Power over Ethernet (PoE), a proven technology that has been around for many years. Typically used for Voice over IP (VOIP) telephones, Security Cameras and access control systems. LV Energy Systems has taken a proven technology and applied it to PoE Lighting. PoE Lighting converts traditional lighting into a low powered lighting solution with amazing benefits.
The results of using PoE Lighting are amazing.
What was once a large capital expense to install a lighting solution is now 25% cheaper using PoE Lighting. The result is a “digitally connected ceiling” that provides more than just lights to work under.
Poe Lighting solutions provide the foundation for intelligent building infrastructures. Manufacturers can create PoE LED Lighting fixtures that are powered and controlled through Cat6A Ethernet cables. Manufacturers can also cost-effectively integrate sensors and actuators into LED Fixture that provide data and control options. Businesses can now extend it’s IT network to control points such as automated curtains, daylight harvesting and dimming systems. Businesses can now integrate their HVAC systems to their digitally connected ceiling without the expense of installing a separate Energy Management System. A space’s lighting fixtures can now control perimeter heating and cooling with the integration of eco-system building automation software.
The brains behind the PoE Lighting solution is the Luminetworx Lighting Control System. Luminetworx does not resides on a network server or any local devices. The Lighting Control software is located on a cloud server eliminating the need for any additional hardware reducing the initial cost of installation even further. Luminetworx provides all of the logic and analytics that embody years of experience in the lighting and IT industry. Luminetworx allows users to set up multiple control policies for each group of PoE Light fixture. Luminetworx also provides its owns maintenance management and can alert users when fixtures are not working and needs attention. The office space can now adapt to the employee resulting in improved comfort and employee productivity.
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The next major component is the Luminetworx PoE Lighting switch. The Luminetworx PoE Switch delivers 90 watts per channel with isolated power supplies. LV Energy Systems has developed this switch so that it can operate in warmer temperatures. At this higher operating temperature, installers can site the PoE switch outside of an environmentally controlled network closet.
Each Luminetworx PoE Lighting fixture comes with a PoE driver that gets connected to the Luminetworx PoE switch via Cat6A ethernet cables. The PoE Light fixtures, switches, sensors and actuators each will have an inherent IP address. An IP addressable fixture can be read, commanded and controlled by the Luminetworx Lighting Control platform. Designing the connected lighting now becomes quite simpler and cheaper than installing a traditional high voltage one. A high voltage lighting infrastructure requires items like safety devices, conduit and armored cabling systems which drive up costs. Businesses must hire licensed electricians to install high voltage systems which also drive up costs. A low voltage PoE lighting system would require a lower costing structured cable management system. These low-voltage systems can be installed by a low voltage technician resulting in considerable cost savings.
Employee Productivity with PoE Lighting
One of the greatest value added benefits from a digitally connected ceiling is employee productivity. Employee spaces can now adapt to the employee. Workers will be able to change the color temperature of their lighting systems. PoE Lighting can also automatically dim the light output up or down or even adjust curtails to modulate outdoor sunlight. This constant adapting of the space to the employee results in comfort leading to better employee performance.
Easily and Efficiently Reconfigure Spaces
When a tenant moves out, their spaces are typically gutted and painted to meet the needs of the new tenant. The new tenant comes in and has their own floor plan with different office layouts. Each PoE Lighting fixture, sensor, light switch and actuator in a digitally connected ceiling is now addressable, and physically moved. More importantly, having IP addressable components allows lighting designers to adapt the lighting system to the new office layout. Businesses can simply re-configuration a lighting layout in theLuminetworx platform rather than initiating major high voltage re-wiring endeavor. Landlord and Tenants stand to save a considerable amount of money, time and energy if renovation projects.
PoE Lighting Energy Savings.
Part of our job is to make sure that our clients are saving money through energy efficiency with the lowest capital outlay. PoE Lighting Systems can perform double-duty as energy management systems without the need to install separate hardware. Additionally the PoE lighting installation can save you80% of your lighting electrical bill. Businesses and real estate developers can purchase Luminetworx PoE LED fixtures and sensors and actuators as part of a digitally designed ceiling . The PoE Lighting infrastructure carries both power and data. Businesses can leverage the Luminetworx Lighting control platform to control more than just lighting. For example, an unoccupied space can have its lights dimmed or turned off and air conditioning controlled by the PoE Lighting system without having to install a separate standalone energy management system for the HVAC equipment.
See how a digitally connected ceiling may be less costly than a traditional lighting system. With PoE Lighting – hazards associated with legacy high voltage systems are mitigated.
Traditional LED Lighting systems save money over fluorescent ones however still use the old legacy electrical distribution system which is expensive to remove and install.
PoE Lighting infrastructure consists of ethernet cables, cable track management systems, and gets fed into a network closet. The expensive legacy high-voltage distribution system including its armored cables, conduits, electrical enclosures and high voltages will be a thing of the past in the coming future. Contact us to learn more about a digitally connected ceiling.