Lighting Japan, a large lighting exhibition that recently lit up the LED and OLED arena, was a great success with more than 20,000 visitors and buyers flocking to the site. According to Reed Exhibitions, which organized the expo, the number of companies that attended the show increased by 15 percent over the previous year.
GRE Alpha, which specializes in the design and manufacture of solid-state lighting power supplies and lighting control accessories, showcased its products and displayed its newest technology in LED powering systems. R&D and Design engineers from various sectors visited the exhibition to find solutions.
Its products are well suited for the architectural and signage market primarily because they are installation-ready and also because the drivers are PSE Certified LED drivers. The PSE label ensures the stability and high quality of the product and materials used. GRE Alpha's 12V 24V LED Drivers enable dimming and color-changing when integrated into circuits.
Japan is an important LED lighting market, with the second largest LED lighting market in the world and more than 10 exhibitions held each year exhibiting the latest global LED lighting trends and new LED lighting technologies. Its LED and laser diode (LD) technologies have gained momentum and analysts forecast that the trend is bound to continue till 2019.
As LEDs work well with devices controlled by DMX and DALI protocols, GRE Alpha's DALI Dimmer module provides smooth, linear dimming with great flexibility. Its constant voltage output LED Dimming module and XLA constant current dimmable driver were showcased. In addition, the GLV constant voltage driver, the GLD-DIM dimming add-on and SLD-DIM RGBW dimming module added more color and flavor to the LED lighting set up.
GRE Alpha's DALI Dimmer module provides smooth, 0-100 percent linear dimming and works flawless and efficiently with the DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) interfaces. For traditional line voltage dimming applications, GRE Alpha’s XLA and XLAV Line Voltage Dimmable LED Drivers will work with legacy type dimming systems that are controlled via phase cutting dimming technologies.
LED technology appears to sync well with dimming control but it must be remembered that the integrated lamp should be back compatible with the line voltage dimmers to reduce installation costs. The XLA Series is a TRIAC/ELV Dimmable LED driver series that offers dimming compatibility and high-dimming performance.
For DC type digital dimming systems GRE Alpha’s wide array of DC dimming modules offer flexibility, while providing an optimal lighting experience. Its modular approach positions it to enable high end dimming capabilities to even any non-dimmable LED Driver, without having to replace them with expensive Dimmable LED drivers.
Tokyo 2020 is expected to be special as it will be for the first time in the Olympics' long history that LED lighting will be installed in a big way. The new Tokyo National Stadium and all athletic facilities will use LED lighting. This is bound to impact the market positively.
Although LED commercial lighting is quite common in Japan's schools, hospitals and retail stores, its outdoor LED lighting market has considerable potential to expand. Currently the focus has been on LED standardization and making LED an affordable option- this is expected to open the market up further.
The advantages of using LED lighting are many:- energy savings, reduction in lighting maintenance, uniformity in lighting, durability and the most important feature—being able to achieve various stage effects using lighting and dimming techniques.
GRE Alpha is expected to play a great role in this; the company's commitment to innovation and its power conversion expertise is expected to come to the fore. It has been constantly pushing the boundaries in lighting system integration, lighting control technology and power electronics and has been able to deliver efficient, best-in-class powering solutions across a wide spectrum of industry.
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