Cold storage environments such as warehousing, docking bays and car parks can reach ambient temperatures from -10°C to -30°C. These areas normally have uncontrolled lighting resulting in expensive use of energy. Following rigorous testing in climatic chambers and on-site, the new Minus30 range of cold storage and refrigeration PIR detectors from CP Electronics operate and perform at aggressive -30°C temperatures. These detectors are unique to the market by operating at such low temperatures and opens the door for improved energy efficiency in many cold chain operations that had previously left lighting on permanently.
The Minus30 cold storage and refrigeration detectors are able to switch or dim both fluorescent and LED lighting in response to occupancy. This enables the lighting in unoccupied areas such as aisles between racking to be either switched off completely, or dimmed to a lower light output so that less energy is consumed.