Legrand and Lumileds partner to accelerate adoption of tunable white LED lighting
October 18, 2018
“The lighting industry is beginning the transition from providing only static white light to enabling dynamic end user selectable colour temperature solutions as a subset of what is becoming possible with intelligent and human centric lighting fixtures and controls.”
Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds have announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light.
Under the agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its Matrix Platform that are characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper Blanco tunable white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management lighting controls solution.
Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider.
“The lighting industry is beginning the transition from providing only static white light to enabling dynamic end user selectable colour temperature solutions as a subset of what is becoming possible with intelligent and human centric lighting fixtures and controls,” said Steve Barlow, SVP/GM of Lumileds Illumination Business, in a company release. “We are very excited about the partnership with Legrand and their capability to advance the adoption of tunable lighting. Our joint commitment is to optimize the customer experience by offering perfect fixture-to-fixture colour matching over a wide CCT range through simple, seamless integration of light sources into fixtures that interface with Wattstopper tunable white modules and their lighting controls.”
The partnership, combining expertise in LED light sources, drivers, controls and with the blanco intellectual property from Lumenetix, Inc., ensures the development of industry leading, market ready solutions for a range of tunable white applications across commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and education market segments.
Legrand’s Wattstopper Blanco 2 is a two-channel LED light engine providing high-quality light with a tunable range of 3000K-5000K. With a tunable range of 2700K-6500K, Blanco 3 is a three-channel LED light engine that adjusts correlated colour temperatures precisely along the blackbody locus to replicate natural daylight.
Blanco logic modules connect to dedicated LED arrays developed by Lumileds LUXEON LED-based Matrix Platform. The arrays are available in a wide range of Zhaga-compliant linear or custom form factors to meet the requirements of lighting fixture manufacturers. Both Blanco light engines provide high quality white light with a colour rendering index (CRI) and TM-30 fidelity index of at least 90. Both solutions also provide flicker-free dimming from 100% to 0.1%.
“Legrand’s collaboration with partners like Lumileds, as a leader in the LED industry, is essential in the adoption of dynamic lighting control,” said Andrew Wale, VP Product Marketing at Legrand. “As high-performance buildings shift their focus towards a total building performance model, occupant comfort and productivity become paramount. Tunable lighting, as part of this shift and a dynamic lighting control strategy, plays a key role. But its potential is only realized when quality of light can be delivered from an end-to-end solution that integrates lighting source, fixture, and controls with ease of system design, install, commissioning, and first use.”