Tag Archives: lighting

Fulham Releases Bluetooth Bridge to Retrofit Any 0-10v LED Luminaire for Bluetooth Mesh Wireless Control

Bluetooth Bridge First in New Line of BLE-enabled Products that Interoperate with Any Bluetooth Device or Infrastructure.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced availability of a new Bluetooth Bridge 0-10V LED controller, the first in a series of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) components designed to connect luminaires into a Bluetooth mesh ecosystem. The new Bluetooth Bridge can be installed in any electrical box or LED fixture to provide wireless 0-10 dimming control and monitoring.

The Bluetooth mesh standard was approved in July 2017 by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and offers a number of advantages for wireless lighting controls. The mesh architecture is inherently reliable with built-in failover so there is no single point of failure and luminaires fitted with the Bluetooth Bridge can be added or removed without disruption. Bluetooth mesh also is secure and highly scalable so it can connect thousands of nodes, and it provides a full stack communications protocol platform so it can support the Internet of Things (IoT) devices as part of the network.

There are 32,000 corporate members of the Bluetooth SIG, and any compatible device that has been qualified by the SIG can connect to any other Bluetooth device over Bluetooth mesh. For example, luminaires equipped with Fulham’s new Bluetooth Bridge can be controlled wirelessly by other Bluetooth devices, such as the EnOcean Bluetooth energy harvesting wall switch (also available from Fulham).

“Bluetooth mesh shows great promise for the lighting industry, making it an ideal solution to add wireless lighting controls as part of new installations or LED retrofits,” said Alvaro Garcia, Senior Director, Product Management, for Fulham. “With our new Bluetooth Bridge, installers can convert any 0-10v dimmable LED luminaire into a Bluetooth mesh node. Since Bluetooth is a recognized standard, we anticipate a number of manufacturers will develop their own BLE lighting solutions, and our new Bridge products make it possible to add any LED luminaires to the mix.”

The Bluetooth Bridge is being offered in two configurations. Fulham’s Model CTBRCB02JM02 Bluetooth Bridge provides wireless on/off and 0-10V dimming controls for a transmission range up to 50 meters/160 feet at 2.4GHz. The Bluetooth Bridge has 120 to 277VAC input, as well as a sensor input for motion controls and daylight harvesting. Fulham’s Model CTBRCB03JM03-PC offers additional functionality, including power metering and color tuning. Both units are designed for indoor or outdoor use at operating temperatures from -40 degrees to 140 degrees (Fahrenheit). They both come with Fulham’s five-year warranty.

Since Bluetooth mesh supports two-way communications, the Bridge can be commissioned, controlled, and monitored using an app on any Bluetooth-enabled device, such as a tablet or smartphone. Fulham is offering a lighting commissioning app to support its BLE products. Currently available for iPhones, iPads, and other iOS-compatible devices, the app can be used to remotely program and monitor Bluetooth mesh-connected luminaires. Fulham is making the app available at no cost, although fees will be charged based on the number of luminaires being commissioned.

For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India, and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main

Fulham Exec to Address International LED professional Symposium on Safety, Security, and Connected Emergency Lighting

Fulham’s Jeremy Ludyjan, LC, to speak on need to verify emergency lighting readiness and new technologies to enable connected lighting management.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — At LpS 2018, the eighth International LED professional Symposium being held in Bregenz, Austria, September 25-27, Jeremy Ludyjan, LC, Senior Director, Field Marketing for Fulham Co., Inc., will present a session entitled, “Connected Emergency Lighting – Safety and Security in Controls and Emergency Lighting.” Ludyjan’s presentation will explore changes in emergency lighting safety standards and maintenance and the role of new IoT-enabled LEDs in emergency lighting diagnostics as part of building automation.

There was a time when building managers could walk to an emergency fixture, press a button, and see the status of an emergency light. With more buildings being retrofitted with cost-effective LED lighting, there is now an opportunity to upgrade emergency lighting, combine emergency and conventional LED luminaires, and create a larger connected ecosystem that provides streamlined light tests and automatic reports. Using sensors built into emergency lighting and connected using wired or wireless controls, scheduled diagnostic and real-time reports reveal more about emergency lighting operation, such as battery health, temperature, power consumption, and overall luminaire readiness.

