Lumenpulse eliminates use of separate power supply with Lumencove Nano LED cove lighting system

May 27, 2014
MONTREAL, QC and BOSTON, MA -- Lumenpulse, a manufacturer of high-performance, specification-grade LED lighting solutions, has launched the Lumencove™ Nano, a breakthrough dimmable cove lighting system that dispenses with the need for a power supply, resulting in unequaled performance and longevity.

The Lumencove Nano debuts Lumendrive™, a proprietary and patent-pending ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) technology, which drives LEDs directly, eliminating the dependence on power supplies.

“Breaking free of traditional power supplies is a major breakthrough for the industry. It changes the paradigm of LED lighting,” said Francois-Xavier Souvay, President and CEO at Lumenpulse. “When you embed a power supply to an LED board, you’re causing some uncertainty in the longevity of the fixture, since the life cycles of the components are very different. The Lumencove Nano removes that uncertainty, allowing us to offer a true ten-year limited warranty,” he said.

Lumendrive digitally powers and controls LEDs directly from the AC mains. By dispensing with a power supply, the technology provides multiple benefits, including smaller size, a lifetime no longer restricted by third-party components, and outstanding efficiency. Available in 3- and 6-watt versions, the Lumencove Nano delivers up to 100 lm/W and up to 559 lumens per foot.

“This unmatched photometric performance has never been achieved with so little power,” said Greg Campbell, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer at Lumenpulse. “By removing the power supply, we reduced the size of the product and improved performance -- without sacrificing sustainability or reliability. Lumendrive lets us avoid the typical efficiency losses that occur in the AC-to-DC power conversion with embedded power supplies, allowing us to provide best-in-class efficiency,” he said.

As part of the Lumencove family, the Lumencove Nano offers full dimming, a choice of color temperatures and is available in 1- or 4-foot lengths. The luminaire, which will be shown for the first time at this year’s Lightfair International convention in Las Vegas, has an L70 lumen maintenance of 100,000 hours and is backed by a ten-year limited warranty.

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About the Lumencove Nano
The Lumencove Nano is a dimmable cove lighting system that eliminates the need for a power supply, optimizing size, efficiency and durability. The luminaire debuts Lumendrive, a breakthrough ASIC technology that powers LEDs directly from the AC mains, while still allowing full digital dimming and control. The Lumencove Nano offers a choice of sizes, outputs and color temperatures, and comes with a 10-year limited warranty.

Features and Benefits:
- Powered by Lumendrive
ASIC technology removes the need for onboard power supplies

- Ten-year limited warranty
100,000 hours of rated lifetime, backed by a ten-year limited warranty

- Outstanding efficiency
Lumendrive avoids AC to DC conversion losses, optimizing performance with up to 100 lm/W or 559 lumens per foot

- Flexible solution
Choice of 1' and 4' sections for linear or curved installations

- Up to 300 ft runs
Connect up to 300 ft of cove lighting on a single 277v circuit (150’ at 120v)

About Lumenpulse Inc.
Founded in 2006, Lumenpulse designs, develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of high-performance and sustainable specification-grade LED lighting solutions for commercial, institutional and urban environments. Lumenpulse is the leading pure-play specification-grade LED lighting solutions provider and has earned many awards and recognitions, including several Product Innovation Awards (PIA), three Next Generation Luminaires Design Awards, a Red Dot Product Design Award and a Lightfair Innovation Award. Lumenpulse has more than 225 employees worldwide, with corporate headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and offices in Boston, Massachusetts and London, England.


Sal Ciolfi, Public Relations Manager - Lumenpulse
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