Inventronics Introduces IP66/IP67 LED Drivers Offering Tremendous Savings with Wireless Programming, Power Monitoring and Digital Dimming Capabilities

July 9, 2020

Inventronics has introduced an entirely new series of IP66/IP67 LED drivers leveraging their latest enhanced platform allowing for reduced inventory SKUs and increased design flexibility.  The new EUM-Lx family is equipped with even more features providing OEMs the ability to monitor crucial driver information, reduce maintenance costs and streamline production.  They also allow OEMs simplify installation by achieving various output current configurations from 700-5600mA, adapt existing luminaires to different individual requirements and provide extreme design versatility.

The EUM-Lx family are equipped with the valuable and time-saving features of wireless programming via Near Field Communication (NFC) offering OEMs the ultimate in versatility and convenience.  They can be configured without power or a mains connection, providing an effortless approach to programming.  The luminaire can be adjusted safely at any time and it allows for easy in-application troubleshooting. The EUM-Lx family can be programmed using the Inventronics PRG-NFC-D desktop programmer, PRG-NFC-H handheld programmer or any Zhaga Book 24 compatible programmers which allows manufacturers to wirelessly set the output current and minimum dimming levels.

For added convenience, the EUM-Lx family also utilities Inventronics proprietary Digital Dimming feature allowing users to read back crucial information from the driver over a UART bus and complies with T/CSA-051.   Digital Dimming provides information needed for predictive maintenance so a luminaire can be serviced before they start to fail, as well as preventative maintenance so they can be checked to see if other luminaires are exhibiting end-of-life behavior. In addition, the EUM-Lx family also provides AC power monitoring allowing users to measure energy consumption and better evaluate their ROI.

The EUM-Lx family also utilizes Inventronics Controls-Ready features of Dim-to-Off and an Always-On auxiliary power of 12V, 250mA so it can easily be paired with various sensors.  The auxiliary power provides a transient peak up to 10W to allow for more controls, such as radios that tend to spike power periodically.  For added energy savings, they provide multiple isolated dimming options of 0-10V, PWM, and multiple timers. OEMs can pre-set the driver dimming levels for optimal settings in different applications to provide the end user with an easier installation and set-up process.

The rugged, extruded-metal housing, which utilizes an exclusive encapsulation process, is IP66 and IP67 rated and specially designed to operate in harsh outdoor conditions and demanding applications such as high bay, high mast and roadway lighting.  Each series provides a multi-layer of protection with a superior level of protection which includes over-voltage, over-temperature, and short-circuit protection. Utilizing the new proprietary circuit, the EUM-Lx family offer an industry-leading surge protection of 6kV (differential mode) and 10kV (common mode), are highly reliable and their robust protection allows for longer lifetimes up to 102,000 hours.

The EUM-Lx family offers three separate driver series.  The EUM-200SxxxLG is equipped with a global cable that is obtained by merging the “UL world” together with the “IEC world”. They are suitable to be used world-wide, providing OEMs with reduced inventory SKUs and carrying costs associated with overstocking products. The EUM-200SxxxLT is more suitable for the North American market and provides the added convenience of UL Class P.   The EUM-200SxxxLB is approved for BIS certifications. This new family is approved to UL, FCC, ENEC, CE, CB, CCC, PSE, KS, KCC BIS and Independent Use certifications.  Please check with Inventronics factory or your sales representative to select the appropriate model based on certification requirements.

Production quantities of the EUM-200SxxxLTEUM-200SxxxLG and EUM-200SxxxLB are available now. More power levels are expected to be released later this year.