“Emergency lighting maintenance is a key factor in building safety but it is often overlooked,” said Ludyjan. “Incidents have happened in numerous worldwide locations, including Europe, where faulty emergency lighting likely increased the causalities. Adding connectivity and intelligence to emergency lighting systems is a simple way to go beyond safety code compliance and integrate emergency lighting controls into a larger smart building ecosystem.”

Adding shared sensors to connected emergency lighting systems adds another layer of building intelligence. For example, sensors can monitor heat to identify the location of a fire, determine occupancy to locate people trapped in an emergency, or even use audio sensors to detect an active shooter or terrorist threat. Intelligence from sensors also can be used to illuminate safe exit routes, directing occupants away from a fire or the source of an emergency.

Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has been actively research and developing new ways to integrate LED luminaires into smart building infrastructures. The company has recently demonstrated LED luminaires that can be networked using Bluetooth mesh or Power over Ethernet.

Fulham offers a full line of LED emergency lighting systems, including exit signs, emergency lighting retrofit kits, and combination LED luminaires and emergency drivers. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main

Fulham Expands Line of Vizion LED Universal DC Retrofit Engines

New generation of higher performance LED Retrofit Engines with universal voltage and 0-10 dimming delivers with more light and less power.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released a comprehensive new line of DC Retrofit Engines as part of its new line of Vizion LED DC Retrofit Kits Engines. Available in rectangular and round form factors, the new Vizion DC Retrofit Engines deliver lower power consumption and higher efficacy.

The new DC Retrofit Engines are offered with 0-10V dimming (100-10 percent) and universal voltage (120-277V) Class 2 output. They are packaged in six configurations, including four 7.8-inch round retrofit kits (9W/1400 lm, 13W/2115 lm, 20W/2820 lm, and 28W/4015 lm output) and two 4×7-inch rectangular units (9W/1400 lm and 20W/2820 lm output). These Vizion DC Retrofit Engines are suitable for retrofitting wall and ceiling mounted luminaires with or without plastic or glass lenses. In fact, they can be used for most lighting installations that call for a dimmable, preassembled driver and module in a compact form factor.

“More and more customers are retrofitting existing luminaires to simplify getting LED lighting into their facilities. Therefore we are seeing a growing demand for LED retrofit kits, with special emphasis on energy-efficiency, said Edwin Reyes, Product Director, LED Light Sources, for Fulham. “These new Vizion DC Retrofit Engines deliver more light with less power, and their versatile design and dimmability gives our distribution and OEM partners new components they can adapt for any type of luminaire or application, including indoor and outdoor applications.”

To simplify installation, the DC Retrofit Engines, have an EM connector on board for integrating emergency lighting systems. The kits are specified to meet environmental standards such as California Title 24 and are Energy Star listed and making them eligible for rebates. They also are cULus classified. Custom designs also are available.

For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India, and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main

Fulham’s New HotSpot EZ Exit Wins Architecture SSL Product Innovation Award

Fulham recognized for new T-Grid emergency lighting capability added to its HotSpot family of emergency lighting products.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — The HotSpot EZ Exit EM T-Grid emergency luminaire from Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has received a 2018 Product Innovation Award (PIA ’18) from Architectural SSL magazine in the Components Category. The EZ Exit LED luminaire was introduced earlier this year as a part of a new category of emergency lighting that complements conventional exit signs by lighting the way to safety.

The Architecture SSL Product Innovation Awards were created to honor advances in LEDs and solid-state lighting. Winners are peer-recognized for quality and sustainable technology as well as innovation. Fulham’s new EZ Exit was chosen as a new type of emergency lighting product that seamlessly integrates into any conventional T-grid ceiling. In fact, it is nearly unnoticeable until an emergency when the one-inch wide LED module is activated to light an exit path. The integrated emergency driver with built-in NiCad battery delivers 90 minutes of emergency power with a 24-hour recharge time.

“There have been few innovations in emergency lighting beyond those created to meet new safety standards, so we are delighted that our EZ Exit luminaire was selected an innovative product by Architectural SSL,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development for Fulham. “Emergency lighting continues to be a robust category for LED components and we are already receiving a lot of interest in the EZ Exit because it is easy-to-install, reduces the number of emergency lights required because of its high lumen output, and is aesthetically pleasing for office applications.”

