Cavet debuts LumiSmart intelligent lighting controller for smart grid

Cavet Technologies' LumiSmart intelligent lighting controller promises to reduce the power consumption of fluorescent lighting systems in business and industrial applications.
Written by Andrew Nusca, Contributor

Cavet Technologies on Monday unveiled its LumiSmart intelligent lighting controller, a tool that aims to reduce the power consumption of fluorescent lighting systems.

The LumiSmart controller is intended for industrial, commercial and institutional use, and is driven by microprocessors that talk to the smart grid.

The LumiSmart controller is a type of technology called a "power shaper," and applies adaptive waveform modification to reduce the power consumption of fluorescent lights.

It allows for "adaptive control" of lighting circuits to reduce power consumption.

Cavet says the Internet-ready controller provides at least a 30 percent reduction in power without replacing any existing fixtures. When paired with the upcoming LumiSmart "Demand Response Control" module, it will enable full remote control for utilities, property managers and customers, Cavet says.

The benefits are obvious: by reducing your electrical draw (and monthly bill), you in turn reducing carbon emissions and strain on the electrical grid.

Cavet says the controller will deliver a return on investment in 12 to 24 months.

"Lighting in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings often represents as much as 40 percent of the total electricity costs for those facilities worldwide," said Albert Behr, pesident and CEO of Cavet Technologies, in a statement. "Cavet's patented LumiSmart ILC dramatically reduces these high costs within minutes of its installation."

The controller will be manufactured by Celestica in Toronto and distributed in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, the Caribbean, Brazil, and United Arab Emirates.

Here's a promotional video for the product:

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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