Emerson Upgrades LED Industrial Luminaires to Support Drive to Lower Energy Requirements and Minimize Light Pollution

March 6, 2024

energy saving LED Industrial Luminaires
Appleton Baymaster and Areamaster now equipped with new energy-saving dimming option, warm color temperatures 

Emerson is upgrading two flagships of its Appleton™ LED lighting portfolio with new technology that underscores the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability. For the first time, Appleton Baymaster™ LED high bay luminaires and Areamaster™ LED floodlights will be equipped with energy-saving 0-10Vdc dimming as a standard feature, along with new color temperatures (CCT) that minimize light pollution. In addition, the luminaires now boast a cold start option for ambient temperatures as low as -55° C (-67 F), and a new pre-wired design for easier, less time-consuming installation. Upgrades apply to both the hazardous rated (CID2) and harsh industrial versions of Appleton Areamaster and Baymaster LED luminaires. 

Energy Saving Benefits of LED Dimming  

Adding a two-wire, 0-10Vdc variable dimming input port takes the energy efficiency of Baymaster and Areamaster LED luminaires to a new level. Dimming allows adjustment of the rated lumen output from 100% to 10%, resulting in greater flexibility and reduced costs. By optimizing the brightness of the luminaires to the workplace, plant managers can also supply a more comfortable and productive environment. 

Besides working as stand-alone dimmable fixtures, up to ten Baymaster or Areamaster luminaires can be daisy-chained to an Appleton Mercmaster Connect LED luminaire to further enhance energy and cost savings. In this configuration, the Mercmaster Connect acts as a “controller” and shares its motion sensing, daylight harvesting, and scheduling capabilities with the daisy-chained group. This enables the group to collectively lower light levels when no workers are present or when light isn’t required, thus eliminating 24/7 operation and maximizing product lifetime. Furthermore, when the Emerson Plantweb™ Insight Connected Lighting Application and WirelessHART network platform are added to this mix, plant operators have an Industrial IoT solution capable of remotely optimizing, monitoring, and analyzing their facility’s lighting performance. 

Reducing Light Pollution  

Light pollution is a growing concern in urban areas worldwide, affecting both the environment and human health. To combat this problem, the Areamaster and Baymaster have been upgraded with two warmer color temperatures, Amber (56 CRI) and 1800K (70 CRI) that emit far less blue light that causes sky glow. Warmer temperatures complement the luminaires’ robust optics designed to precisely distribute light only where it is needed, therefore preventing excess light from scattering, especially outdoors. 

Operation Down to -55° C  

Bitter cold conditions, such as oil exploration sites in western Canada that reach -30° C or lower, are within the new temperature range of Areamaster and Baymaster luminaires. Both are certified instant-on and cold start capable in temperatures as low as -55° C (-67° F), unlike an HID fixture that can take several minutes in cold weather to reach full lumen output. Rugged Areamaster and Baymaster luminaires also eliminate many of the maintenance problems HIDs are prone to experience due to exposure to snow, ice and freezing winds.  

For more information, visit www.masteringled.com 

Related Article

Emerson Introduces Appleton Retromaster: A Cost-Effective Upgrade Path to Energy-Efficient LED Lighting for Hazardous Industrial Areas

Appleton Retromaster™ luminaires convert legacy incandescent and HPS lighting fixtures in C1D2 locations to LED without need to rerun wires or cut conduit.

Related Articles

Changing Scene

  • The Heart of the Olympic Park Transformed by Lemay and LumiGroup

    April 18, 2024 Architectural and design firm Lemay, and lighting agency LumiGroup, have combined their expertise to transform a partially under-exploited sector of the Montreal Olympic Park into a bright, warm, and dynamic work environment. Continuing their long-term history of working together on major projects, the mandate was to set up offices which would bring… Read More…

  • “Sustainable” Lighting: What Are Lighting Designers Asking For?

    April 16, 2024 By Sara Schonour, LC, MIES, IALD, Luxsi and Reiko Kagawa, LC, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, WELL Faculty Are you confused about what lighting designers are asking for regarding material transparency, and how they are defining the ambiguous term “sustainability”? 100+ specifying firms (114 and counting, to be exact) have signed the… Read More…


  • Case Study: Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) with Salex SW

    Case Study: Windsor Family Credit Union (WFCU) with Salex SW

    February 6, 2024 Since 1940, WFCU Credit Union is a prominent and forward-thinking financial institution based in Windsor and Essex County. For over 80 years, WFCU has been dedicated to serving Ontario residents, community, organizations, small businesses, commercial entities, and public institutions. Their new headquarters in Kitchener was created as they continue to grow their… Read More…

  • Coaticook Suspended Footbridge: An Ever-Changing Luminous Canvas, Painted by Nature

    Coaticook Suspended Footbridge: An Ever-Changing Luminous Canvas, Painted by Nature

    December 5, 2023 At 170 m (554 ft) long and 50 m (160 ft) high, the Coaticook Canyon Bridge at Parc de la Gorge de Coaticook is one of the longest suspension footbridges in North America and one of the most popular tourist attractions in the Eastern Townships. For several years, the Parc de la… Read More…

New Products