New ERP LED Drivers Address Higher Power Outdoor Applications with Intelligent Controls, Wireless Mesh Connectivity and Programmable Outputs to Save Energy, Time and Money
MOORPARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 18, 2016–
ERP Power LLC (ERP), a leading provider of small, smart and efficient LED drivers for the lighting industry, today announced the next generation of drivers for outdoor LED lighting fixtures will be demonstrated October 27-30, 2016 at the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair. The ERP next generation LED driver design is one-fifth smaller than similar capacity drivers in the industry; programmable for flexible deployment in a broad range of constant current or constant voltage applications; intelligent with wired and wireless controls; and high efficiency to reduce electricity consumption. The new ERP drivers are targeted for deployment in area, floodlight, parking garage, roadway, tunnel and other outdoor lighting fixtures. In a typical street lighting application, a single ERP driver can replace market alternatives that require two drivers. The ERP single-driver approach requires up to 60% less space at less than one half the cost.
“ERP is helping accelerate what’s happening in power control and affordable management for street lights, outdoor lighting, industrial and commercial complexes,” said Michael Archer, CEO of ERP Power. “LED drivers are the natural place to embed intelligence for lighting controls as they are able to communicate fixture status, measure power consumption, optimize energy savings and ensure ambiance. Beyond lighting- ERP drivers can also integrate with a variety of sensors-acting as a backbone for access to Internet of Things (IoT) applications. We call it the Internet of Lights.”
Customers can deploy a single driver across multiple lighting fixtures if the power output is programmable. This lowers inventory costs in the customer’s supply chain. The ERP next generation driver output is high efficiency and fully programmable from 150-260W in a wide range of output currents and voltages while maintaining efficiency of 94% from 50-100% of load, with power factor greater than 0.9 and THD less than 20%. Programmable currents range from 430 to 1700 mA and programmable voltages range from 100 to 400 Vdc. A configurable auxiliary constant voltage output provides 24V/12V/5V/3.3V up to 500 mA to power an external motion or occupancy sensor.
It is estimated that over 30% of lighting energy consumption is wasted when spaces and rooms are not in use. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that if the United States reduced energy use in buildings by 20 percent, the nation could save nearly $80 billion annually on energy bills. LED luminaire manufacturers looking to comply with regulations like Energy Star 2.0 and California Title 24 can use ERP wireless programmable drivers to bring entire lines of connected products to market by accelerating their intelligent lighting control engineering efforts by 12-18 months while saving certification fees and millions of dollars in R&D resources. Leveraging Bluetooth Smart® and CSRmesh® communications technology with utility-grade security, proprietary firmware, mobile software apps, and IoT cloud infrastructure – ERP is showing the lighting industry how easy it is to offer a secure, plug-and-play, wireless controls architecture leveraging a turnkey solution of app, cloud, and firmware pre-integrated with proven LED drivers designed to last for the lifetime of the installation. Other wireless controls based on Wi-Fi, ZigBee, or IEEE 802.15.4 are available; in addition to wired controls protocol support for DALI, DMX, Lutron and others based on a 0-10V dimming profile.
Built to Last
The next generation ERP drivers feature protections for output open load, over-voltage, over-temperature, over-current and short-circuit (hiccup), plus a high level of built-in surge protection for rugged, reliable operation with IP66 outdoor rating with up to 6kV line-to-line and 6kV line-to-earth surge protection. The new LED drivers are designed for deployment in harsh environmental conditions, with over-temperature protection with fold back and auto-recovery, and operating temperatures up to 90° Celsius (194° Fahrenheit). Lifecycle is estimated at 50,000 hours at 70° Celsius (158° Fahrenheit) convective temperature (TC), backed by a limited 5-year warranty.
Established in 2004, ERP designs and manufactures small, smart and efficient LED driver power electronics for architectural, commercial and industrial lighting applications. Powerful ERP products deliver an industry-leading combination of compact size, extensive dimmer compatibility, wireless controls, programmable output, and high efficiency at competitive cost. Headquartered in Moorpark, CA, ERP owns and operates its own ISO 9001 certified manufacturing facility to ensure quality of design, sourcing, production and testing. Learn more online at www.erppowerllc.com or by emailing SaveEnergy@erppowerllc.com.
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