The HotSpot EZ Exit EM T-grid kits are available in two configurations: a 24-inch version (FHEZ10A24) with that offers 10.7W of emergency output at 1,480 lumens, and a 48-inch version (FHEZ17A48) that has 17W output in with 2,485 lumens. The EZ Exit kits feature a universal input of 120-277VAC and are designed to be installed in less than 10 minutes, either as part of new construction or a retrofit in a dry or damp setting. The EZ Exit units feature an integrated test switch and carry a five-year manufacturer’s warranty. The product is UL listed for field installations.

For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India, and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main

Fulham Introduces Low-Profile Versions of Popular LinearHO High Output LED DC Modules

LP-LinearHO DC LED Modules Available in 5.5 to 58-inch Models and are designed for Highbays, Vapor Tight, and Troffer Luminaires using FLUO T5HO lamps.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, is now shipping new low-profile versions of its popular LinearHO LED Modules. The new LP-LinearHO high-output DC LED modules are available in eight configurations and are ideal for linear highbays or linear strip luminaries, for example, four- or eight-foot vapor tights and troffers.

The LP-LinearHO DC LED Modules are high-lumen units with an output range from 14,699 lm down to 219 lm, delivering higher lumens per watt and higher thermal conductivity. LP-LinearHO DC LED Modules allow for OEMs to meet the DLC Premium requirement much easier and with greater flexibility. What makes these different from Fulham’s standard LinearHO units is their lower profile, both in width (1.26 inches) and height (.29 inches), higher thermal performance, and 8 percent higher lumen output. The LP-LinearHO DC LED modules are easier and faster to install when compared to standard DC modules. The LP-LinearHO is rigid and has self-thermal management; the MCPCB is mounted in an aluminum extrusion to eliminate the need for heatsinking. They also are suitable for dry or damp locations.

For maximum versatility, the LP-LinearHO DC LED modules are offered in six standard models – 5.5 inches with 1,959lm (480mA), 11 inches with 3,919lm (640mA), 22 inches with 4,899lm (800mA) 22 inches with 7,700lm (1250mA), 44 inches with 8,656lm (1400mA), and 44 inches with 14,699lm (2400mA). A 46-inch model with 8,656lm (1400mA) and a 58-inch version with 14,699lm (2400mA) are also available as custom orders. All the LP-LinearHO units are compatible with Fulham programmable drivers as well as Fulham’s HotSpot LED emergency lighting systems.

“Demand for our LinearHO DC modules continues to grow as the market for new LED installations and LED retrofits continues to heat up,” said Edwin Reyes, Product Director, LED Light Sources, for Fulham. “We are especially seeing more demand for linear modules that can be installed outdoors or in harsher environments such as vapor tight applications. With the addition of these new low-profile DC modules, we are giving OEMs and installers even more flexibility when it comes to high-performance LED luminaires.”

A snap-on, diffused lens accessory as well as a 2 or 4 module harness is available for all the LP-Linear DC LED Modules. The units also are cURus certified, CE listed, and RoHS compliant.

For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, lighting controls, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Europe, China, India, and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com
http://www.fulham.com

Fulham White Paper Describes How Digital Lighting Controls Overcomes Lack of Dimming Standards

Migration to Digital Standards Promises to Simplify Lighting Installation, Add Wireless Communications, and Extend Controls to Other Building Systems.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released a new white paper that discusses the limitations surrounding 0-10V luminaire dimming and the benefits of adopting open digital standards to promote universal lighting compatibility. The white paper, entitled “Next-Gen Digital Dimming and the Shortcomings of 0-10V,” describes the pitfalls of trying to retrofit luminaires with incompatible dimming curves and how the emergence of new digital control and communications platforms extends lighting controls beyond simple dimming.

To date, there has been no universal standard for 0-10V dimming in LED luminaires. As a result, LED drivers from different vendors have different dimming characteristics; a 5V signal could result in a dimming profile of 50, 80, or 30 percent, depending on the manufacturer. Similarly, at 0V some LED drivers will turn power off, while others may dim from 1 or 10 percent. Non-standard dimming drivers also can overload a lighting system, tripping a circuit breaker or creating a catastrophic driver failure.

Lighting control systems such as DALI, Bluetooth mesh, and Zigbee address this lack of common dimming standards by taking advantage of embedded software support in LED components. Intelligent LED drivers can be grouped and programmed to accommodate changes and incompatibilities in dimming profiles, including making changes and upgrades automatically. In addition, polarity is not an issue with digital control systems, which makes digital luminaires easier to wire and scale.

