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Fulham New EliteControl Power over Ethernet Driver Receives 2019 Sapphire Award from LEDs Magazine

Latest PoE LED Driver with Built-in Wireless Bluetooth Mesh Access Latest Fulham Component to Support Intelligent, Remote Lighting Control.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, is pleased to announce that Fulham’s new EliteControl PoE 2-Channel LED Driver has received this year’s Sapphire’s Award for innovation in LED drivers from LEDs Magazine. The awards were presented at Strategies in Light in Las Vegas February 28.

The Sapphire Awards are judged by a panel of industry experts using various criteria, including innovation, user value, sustainability, impact, and meeting a defined need. The new Power over Ethernet (PoE) driver fills a void in the solid-state lighting market and was developed to meet the growing demand of Fulham customers for a PoE lighting solution. Fulham first demonstrated prototypes of its new PoE drivers at LightFair 2018 in May 2018.

“We are delighted that LEDs Magazine has recognized our new EliteControl PoE driver as a recipient of its Sapphire Award,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development for Fulham. “More of our customers are looking for luminaire control options and new ways to harness solid-state lighting as a platform for building automation. In fact, we have received a number of requests for a Power over Ethernet driver, and with this new EliteControl driver we offer both PoE and wireless Bluetooth mesh access. It’s part of Fulham’s commitment to continued innovation and anticipation of our customers’ needs.”

June Griffin, publisher of LEDs Magazine (http://www.ledsmagazine.com), said “This prestigious program allows our LED and Lighting Group to celebrate and recognize the most innovative products and leaders in the solid-state lighting industry. Our 2019 Finalists are an outstanding example of companies who are making an impact.”

The EliteControl PoE 2 Channel Driver uses power delivered over an Ethernet cable and has two-channel output for color mixing. The driver can handle an input voltage of 42.5 to 57VDCm with an input power of 12.95W maximum per port (as defined by IEEE 802.3af), 25.5W maximum per port (802.3at), and 51.0W maximum per port (UPOE). This constant current/constant power driver also includes Bluetooth mesh wireless access for remote dimming control.

The PoE driver output range and other functions can be preprogrammed using Fulham’s TPSB-100 SmartSet Controller and software. PoE color tuning and diming controls are managed using an amBX Smart Control management station that issues commands over the same Ethernet cable that delivers power.

The 2019 Sapphire Awards winners were announced at the Gala Event at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas on February 28, 2019. This event occurs during the annual Strategies in Light show held February 26 – March 1, 2019. More information about the Strategies in Light trade show and the Sapphire Awards Gala can be found online at http://www.strategiesinlight.com.

About LEDs Magazine
LEDs Magazine is the leading information resource for the global LED community, serving over 64,000 readers that specify, design and manufacture LED-based products for a wide range of end-use applications, particularly solid-state lighting. LEDs Magazine is part of the LEDs & Lighting media group, the world’s leading media resource focused on the LED and lighting industry, along with the Strategies in Light conference portfolio and the market research company Strategies Unlimited.

About LEDs Magazine Sapphire Awards
The Sapphire Awards are the first in the lighting industry to focus on the LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) market from an enabling-technology and elegance-of-design perspective – recognizes true technology stars. The judging process, handled by independent industry experts, culminates in an Awards Gala held at Strategies in Light, which puts the spotlight on winners in multiple product categories, as well as an individual or team honored as Illumineer of the Year for an especially noteworthy development in the LED-centric sector.

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, and India. 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

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Fulham Wireless Programmable WorkHorse LED Drivers Receive Pennwell 2017 Sapphire Award

Integrated wireless programmable one of the first clever lighting features from Fulham designed to lay the foundation for smart lighting solutions.

Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has received a 2017 Sapphire Award from LEDs Magazine in the LED Drivers Category. The Award was presented for Fulham’s line of WorkHorse outdoor, programmable LED drivers with integrated wireless controls to simplify field installation and customization. The Sapphire Awards were presented last week at this year’s Strategies in Light in Anaheim.

Pennwell created the Sapphire Awards three years ago to honor innovation and emerging technologies that advance the LED and solid-state lighting (SSL) market. Awards are presented for products in various categories to recognize advances in engineering and design in finished lighting products. Winners are chosen by an independent panel of judges consisting of lighting industry professionals, designers, and industry leaders.

“Wireless lighting controls are becoming essential for outdoor lighting and we are delighted that Pennwell singled out our WorkHorse outdoor LED drivers for a Sapphire Award,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “Our partner, Tvilight, is a pioneer in IoT control, and together we are seeing demand for wireless lighting controllers for parking lots, pathways, and other outdoor areas, in addition to traditional smart city and street light markets. Wireless programmable LED drivers are just one of the clever lighting solutions Fulham is offering today as a foundation for smart lighting in the future.”

In January 2017, Fulham introduced the WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current LED drivers designed for harsh environments. The WorkHorse LED Extreme XP units have integrated wireless controls and are available in 40W, 60W, 100W, 150W, and 200W configurations. The high-power WorkHorse LED units have MCU controlled circuitry, including MCU controlled health monitoring that allows for black box data to be captured for field analysis. All XP Series drivers can be programmed with custom dimming curves, custom NTC thermal feedback, and power output. Tunable output power enables the drivers to be substituted into luminaires without affecting performance or lumen output.

For more information about the WorkHorse LED drivers and other Fulham lighting products, 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.

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

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