Dimming via the mains

Electricians will benefit from this new technology, as will users looking for greater convenience from their lighting systems. Conventional non-dimmable lighting can now be replaced easily and cost-effectively with state-of-the-art dimmable LED lighting.

The associated Drivers must be equipped with ready2mains functionality, such as the LED Drivers in the EXCITE and PREMIUM series. The interface between the control unit and the luminaires is the ready2mains gateway which transmits the dimming commands in digital form via the mains cable ensuring reliable and robust data transmission. There is no need for any additional data cables such as DALI/DSI systems.

Conventional pushbuttons can be used as the control units, and sensors for detecting presence or daylight, for example, can now be easily integrated. Integration in a DALI network is also possible via the one4all interface at the gateway. The interface also adds DALI, DSI, switchDIM and corridorFUNCTION functionality.

A single control unit is capable of controlling or dimming all the connected luminaires in a room. Multiple control units or gateways can be used in parallel, if required. The total connected load of a gateway in the ceiling installation housing is 400 VA so up to 15 LED luminaires with ready2mains functionality can be connected. The maximum cable length is 250 m.