More importantly, where most dimming protocols are unidirectional, issuing instructions with no means to verify response, digital control systems provide two-way communications to show the status and health of each switch, sensor, and luminaire. In addition, lighting manufacturers are finding that digital LED controls lend themselves to wireless connectivity, eliminating the need for extensive retrofits or additional control wiring.

“We released this white paper to show the industry what we see coming in digital lighting and open control standards,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Digital controls not only make it easier to mix and match lighting systems, but ensures faster and more trouble-free installations.”

Fulham has already demonstrated interoperability of digital control systems over a Bluetooth mesh wireless infrastructure, as well as delivering power and control to luminaires using Power over Ethernet (PoE). New programmable, digital LED components that are Bluetooth-mesh and PoE compatible will become commercially available later this year.

For more information and a copy of Fulham’s white paper, “Next-Gen Digital Dimming and the Shortcomings of 0-10V,” visit http://www.fulham.com/resource-center.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main

Fulham and EnOcean Collaborate to Add Self-Powered Easyfit Switches to Bluetooth LED Lighting Ecosystem

Joint Effort Results in Use of Bluetooth Mesh to Connect Self-powered Wireless BLE Switches with New Family of Wirelessly Controlled LED Drivers.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, and EnOcean, a world leader in energy harvesting wireless technology, today announced a new initiative to add EnOcean’s self-powered, wireless Easyfit switches to Fulham’s new Bluetooth mesh lighting control ecosystem.

Fulham recently demonstrated the first of a new family of Bluetooth® mesh-enabled, wireless LED products at Lightfair 2018. The new wireless LED products include a 40W constant current driver with an intelligent wireless control dongle, and a Bluetooth bridge that can adapt any 0-10V LED luminaire to support Bluetooth mesh. Fulham’s new Bluetooth mesh LED products are SIG-qualified, support bidirectional communications, and support for third-party Bluetooth products.

Self-powered wireless wall switches for Bluetooth lighting control systems from EnOcean enable the development of maintenance-free, ready-to-use LED lighting applications. The self-powered Easyfit switches are already deployed in hundreds of thousands of projects worldwide, making LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible, and lower in cost.

What makes Easyfit switches special is that they use the energy harvesting principle, in which energy is obtained from the surroundings to supply self-powered wireless sensor networks. The modules are based on miniaturized energy converters that convert motion, light or temperature differences into electrical energy. Therefore, wireless Easyfit switches are maintenance-free due to no batteries, freely positionable and allow flexible control as well as intuitive usage.

“This agreement with EnOcean demonstrates the power of vendor cooperation,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Switches are an essential part of any lighting system and with this announcements, our customers now have self-powered, plug-and-play Bluetooth switches that can be installed anywhere, without additional wiring or batteries. As wireless lighting technology continues to evolve we will see more demand for flexible and maintenance-free products like EnOcean’s Easyfit switch.”

“Although today’s mobile electronic devices are incredible tools for controlling lighting, the switch is still the most natural and intuitive interface between lighting and users. Therefore, our self-powered Easyfit switches combined with Fulham’s Bluetooth products enables innovative wireless LED lighting solutions. These are easy to install, maintenance-free applications for modern lighting control based on our proven energy harvesting technology,” said Troy Davis, Sales Director, EnOcean Inc.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

About EnOcean
EnOcean GmbH is the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology marketed under the brand names Dolphin and Easyfit. Headquartered in Oberhaching, near Munich, the company produces and markets maintenance-free wireless sensor solutions for batteryless applications in the Internet of Things, which are used for building and industrial automation, smart homes, LED lighting control and outdoor environmental monitoring. The EnOcean products are based on miniaturized energy converters, energy-efficient electronics and reliable wireless technology for open wireless standards like EnOcean, Zigbee and Bluetooth®. Leading product manufacturers have been relying on EnOcean wireless modules for their system solutions for the past 15 years and have installed the products in several hundreds of thousands of buildings around the world.

About Easyfit by EnOcean
Easyfit is a brand of EnOcean GmbH, the developer of the patented energy harvesting wireless technology. Easyfit products are self-powered switches and sensors that use wireless standards such as EnOcean and Bluetooth to make LED lighting solutions more energy-efficient, more flexible and lower in cost. The Easyfit products are based on miniaturized energy converters, ultra-low power electronics and robust radio technology in open standards. For more information, please visit http://www.easyfit-controls.com.

