Electrical & Lighting
Digital dimming ballasts for T4 CFLs from Lutron
By Energy Management
Lutron’s revolutionary EcoSystem technology has just been expanded to include digital dimming ballasts for T4 compact fluorescent lamps.
This new addition adds yet another dimension to Lutron’s intelligent fluorescent lighting control solution. EcoSystem verifiable energy savings for any fluorescent lighting system.
By Energy Management
At the heart of EcoSystem are digitally addressable ballasts that offer plug-and-play adaptability to control most types of fluorescent lamps. With other system components like daylight sensors and occupancy/vacancy sensors, EcoSystem ballasts help customers trim their lighting electric bill by 40 percent or more.
As with all EcoSystem components, the new CFL ballast is adaptable, with one model that can control both 26W and 32W T4 lamps. It’s energy efficient, with ultra-low (<1W) stand-by power requirements. And it’s scalable, appropriate for everything from a single room to an entire building. The CFL ballast can dim lights down to 5 percent.
Customers operate EcoSystem through a variety of control options including GRAFIK Eye QS and Quantum.
With the wireless GRAFIK Eye QS, EcoSystem is an easy retrofit in an existing space. This versatile unit can control EcoSystem ballasts, Hi-Lume 3D ballasts and Hi-lume LED drivers at any voltage without interfaces. Patented Lutron wireless technology allows customers to seamlessly integrate the system with a variety of Lutron wireless products including sensors and motorized windowshade controls.
“Lutron is committed to helping people save energy by using only as much light as they need at any given time,” says Eric Lind, Commercial Marketing Director for Lutron Electronics. “Most florescent lighting systems supply much more light than is necessary, which leads to glare, eyestrain and reduced productivity.
“With the ability to control light to their own specifications, customers report better productivity, enhanced comfort, and reduced maintenance costs because dimmed lights last longer,” Eric adds. “Customers also report significant energy savings of 40% or more off the lighting portion of their electric bill.”