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Lutron at PLDC 2017: Design Freedom Made Easy


Lutron presents its lighting control solutions for commercial and residential design projects. LED dimming innovations cover tunable white applications and DALI-2 certification.

Paris (October 31st, 2017)Lutron Electronics, leader in lighting, blinds and temperature control, will present its advanced lighting control solutions for commercial, residential and hospitality design projects during the 6th Professional Lighting Design Convention (PLDC 2017) at the Palais des Congrès de Paris on November 1st to 4th, on Lutron stand #S37.

Under the theme “Design Freedom Made Easy”, the company that invented the first solid-state dimmer will present its latest LED dimming innovations covering tunable white applications and DALI-2 certification, as well as its full range of aesthetic Palladiom keypads and thermostats.

“We have created our lighting control technology to help designers achieve their ultimate dream projects,” said David Ribbons, Director of Sales, Europe and Africa at Lutron Electronics. “As a leading electronics technology manufacturer, our objective is to provide lighting designers worldwide with lighting control systems that complement their creativity and give end-users a simple and easy-to-use interface to enhance their user experience.”, Ribbons added.

Tunable white: separate control inputs for intensity and temperature
Tunable white is the capability of achieving any colour temperature at any intensity of a light source, within specified parameters. At PLDC, Lutron will reveal the compelling advancements it has made to bring increased design freedom and unparalleled ease-of-use to tunable white applications. The act of white tuning allows for changing the colour of light from warm to neutral to cool in appearance, which may be desirable for a range of reasons, from aesthetic to medical. The potential for tunable white is profound, especially in healthcare, education and office environments, where adding control over colour temperature is another key element of environmental design aimed at wellness and effectiveness.

However, this advanced level of lighting control can be daunting for designers to implement—and complicated for people to use—unless it is approached strategically from the beginning. For tunable white applications, Lutron recommends using fixtures with separate control inputs for intensity and correlated colour temperature (intensity/CCT). Unlike solutions with warm/cool control inputs, this system is much more flexible. Users can easily set an override of the intensity at any colour temperature. For example, timeclock can be used to vary the CCT throughout the day, while allowing for intensity overrides by occupants. This method also allows the users the flexibility to have presets for CCT and a raise/lower for intensity.

World’s first DALI-2 certified lighting control solution
The DALI-2 standard is the next generation of the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol for controlling lighting, managed by the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) global consortium of lighting businesses. The DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved interoperability as well as additional functionality compared with current DALI (version 1) systems in the market.

At PLDC, Lutron announces the world’s first certified DALI-2 lighting control solution. The Lutron Energi Savr Node is a smart module for controlling lighting in commercial spaces, and can be used on its own or as part of the Lutron Quantum total light management system to control everything from a single building to an entire campus. The latest version of Energi Savr Node is DALI-2 certified, meaning the DALI-2 test results were independently verified by the DiiA before the certification was granted.

Palladiom keypads and thermostats: elevate the user experience with sleek and intuitive design
Lutron’s Palladiom keypads and thermostats offer large, easy to see and use buttons. Buttons and faceplates are flush to each other and feature consistent material, creating a clean, minimalist look. The large, tactile buttons with backlit, engraved texts are simple to operate and easy to find in a darkened room. They can be engraved with standard and custom engraving options. There are 11 button configurations available across 1- and 2-column keypads. These use dynamic backlighting, which means that backlighting is reduced when the room is in the dark.

Palladiom keypads can be used in residential, commercial or hospitality environments, when associated with Lutron’s HomeWorks QS (residential), Quantum (commercial) and myRoom (guestrooms) solutions using Lutron processors. The Palladiom Thermostats can be used with the myRoom and the HomeWorks QS solutions. Palladiom keypads and thermostats come with a line of accessories with matching finishes and colours.

About Lutron Electronics (lutron.com/europe, @Lutron_EU)
Founded in 1961, Lutron Electronics is headquartered in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. The company designs and manufactures more than 15,000 energy-saving products, which are sold in more than 100 countries around the world. In the U.S. alone, Lutron products save an estimated 10 billion kWh of electricity, or approximately $1 billion in utility costs per year. The company’s early inventions — including the company’s first dimmer design — are now at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. Outside the U.S., notable installations include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Wimbledon Stadium, and the Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao).

Lutron, Palladiom, HomeWorks and Quantum are trademarks of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Energi Savr Node and myRoom are trademarks of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. DALI and DALI-2 are trademarks of Digital Illumination Interface Alliance