AURORA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TCP, the leader in energy efficient lighting technology and manufacturing, is demonstrating its advanced and extensive array of new CFL products and enhancements at this week’s LIGHTFAIR International show in Philadelphia, PA. At the center of this, TCP is introducing its new Lighting Control System (TCP-LCS).
TCP-LCS integrates energy efficient lighting into an overall multi-channel energy management system, allowing consumers, commercial customers and even utility providers unprecedented control and monitoring capability for their overall energy usage. This exclusive Smart Lighting technology features TCP’s integrated-remote controlled ballast technology, incorporating the GreenChip™ smart lighting solution from NXP Semiconductors, plus lighting control hardware and software developed by partner GreenWave Reality.
“By integrating wireless connectivity into our energy-efficient lighting technology, TCP is transforming the way we control and manage our lights,” said Ellis Yan, CEO of TCP. “This enables consumers to manage their whole lighting environment – lights that turn on and off when and where you need them, at the desired level of brightness – all while saving power and reducing electricity costs.” TCP’s Lighting Control System also allows all lighting and other home electrical devices to be monitored and controlled via a custom network gateway device and innovative application software designed by TCP’s development partner, GreenWave Reality.
TCP’s LCS utilizes Mesh-Capable Transmission Control Protocol (MCTCP) to allow an almost infinite number of lamps to be controlled over long distances using lamp-to-lamp signal relay. MCTCP gives users the ability to control an extensive “closed-loop” meshed network of lamps and other electrical devices using smart phones or other internet-enabled devices. This mesh-networking capability also enables users to “step-gang” lighting controllability, which can reduce the number of lighting motion sensors or dimmer controls that would be required in a circuit.
The LCS system is fully web-enabled, meaning you can control the full enterprise of lighting and other applications using a PC or other internet enabled devices. The system will allow users to monitor individual bulb energy consumption and lamp life and operational condition, which can dramatically increase a facility manager’s real-time visibility of the condition of the network. TCP’s LCS will offer optional system reporting software and hardware options that can be used to further expand the reach of the LCS network to control an almost limitless assortment of devices.
TCP is also introducing the availability of its new Remote Control CFL system, which allows wireless control of an almost unlimited number of CFLs directly from a simple to use, low cost discreet handheld remote controller. This exciting new technology allows an unlimited number of CFLs to be directly controlled for on/off and dimmable functions from one of four different channels on the remote control handset. TCP’s Remote Controlled CFL’s will be available initially as a 23-watt Spiral CFL set, beginning mid-summer 2011. Additional CFL and LED lamp applications will follow later in the year.
All of the new TCP CFL and LED lighting products are tested and certified to meet/exceed FCC and UL compliance, and they also meet the new RoHS requirements which came in to effect in some parts of the US early in 2010. TCP currently has over 300 products which have earned the US Department of Energy’s “ENERGY STAR” designation. TCP is also proud to have received the “ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year” award in 2010.
TCP is the global leader in energy efficient lighting innovations dedicated to creating high-quality products that are brighter, longer lasting and better for the environment. From its U.S. headquarters outside Cleveland, Ohio, the company markets a variety of energy efficient lighting products for professional, specifier and consumer markets under several brands including TCP, TCP Pro, SpringLight™, DuraBright™, Lightstyles™, and TCP EcoVations™ . TCP’s extensive product line includes compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), LED lamps and fixtures, halogen lamps, cold cathode lamps, exit and emergency lighting, HID, decorative and outdoor fixtures, as well as a linear fixtures, lamps, and ballast offerings. TCP is a privately held company employing more than 200 people in Northeast Ohio. For more information, visit us at www.tcpi.com or call (800) 324-1496.