We developed different lighting solutions that can improve the use and functionality of our luminaries All these solutions are our ideas, some developed completely by our engineers, others in collaboration with external technicians. However, all these soluction are possible thanks to the electronic heart of all our lamps.
The COLOR CHANGING system is a firmware inside of all our color lights, from pool lamps to outdoor and garden lamps. This is a color changing system managed directly by the headlight switch. There are therefore no remote controls or other remote systems that can be easily lost, especially in the pool or garden environment. The first selection concerns three fixed colors, red, green, blue, the successive selections are 5 different color slides; in essence the lamp changes color following the selected slide. In the five slides, some are faster and others slower. The last slide is also the slowest one and allows, always through the ignition switch, to choose a favorite color that will be memorized and set for the next switching on.
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 enought to not require artificial lighting and then, manually or autocatically, the applicances 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 units concerned is reduced so as to maintain the lighting as uniform as possibile. The setting is os accurate that even looking closely at the lamps, it cannot be detected by the staff. However, it is continous 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%.
Traditional lighting fixtures, including first generation LED technology ones, work at a 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 LUXLED lamps the initial flow 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 micro processor that initially supplies a currente 20-30% less than normal, then increase it over time depending on the loss of the efficiency of the LEDs.
This solution provides many advantages:
- constant flow 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.
Alla 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; other then are fitted with both glass and lenses; in each case one or both are present in all LED applicances.
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 shoudl be satin finished ore paired with reflectors, sith further losses.
Whatever the solution all result is 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 provides unique and unsurpassed features; it resist to heat, it does not turn yellow, it cannot be attached by solvents, it can be modelled with precision in thin thicknesses and, especially, has a 94% transparency.
Obviously LUXLED lenses are not limited to changing the angle but they shape the beam from circular to quadrangular to improve uniformity and coverage in the corners and walls.
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.
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 eve after the devices were installed. The reason is not only aimed at improving the quality of the environmente, but also improve power efficiency. A facility designed for 300 lux, if optimized for individual areas, uses on average 200 lux, then consumes 35% less power. For a 200W LED device, means a saving from 30 to 80 Euro per year, depending on the applications.
The wireless control is the most technologically advanced and versatile system and it is is to install. It only requires an access point for each room (basically a router with antenna connected to the corporate network) and a management system.