Luminaire lighting is a versatile and elegant choice for indoor and outdoor spaces. It has a distinctly individual character and can be stylishly minimal or outrageously creative. These lighting fixtures can be used to create a whimsical, enchanting, or luxurious ambiance. It can also be a convenient and cost-effective option for temporary lighting and emergency preparedness.
UL Solutions has introduced a new global certification program for portable LED luminaires, which is the most common type of LED luminaire. This program was developed to help manufacturers quickly bring products to market while maintaining high safety standards. The new program focuses on a variety of factors, including LED driver reliability.
First, LEDs are becoming more efficient. This has led to the introduction of battery backup power in many types of luminaires. In addition, emergency luminaires must meet all applicable codes and safety standards. Because of the increased risk of fire and electrical shock, emergency lighting requires UL certification.
UL Solutions also offers a range of indoor and outdoor lighting resources, including lighting that improves sleep and mood. The company also offers connected lighting services. UL solutions is recognized by consumers as a trusted source of safety and quality for lighting. Its UL Mark is widely recognized on lighting products, and the organization participates in standards development. This way, the company can stay ahead of regulatory changes.
Luminaire lighting can be very versatile. Depending on the type, you can create a luxurious or whimsical ambiance. The light source itself may be a LED lamp or an LED array. Each one has its own unique character. You can choose from multiple color options and different intensities. You can also tilt the shade to adjust the amount of light.
LED technology has advanced beyond halogen and incandescent lamps, and the portable luminaire industry is starting to take notice. A wide range of portable luminaires is being tested to meet safety standards, including IEC 60598-1 and -2. Many of these are using screw shell or bi-pin lamp holders. UL Solutions has streamlined the evaluation process to reduce testing time and allow manufacturers to make changes to their products.
Controllers for portable LED luminaires are programmable devices that allow the user to control the illumination. The controllers are usually embedded in the luminaire, but some are also wireless and connect to a central server. They can be configured to operate individually or in groups. They may also include programmable features such as target light levels and scheduling, as well as time delays. Some solutions also allow for interfacing with central servers and building management systems.
One type of controller consists of a single button and two plugs on either end. Plug one end into the luminaire’s power source and the other end into the controller’s assigned port. It also has a small controller with a single button that serves as a power switch and a lighting style switch.
Another type of controller is a dimmable driver, which provides a smooth transition between light levels. This type of dimming is especially useful for spaces that have multiple users. It allows users to adjust the light level to satisfy their individual visual needs. Most LED luminaires feature dimmable drivers.
There are many requirements regarding the safety of a portable LED luminaire. UL 924, for example, requires that the unit be permanently mounted in a structure that is safe. An exception is made for equipment that weighs more than 100 pounds. Another change to the standard allows a wider variety of luminaires to be supplied by a cord-and-plug system. This feature allows the unit equipment to illuminate a space only when its normal power fails, but requires installation on a high wall.
Another requirement is that portable lighting be compatible with hazardous materials. A portable LED luminaire must be safe for use in the location and must not expose people to toxic chemicals or other hazards. It is essential to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, as improper use can result in a fire or explosion. It is therefore important to know the codes, classifications, and regulations that are applicable to your worksite. Moreover, the portable luminaire must be approved by a recognized agency.