Fulham Introduces New DALI Lighting Control for WorkHorse LED Extreme Outdoor and High-Power Drivers at Lightfair 2017

Expands WorkHorse Extreme Drivers XP Series with First DALI-Capable Units from Fulham Following Acquisition of Control Network Solutions.

Philadelphia, PA, USA — At Lightfair International 2017 this week, Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, will display its new family of WorkHorse LED Extreme constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications, including new support for DALI lighting controls. The new WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI are the first Fulham products to be introduced following the acquisition of Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedaliā„¢ smart lighting control and management system.

With the addition of support for the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) lighting communications standard, the WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers now support remote commissioning and control as well as intelligence and programmability. The WorkHorse Extreme is an IP65 LED-compliant driver designed specifically to operate in harsh environments such as outdoor parking lots, for street lighting, and outdoor commercial lighting. Adding DALI support provides centralized control of dimming and other lighting characteristics.

The WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI have the widest output current/voltage range available in the market, programmable in 1mA increments. The output current and dimming curve are fully programmable using Fulham’s SmartSet software, with expanded dimming capability using the DALI dimming protocol.

“Our WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers are the first Fulham products to apply clever lighting intelligence and smart lighting communications,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “We have extended built-in programmability with DALI-driven remote lighting controls, giving customers a new platform that promises durability and performance. DALI is the most interoperable standard for lighting controls, and adding DALI to the WorkHorse LED Extreme Driver is just the first step in Fulham’s delivering a new generation of robust, standards-based, smart lighting systems.”

The WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI are available in linear and compact form factors. The units support universal input voltage from 120V to 277V, 50-60Hz. Products support universal voltage input, for operation around the world. The WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers also have 6kV of internal surge protection and come with a five-year warranty.

Fulham will be displaying its latest LED and lighting products in Booth 3101 at Lightfair 2017. Fulham products are available from Fulham locations worldwide. 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.

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

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.

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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
http://www.fulham.com

Fulham Introduces WorkHorse LED Extreme Driver Family for Outdoor and High-Power Lighting Applications

First Drivers to Feature Integrated Wireless Controls for Easy Configuration and Installation.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released the WorkHorse LED Extreme family of constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications. WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers are intelligent, programmable LED drivers built for harsh environments.

The WorkHorse LED Extreme family is composed of two series of drivers: XP and XE. The XP Series includes the industry’s first outdoor LED drivers with integrated wireless controls to simplify customization and field installation. The WorkHorse LED XE Series offers output current programming up to 5000mA. Both series are rated IP65.

The new WorkHorse LED XP Series drivers are available in five power configurations: 40W, 60W, 100W, 150W, and 200W. 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. The integrated wireless versions support Tvilight’s City Manager control software, a key building block for Smart Cities. The 0-10V dimming versions support dimming to 10% power. 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.

All high-power WorkHorse LED XP Series drivers include intelligent driver over temperature protection, as well as intelligent module over temperature protection via NTC input to promote an extended useful life.

The new WorkHorse LED XE Series drivers are available in two output configurations: 96W and 185W. The drivers support 0-10V dimming and programmable output current.

All WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers are configured using a handheld programmer or PC with Fulham’s SmartSet computer software. These tools address one of the primary challenges facing LED luminaire manufacturers – how to tune the driver’s output current to achieve optimal efficiency and performance.

“Programmable outdoor lighting is part of Fulham’s vision of a future with clever, connected, controlled lighting,” said Alvaro Garcia, Product Director for LED & Emergency Drivers at Fulham. “Our new programmable WorkHorse LED drivers can be adapted for any harsh environment lighting application, including outdoor and retrofits, and since we offer the widest voltage range in the industry, our customers can stock fewer SKUs without limiting their inventory’s capabilities. We see this kind of clever, programmable lighting solution claiming more market attention in the years ahead.”

WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers carry an IP65 rating, 6kV or 4kV of internal surge protection and come with a five-year warranty. Products support either 347VAC or universal voltage input, for operation around the world.

These models are available from Fulham locations worldwide. 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.

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

Fulham Introduces New Programmable WorkHorse LED Outdoor Driver Family with Optional Integrated Controls

Intelligent Outdoor Drivers Designed to Interoperate with Tvilight CityManager Software for Smart City Lighting Applications, DALI, or 0-10v Dimming.

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Hawthorne, CA, USA — Fulham Co., Inc., a leading supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, today introduced a new line of WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers that are fully programmable, and offer a variety of controls interfaces, including integrated wireless. The new WorkHorse LED drivers are the first integrated drivers for integrated remote management and are designed to work with the Tvilight CityManager web-based Smart City management platform. Fulham will be demonstrating the WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers next week in booth 3817 at LightFair in San Diego.

The universal voltage (120-277v) family of outdoor drivers come in five models, from 40W to 200W, offer programmable output from 250mA to 2050mA, are rated IP65 or better, and use the Fulham SmartSet programmer and software. They are designed for outdoor luminaire applications such as area/roadway, parking lot, parking garage, and building exteriors.

Between now and 2020, these applications, today penetrated just less than 11% by LED is expected to grow to over 60% of the market, totaling an installed base of over 100M luminaires at that time.

In addition, the WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers have integrated software to connect to the Tvilight cloud-based control system. The 802.15.4 wireless device can be quickly installed and commissioned, and the real-time software driver includes a fixture health monitor as well as the ability to read and set the driver remotely. Sensors can be added to the installation wirelessly.

“Luminaires are becoming much more connected, especially outdoors”, said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “With this WorkHorse LED outdoor driver family, we provide multiple control options enhanced for simple integration and easy operation. Removing the complexity from controls is what customers are demanding.”

The WorkHorse LED Outdoor drivers are designed to interoperate with CityManager software from Tvilight, which applies Internet of Things (IoT) for wireless management and control. Combining the LED drivers with the CityManager software gives users a centralized management system for outdoor lighting that provides complete remote control. When used for street, parking, or other outdoor fixtures, the WorkHorse LED driver can be remotely programmed for automated on, off, and dimming, as well as providing health and performance statistics. The drivers also can even be reprogrammed for different light sources, such as a replacement LED light source that is more energy efficient.

“More and more customers are requiring programmability, not only for manufacturing flexibility, but also for maintenance, when replacement LED light sources are more efficient and drive current has to be tuned to ensure the updated fixture light output matches the rest in that room or location,” Sharer said.

Optionally, the drivers are also available with a DALI control interface, the global IEC 62386 communications standard, and the most multivendor interoperable of any lighting control protocols. A 0-10v version is also available.

The drivers will be available in May for OEM integration into luminaires.

For more information about Fulham’s complete line of LED drivers, please visit http://www.fulham.com/product-systems/led-systems.

About Fulham
Fulham Co., Inc. is a leading global provider of intelligent, 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 U.K., 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
http://www.fulham.com