Press Contacts:
Gina Klute
EnOcean GmbH
+49.89.67 34 689-76
gina.klute@enocean.com

Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
+1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Fulham Introduces EZ Exit Emergency Lighting Kit That Turns T-Grid into an Emergency Lighting Pathway to the Nearest Exit

Fulham Extends Commitment to Safety with New Category of Emergency Lighting for New Construction or Retrofits.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, is expanding its HotSpot line with a new category of value-added emergency lighting products that extend building safety lighting. The new EZ Exit Lighting Kit is being offered as an add-on to conventional exit signs, lighting a path to safety using add-on linear LEDs lights integrated into existing T-grid ceilings.

The new HotSpot EZ Exit EM T-grid kits are available in 24-inch (FHEZ10A24) and 48-inch (FHEZ17A48) form factors. The EZ Exit kits are designed to fit into any conventional T-grid ceilings, either as a retrofit or part of new construction. Both LED units are equipped with a HotSpot contant power driver that delivers 90 minutes of emergency power after a 24-hour charge time. The EZ Exit 24-inch unit has 10.7W of emergency output, delivering 1,480 lumens, and the 48-inch unit has a 17W output in emergency mode with 2,485 lumens.

“You can always make employees, customers and building occupants safer, and we see the EZ Exit as part of a new emergency lighting category that demonstrates Fulham’s commitment to safety,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development for Fulham. “When an emergency happens, panic sets in and darkness and confusion may make it difficult to find the nearest exit. With the EZ Exit we have developed an aesthetically pleasing way to light the path to safety. Many distributors and specficiers have already shown their enthusiasm for this new kind of safety lighting product.”

The EZ Exit units have universal mounting that is compatible with any type of T-grid fixture and both offer a universal input of 120-277VAC.. The EZ Exit seamlessly fits into any T-Grid ceiling attractively providing the customer with plenty of emergency light in a very sleek hidden design. The EZ Exit units come with an integrated test switch and carry a five-year manufacturer warranty.

For more information, visit Fulham at http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com, @FulhamUSA or @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main

Fulham Transforms Lighting Controls with Introduction of Family of Connected Bluetooth Mesh Products

OEMs and Contractors Now Have Bi-directional Wireless Control Options with Family of Bluetooth Devices and Apps for Lighting Retrofits and New Installations.

Chicago, USA — At LightFair 2018 being held this week at McCormick Place, Fulham will introduce a new line of Bluetooth mesh lighting control systems and software to provide wireless luminaire control and monitoring. Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, plans to demonstrate its new Bluetooth mesh connected LED driver, its new 0-10V to Bluetooth Bridge, and a new Bluetooth commissioning app for Apple’s iOS platform.

“The industry has been anticipating sensor-enabled standards-based, wireless lighting controls , but with Bluetooth mesh customers can get two-way lighting communications now,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Bluetooth mesh provides superior lighting control – it’s a recognized standard meaning vendors can develop interoperable products, it provides for reliable operation, the technology scales appropriately for lighting systems, and all of us carry mobile phones fully capable of being commissioning devices. Rather than promise IoT in the future, Bluetooth delivers it today.”

The first in Fulham’s new family of Bluetooth mesh LED drivers is a 40W programmable constant current driver that comes with an intelligent wireless Bluetooth dongle and provides two-way wireless communications to commission, operate, monitor, and analyze LED luminaires and lighting installations. This is the first wireless LED driver to provide bidirectional communications and since it is SIG-qualified it can be used to control third-party Bluetooth sensors and switches.

The Bluetooth driver design helps minimize driver inventory while providing maximum versatility. This is a universal 0-10v driver that can be programmed for 110 to 227V input and 250-1500mA output, and the dongle is upgradeable so installers can add Bluetooth mesh support, or it can be outfitted to accommodate other wireless control protocols in the future. The wireless Bluetooth mesh driver is ideal for mid-life luminaire retrofits, allowing customers to upgrade luminaires with energy-saving LEDs today while ensuring those luminaires can accommodate Bluetooth wireless control in the future.

Bluetooth mesh networking also supports many-to-many communications for applications such as building automation and smart cities, so using Bluetooth mesh for lighting controls makes it possible to connect hundreds or thousands of luminaire sensors. Bluetooth mesh also makes it possible to consolidate luminaires and other devices into one, centrally managed infrastructure, laying the foundation building management and even outdoor systems management using IoT (Internet of Things).

