Lumenpulse will use Lutron’s EcoSystem, a commercial lighting-control system that comprises digitally addressable dimming ballasts and LED drivers, controls, and environmental sensors.
As well as providing energy savings and reducing maintenance costs, lighting-control systems can, for example, allow businesses to have more flexibility over how they utilize their space, improving occupant comfort and productivity.
Until now, EcoSystem has been principally available for interior fluorescent lighting. The two companies will work together to use the EcoSystem product in both outdoor and indoor lighting, which is a first.
Under phase 1 of the agreement, Lumenpulse will enable the major part of its portfolio – including its Lumenline, Lumenfacade and Lumenbeam products – to be EcoSystem-ready by March 2013.
“Lumenpulse has been highly successful in developing a portfolio of LED products for both indoor and outdoor lighting,” said Ed Blair, VP and general manager of Lutron. “This agreement allows our EcoSystem technology to control exterior as well as interior lighting — helping our joint customers save energy and reduce maintenance costs on building infrastructure.”
François-Xavier Souvay, Lumenpulse’s founder, president and CEO, said that the cooperative agreement will give confidence to building specifiers that all Lumenpulse’s LED luminaires meet their design needs and can also integrate with the EcoSystem building-management environment to maximize energy-saving potential.
Phase II of the agreement will expand the relationship by making EcoSystem compatible with the remaining part of Lumenpulse’s portfolio.