Monday, April 16, 2012

TerraLUX announces line voltage linear LED module with LEDSense contribution to Fraunhofer CSE’s building technology showcase

LONGMONT, USA: TerraLUX announced its participation and contribution of its Line Voltage Linear LED Module with LEDSense to the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Technology Showcase, a first-of-its-kind research and demonstration building for sustainable technologies in the City of Boston’s Innovation District. TerraLUX is one of 35+ partners contributing a combined total of $2.7 million in advanced building energy technologies and services for the new “living laboratory.”

“We are extremely excited to have the opportunity to be involved in the Fraunhofer showcase as it gives us the ability to demonstrate the incredible advancements that we have made with LED technology,” said Mark Verheyen. “Our Line Voltage Linear Module is revolutionizing the world of energy-efficient lighting renovations and retrofits.”

Unlike most LED lighting solutions in the past, the TerraLUX Line Voltage Linear Module requires no separate LED Driver or extra hardware. All you need to install the unit is three wire nuts and a screwdriver. And, retrofitting many fixtures with the Line Voltage Linear Module will not change its UL listing making post-installation inspections a breeze.

Additionally, the Line Voltage Linear Module is designed with a Smart Thermal Design and patented LEDSense Thermal Foldback circuitry that will lower power if the LEDs are running too hot. The Line Voltage Linear Module is suited for indoor and outdoor installations in wall sconces, recessed step lights and wall lights, ceiling surface mounted fixtures, outdoor wall packs and any other sealed fixtures.

Fraunhofer CSE is performing a deep energy retrofit and renovation of the historic, 100-year-old building at 5 Channel Center in Boston to transform it into a research and demonstration facility for advanced building energy technologies. CSE researchers will evaluate the reliability and effectiveness of the technologies incorporated into the building, helping technology developers prove out their products with building-integrated and other applied research, and showcasing these technologies in a state-of-the-art exhibition and educational space open to the public. The building will be Fraunhofer CSE’s new headquarters, housing its advanced research labs and staff.

As part of its vision for making the building a center of learning that promotes clean energy workforce development, Fraunhofer CSE also announced its commitment to partnering with numerous Massachusetts and regional institutions and businesses on workforce development initiatives once the new building is completed. Working with these partners and others, CSE will bring in student groups and workers entering the clean energy sector for technology demonstrations and training, seminars, and other events.

“In addition to making the Building Technology Showcase the premier research and demonstration laboratory for clean energy technologies, we are committed to making the building a venue where everyone—from seasoned architects and construction executives to students still deciding their future career paths—can visualize the performance and potential of the technologies incorporated into the building,” said Nolan Browne, MD of Fraunhofer CSE. “Our goal is to present the information in innovative ways that engage visitors and create demand for these energy-saving systems and sustainable products in the market.”

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