Take the guesswork out of code compliance and efficiency with Eaton’s new dimmers

by Brianna Crandall — June 26, 2017 — Power management company Eaton recently announced three new lighting control solutions designed to help commercial and institutional customers reduce energy consumption, simplify code compliance and increase comfort. The new 0-10V Dimmer Sensor, Universal Phase Selectable Slide Dimmer and Universal Slide Dimmer commercial wallbox lighting controls combine dimming technology and energy savings while helping to reduce installation costs and increase lamp life, says Eaton.

Eaton 0-10V Dimmer Sensor

Eaton’s 0-10V Dimmer Sensor combines the functionality of a sensor, a switch pack and a dimmer in one device.

According to Advait Katarki, associate product manager at Eaton:

Lighting can account for close to 40 percent of the total energy consumed daily by commercial, or institutional buildings. When trying to improve the energy efficiency of a project, incorporating lighting controls is an ideal place to start. Our newest solutions are designed to take the guess work out of energy savings while creating ambiance and simplifying compliance with the latest energy codes.

These new Eaton dimmers feature a modern, industrial design that is consistent across Eaton’s entire line of commercial lighting solutions, and are available in five standard colors for integration with existing color schemes.

Commercial energy codes such as American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) 90.1 and California Title 24 require lighting designers to implement designs that enable the facility to save on energy consumption. Eaton’s new 0-10 Volt (V) Dimmer Sensors allow customers to satisfy these requirements in a convenient and cost-effective way by combining the functionality of a sensor, a switch pack and a dimmer in one device.

The solution is designed to work at dual voltage ratings of 120V alternating current (ac) and 277Vac and can be used in a single pole or three-way configuration, with a neutral connection. Additional features include 180-degree field of view, daylight sensing, adjustable high- and low-end trimming, and selectable occupancy and vacancy mode.

The new Universal Phase Selectable Slide Dimmer is designed to provide a reliable, high-wattage solution combining the latest dimming technology and energy savings in one device for most phase-cut dimming control installations. With the ability of selecting between forward and reverse phase-cut dimming, the dimmers offer a universal load-dimming solution designed to dim incandescent, halogens, dimmable LEDs and CFLs and ELVs at wattages up to 1000W, thereby saving energy and increasing the life span of the fixtures. These dimmers are designed for commercial and residential installations and are dual rated for 120Vac & 277Vac.

The Universal Slide Dimmer is a high-wattage solution for dimming the most common lighting loads. The dimmer features adjustable low-end trimming for

increased lamp compatibility, screw terminals for easy and quick installation, and full slide control with preset.

To learn more about Eaton’s three new dimmers or other commercial lighting controls, visit the company’s Web site.