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    Solution: Lighting control for North America

     
     

     

     

    Value proposition

    Solution in brief
    • Advanced lighting control system.

    Value proposition
    • Automatically turn off lighting and other electrical loads when buildings are unoccupied or when ambient daylight is sufficient:
      - Square D Powerlink G3 turns off circuits based on schedules or astronomic sunrise/sunset.
      - Square D Clipsal includes light level sensors and dimmers that can dim lights when sufficient ambient light is available.
      - Square D Occupancy Sensors automatically turn off lights when smaller rooms or offices are unoccupied. 
    • Eliminating waste due to lights left on in unoccupied areas by automatically turning lighting loads off
    • Usually pays for itself in under 2 years.

    Differentiation factors
    • This solution fits in a standard lighting control panelboard, reducing installation costs and facilitating retrofit.
    • Shares common networks with TAC building automation and PowerLogic power monitoring. Facilitates total building automation and closed loop monitoring of savings.
    • Networked systems also allow for demand control paradigms, allowing companies to take advantage of utility tariff programs and to work with limited emergency power generation.

    Main characteristics

    • Directly controls consumption of electricity and therefore utility bill. Greatly reduces power wasted in the lighting - and removing heat created by lighting – of unused spaces
    • Means of compliance with US energy codes and LEED green building programs
    • Shares common networks with TAC building automation and Powerlogic power monitoring. Facilitates total building automation and closed loop monitoring of savings.
    • Networked systems also allow for demand control paradigms, allowing companies to take advantage of utility tariff programs and to work with limited emergency power generation.

    Why choose PowerLink? 10 Good Reasons to do it!

    #1 The industry standard
    For over twenty years, Schneider Electric has led the industry in the design, the manufacture, and the support of intelligent lighting control panels. No wonder PowerLink is the system everyone else is benchmarking.

    #2 Robust, reliable control
    A building is designed to last more than twenty years, shouldn’t your control system be designed for a similar life? Don’t be fooled by cheap control relays masquerading as power switching devices. Demand the rugged, robust characteristics that are hallmarks of a PowerLink system.

    #3 Space savings
    PowerLink systems mount inside a standard lighting panelboard freeing wall and floor space for more productive uses.

    #4 Panelboard Options
    PowerLink systems are offered in a full variety of panelboard options including column width, NEMA-3R/5/12, hindged trims, and TVSS.

    #5 Quick and simple installation
    Since the lighting control is integral to the panel, there are no additional enclosures to mount, branch circuits between circuit breakers and relays to wire, or complex control diagrams to decipher.

    #6 Control Choices
    With PowerLink systems, you get a virtual limitless variety of control options tailored to your specific needs.

    #7 Web technology
    PowerLink can readily connect to a buildings existing Ethernet network. This can save thousands of dollars in installation cost over proprietary hard-wired networks.

    #8 Options
    Standard width, column width, TVSS, NEMA-3R, 200k AIC. Since Schneider Electric actually makes the breakers, panels, and components, you have the full range of options available straight from the factory.

    #9 Nationwide support
    No ‘Mom & Pop’ player’s here or companies who simply brand label a system for the sake of completing a package. PowerLink is designed, manufactured, and supported by Schneider Electric. We maintain a large factory direct sales force backed by an extensive factory service organization.

    #10 A company that knows electricity and control
    We may use the term ‘lighting’ control, but what we are really talking about is controlling electricity. Schneider Electric is a global market-leading provider of electrical distribution and industrial control products, systems and services. We have the expertise to understand your application and know-how to recommend the right products and services.

      
     
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