The No Brainer, Smart LED Conversion (SLC) Kit For Fluorescent Light

1. WHAT IS ALEC SLC (Smart LED Conversion)?

An SLC can transform any linear fluorescent light into a new LED light with integrated controller and sensors that will automatically dim whenever the light is not needed, such as when the space is unoccupied or is receiving good daylight. You can instantly change the working brightness, the vacancy time-out period and vacancy brightness using a handheld remote – something not possible at all with most other LED retrofit solutions.

An SLC light is the industry’s most energy efficient lighting upgrade solution as it saves far more energy compared to any other retrofit solution or new LED fixture. By deploying a dual-stage, super-smooth dimming technique, an SLC controlled light is something you and your customers will actually love when you experience how well it works – guaranteed! Because, unlike traditional on/off only lighting controller, nobody will ever experience the sensory shock of being plunged into complete darkness because the light is switched OFF suddenly!

Why SLC Is The Best Lighting Upgrade Solution? (Watch Intro Video)
  • Lowest Operating Costs – save as much as 80% to 95% on energy costs and last > 5 years.
  • Low cost + Fast ROI – typically pay back within 1-3 years.
  • Easy 10-minute conversion = low installation cost + no disruption to your business operation. Convert any fixtures using 100V to 347V AC power, including English and metric size types.
  • Re-use your current fixtures – Sustainable, no above-ceiling rewiring.
  • Superior Lighting – No tube burnt-out or flicker with age.
  • Energy Codes Compliant – meets ASHRAE 90.1, IECC etc.
  • Configurable *Smart LED Features – auto-dimming and turn off for vacancy and daylight.

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2. How SLC Can Benefit You (Besides Saving $$)?

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  • Improved productivity – Adjust any light to ideal working brightness using handheld remote. Eliminate over- or under-lighting = zero waste.
  • Cool user experience – You will love the welcome feeling that your lights brighten up smoothly when you arrive and dim down slowly when you leave.
  • Reduced HVAC load – 1W saved by smart LED = 1W less aircon load = double energy savings!
  • Satisfaction of being GREEN – Employing new technology to eliminate energy waste. No more frequent tube and ballast replacement. Upgrading with SLC also means not sending perfectly good fixtures to landfill.

 


3. Which Type of light can SLC Convert?

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  • SLC can convert most fluorescent fixtures that use 1 to 4 lamps of 2ft, 3ft, 4ft or 8ft (as well a range of metric sizes) linear fluorescent tubes. These fixtures can be currently powered by any AC voltages from 100V to 347V and they may be in the form of linear lights (with exposed fluorescent tubes) or troffers (where the tubes are enclosed inside a fixture body) as shown below:
  • Note: SLC is a COMPLETE smart LED conversion kit that includes both the light and the controller. You DO NOT need to purchase any other components (such as LED tubes) in order to complete your conversion.

  • SLC is NOT SUITABLE for converting fixtures that are designed to use incandescent or CFL light bulbs, such as sconces or downlight. Fixtures that use light bulb typically require AC phase cut dimming method can may only be controlled by lighting controller with such capability, such as the ZC002

 


4. SLC Installation & Programming

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 Please visit: SLC Installation & Commissioning


 


5. SLC Conversion Kit Models:

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View all available SLC Models

 


6. Real-life SLC Projects (Click pictures for details)

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Emergency Corridor (Save 95%)
Underground Carpark (Save 88%)
Retail Store (Save 86%)
Public Storage Facility (Save 96%)


 


ADDITIONAL REFERENCES

I. Conversion versus New LED Panel/Light?

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Another option for upgrading your fluorescent fixtures is to replace them with brand new LED panels or fixtures. Sure, these new lights may look cool. But, do you know that in many jurisdictions, upgrading > 10% of your lighting load would mandate installation of advanced, often costly lighting control to comply with new building energy codes such as ASHRARE 90.1, NECB or Title 24? With its built-in smart controller and sensors, the Smart LED Conversion Kit offers many advantages over the new LED panel option for upgrading an existing fluorescent fixture:

Ease of Installation
=> Lower Installation Cost.
    • Takes only 10 minutes per fixture to convert using SLC.
    • No need to remove existing fixture to install new panel.
    • No need for above-ceiling re-wiring of AC mains to accommodate lighting control system.
Lower Hardware Cost Cost only a fraction of a new dimmable LED panel light (before adding any control).
Energy Code Compliant SLC’s built-in dimming controller is fully configurable to meet any of the building energy codes (ASHRAE 90.1 NECB, Title 24 etc). No need to spend hundreds of dollars to add control hardware for compliance.
Environmentally Friendly No need to dispose off perfectly good fixture body. Save on disposal cost.
Long Lifespan Similar lifespan as standard LED panel – up to 50,000 hours when operating at full power, and carry a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty. However, thanks to the vacancy and daylight dimming by the smart controller, the LED lamps’ lifespan is expected to extend well beyond the rated full-power lifespan.
Ease of Maintenance When an LED panel fails or reaches its end-of-life, the whole panel must be replaced by a qualified electrician. With SLC, every individual component is quickly replaceable using its quick connectors. E.g. Each individual LED lamp on the SLC can be quickly detached from the low voltage DC power, and a new lamp can be replaced within < 1 minute!

II. SLC versus LED Tubes?

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Please visit: SLC Vs LED Tubes

 

III. CALCULATOR: Energy Savings Examples

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IV. Smart LED For Open Office

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It should be obvious that you can really save a staggering amount of energy by auto-dimming unused spaces, especially in areas that require 24/7 lighting, such as carparks, stairwells and any pathways used for emergency exit.

However, the largest amount of wasted lighting energy in commercial space is actually in lighting up the open-plan offices (aka “open offices”) which are common throughout the world. Unlike enclosed spaces where simple on/off occupancy-based lighting control may be a code-compliant, albeit non-ideal compromise, open offices present a big challenge to lighting control because the space is shared. However, with luminaire-level lighting control attainable only with ALEC SLC, you will now be able to instantly convert the fluorescent lights (commonly used in open office lighting) to Smart LED lights and save more than 80% energy, with no disruption to your existing operation. For more details, please click the white paper link next to find out why and how to save vast amounts of otherwise wasted energy in open-plan offices.