Legrand® and Lumileds Partner to Accelerate Adoption of Tunable White LED Lighting

Legrand, North & Central America and Lumileds have announced a partnership agreement that will bring to market a simple to integrate and easy-to-install plug and play solution that delivers high quality tunable-white light. Under this agreement, Lumileds will provide intelligent light sources (LUXEON-based solutions) through its award-winning Matrix Platform that are uniquely characterized and programmed to work with Legrand’s Wattstopper® Wattstopper® blanco® tunable-white logic modules within the Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) lighting controls solution. Lumileds joins existing Legrand partnerships in tunable-white light engine as the exclusive LED array provider.

“The lighting industry is beginning the transition from providing only static white light to enabling dynamic end user selectable color temperature solutions as a subset of what is becoming possible with intelligent and human centric lighting fixtures and controls,” says Steve Barlow, SVP/GM of Lumileds Illumination Business. “We are very excited about the partnership with Legrand and their capability to advance the adoption of tunable lighting. Our joint commitment is to optimize the customer experience by offering perfect fixture-to-fixture color matching over a wide CCT range through simple, seamless integration of light sources into fixtures that interface with Wattstopper tunable white modules and their lighting controls.”

The partnership, combining expertise in LED light sources, drivers, and controls, along with the blanco intellectual property from Lumenetix, Inc. ensures the development of industry leading, market ready solutions for a range of tunable white applications across commercial, healthcare, hospitality, and education market segments.

Legrand’s Wattstopper Blanco 2 is a two-channel LED light engine providing high-quality light with a tunable range of 3000K-5000K. With a tunable range of 2700K-6500K, Blanco 3 is a three-channel LED light engine that adjusts correlated color temperatures precisely along the blackbody locus to replicate natural daylight.
Blanco logic modules connect to dedicated LED arrays developed by Lumileds award-winning high performance LUXEON LED-based Matrix Platform. The arrays are available in a wide range of Zhaga-compliant linear or custom form factors to meet the requirements of lighting fixture manufacturers. Both Blanco light engines provide high quality white light with a color rendering index (CRI) and TM-30 fidelity index of at least 90. Both solutions also provide flicker-free dimming from 100% to 0.1%.

“Legrand’s collaboration with partners like Lumileds, as a leader in the LED industry, is essential in the adoption of dynamic lighting control,” says Andrew Wale, VP Product Marketing at Legrand. “As high-performance buildings” shift their focus towards a total building performance model, occupant comfort and productivity become paramount. Tunable lighting, as part of this shift and a dynamic lighting control strategy, plays a key role. But its potential is only realized when quality of light can be delivered from an end-to-end solution that integrates lighting source, fixture, and controls with ease of system design, install, commissioning, and first use.”

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