Legrand has unveiled the most recent technology of its uniquely adaptable plug-and-play lighting management system, Lightrak.
Providing totally addressable DALI management, networked over a KNX spine, the system makes use of Electrak energy and information Buscom trunking to distribute lighting energy and KNX round a constructing, eliminating the necessity for lengthy and sophisticated cable runs.
As soon as put in, Lighting Management Modules (LCMs) full with pre-wired tap-offs and brackets can merely be ‘snapped’ onto the bar wherever they’re wanted. The most recent LCMs additionally characteristic a brand new compact plug-in DALI module to offer full DALI management over the KNX spine.
One of many standout advantages of Legrand’s Lightrak system is its modularity. Whether or not they’re being put in as a part of category-A or category-B fit-out, lighting schemes – inclusive of sensors and LCMs – could be merely moved and reprogrammed to accommodate any change in structure, with out the necessity to run or terminate any further circuits. Extra models could be added if required, to offer an adaptable, easy-to-upgrade and futureproof resolution.
One other distinctive advantage of the brand new Lightrak system is the power to supply designers and consultants a alternative of system architectures.
The system could be configured as a standard KNX/DALI LCM resolution, with the modular controller plugging into an eight-outlet distribution field. Nevertheless, the modular controller may also plug right into a Buscom management unit, which injects DALI onto the Buscom trunking to create a KNX/DALI Clever Busbar System the place the Buscom trunking itself turns into the lighting management unit. As such, lights and management units can plug immediately into the bar through tap-offs.
Whereas busbar techniques already drastically lower the quantity of cable used inside an set up, Lightrak’s Clever Busbar System reduces this additional, as the power to plug in luminaires wherever alongside the bar means connection cables could be even shorter. This may help designers and consultants to satisfy the latest modifications outlined within the 18th Version of the Wiring Laws, particularly referring to the prevention of untimely cable collapse within the occasion of a hearth.
An extra addition to the most recent Lightrak system is the brand new graphical headend, which permits the whole lighting community to be examined, monitored and managed simply both regionally, or remotely through the web. Emergency lighting assessments will also be scheduled and the outcomes harvested and logged, with any fault statuses clearly recognized and systematically despatched to the positioning’s upkeep group. The system is PC configurable, and could be built-in onto IP or a web site’s BMS community.
Paul Martin, Lead Advertising and marketing Supervisor – Energy Distribution at Legrand UK & Eire, feedback: “Lighting sometimes accounts for as much as 20% of a industrial constructing’s vitality use, which provides as much as a major utility value over the 12 months with out even making an allowance for set up, set-up and upkeep. Nevertheless, clever lighting management can result in a discount in utility prices related to lighting within the area of 30-55%.
“The most recent model of Lightrak represents a uniquely adaptable lighting management system supposed to evolve all through the lifetime of the constructing it helps. Combining plug and play performance with subtle know-how, in addition to a complete vary of lighting management units, Lightrak presents lighting designers and consultants with one of the crucial superior – and versatile – techniques available on the market.”