Smart LEDs capture relevant operating parameters

25th November 2014
Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman
Smart LEDs capture relevant operating parameters

Promising optimum luminous efficiency, high light intensity, high lighting parameter stability and adaptive overload protection, smart LED lighting systems have been developed by Vision & Control. Based on the company’s vicolux Smart Light technology, the LED lights guarantee a high level of reliability in industrial environments.

Sensors built into the lights capture the relevant operating parameters, which the vicolux DLC lighting controller then uses to optimise the control of the LEDs online. These smart LED lights and their characteristics are automatically detected by a DLC lighting controller. Individual settings can also be stored directly in the smart LED lights in the same way. The lights are therefore easy to integrate, require only simple handling and can be operated permanently or in flashing mode.

Lights with vicolux Smart Light technology can be incorporated directly into the machine vision application, while the lighting parameters can be set and monitored using the Vision & Control lighting controller. The controller is connected to the light by means of a standard M8 connector. The lighting parameters can also be configured using a USB interface and web interface as alternative options to the controller’s operating controls. The light supplies its technical data, stored performance parameters, model type and serial number. The performance parameters can be adjusted optimally to the specific environmental conditions manually or by means of adaptive algorithms, with the built-in sensors protecting the lighting from overload. The digital technology provides for long-time stability of the lighting parameters and ensures settings are reproducible.

Lights with vicolux Smart Light technology are easy to integrate and parameterise. Predefined installation holes or installation systems make it easier to integrate the lighting system into the plant. Standard cable systems are used for the wiring, while a built-in reverse voltage protection system prevents failure due to wiring problems. The light’s intuitive controller software allows even untrained users to apply settings effortlessly. The software also enables warning threshold values to be defined and monitors operational statuses. These smart LED lighting systems can also be operated using controllers supplied by other manufacturers.


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