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HID Lighting Controls - IEPC Corp. - Facility Management Product Release


HID Lighting Controls: IEPC Corp.

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The VB400 lighting control uses solid-state electronics with on-site, remote and aggregate Web-based controls for high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting. The product contains an electronic ballast for HID lamps. It also uses microprocessors to regulate the current flow and optimize performance for nearly every type of HID lamp — metal halide, high-pressure sodium and pulse start — to extend the life of the lamp. The VB400 also has dimming and timing controls with thermal monitoring and on-board, real-time diagnostics that indicate replacement time for re-lamping. The need for lamp and fixture maintenance can be tracked by using the unit’s scheduler. A photo cell and dimmer allow for daylight harvesting.

The system enables the use of 200W to 400W bulbs regardless of manufacturer, wattage, HID type, and input voltage. The system is plug-and-play, according to the manufacturer. After the system has been installed, users can change voltage input, lamp wattage, lamp type, and manufacturer without modifications.

The system provides universal input voltages from 90V to 300V; variable output wattages from 200W to 400W. It also features a footprint of 6-by-6-by-4 inches; compliance with TUV/UL and FCC standards; and controlled start-up and shut-down. The VB400 lighting control is designed for indoor and outdoor lighting applications and meets energy-efficiency guidelines, such as Title 24 in California.

When linked via a wired or wireless Ethernet network, the system can monitor and control thousands of lamps from a desktop, laptop or hand-held computer. This enables managers to program lighting scenes, dim HID lamps during closed store hours, create lighting schedules for restocking shelves, plan preventive maintenance programs and identify parts to be replaced – all without add-on wires and components. The system also enables instant demand response, which allows users to instantly dim or control lights to instantly (within seconds) conserve energy.

There are two models available, providing different levels of interface. The VB400 control features a digital display enabling the site engineer to manipulate controls via the unit or from a remote computer. The VB400N control does not contain a display, making it suitable for larger high-bay buildings where access to the lighting fixtures is limited or difficult.


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posted: 5/14/2007