Hong Kong, 4/24/19 – GRE Alpha Electronics, Ltd., a driving force in the design and manufacture of LED power supplies and systems, is excited to announce the imminent release of their first DALI-2 product. The new driver with DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved multi-vendor interoperability as well as functionality compared with DALI-1. With popularity of the new standard firing up demand, GRE Alpha has already started taking pre-orders for the new driver.
When GRE Alpha acquired DALI testing accreditation in November 2018, they became one of the first manufacturers in Asia to offer full-service testing. That giant leap forward put GRE in a unique position to offer value-added services to their customers. The SLD-DIM DALI and GLD DIM modules from GRE Alpha enable both new and old LED fixtures to become dimmable without the added fuss of complicated wiring and circuitry required in the past. Topping that off with groundbreaking new benefits is the DALI-2 protocol applied to GRE drivers.
According to GRE’s Executive Director, Richard Fong, “The introduction of our new DALI-2 certified driver is a major milestone and right in line with GRE Alpha’s goal to provide our customers with reliable products on a flexible platform. With improvements in functionality, use of DALI-2 certified products will undoubtedly result in fewer problems in lighting systems. We are proud to be adding our first new DALI-2 driver to the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance database and excited about the many next-generation products that will follow.”
DALI, short for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface, is a protocol developed by leading manufacturers of lighting equipment to make lighting control systems simpler and easier to specify and operate. Simply put, it allows devices to ‘talk’ to each other. While DALI-1 revolutionized options for regulating artificial lighting, DALI-2 is helping fill the gaps in the original standard. Not only does it allow for more interoperability with other wireless protocols such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Zigbee, it also adds a host of new functions previously unavailable. Additional benefits include:
GRE Alpha is standing by to answer any questions about DALI and provide information on their easy-to-install DALI-compliant dimming modules. Pre-orders for the new DALI-2 driver are also being taken.
About GRE Alpha
GRE Alpha® Electronics, Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacture of solid-state lighting power supplies and lighting control accessories, which are the lifeblood of indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems. With more than two decades of power conversion expertise and a commitment towards innovation, GRE Alpha engages with industry pioneers to deliver highly efficient, installation ready and agency-approved LED power conversion products for a wide variety of industry applications. https://grealpha.com/about-us/
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HONG KONG – GRE Alpha, a leading LED power supply manufacturer, introduces its groundbreaking ENO-DIM dimming module. The module integrates GRE Alpha’s proven smart dimming technology with EnOcean’s innovative energy harvesting technology.
The module is compatible with any EnOcean-enabled wireless switch and operates at a high-reliability proprietary frequency band, thus allowing for interference-free near-instantaneous feedback. The ENO-DIM is available in three regional power supply versions: 902MHz in North America, 928 MHz in Japan, and 868MHz in Europe and China.
The single-channel ENO-DIM module hooks up in minutes to any constant voltage LED driver, including an existing DC power distribution panel or at any point in an existing lighting circuit. The ENO-DIM module operates at a maximum 5 Amp capacity and can support up to 30 EnOcean wireless energy-harvesting devices. The module adheres to UL8750 standards and is IP20-rated.
This dimming module makes it possible to easily retrofit existing wired lighting control systems with simple to install wireless switches. These switches utilize the energy created by the touch of a button to send a wireless signal to the ENO-DIM module. There are no batteries or wires required, and switches can be mounted anywhere.
ENO-DIM applications include architectural lighting, effect and contour lighting, general commercial illumination, warehouses, signage, strip lighting and more. The ENO-DIM dimming module is one of the most innovative products in the industry. By combining GRE Alpha’s dimming technology with EnOcean's self-powered sensors and switches, GRE Alpha is paving the way for industrial lighting systems that are sustainable and energy-efficient.
