Eaton’s Cooper Lighting is now offering an optional integrated sensing and control system in certain solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaires based on WaveStream™ light guide technology.
According to Maury Wright of LEDs Magazine, Metalux Encounter and SkyRidge LED luminaires can be ordered with an adaptive control option for installation in areas where energy codes require occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting.
“The Metalux LED luminaires that will carry the controls option are architectural-grade lighting products that use LEDs to edge-light a planar light guide that in turn produces diffuse light from the planar surface,” Wright explained.
“Cooper calls the technology WaveStream and the miniature optical elements embedded in the light guide AccuAim. The optical system is based on technology that Cooper licensed from Rambus.”
As Wright notes, the Metalux products can be utilized with dedicated lighting control systems, although Cooper is promoting the integrated controls option as the simplest way to meet energy codes.
“Enabling occupancy sensing and daylight harvesting requires nothing more than installing the fixtures and connecting to the standard AC line,” said Wright.
The above-mentioned LED luminaires are shipped preconfigured to automatically switch on and off depending on occupancy – and to dim or raise light levels based on ambient light in the area. Cooper also offers a remote control that can be used to customize the operation of the control system as dictated by the application.
“The integrated controls option is primarily intended for installation in relatively small rooms,” Wright added. “In larger spaces, a more complex control scheme might be warranted. But Cooper suggests that in areas with six or fewer fixtures, the new integrated controls are the most cost-effective option.”