When intelligence meets LEDs!

A question we constantly ask ourselves at Syncolite is that how do we work towards creating even more value for our customers. One way is to develop progressive solutions that enable increasing energy efficiency, by way of innovative and value driven products, products that would help significantly bring down operational costs of facilities and buildings.

One of the things we noticed while interacting with our customers and visiting various facilities is that there is a greater scope for effective lighting management based on such factors as occupancy and the amount of daylight available inside the facility. Such lighting management can greatly reduce the overall cost of operation compared with unmanaged systems (such as 3rd party stand-alone sensors) resulting in even more value for customers. It is this motivation that drove us to develop our current flagship product, a sensor based 2X2 fixture called the SIRIUS SENSOR LED. The SIRIUS SENSOR LED is integrated with an intelligent sensor that is able to profile the amount of light required for the environment by incorporating factors such as occupancy.

The Sirius sensor LED fixture is radical in more ways than one, making it an intelligent, effortless and an extremely cost effective way to save energy. Some of its key features are enumerated below:

Advanced Occupancy setting
• Combining sensor and advanced logic, the system detects if the room is occupied (or unoccupied)
• When unoccupied the light will dim down to the selected level. Thus, enabling greater power savings

User Selectable Dimming Feature

• Based on the requirements, the dimming levels can be user selectable between 0% and 100%

Wide Detection Range
• Range of 5m radius with 360 degree field of view

Plug and Play Installation
• Integrated sensors allow for easy retrofit solution with no additional wiring thereby eliminating any 3rd party requirements and cost reduction in installation.

So, smart lighting systems that are effectively able to communicate with its environment with the help of intelligent technology are the way forward. Syncolite has recognized this early and is at the forefront of this innovation with the development of the Sirius sensor LED system and much more to come.

LED Lighting: The Natural Way Forward

Recently in the news, we read that this year Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to three Japanese scientists who are credited with the development of the blue Light Emitting Diode. Though red and green LEDs have been in use for a few decades now, the invention of the blue LED is momentous landmark as it completes the trifecta of red, green and blue light that helps produce clean white light that is the colour used in most general purpose lighting.

The LED lighting movement is gathering tremendous momentum across the world and is something that India should seriously consider partaking in. Adopting LED for all sources of lighting can knock back more than 15% off its consumption of electricity, help fight climate change and improve the quality of lives of millions of people languishing in rural India due to little or no electricity (not to forget the urban India – ever growing demand in electricity)

As there is a major ongoing rural electrification campaign, the adoption of LED lamps should be made in all earnest to help reduce costs and give a major fillip to local manufactures of LEDs. Some of the gains to the grid from avoided consumption by conventional lamps can be used to subsidize LEDs for consumers.

LEDs do not contain mercury and last very, very long. They can be used in arrays of variable size, and these arrays can be used for every possible use of light: from mood lighting to stadium floodlights. India uses about 16% of its power consumption for lighting. If LEDs were to replace other light sources, and people not encouraged to increase the use of lighting because of lower power costs, this proportion can be cut by 75%. The power that would be saved would be equivalent to that of over 15% of generation capacity, given that 30% of the power generated is lost.

There is no better time than now for us to adopt effective practices for the widespread adoption and usage of LEDs across various sources of light. With benefits such as power savings, environmentally sustainable and a boost to the burgeoning local LED manufacturing industry, all eyes are on the government to see if it makes the right moves for the widespread adoption of LEDs.

Future design concept

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