Along with Tridonic’s new branding and image comes a raft of revolutionary new products, including the new ballasts for exterior HID (High Intensity Discharge) applications.
The PCIS Outdoor FOX B011 and PCIS Outdoor DIM B011 ballasts, when used with energy efficient HID lamps, offers an ideal solution for a wide range of applications such as amenity/street lighting where considerable energy savings can be achieved. HID lamps such as metal halide can also provide a brighter, white light that can significantly improve road safety as well as making towns and cities more attractive.
Via the digital interface, all the PCIS Outdoor FOX and PCIS Outdoor DIM ballasts can be integrated in intelligent lighting control systems for exterior applications. With dimmable PCIS the luminous flux can be adjusted from 40 - 100% via DALI or DSI signals, depending on which HID lamps are used. This allows lighting management solutions that adjust illumination levels to suit individual requirements. Accident black spots can be given more light, as can bad weather conditions whilst the brightness can be reduced during low volumes of traffic or for counteracting energy peaks.
In addition to the above, a specific luminous flux value can be selected in ‘step dimming’ mode via an additional 230V control line to achieve energy savings of up to 50%. The brightness level can also be lowered via the digital ZRM U6M power changeover switch at defined times without control lines. All PCIS outdoor ballasts offer exceptional reliability and a long life of 60,000 hours at an ambient temperature of up to 55°C. Designed specifically for tough environments, these ballasts are encapsulated to provide protection against moisture, dust and vibrations.
PCIS Outdoor FOX and PCIS Outdoor DIM enable lighting systems to operate on the basis of demand, thus reducing maintenance and operating costs and, ultimately, helping the environment owing to reduced CO² emissions.