Products, Materials + Tools | Sep 24, 2010

Tridonic Introduces New TALEXXengine IMAGE Portfolio and Improves New TALEXXchain CRYSTAL Portfolio

With brilliant backlighting from TALEXXengine IMAGE SELECT or TALEXXengine IMAGE PREMIUM, light boxes or light pillars make a uniformly bright impression. The new generation TALEXXchain CRYSTAL in the CLASSIC and SELECT versions offers great versatility. Ideal for meeting specific demands in a wide range of applications.

TALEXXengine IMAGE Portfolio:
Advertising, information or signs on light boxes, light pillars, poster boxes and banner installations all make a good impression. These can be further enhanced with the use of TALEXXengine IMAGE LED system solutions from Tridonic which offer brilliant and absolutely uniform backlighting. Depending on the particular application indoors or outdoors, either TALEXXengine IMAGE SELECT or TALEXXengine IMAGE PREMIUM will be the right choice.

Both systems feature matching components, including an aluminium profile that acts as a heat sink and accommodates the high-power LED modules with diffuser lenses and patented “hotspot suppression” for a uniform distribution of light.

The fact that they are complete units makes handling and installation easier. Excellent properties, together with a low-profile design make them ideal choice for presenting any type of message in the right light.

Both TALEXXengine IMAGE SELECT and TALEXXengine IMAGE PREMIUM are suitable for equipping newly designed lighting elements, for bringing existing installations up to date and for saving a considerable amount of energy. Engines of different lengths can be combined to suit the particular application without any loss in the quality or uniformity of the light.

The daylight white LED engine with a colour temperature of 6,500 K and 30° beam angle creates a brilliant impression. Rectangular light boxes or poster boxes with messages on one or both sides can be evenly illuminated – with no stripes or bright spots as is the case with fluorescent lamps. Another important benefit of LED solutions is that they need virtually no maintenance because the light sources have such a long life.

TALEXXengine IMAGE SELECT and PREMIUM can be operated with a constant current of either 350 mA for high energy efficiency or 700 mA for higher luminous efficacy so that even fabric-covered light boxes present their messages with impressive clarity. Tridonic provides the appropriate TALEXXconverter, each tailored precisely to the needs of the TALEXXengine IMAGE portfolio, for constant current operation and, in the case of the TALEXXengine IMAGE PREMIUM versions, also for constant voltage operation. Complete system solutions therefore come from a single supplier providing an added benefit for any application.

Optimum economy:
TALEXXengine IMAGE SELECT, with its IP20 protection, is designed above all for indoor applications. Five different sizes from 300 to 1,500 mm are available so that individual solutions can be achieved. The lengths match those of T8 fluorescent lamps, making this innovative LED system a brilliant substitute – with added value. A smaller number of TALEXXengine IMAGE SELECT units are required to achieve a uniform appearance for light boxes – with impressive system efficiency.

High-end functionality:
The extremely robust TALEXXengine IMAGE PREMIUM unit is designed to provide brilliant and uniform illumination for surfaces or light boxes in unprotected outdoor applications. IP66 protection for the twelve versions with lengths from 300 to 1,500 mm offers excellent protection against dust and jets of water. Another benefit in constant voltage mode is the step-circuit function which in combination with a presence sensor adjusts the luminous flux depending on whether there are any people nearby, further improving the energy efficiency.

TALEXXengine IMAGE is an optimised light instrument with exceptional system efficiency. Tridonic know-how helps surfaces, light pillars and light boxes attract attention.

TALEXXchain CRYSTAL Portfolio:
The robust TALEXXchain CRYSTAL LED chains from Tridonic ensures that signage elements look really impressive. This is true whether vibrant colours are used or spotless white tones, either indoors or outdoors. What they have in common is that they give lettering and symbols a bright and uniform appearance.

With IP67 protection against the worst of the weather and with high system efficiency, TALEXXchain CRYSTAL CLASSIC and TALEXXchain CRYSTAL SELECT are the first choice for backlighting signage elements, particularly as they are available in impressive light colours. In addition to daylight white, there is the Tridonic-specific “crystal white” for brilliant uniform colour. These flexible chains have smaller modules compared with the previous generation, a larger number of modules and an easily splittable design, making them ideal for uncomplicated installation. Intricate, curved or flat surfaces can be accurately and evenly illuminated right into the furthest angle.

Focus on economy:
TALEXXchain CRYSTAL CLASSIC is the right LED light source for providing efficient and cost-effective backlighting for signage elements. The clear cover ensures uniform 140° distribution of the light from the LED light source in daylight white with a colour temperature of 6,500 K or in crystal white with a colour temperature of 7,500 K. TALEXXchain CRYSTAL CLASSIC is also impressive in red. The long chains, which can be split after any of the 50 modules, can be quickly installed with a high degree of flexibility, giving designers enormous freedom.

Perfect presentation:
Special challenges are easily met by the powerful TALEXXchain CRYSTAL SELECT. Any formats from very small to extremely large and any shapes from angular to organic can be achieved in any brightness and any colour – for example any corporate design can be realised. Excellent, uniform appearance requiring only a few modules comes as standard. The lens over the LED light source has a beam angle of 155° to achieve outstanding uniformity. And the daylight white with a colour temperature of 6,500 K or crystal white with 7,500 K, 45lm luminous flux and MacAdams 5 give white a particular brilliance. There is not the slightest difference in colour tone or brightness to spoil the effect throughout the life of the system of around 80,000 hours.

TALEXXchain CRYSTAL SELECT provides this level of uniformity along its entire length, which can be split after any of the 100 modules each with one LED light source.

TALEXXchain CRYSTAL CLASSIC and TALEXXchain CRYSTAL SELECT from Tridonic offer brilliant, uniform and, with a luminous efficacy of 80 lm/W, extremely efficient backlighting of signage elements.