Products, Materials + Tools | Oct 28, 2013

Tridonic's TALEXXengine STARK NEW DLE - High Efficiency in a Compact Design

The new generation of TALEXXengine STARK NEW DLE light engines from Tridonic not only offers a boost in efficiency from 77 lm/W to 140 lm/W but the LED downlight module in the system has an exceptionally low profile of only 20 mm. An enlarged light emission surface with a diameter of 65 mm leads to lower luminance and makes it easier to reduce the glare from downlights. Lower UGR values (UGR = unified glare rating) can therefore be achieved and the quality of light improved as a result.

The new generation of TALEXXengine STARK NEW DLE light engines is more efficient, more compact and offers better glare reduction. The system comprising an LED module and associated converter benefits from state-of-the-art LED technology which enables more efficient and more cost-effective modules with very low profiles to be produced. In addition, the "Best LED Operation" (BLO) mode ensures that there is always the optimum balance between efficiency, lifetime and cost. A colour rendering index (CRI) greater than 80 and small colour tolerances in accordance with MacAdam 3 translate into high-quality light from the LED modules. Colour differences are barely perceptible so the white light has an extremely uniform appearance. The white light is available in the standardised colour temperatures of 3000 K and 4000 K.

Less glare, more applications
The light emission surface of the LED module now has a greater diameter of 65 mm. This reduces the luminance, making it easier to cut down on glare from luminaires and lighting systems. Lower UGR values can be achieved, opening up new applications which make higher demands on the quality of light. These include computer workstations, conference rooms, schools and other educational establishments. At the same time, the height has been reduced by 50 percent to only 20 mm. Luminaire designers now have even greater creative freedom, particularly for compact lighting solutions.

TALEXXconverter ECO (dimmable from 1 to 100 percent) and TALEXXconverter TOP (non-dimmable), 20 and 35 W, are perfectly matched to the LED modules and are available as built-in and surface-mounted versions. The appropriate lumen package is automatically configured when the LED module is connected to the converter. The luminous flux remains constant at all times , even if the colour temperature changes. Different luminous flux packages (1,100 lm, 2,000 lm, 3,000 lm) are available for simple and accurate planning throughout the entire life of the light engine of 50,000 hours.

As usual at Tridonic, the system is backward-compatible and therefore a sound investment for the future. Customers who are using components from the predecessor system can therefore benefit from the advantages of the new generation.

About Tridonic:
Tridonic, headquartered in Dornbirn/Austria, develops, manufactures and markets equipment for a wide range of light sources, lighting management systems, LED and OLED solutions and connectors. Through its active partnership, outstanding service competence and technical expertise Tridonic enables its customers to implement lighting solutions of superior functionality and economy.
Tridonic is a subsidiary of the Zumtobel Group. In the 2012/13 fiscal year, 1,946 employees in 27 Tridonic locations achieved sales of 378 million euros. More than 300 employees in research and development create intelligent lighting concepts based on sophisticated systems and products. More than 650 inventions and 2,100 patents are ample evidence of the powers of innovation of Tridonic. Customers include luminaire manufacturers, manufacturers of products that incorporate lighting, architects, electrical system designers, lighting planners, electrical contractors and wholesalers.
The history of Tridonic stretches back more than 50 years and is a success story with many highs. Today, true to its slogan “enlightening your ideas”, Tridonic is synonymous with outstanding products and services related to the fascinating subject of light.
For more information go to www.tridonic.com

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