“Smart lighting systems will be built on accepted open communications standards such as Bluetooth mesh, and with the introduction of our Bluetooth mesh family of drivers we are providing a new set of adaptable controls that empower our OEM and installer customers,” said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director for LED Emergency and Advanced R&D for Fulham. “These programmable drivers are Bluetooth-ready, so customers can build in wireless control from the outset to futureproof their installations, or they can add Bluetooth communications later. Delivering these mesh-enabled drivers is a major step toward enabling open lighting controls, as well as laying the foundation for IoT infrastructure management.”

Fulham also will introduce the new 0-10V to Bluetooth Bridge that can upgrade any 0-10V luminaire to support Bluetooth mesh. Simply install the Bridge and the luminaire is added to a Bluetooth mesh infrastructure to receive control commands and send data back for performance analytics.

To support the new Bluetooth mesh family of products, Fulham is offering a lighting commissioning app. Currently available for iPhones, iPads, and other iOS-compatible devices, the app can be used to issue instructions to program any Bluetooth mesh-connected luminaire. The commissioning app will be available from the Apple Store. Fulham is making the app readily available at no cost, although fees will be charged based on the number of luminaires being controlled.

Fulham’s Bluetooth mesh products will be demonstrated at LightFair 2018 in Booth 602. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com. @FulhamUSA and @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main

Fulham To Debut New 70W HotSpot Plus™ LED/Emergency Combo Drivers at LightFair 2018

New HotSpot Plus 70S Newest Addition to Fulham Line of Compact, Universal Voltage LED and Emergency Drivers that Can Be Installed Almost Anywhere.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham, a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today announced that it will introduce the HotSpot Plus™ 70S universal voltage 70W LED / 7W emergency combination driver at LightFair 2018 next week. The HotSpot Plus 70S is Fulham’s newest compact LED driver to support both conventional and emergency lighting in one, easy-to-install unit.

Featuring some of the most advanced power supply technology in the lighting industry, the HotSpot Plus 70S is comparable in size to non-emergency 70W LED drivers. The Hotspot Plus 70S was developed for installers and OEMs looking for a highly reliable, universal LED driver that would meet state and city safety requirements in a single, compact, all-in-one LED driver. Ideal for luminaire manufacturers where LED driver space is limited, the HotSpot Plus 70S has the smallest form factor available and features universal 120-277VAC input with a maximum of 70W output (programmable constant current output of 350mA – 2400mA /11-55VDC), which means customers can stock a single LED driver for a broad range of fixtures. The total product size of the 70S, including the 14.4Wh battery, is 1.18 inches wide and 1 inch high, with an overall length of 16.71 inches.

For emergency lighting, the HotSpot Plus 70S features 1W to 7W programmable constant power emergency output that can provide up to 90 minutes of runtime at 7W with a replaceable LiFePO4 battery. The HotSpot Plus has a 12-hour battery recharge time and comes with a red/green self-diagnostic indicator to simplify maintenance and troubleshooting.

“The lighting market is changing rapidly so we developed our line of HotSpot Plus products to support both conventional and emergency lighting needs in one LED driver package. This results in the smallest solution possible with less inventory and faster installation because of the reduced wiring,” said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director, LED Emergency and Advance R&D, for Fulham. “The compact design, wide output voltage, and programmability allow Fulham customers to use the HotSpot Plus in almost any new or retrofitted lighting fixture.”

Like all HotSpot Plus units, the HotSpot Plus 70S features 0-10V dimming (1-100 percent) and it can be quickly programmed using Fulham’s SmartSet handheld programmer or SmartSet PC software. The HotSpot 70S will be CEC Title 20 compliant, UL LISTED, CE and ENEC certified. The HotSpot Plus 70S comes with Fulham’s five-year warranty.

Fulham’s HotSpot Plus LED/emergency drivers will be on display at LightFair 2018 in Booth 602. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics for use in commercial general lighting, parking structure, signage, horticultural, UV and other applications. The company develops and manufactures a variety of award-winning LED and emergency products, as well as legacy products across multiple lighting platforms. Fulham sells its lighting solutions worldwide through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and electrical equipment distribution channels. Headquartered in Hawthorne, Calif., the company has sales and/or manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, China, India and the UAE. For more information, visit http://www.fulham.com. @FulhamUSA and @FulhamEurope.

Media Contact:
Andy Firchau
Marketing Manager
Fulham Co., Inc.
Phone: +1 (323) 779-2980, ext. 1252
afirchau@fulham.com

Main