Product News: Controls & Controllers

Wireless Lighting Management System increases energy savings.

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Wireless Lighting Management System increases energy savings.

Jun 25, 2014 - Integrated into McGraw-Edison Galleon™ and Navion™ area and roadway luminaires as well as Valet and TopTier™ parking garage/canopy luminaires, LumaWatt™ Outdoor Wireless Control and Monitoring System minimizes power consumption and energy expenditure by providing lighting where and when it is needed along with failure detection and notification. Control strategies used to automate luminaire behavior include scheduled on/off, scheduled dimming, occupancy detection, and daylight harvesting.

Original Press Release

Eaton's LumaWatt Wireless Lighting Management and Control System Brings Energy Savings to Outdoor Area, Roadway and Parking Garage/Canopy Projects

Press release date: Jun 03, 2014

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. … Power management company Eaton today announced the introduction of the LumaWatt™ Outdoor Wireless Control and Monitoring System from its Cooper Lighting Division. The lighting management and control system minimizes power consumption and energy costs by providing lighting where and when it’s needed, specifically designed for area, roadway and parking garage/canopy applications.

“The LumaWatt system offers customers a simple, flexible and reliable lighting management and control solution, using multifunctional, factory installed sensors,” said Mark Eubanks, president, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division. “Lighting standards and codes provide guidance for the automation of lighting systems, but taking advantage of these can be complicated. Our LumaWatt system makes implementation easy by incorporating motion sensing, daylight control, power metering, event monitoring and performance reporting.”

The LumaWatt wireless control and monitor system’s flexible programming optimizes energy savings and light quality while taking into account the unique challenges of different spaces. The system manages luminaire lighting levels according to pedestrian and traffic safety needs. The system allows products to reduce light levels during low usage hours or to harvest daylight. It can also increase the lighting on demand with occupancy sensors. The combination of these reduces power to the fixtures when needed to gain energy savings. Currently the system is integrated into the Lighting business’ McGraw-Edison Galleon™ and Navion™ area and roadway luminaires, as well as the Valet and TopTier™ parking garage/canopy luminaires.

The LumaWatt system employs four control strategies to automate luminaire behavior including:
• Scheduled ON/OFF: This basic automated ON/OFF event schedules lighting from dusk-
to-dawn or dusk-to-curfew, such as after a business closes or a scheduled period.
• Scheduled Dimming: A change in light level may be time scheduled, for example
dimming fixtures 50 percent to maintain security lighting levels from a business closing until dawn.
• Occupancy Detection: Motion sensing is used to monitor occupancy of a site or any
period of time. Full lighting will be available upon occupancy, then reduced or turned off when vacancy is confirmed.
• Daylight Harvesting: Photo sensing can take advantage of available daylight entering
the space to save energy. The overall system can automatically adjust to maintain a balance of artificial and natural light for a constant light level throughout the space.

The LumaWatt system’s operation is monitored and reported, verifying and documenting performance. Service quality is enhanced by luminaire failure detection and notification, while the system’s self-diagnostics assist in network troubleshooting. The easy-to-use LumaWatt software creates and manages performance data and can be accessed with any web browser-capable device.

The LumaWatt system eliminates the need for remote sensors, reducing installation costs and commissioning time. Multi-functional sensors are factory-installed and tested in each luminaire so reliability, area coverage and location aren’t concerns. Energy codes, such as ASHRAE and Title 24, can be met with the LumaWatt system’s automation.

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Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. The Lighting business serves customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.

Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit