Jan 25 2016
Osram Sylvania is expanding the capabilities of the Encelium Energy Management System (EMS) with its new wireless area lighting controller (WALC), which allows a group of lighting devices to communicate via a wireless mesh network based on ZigBee standards. The WALC connects groups of 0-10V dimmable luminaires for group dimming or switching applications. The sensor terminal block allows direct connection of dual tech sensors or other low voltage sensors to the wireless network for battery elimination or additional functionality. The GreenBus II port allows integration of Encelium GreenBus II products into the wireless network for tailored lighting experiences, such as wallstations, relay panels or phase cut dimming applications.
The versatile 20A WALC is unique in the market with its universal voltage operation (120-347V input), UL 924 emergency rating, and rugged design so it can control a range of applications from emergency lighting to extreme conditions with temperatures as low as -40ºF. It is also available with a damp rating for installations subject to moderate degrees of moisture, such as basements and parking garages, as well as partially protected locations under canopies, marquees and roofed open porches. The WALC was also recognized by the IES Progress Report 2015.
Individually addressable with the Encelium Energy Management System (EMS), the WALC switches a single-wired zone of multiple luminaires on or off via an integral high current relay while setting the zone’s overall light level through the control wiring of a fixtures’ dimmable ballasts or LED drivers. The high current rating of the WALC allows the system to switch an entire circuit of electrical loads or plug loads, eliminating the cost for using standard power relays or switch packs.
The WALC connects to the Encelium Energy Management System, a scalable lighting control system that enables owners to elevate the cost effectiveness and occupant experience of their lighting spaces with just a click of the mouse.
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