Steinel unveils brighter and smarter LED sensor-driven indoor lighting fixture
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Market leading lighting sensor technology specialist, Steinel (UK) Ltd, has launched its SensorLight RS LED A1 for LED indoor lighting applications that include corridors, halls, landings, stairwells and bathrooms. This 11W sensor-switched light offers impressive brightness and reach, and turns on without a sound.

The Steinel SensorLight RS LED A1 features an integral LED system and high quality opal glass and aluminium construction, delivering high aesthetic and trendsetting appeal able to harmonise with any interior design.

Comprehensive motion detection
An innovative 360° sensor, which is completely out of view behind the hand-blown opal glass shade, responds to movements and light levels automatically and instantaneously. Once motion has been detected, the system switches the 11W light on and off again after a preselected time ranging from 5 seconds to 15 minutes. In fact, the high frequency (5.8 GHz) system can also detect movement through glass, wood and stud walls, conveniently switching on before a person comes into view. Of course, if this is not desired users can simply reduce the reach setting accordingly.

Controlled electronically, the motion detector’s reach is infinitely variable between 3 and 8 metres. Non-human movements, such as lifts, can also be detected.

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As LED light quality improves and prices continue to drop, more consumers are choosing to replace incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs in their homes with efficient and environmentally friendly LED bulbs. Hence, by 2022, 42% of light bulb shipments to the residential sector will be LED replacement lamps, compared to just 4% in 2014, forecasts market research firm IHS in a Market Insight note by Fabian Hoelzenbein (analyst, Lighting and LEDs).

LED bulbs are designed to replace traditional bulbs, so the fittings or luminaires that house the bulbs generally remain in place. While that is convenient for consumers, and helps to keep the initial costs down, in terms of engineering the situation is far from ideal, says IHS. Not only do driver electronics need to be squeezed into the base of the bulb, but heat dissipation is also a challenge, due to the relatively small size of the bulbs.

One alternative to bulb-integrated driver electronics is to integrate the LED light source and driver electronic into the luminaire itself. Incandescent bulbs must be replaced every year (or even more often) due to their short lifetime of about 1000 hours, whereas LED bulbs have lifetimes of up to…………… continues on Semiconductor Today

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