eldoLED Releases Industry’s First DALI-2 Certified DT8 Tc Drivers
A Single Driver for Color Control, System Interoperability and Quality of Light for Use in LED Lighting Systems
ATLANTA, GA and SON, NL – February 13, 2020 Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) today announced that eldoLED®, a world leader in designing and manufacturing intelligent drive solutions for LED-based lighting systems, has received the first DALI-2 certification for Device Type 8 (DT8) color type Tc drivers issued by the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA).
Drivers using the DT8 protocol, can use a single DALI short address to control two or more outputs. This can yield cost savings for LED system installations when using tunable white driver technology (DT8 Tc). This technology allows the end user to change the color temperature and intensity of fixtures within an LED lighting system, a significant technology advancement for using DALI to specify and control color.
“DALI-2 certification for DT8 color type Tc drivers is the culmination of eldoLED’s latest effort to elevate color science and is a significant step forward in our quest to bring digital solutions to market, simplify solution development, and drive the quality of light in LED systems,” said Gilles Abrahamse, Acuity Brands Lighting Vice President of Digital Luminaire Components. “Reducing the number of addresses simplifies design and commissioning as evidenced during eldoLED’s Groningen installation.”
Use of the DT8 driver technology is certified in the DUALdrive 562 driver model from eldoLED. Other DUALdrive products and certain LINEARdrive products are currently in the DALI-2 DT8 certification process. eldoLED drivers are interoperable with many LED systems.
eldoLED will demonstrate the full capabilities and advantages of DT8 at Light+Building in Frankfurt on March 9-13, 2020 and at LEDucation in New York City the following week. For further information, please contact a local eldoLED sales representative.
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Image 1: eldoLED’s DUALdrive LED drivers are the industry’s first to receive DT8 certification.
Image 2: Courtesy of Forum Groningen: featuring over 1000 tunable white luminaires using eldoLED’s DALI-2 DT8 compliant technology. Precise calibration of color and intensity at the driver level makes all the difference in a tunable white installation.
eldoLED is a world leader in the design and manufacture of intelligent drive solutions for LED based lighting systems. Our technologies empower our customers to deliver the promise of LED lighting: smarter, sleeker and more efficient systems to meet the needs of an ever more energy conscious world. eldoLED is part of Acuity Brands Inc., a North American market leader and one of the world's leading providers of lighting solutions. For more information, please visit www.eldoled.com
About Acuity Brands
Acuity Brands, Inc. (NYSE: AYI) is the North American market leader and one of the world’s leading providers of lighting and building management solutions. With fiscal year 2019 net sales of $3.7 billion, Acuity Brands currently employs approximately 12,000 associates and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with operations throughout North America, and in Europe and Asia. The Company’s products and solutions are sold under various brands, including Lithonia Lighting®, Holophane®, Aculux®, A-Light™, American Electric Lighting®, Antique Street Lamps™, Atrius®, Cyclone™, DGLogik™, Distech Controls®, DTL®, eldoLED®, Eureka®, Gotham®, Healthcare Lighting®, Hydrel®, Indy™, IOTA®, Juno®, Lucid®, Luminaire LED™, Luminis®, Mark Architectural Lighting™, nLight®, Peerless®, RELOC® Wiring, ROAM®, Sensor Switch®, Sunoptics® and Winona® Lighting. Visit us at www.acuitybrands.com
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