A concentrate of technology!
Even in indoor applications natural lighting is nearly always present. If we exclude the night time and the premises without windows or skylights, natural light contributes, to a greater or lesser extent, to environmental lighting. In some environments, at certain times and for certain hours a day, this light is strong enough to not require artificial lighting and then, manually or automatically, the appliances are switched off. The self-dimmer is not limited to this function, it performs a continuous and constant control over the entire area of the room, in every season and in every minute of the year.
When in the room or in a certain area (just because of a door open) the sunlight enters, the power of all the units concerned is reduced so as to maintain the lighting as uniform as possible. The setting is so accurate that even looking closely at the lamps, it cannot be detected by the staff. However, it is continuous and constant and the average energy savings may arrive up to 40-50% when compared to a traditional LED device. This is not just an immediate economic benefit, since the service life of the device is extended by 40-50%.
All traditional lighting products are equipped with a glass or other protective material and also many LEDs appliances use this solution; in other products are actually the lenses that protect the LEDs; others then are fitted with both glass and lenses; in each case one or both are present in all LED appliances.
The technology of our optics
Almost all manufacturers that use the lenses make them with PMMA (Polymethylmethacrylate); a good quality thermoplastic polymer that has a transparency of 86-88%, even polycarbonate or methacrylate diffusers do not exceed 85%. Even the extra clear glass does not exceed 92% transparency and anyway, for reasons of glare, it should be satin finished or paired with reflectors, with further losses. Whatever the solution all result in losing efficiency; from 15% in the best cases up to 20-22% of the glass-lens combination. Continuing applying the philosophy of high-quality Lux LEDlighting reduced such a loss by adopting silicone lenses. The liquid silicone, LSR, is already used by many years in contact lenses and provided unique and unsurpassed features; it resists to heat, it does not turn yellow, it cannot be attacked by solvents, it can be modelled with precision in thin thicknesses and, especially, has a 94% transparency. Further the Lux LEDlighting lenses are not limited to change the angle but shape the beam from circular to rectangular to improve the uniformity and coverage in the corners and on the walls.
VARIABLE POWER, STEADY FLOW
Traditional lighting fixtures, including first generation LED technology ones, work at constant power and variable flow; over time, the luminous flux decreases and the lamp must be replaced. To compensate for this, decrease traditional lamps should deliver, when brand new, a flow higher by 25-30% than necessary.
In Lux LEDlighting lamps the initial flux is set to the exact value requested by the project or by the customer and is kept constant throughout the entire life of the appliance. This is ensured by the microprocessor that initially supplies a current 20-30% less than normal, then increases it over time depending on the loss of efficiency of the LEDs.
This solution provides many advantages:
- Constant flux throughout the service life of the lamp.
- Initial consumption reduced by 20-30%.
- Lower average consumption, by 10-15%.
- Longer service life since the LEDs on average work with lower currents.
In the industrial sector there are environments that require different lighting levels; for example: warehouse areas; packing areas, areas in which precision operations are carried out; transit areas or areas working on two or three shifts and other on daytime only. These situations can vary and change over time, so optimal lighting should allow to switch from 300 lux, for certain processes, to 100 lux if the area is a warehouse, to 5 lux if, at certain times, lighting only serves for security or occasional transit.
Our wireless control...
Very few LED appliances allow for a linear and continuous control of the luminous flux from 0 to 100%; the units by Lux LEDlighting are among them, for this reason we decided to give the Customer the opportunity to optimize lighting even after the devices were installed. The reason is not only aimed at improving the quality of the environment, but also improve power efficiency. A facility designed for 300 lux, if optimized for individual areas, uses on average 200 lux, then consumes 25% less power. For a 200W LED device, means a saving from 30 to 80 Euro per year, depending on the applications.
Wireless is the most technologically advanced and versatile system and it is easy to install. It only requires an access point for each room (basically a router with antenna connected to the corporate network) and a management program. That’s what we called technology!
Inside CHIARA H and MYTA 36S, on customer request, is positioned a communication module set to the 2.4 GHz radio frequency band. The module is connected to a microprocessor comes as standard with each Lux LEDlighting device. The devices connect to each other, to the router and then to the network. Each device has its own address code and is recognized and managed individually. It sends information about its status (current in LEDs, ambient light, power consumption, operating hours, failures, etc…) and receives instructions on the level of luminous flux to be maintained. If necessary, the system can be connected and operated through the old DALI and DMX technologies.
IP68 PROTECTION FRONT
All STL devices both, those of the SPORT line and those of HORTICULTURE line are equipped with a fully IP68 front. This result was obtained by our engineers combining more technologies through the use of silicone optics and aluminium front. We do not add much, we leave your comment to our videos that you can see below.
ALUMINIUM AND STAINLESS STEEL BODY
Since the birth, lighting devices, have always been made with glass. In some products glass has been substituted with plastic materials, but this worsened the situation. The heat, which is consistent in LEDs, is dissipated only from the back of the device. The great innovation of LuxLED was to replace glass and plastic with aluminium and these are the advantages:
- Heat dissipation doubles
- The problem of glass or plastic fragility disappears
- Dust and dirt, which with time are deposited on the heatsink, do not affect the device (in this case STL line) because this also dissipates the heat from the front
- Thermal stresses, typical of glass and plastic products and which are the main cause of moisture infiltration, are eliminated.
DMX control could not be missing for our SPORT line. Base on DMX protocol is the most widely used and recognized digital light management system for show business and sporting events.
Light effects and games are increasingly in demand, especially for sport competitions of high media impact. DMX control is standard only on our STL SPORT professional line projectors.