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Acdc Benefits And Technical Data

  1. 1. COLD CATHODE AND LED LIGHTING
  2. 2. LED BENEFITS <ul><li>Long Life & High Lumen Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Low Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Compact </li></ul><ul><li>Vivid Colours without Filters and Colour Change </li></ul><ul><li>Directed Light </li></ul><ul><li>Robust </li></ul><ul><li>Fully Dimmable without Colour shift </li></ul><ul><li>No Mercury </li></ul><ul><li>No Heat or UV in the Light Beam </li></ul>
  3. 3. COLD CATHODE BENEFITS <ul><li>Long life </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul><ul><li>Control </li></ul><ul><li>High Output </li></ul><ul><li>Low Voltage Electronic </li></ul><ul><li>Low Energy </li></ul>
  4. 4. LED – WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT ACDC? <ul><li>Our Design Philosophy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC Approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LED Selection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Optical Design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Materials and Finishes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetic Excellence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible Driver Solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Project Based Design Solutions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. ACDC Design Philosophy <ul><li>ACDC Approach is Unique </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop around the Light Source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never previously conceivable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy efficient lighting products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sleeker smaller </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aesthetically pleasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Careful consultation with the Lighting Designer </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Thermal Management </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Junction temperature – ACDC fittings designed not to exceed 105 º C </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LED source not equipt to dissipate heat alone </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>LED must be bonded to another thermally conductive material </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team has strong engineering background along with a wealth of experience. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Team utilses complex thermal management software which analyses thermal paths. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Thermal testing ovens are also used to measure luminaire performance. </li></ul></ul></ul>
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  10. 10. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>LED Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many LED Sources available – Performance and quality can vary dramatically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC only work with most reputable LED manufacturers based within Europe and the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC currently work with Cree and Lumileds who are market leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All products are researched and tested before they are incorporated into the ACDC product range. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>LED Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colour temperature and Consistency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Traditionally very cold hue and poor CRI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Today, very warm colours and excellent CRI </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Too often products are released by LED manufacturers before colour consistency performance is acceptable </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Anybody can demonstrate a single LED with outstanding performance – production volumes often don’t offer the same results </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC test larger volumes of LED’s to ensure continuity prior to release </li></ul></ul></ul>
  12. 12. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>LED Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Light Output </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Any LED can be specified as 1 watt or 2 watt. This does not define clearly the light output from the fitting itself </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebel LED can be bought from Lumileds ranging from 40 lumen parts to 70 lumen parts – All capable of operating up to 2 watts!! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical the Lighting Designer specifies output and wattage, or efficacy of the LED so the project design integrity is maintained </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Optical Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LED’s deliver a wide light distribution and this light needs to be harnessed for the LED to deliver a focused and powerful beam. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC utlilse the most efficient optics delivering around 90% efficiencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evolution – No suitable optic off the shelf, therefore ACDC design team developed a specific product solution. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Specialist testing, tooling and research required to deliver a completely new optical solution. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Aesthetic Excellence </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Work with many of the world’s top lighting designers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial research done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback on early prototypes and final designs to ensure final product is fully considered and evaluated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC are committed to luminaries which are both innovative and aesthetically stunning </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Flexible Driver Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Driver technology is equally important </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC are constantly working with the latest technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the first companies to develop 1-10 volt dimmable driver </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer 10 different driver solutions including DMX and mains controls, emergency and compact onboard solutions. </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Our Design Philosophy – Project Based Design Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minor tweaks to Existing Designs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Major Redesigns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completely New Concepts – 50 + </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer several Levels of Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design Meetings and Discussions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CAD Design </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid Prototyping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Final Prototyping and Site Demonstrations </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 17. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Project Based Design Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Design Meetings and Discussions </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC will attend design meetings </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Gain true understanding of project requirements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Visits in person </li></ul><ul><li>Over the phone consultation </li></ul><ul><li>Video Link – beneficial on overseas projects </li></ul>
