consists of systems and solutions for solar power plants, such as solar inverters, monitoring and control systems as well as power controllers for a wide range of industrial applications such as polysilicon, energy storage, sapphire and glass. The EES product and service portfolio includes high-performance uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs), industrial chargers, and DC systems.. Thanks to its distinctive expertise bridging both AC and DC power technologies and spanning the worlds of both conventional and renewable energy, the company creates innovative solutions for smart grids.AEG PS’ global footprint includes 22 subsidiaries, offices and competence centers around the world with 1,600 employees. AEG Power Solutions Group is the sole subsidiary of the holding company 3W Power S.A. (WKN A0Q5SX / ISIN GG00B39QCR01), based in Luxembourg. The Group is headquartered in Zwanenburg in the Netherlands. The shares of 3W Power are admitted to trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 3W9).
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