Retail - Commercial - Residential 2016 by Elemental LED

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supplemental information supplemental information glossary of terms class 2 the national electric code nec defines a class 2 circuit as that portion of the wiring system between the load side of a class 2 power supply led driver and the connected equipment led luminaire a class 2 compliant circuit is considered safe from fire initiation and provides protection from electrical shock for more information see page of led drivers switches dimmers accessories constant voltage refers to a power supply that maintains a fixed voltage output regardless of current load current a the flow of electric charge in electric circuits moving electrons in a wire o en carry current the unit used for measuring current is the “ampere a ” or commonly used “amps.” direct current dc a curcuit with the flow of electric charge moving in only one direction dmx abbreviation for digital multiplex dmx is a digital communication language used to control lighting and lighting effects dmx allows users to synchronize and control multiple led lights and color-changing led lighting with a controller since dmx is a data signal and not an electrical signal dmx installations can expand to multiple lighting areas or to layouts covering great distances see page energy star to qualify for the energy star label an led lamp must use up to 75 less energy and last at least 15 times longer than comparable incandescent lighting the rating also denotes excellent color quality ip rating abbreviation for ingress protection rating which classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against particle intrusion such as dust and water with a twodigit number the first number from 0 to 6 determines the protection rating against solid objects or materials with a “6” indicating the most protection the second number from 0 to 8 determines the protection rating against the ingress of liquid/moisture with an “8” indicating the most protection 94 lumen lm the unit of measure for the brightness of a light indicating the amount of light emitted luminous e cacy the measure of how e ciently a light source produces light the simplest way of configuring this is by determining the lumens per watt install in accordance with nec and local regulations plug-in adapter with dc accessory diagram luminous ux in photometry luminous flux or luminous power is the measure of the perceived power of light nanometer nm unit of length that is one-billionth of a meter this value is associated with the wavelengths of light in the visible spectrum a typical human eye will respond to wavelengths from about 390 to 700 nm which are the colors of the rainbow class 2 low voltage plug-in adapter driver ac power 50/60hz inline accessory§ extensions splitters controls etc insertion points for dc accessories rgb “red green blue” full-color led fixtures use additive color mixing with combinations of these three color diodes to produce millions of colors led tape light/fixture‡‡ rgb w “red green blue white” expanding upon rgb color mixing the addition of white light enables a broader range of color combinations to include pastels as well as brighter light ru the recognized component mark is a type of quality mark issued by underwriters laboratories and is specifically used on components that when combined with other equipment can be used to create a ul recognized system basic hard-wired on off diagram smd abbreviation for surface mount device a method for producing electronic circuits in which the components such as leds are mounted or placed directly onto the surface of printed circuit boards pcbs title 24 this certification meets code regulations designed to reduce energy consumption and enhance energy e ciency of buildings in california ul this listing mark indicates that a product has been tested to and has met the minimum requirements for product safety by underwriters laboratories ul a nationally recognized testing laboratory and that the manufacturing site is regularly audited wa w a watt measures the rate of energy conversion or power used led fixtures consume power measured in watts strip light dc plug connector§§ llnng ac power 50/60hz 120vac on/off switch v v class 2 low-voltage driver installed in junction box‡ vv v led tape light/fixture‡‡ install applicable wire gauge/type correlated color temperature cct a quantifiable measure of both the hue in white light and where it falls on the color spectrum if a white light fixture is more yellow in hue it is considered “warm white.” if the hue is bluer the light is considered “cool white.” correlated color temperature is expressed using kelvin k as the unit of measure for white light see page led abbreviation for light emitting diode which is a semiconductor light source sometimes referred to as solid-state lighting leds are used in many devices and are increasingly used for general and commercial lighting the following diagrams are provided as example system designs always review each component installation guide for detailed and up-to-date wiring instructions please contact customer support or see the product pages at www.diodeled.com for additional system diagrams output cri color rendering index a quantitative value that depicts the led fixture’s ability to reproduce colors accurately compared to a natural light source e.g the sun with higher cri colors are rendered more accurate rich and deep see page kelvin k see correlated color temperature cct input alternating current ac electric power is generated and delivered to businesses and residences in a high-voltage alternating current ac in which the flow of electricity periodically reverses directions system diagrams v see page 100 for technical notes applicable to all system diagrams diagrams are subject to change diode led ® www.diodeled.com 95