  18. 18. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Project Based Design Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>CAD Design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Solidworks 3D images, 3D videos and photograph colour renderings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save on Design time and costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Often reduce the need for prototyping </li></ul></ul>
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  22. 22. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Project Based Design Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Prototyping </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacture prototypes given 1:1 scale model of product concept </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic based materials </li></ul><ul><li>Delivered on 1-2 week lead-time once initial design is agreed </li></ul><ul><li>Assists with onsite co-ordination and design </li></ul>
  23. 23. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>Project Based Design Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Final Prototyping and Site Demonstrations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can often be expensive if quantity is small </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Significant tooling and setup time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be useful if concept is very specific or complex </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can have significant impact on delivering a project in line with the design intent </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. ACDC Design Approach <ul><li>ACDC Support </li></ul><ul><li>Customer service </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dedicated sales support team aiming to turn quotations around in 24 hours </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trained team of people who specialise in LED and Cold Cathode lighting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photometry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the few companies who provide independently photometred data for all their products range – and continue to update it </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. COLD CATHODE – WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT ACDC? <ul><li>Modular Plug and Play Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Product Design Engineers – In house development of control gear </li></ul><ul><li>Fusion turnback electrodes – Machine made </li></ul><ul><li>Europe’s largest cold cathode manufacturing facility </li></ul><ul><li>Global Distribution Networks </li></ul>
  26. 26. ACDC Approach <ul><li>Modular Plug and Play Solutions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aim to make cold cathode simple and easy to install </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No need for access hatches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fully modular solutions feature a reflector chassis with lamps and control gear pre assembled and plug and sockets for simple interconnection. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers significant benefits, both in terms of 70% installation time saving and lighting performance benefits when compared to traditional systems </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. ACDC Approach Product Design Engineers – In house development of control gear <ul><li>ACDC are the only cold cathode manufacturer to continually innovate and not only manufacture lamps but also control gear. </li></ul><ul><li>Our 1-10 volt and DALI solutions will guarantee silent dimming on a project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>important in spa applications, residential, hotels, boardrooms and other corporate area’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ACDC’s constant innovation has now led to the creation of the world’s first Cold Cathode control gear that can be dimmed effectively to zero (less than 1%). Nemesis Zero offers outstanding light output performance at 2800 lumens per metre, whilst maintaining the excellent smooth dimming capabilities of its predecessors. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ACDC have revisited mains dimming and can now offer superior dimming never previously seen </li></ul>
  28. 28. ACDC Approach <ul><li>Fusion Turnback Electrodes – Machine made </li></ul><ul><li>ACDC are the only company in the world to automate the manufacture of cold cathode lamps with turned back electrodes. </li></ul><ul><li>The fusion process welds the lamp electrode to the glass tube to form an ‘H’ section at each end of the lamp. </li></ul><ul><li>The ACDC fusion process is also 10 times as quick as the ‘hand made’ method, reducing lead-times and improving both manufacturing quality and capacity alike. </li></ul>
  29. 29. ACDC Approach <ul><li>Europe’s Largest Cold Cathode Manufacturing Facility </li></ul><ul><li>The ACDC lamp manufacturing facility is one of the most advanced in Europe, with over 15000 square feet dedicated to lamp production. </li></ul><ul><li>Significant investments in state of the art equipment enable us to manufacture high quality cold cathode lamps in volumes exceeding 2000 metres per week (within a single 8-hour shift). </li></ul><ul><li>Due to the specialist nature of the process, the machinery itself has been developed by ACDC to specially suit our requirements, improving manufacturing lead-times and capacity. </li></ul>
  30. 30. ACDC Approach <ul><li>Global Distribution Networks </li></ul><ul><li>With over 42 distributor’s world wide, we can offer in country support to specific projects and clients through our fully trained partners. </li></ul><ul><li>Distributors will arrange the installation on site, often undertaking this themselves and liaise with site to finalise dimensions </li></ul><ul><li>On site mock up’s and samples can be provided directly to the client, along with full product support and training via our partners. </li></ul>

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