About GRE Alpha
GRE Alpha® Electronics, Ltd. specializes in the design and manufacture of solid-state lighting power supplies and lighting control accessories which are the lifeblood of indoor and outdoor LED lighting systems. Unlike many in the LED industry, GRE Alpha focuses on a modular approach. Their products can be used either in conjunction with existing systems or with new setups.
With more than two decades of power conversion expertise and a commitment toward innovation, GRE Alpha engages with industry pioneers to deliver highly efficient, installation-ready and agency-approved LED power conversion products for a wide variety of industry applications.
LED lighting investments can cost thousands of dollars – ignoring the possibility of unchecked power line transient voltage surge can be devastating. GRE Alpha’s surge protection device acts as a flood wall that guards against transient voltage surges, enabling the lighting system to stay intact, and saves the costs associated with replacement.
The risk of surge-related damage is even greater today, due to LEDs being more complex than in the past. Dimming and other functionality have resulted in more parts and circuits that can be damaged or destroyed by a lightning or power surge.
So, how can you protect your investment, while still utilizing state-of-the-art lighting technology?
The GRE Alpha SEL-20kA Surge Energy Protector provides maximum protection by providing effective coverage against both direct and indirect lightning strikes. The SEL-20kA Transient Surge Energy Protector is potted, making it an ideal fit for indoor or outdoor use—this means surge protection that is ideal for various applications, including street lighting and signage. Complying with UL1449 Type 2 SPD, this cUL/UL Listed device provides 20kA max and Voc 20kV, L-L and L-G protection, offering comprehensive protection on various transient and direct surges.
The GRE Surge protector is the ideal accessory for multiple uses and works well with other components. Using GRE’s own patented driver housing as an example, Richard Fong, Director at GRE Alpha states “Our housing design not only saves on installation costs but simplifies wiring and allows for the addition of accessories such as surge protection and our dimming modules for tuning lighting recipes.”
Unlike many products, GRE Alpha’s lighting solutions keep the LED power supply, dimming functionality, and protection circuitry separate. This lets you decide which functionality is most important to you. For example, the SLD SMART-DIM MODULE can be added onto existing lights, making them dimmable when you’re ready.
Wiring can be done within the product's wiring compartments without the need for external junction boxes to house the wiring and the LED driver. GRE Alpha’s patented driver has integral wiring compartments as part of the core design. As a result, the Smart Dim Module:
The modular approach offers numerous advantages. Other solutions in the market already incorporate all functions in one product, which leads to feature creep and forces the customer to buy features that they don't necessarily need. According to Mr. Fong, “Our approach allows us to separate the module and to make sure our products do each thing well without compromising on cost or performance.”
Attendees of October’s Hong Kong International Lighting Fair will be able to see these products at Booth No. 1CON-003, ED-TSO and make the comparison themselves.
GRE Alpha offers the latest in LED technology— from LED drivers, surge protectors, to dimming modules. To learn more about unique, state-of-the-art LED solutions visit their website, grealpha.com. To receive the latest news about their products and industry happenings, sign up for their newsletter.
It has been an eventful year for GRE Alpha. With several exciting events like a successful showing at the March 2017 Nikkei Messe Tokyo Big Sight Lighting Fair in Tokyo, Japan, a new office launched in Tokyo, and a growing list of exciting products introduced, 2017 is set to be one of the best years yet.
Here are the top five most popular, new, not-to-be-missed GRE Alpha products:
The XLAVP 100 is a 100 Watt, universal input UL Listed class 2, constant voltage, dimmable LED driver capable of providing full-range, zero to 100 percent smooth, flicker-free dimming. Tested with over 70 dimmer brands on the market, this unit works with both forward/reverse phase (TRIAC/ELV) type dimmers, and is unsurpassed in dimmer compatibility and performance.
Tunable White Dimming Module
GRE Alpha’s Tunable White SLD-DIMTW dimming module is the perfect solution for VC-type dim-to-warm and warm dimming applications. A constant voltage tunable white LED dimming module, this unique 0-10V/1-10V device provides a control signal and enables smooth, dynamic color temperature shifts of 2000K to 8000K. Depending on the application situation, this plug-and-play dimming module creates eye-catching, color temperature changing effects without color distortion.
