Universal Lighting Technologies introduces PWA Series of Wireless LED Drivers
Universal Lighting Technologies well known in lighting and a member of the Panasonic Group, has introduced its PWA Series of digital LED drivers with wireless programmability. Designed for the smart fixture, the PWA driver uses auxiliary output power for luminaires with analog dimming controls, making it ideal for commercial spaces such as offices, conference rooms and other indoor linear lighting applications.
Universal’s EVERset software program and handheld configuration tool allow designers to customise PWA driver parameters, such as minimum and maximum output currents, dimming curves, dimming control voltages and a dim-to-off command. Specific configurations can then be saved for production use. The driver can be programmed wirelessly through Near Field Communication (NFC) and is compatible with any standard 0-10V analog dimming control signal in the field.
“The Internet of Things is rapidly transforming LED lighting technology from a source of light to a source of both light and data,” said Kevin Boyce, director of product management at Universal Lighting Technologies. “Universal’s PWA Series of LED drivers not only reflect the shift from conventional lighting sources to LED, but also the evolution towards fewer components in LED luminaries by providing power for the sensor from the auxiliary output of the driver.”
The LED driver is UL Class P listed and designed in the same output power range and form factors as the popular TZ and TW families. Available in 30W, 55W and 80W, the PWA driver features Class 2 output and 12 Volts DC (12Vdc) or 24Vdc auxiliary output power options.