Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. of Nashville, Tennesee, a member of the Panasonic Group, has launched its PWA Series of digital LED drivers with wireless programmability. The company designed the PWA driver for the smart fixture. The PWA driver utilizes auxiliary output power for luminaires with analog dimming controls, making it useful for commercial spaces including offices, conference rooms and other indoor linear lighting applications.
Universal Lighting Technologies Program and Configuration Tool Allows Customization of PWA Driver Parameters
The company’s EVERset software program and handheld configuration tool let designers customize PWA driver parameters, including setting minimum and maximum output currents, adjusting dimming curves, dimming control voltages, and setting up a dim-to-off command. According to Universal Lighting Technologies, designers can save specific configurations for production use. Furthermore, the driver can be wirelessly programmed via Near Field Communication (NFC), and it is compatible with any standard 0-10V analog dimming control signal.
“The Internet of Things is rapidly transforming LED lighting technology from a source of light to a source of both light and data,” said Kevin Boyce, director of product management at Universal Lighting Technologies. “Universal’s PWA Series of LED drivers not only reflect the shift from conventional lighting sources to LED, but also the evolution towards fewer components in LED luminaries by providing power for the sensor from the auxiliary output of the driver.”
The PWA Series LED driver is UL Class P listed and comes in the same output power range and form factors as Universal’s TZ and TW families. The driver comes in 30W, 55W and 80W versions and features Class 2 output and offers either 12 Volts DC (12Vdc) or 24Vdc auxiliary output power options.