Smart Dimming Modules
The SmartDim Module is an intelligent IoT dimming module that works with the latest IoT-enabled home devices. It easily connects wirelessly to gateways such as a SmartThings hub or other ZigBee-enabled wireless hubs, instantly converting non-internet LED lighting systems into IoT-enabled smart lighting management systems. The GRE Alpha offers various dimming applications including the SwitchDim, DALI dimming module, 0-10V/1-10V, DMX lighting controllers and more.
Easy Install XLD Series
GRE Alpha’s dual mode, Easy-Install XLD Series features a patented easy-install enclosure which simplifies wiring and makes installation much simpler, creating cost savings through decreased manual labor and improving reliability of the LED grow lighting system. With universal AC input, integral wiring compartments, constant current and constant voltage dual mode operation, user-adjustable output voltage and current, 1-10V dimming options, compatibility with the SLD Smart Dim dimming module, and up to 92 percent efficiency, GRE Alpha’s easy-install products like the XLD75 and XLD200 are flexible, efficient and reliable, and provide an optimal solution for horticultural LED applications.
Independent-type LED drivers with terminal block connectors, up to 88 percent efficiency, and current selectable via an onboard dip switch, the ELC Series allows for lower stock keeping units (SKU). It has been designed to allow users to overdrive and underdrive their LEDs without the necessity of purchasing a new LED driver, and interfaces well with chip-on-board partner LED components. Offering SCP, OTP, OVP and OCP built-in protection, the new ELC Series has also been optimized to work with protection class I and II luminaires.
GRE Alpha is currently showcasing its innovative LED products at ERG Lighting Booth number #332 at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR International (LFI) event in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Company representatives will be present at the fair, and interested parties should email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a meeting with the GRE Alpha team. Click here for more information about the LFI event.
For more information on GRE Alpha, or to contact a GRE Alpha service representative to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a technical expert, visit http://www.grealpha.com.
Ever innovating in LED lighting technology, GRE Alpha is proud to introduce its new ELC Series. The ELC Series is comprised of constant current LED drivers designed to work seamlessly with both chip and board-based LEDs.
Independent-type LED drivers with terminal block connectors, up to 88 percent efficiency, and current selectable via an onboard dip switch, the ELC Series allows for lower stock keeping units (SKU). It has been designed to allow users to overdrive and underdrive their LEDs without the necessity of purchasing a new LED driver, and interfaces well with chip-on-board partner LED components. Offering SCP, OTP, OVP and OCP built-in protection, the new ELC series has also been optimized to work with protection class I and II luminaires.
GRE Alpha is committed to high-performing LED components and the generation of new, improved LED products. The ELC Series has received the Energia y Celulosa (ENEC) high efficiency rating and is both C-Tick and CB-approved. Having passed the highest standard of testing available, the new constant current LED driver offers an input voltage of 220-240 and is suitable for use throughout Australia and Europe. Though the new product aims to eventually deliver reliability and LED power to all users, it does not currently offer universal input and cannot be used safely in the Japan or North America markets.
In addition to launching the new ELC Series, GRE Alpha is also proud to announce its new COB product matching tool on the http://www.grealpha.com/ website. This new function will allow users to simply match the relevant brand of chip-on-boards to the new ELC series for easy reference and purchase. Click here to access the tool.
GRE Alpha looks forward to showcasing even more innovative LED products at future tradeshows and events, including the upcoming 2017 LIGHTFAIR International event in Philadelphia, PA, USA. The LFI conference and tradeshow will be held from May 9 to May 11, 2017. Click here for more information about the event. For more information on GRE Alpha, or to contact a GRE Alpha service representative to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a technical expert, visit http://www.grealpha.com/.