Area Lighting Controller (ALC)
Key Features & Benefits
- Adjusting light levels to respond to variable lighting requirements
- Scheduling luminaire group operation to lower energy use during off-peak occupancy
- Customizing lighting scenes for tailored experiences/tasks
- Adjusting luminaire group assignments for adjusted space layouts
The Area Lighting Controller (ALC) provides a high power switching and dimming interface between a group of luminaires and the GreenBus II® communication network. Individually addressable with the ENCELIUM EXTEND Networked Light Management System, the ALC switches a single wired zone of multiple luminaires ON or OFF via an integral high current relay while setting the zone’s overall light level with a 0-10V dimming output wired to the fixtures’ dimming ballasts or LED drivers. The ALC’s dimming output is fully isolated and suitable for installation as either a NEC Class 2 or Class 1 circuit. The ALC is able to switch and dim many LED luminaires with 0-10V drivers compliant to the lighting industry’s open standard IEC 60929 Annex E. The Area Lighting Controller can switch an entire circuit of electrical loads and is suitable for general purpose plug load control. It replaces the need for standard power relays or switch packs.
OSRAM offers a special Damp-Rated Area Lighting Controller for installations in locations subject to moderate degrees of moisture. Examples of this type of environment may include basements, parking garages, barns, and cold-storage warehouses as well as partially protected locations under canopies, marquees and roofed open porches.