TE Connectivity (TE) has expanded its offering in dimming receptacles, bases and covers for outdoor LED lighting. The ability to fully rotate the ANSI C136.41-compliant dimming receptacle allows the photo node to be pointed due north in order to optimize light capture, in street, parking area or roadway lighting applications.
The new dimming receptacle provides an electrical and mechanical interconnection between the photo control cell and the luminaire. It is available with two or four dimming contacts to support one or two channel dimming protocols (0-10 VDC dimming methods or Digital Addressable Lighting Interface, DALI), and provides a reliable power interconnect with three robust twist-lock contacts. Pre-terminated power leads simplify system integration. Design versatility is provided with the 105 degrees Celsius and 150 degrees Celsius rated wire insulation.
Product Manager Alexander Hunt III says: “TE has leveraged its core competencies in molding, stamping, plating and assembly to develop and produce an integrated plug-and-play solution for outdoor lighting controls. The rotatable dimming receptacle can be paired with a newly developed 76-mm base assembly and cover that combines power and signal interfaces between the dimming receptacle and the photo control. This enables us to deliver a photo control form factor that manufacturers can build upon further.”
The new 76-mm diameter photo control base assembly and dome cover—also ANSI 136.41 compliant—incorporates an IP66-rated photo control enclosure, which helps to ensure protection from harsh conditions including rain, snow and salt spray. The housing base incorporating the seven connections uses a material with a UL94 V-0 flammability rating. The base assembly includes power twist-lock terminals for easy installation and reliable connection. The optional clear polycarbonate housing cover allows for maximizing the effectiveness of the light sensing devices.