Fulham Co., Inc.’s new family of WorkHorse LED Extreme constant current, programmable drivers specifically designed for outdoor and high-power applications, now features support for DALI lighting controls. The new WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI are the first Fulham products to be introduced following the acquisition of Control Network Solutions (CNS), the UK-based creator of the elitedali™ smart lighting control and management system.
With the addition of support for the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) lighting communications standard, the WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers now support remote commissioning and control as well as intelligence and programmability. The WorkHorse Extreme is an IP65 LED-compliant driver designed specifically to operate in harsh environments such as outdoor parking lots, for street lighting, and outdoor commercial lighting. Adding DALI support provides centralized control of dimming and other lighting characteristics.
The WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI have the widest output current/voltage range available in the market, programmable in 1mA increments. The output current and dimming curve are fully programmable using Fulham’s SmartSet software, with expanded dimming capability using the DALI dimming protocol.
“Our WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers are the first Fulham products to apply clever lighting intelligence and smart lighting communications,” said Russ Sharer, Vice President of Global Marketing for Fulham. “We have extended built-in programmability with DALI-driven remote lighting controls, giving customers a new platform that promises durability and performance. DALI is the most interoperable standard for lighting controls, and adding DALI to the WorkHorse LED Extreme Driver is just the first step in Fulham’s delivering a new generation of robust, standards-based, smart lighting systems.”
The WorkHorse LED Extreme Drivers with DALI are available in linear and compact form factors. The units support universal input voltage from 120V to 277V, 50-60Hz. Products support universal voltage input, for operation around the world. The WorkHorse LED Extreme drivers also have 6kV of internal surge protection and come with a five-year warranty.