Low-voltage lighting is transforming the AV market. It enables integrators to expand their wallet-share of projects by adding lighting to their offerings. It’s a game-changer for them because low voltage is easy to install and requires less need for an electrician’s work. There are two primary areas for opportunity with low-voltage lighting: accent lighting and downlighting.
Accent lighting applications are virtually everywhere inside and outside of homes. They range from stair lighting all the way up to cove lighting. Low- voltage accent lighting provides the “wow” factor by transforming spaces in ways other lighting can’t.
Multiple color options are available including tunable white for biophilia applications. A good lighting manufacturer will help specify the right high-quality products and then customize them to ensure simple installation and easy integration into control systems.
Downlighting is the other exciting opportunity for low voltage as it opens up the ceiling to integrators. The sheer number of ceiling downlights in a home presents large potential revenue. Installing and wiring a low-voltage downlighting system is similar to installing ceiling speakers and can be done with little assistance from electricians. Power is provided remotely and fixtures can be added or changed on-site.
The REVI Remote-Voltage Illumination system from Environmental Lights is a great example of a high-quality downlighting solution. It was designed with integrators, for integrators. REVI features programmable, RDM-enabled power supplies and a la carte configurable fixtures. The system facilitates easy installations, remote power management and simple integration into control systems. It was created to help integrators “own the ceiling.”
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Michael Krupinsky is vice president of marketing at Environmental Lights
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