FRANCE: As the lighting market moves towards more sophisticated control systems to reduce costs and impact on the environment, AEG Power Solutions 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 percent 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.