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Digital Lumens says its new Intelligent Lighting System™ combines LEDs, networking and software to reduce lighting-related energy use by up to 90 percent in warehouses and industrial facilities. A dramatic step forward in energy-efficient lighting, the Digital Lumens™ system enables customers to reduce costs, improve light delivery and meet sustainability targets, officials say.
Digital Lumens' solution includes best-of-breed, LED-based fixtures, each with on-board computing, sensing and built-in intelligence. When deployed, the fixtures form a Smart Light Grid™ – a lighting network – with system-wide intelligence and integrated controls that deliver energy-efficiency results that far surpass the results achievable with single ‘dumb’ fixtures.
“The lighting market – driven by demand for radical energy-efficiency improvements and the rapid rise of LEDs – is poised for transformation in the decade ahead,” said Tom Pincince, president and CEO of Digital Lumens. “For warehouses and industrial operations, which typically spend $1 per square foot per year on lighting, retrofits with Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System are the easiest and most cost-effective way to improve the bottom line and reduce the carbon footprint, while improving light quality.
"By integrating the latest generations of lighting, networking and controls into a single solution, Digital Lumens has taken a fundamentally different approach that successfully reduces customers’ energy consumption, and gives facilities the ability to manage lighting as a strategic asset.”
The Digital Lumens Intelligent Lighting System consists of:
Intelligent Light Engines™ – Intended as one-for-one replacements of 400W HID, HPS and T5 or T8 fluorescent fixtures, Digital Lumens Intelligent Light Engines (ILEs) are white-light LED-based luminaires that provide desired light levels on the target surface, while minimizing kWh consumption. Easy to install, each ILE has a built-in Digital Light Agent™ – an on-board computer – as well as sensors and wireless mesh networking capabilities that share key information across the system.
Smart Light Grid – Digital Lumens Intelligent Light Engines form a Smart Light Grid – a lighting network – that enables all fixtures in the system to communicate with each other, respond to a neighboring fixture’s state and/or system-wide programming, and provide usage and occupancy data to the Light Rules management system.
LightRules™ – Digital Lumens says its intuitive control and energy management software gives facility managers the tools to effectively manage their lighting resources and energy use. They are able to specify system behavior, receive up-to-the-minute kWh consumption details by fixture/zone/day/shift and control the entire system for maximum energy efficiency. LightRules also provides the ability to respond to demand response calls and integrate with warehouse management, energy carbon accounting or other third-party systems.
Digital Lumens says its Intelligent Lighting Engine was a “Recognized Winner” in the Industrial Category of the 2009 Next Generation Luminaires competition. Jointly organized by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the program is part of a broad initiative to advance solid-state lighting technology and adoption. The awards were presented in February 2010. -- Digital Lumens Inc.
(617) 723-1200 / www.digitallumens.com.