Tridonic has announced LED street lights and outdoor lights can be professionally dimmed with voltage-resistant TALEXXdrivers from the companyÕs Premium OTD range. The drivers for professional dimmable LED lighting solutions in luminaires of protection classes I and II, offer impressive surge/burst resistance of 10 kV and are extremely durable with a life of 100,000 hours.
TridonicÕs drivers are housed in a fully encapsulated enclosure which allows them to be suitable for use in harsh ambient conditions outdoors, providing reliable, flexible and cost-effective lighting with a high level of efficiency. There are five different versions with different outputs and variable output currents.
All versions are equipped with one4all (DALI DT6, DSI, corridorFUNCTION) and ready2mainsª/U6Me2 (chronoSTEP 2) interfaces which allows for the drivers to have the flexibility to meet various lighting requirements. Luminaires can be easily configured via the power cable with the aid of the ready2mains programmer so there is no need for an additional communications interface. During production the ready2mains enables output currents to be set and tested, and dimming commands to be defined. Integration in automated test processes is also possible. Outdoors, ready2mains can be used to program individual LED street lights, or entire street runs can be programmed from the switching cabinet via the U6Me2 communication protocol with a high degree of flexibility.
The chronoSTEP 2 function, which is also known as virtual midnight, offers additional energy savings. It takes into account reduced traffic on the streets at certain times during the night and enables the lighting to be programmed in eight individual dimming levels and times.
In accordance with their intended use outdoors, the drivers operate reliably in an extended temperature range from -40 to +70¡C. Standby mode is particularly economical with a power draw of less than 0.16 W.