Lutron debuts multiple products at Light + Build 2018

At Light + Building 2018 this week Lutron has introduced the latest version of its Energi Savr Node control module, billed as the “world’s first” certified DALI-2 lighting control product, amongst other offerings.

Lighting professionals can now enjoy the benefits of a DALI-based lighting control system, while giving specifiers full confidence in the interoperability of the various elements of their lighting control systems with the module, according to Lutron.

The next generation of the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) protocol for controlling lighting, the DALI-2 standard is managed by the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) global consortium of lighting businesses. It is designed to improve interoperability, as well as bring additional functionality (compared with current DALI systems in the market).

“The launch of the first DALI-2-certified control device is a major milestone for DALI. This will be the first of many next-generation products that will bring the benefits of the new DALI-2 standard to lighting specifiers and users around the world,” commented Dr. Scott Wade, technical & certification manager of the DiiA.

The Lutron Energi Savr Node module is suitable for a wide range of applications and can be used on its own or as part of the Lutron Quantum total light management system to control everything from a single building to an entire campus.

The manufacturer also stressed that as more certified DALI-2 products come on the market it will be possible to offer a complete certified DALI-2 system covering luminaires, drivers and controls. The new DALI standard has been broadened to cover more types of products, and testing has been made more detailed to improve interoperability between devices, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing DALI-compliant devices.

At Light + Building, Lutron is also showcasing its recently developed Pico four-button RF wireless control for easy retrofittable scene control; and its tunable white applications where the colour of light can be changed from warm white to cool, independently of brightness, using two separate personal controls, a graphical user interface, or automatically over time.

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