Lighting Solutions; Interior Incandescent, HID, LED & Fluorescent Lighting -  Why they need Protection and how to Properly Protect them Efficiently

This is segment two of a three part article provided specifically to discuss protection of complete lighting systems including Parking Lot & Roadway, HID, LED & Fluorescent Lighting and Lighting Controls. In this segment, we will narrowly focus on Interior Incandescent, Fluorescent, HID and LED Lighting failures and proven solutions.

WHY THEY NEED SURGE PROTECTION AND HOW TO PROPERLY PROTECT THEM EFFICIENTLY...

This is the final segment of a three part series of articles provided specifically to discuss protection of complete lighting systems including Parking Lot & Roadway Lighting, HID, LED & Fluorescent Lighting and Electronic and Digital Lighting Controls. In this segment, we will narrowly focus on the harmful effects of transient activity to electronic and digital lighting controls as well as efficient, proven solutions of available protection that is unknown to many and therefore commonly overlooked.

The implementation of Smart Grid and equipment integration within the grid is a wonderful opportunity to more efficiently and effectively generate and use electrical power. Smart Grid adds monitoring, analysis, control, and communication capabilities to the national electrical delivery system and improves sustainability. This maximizes the throughput of the electrical system while reducing energy consumption.

The purpose of this article is to help clarify differences between the Voltage Protection Rating (VPR) marking provided as a result of the listing of a Surge Protective Device (SPD) to ANSI/UL 1449-2006 and the results reported from testing an SPD using IEEE Standard C62.62TM -2010 (to be published in 2011, formerly published in 2000) and C62.41.2TM -2002 as Measured Limiting Voltages (MLV).

How about Frequency Responsive CircuitryTM (sine wave tracking)? SSI has always been a proponent of this technology and has been the industry leader in this arena for many years. In lay terms, this technology responds to rapid changes in frequency and mitigates them quickly. This technology targets the low level oscillatory ring wave transients that are so commonly found in building electrical systems. Added to those are the impulse transients most of which eventually become ringing transients before they dissipate. Ringing transients are by far the most common types of transients found in today's electrical systems and are primarily responsible for the majority of damage to sensitive electrical and electronic equipment so commonly found in our homes and businesses. Is this important? Most of our competitors don't seem to think so and once again it becomes a bone of contention with the industry players.

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