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The Cence LV Hub: Unveiling the Benefits of DC Power Distribution

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Unveiling the Benefits of DC Power Distribution

Direct Current (DC) lighting combined with a DC power distribution system or hub brings a plethora of benefits and advantages over traditional Alternating Current (AC) lighting solutions.

The Cence LV Hub is a modular, 3000 Watt (3kW) Class 2 power system that has 32 individually controllable Class 2 outputs, providing up to 100 W of power each. The Hub can house up to eight (8) hot-swappable power modules, each with four (4) remotely controllable 100 Watt outputs.

The Cence LV Hub provides the same benefits as PoE but, unlike PoE, it’s practical and easy to daisy chain light fixtures. Cence LV works with almost any remote driver (UL 2108) fixture, up to 100 Watts.

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Greater Efficiency

Adopting a DC power distribution system eliminates the need for constant AC-DC conversion, reducing energy wastage and resulting in more efficient lighting solutions.

Renewable Energy Integration

DC power distribution systems offer seamless integration with various renewable energy technologies. Solar panels, for example, produce DC power natively, and coupling them with low voltage DC lighting eliminates the need for costly and inefficient AC-DC conversions. This synergy results in a more sustainable and eco-conscious lighting solution, further reducing the carbon footprint of the building or facility.

Enhanced Safety

Lower DC voltage inherently reduces the risk of electrical shock, and DC power distribution eliminates the risk of arc flashes, reducing the risk of electrical fires, further enhancing overall safety of the system.

Class 2 Power

Low-voltage LED light fixtures (24DC to 48DC) with a Class 2 power system (up to 100W Output and 56VDC) is Class 2 rated, as defined by the National Electrical Code (NEC). Class 2 systems do not require mechanically protected cable, or conduit.  

Flexibility & Scalability

By centralizing the power distribution through a DC hub, it becomes easier to control the intensity and brightness of each lighting fixture independently., and the scalability of the system allows for future expansions without major overhauls, making it a future-proof investment.

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