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

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 ...
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Direct Current (DC) Lighting FAQs #2

In today's world, where energy efficiency and sustainability are top priorities for new energy infrastructure projects, Direct Current (DC) lighting offers a multitude of advantages over traditional Alternating Current (AC) lighting systems, providing significant impact on optimizing efficiency gains, carbon reduction, and cost savings.  Here are some of the most ...
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Direct Current (DC) Lighting FAQs #1

In today's world, where energy efficiency and sustainability are top priorities for new energy infrastructure projects, Direct Current (DC) lighting offers a multitude of advantages over traditional Alternating Current (AC) lighting systems, providing significant impact on optimizing efficiency gains, carbon reduction, and cost savings.  Here are some of the most ...

This Month’s Member Spotlight: David Mandell

What sets Energy Central apart from other online industry outlets is the true community-level feel. To highlight that aspect, this spot each month will feature a quick profile of one of your fellow Community Members for you to get to know and inspire you to reach out to them: leave a ...

Honoring the Top Voices in the Energy Central Community in 2023: Energy Management Network by Matt Chester

What energy/utility theme of 2023 has most inspired you to connect with your peers at Energy Central? [DM] "The growth of microgrids and distributed energy efficiency/optimization are inspirational industry themes that drive my interest in connecting with peers and contributing valuable information on the benefits of DC lighting as a key component ...
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Eco-Friendly Lighting Solutions: DC Lighting and Sustainability

In an era where environmental consciousness is on the rise, individuals and businesses alike are seeking sustainable solutions to reduce their carbon footprint. One area where significant strides have been made is in the realm of lighting, with DC (direct current) lighting emerging as a frontrunner in the pursuit of ...
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“Spotlight on Safety: Why DC Lighting is Ideal for Hazardous Environments”

Safety is paramount in hazardous environments, such as industrial sites, where the slightest lapse in precaution can lead to catastrophic consequences. In these settings, lighting plays a critical role in ensuring the well-being of workers and the prevention of accidents. Direct Current (DC) lighting has emerged as an ideal choice ...

What Marshall DC Lighting Offers

When engineers or architects are developing a specification or building a design that includes lighting they often find that DC lighting will add value to their project. Learn more about Marshall DC Lighting offerings here and other brief clips on YouTube that explain the benefits of DC lighting, applications, and ...

Optimizing Energy Efficiency and Reliability with DC LED Lighting Coupled to Solar PV and Battery Storage

In an era where energy efficiency, sustainability, and cost control are paramount concerns, innovative solutions that address these challenges are gaining momentum. One such solution is the integration of direct-coupling DC LED lighting to solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and battery storage. This integration not only optimizes electric load management but ...

Unveiling the Benefits of DC Power Distribution

In the quest for sustainable and energy-efficient solutions, 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... Greater Efficiency Adopting a DC power distribution system eliminates the need for constant AC-DC conversion, ...

Three (3) “C” Benefits of DC Lighting that Drive Sustainable Value

DC lighting is recognized as the optimum direct load for renewable power output.  Because lighting accounts for approximately 50% of building power usage, “Direct-Coupling” DC lighting to renewables (solar, battery storage) unlocks grid resilient strategies to optimize lighting security, cost control, carbon reduction, and load management among multiple distributed energy sources.Resultingly, DC lighting ...

The Core “E-Benefits” of DC Lighting

The DC Lighting Advantage: DC lighting is a practical & impactful "Direct Load" for the output of renewable power sources that can optimally catalyze energy, efficiency, economic & environmental benefits for microgrids and building power infrastructures, adding sustainable value toward empowering grid resiliency & maximizing the value of renewables. Optimizing the Value of ...

DC Lighting + Renewables = Optimized Power Solutions

“DC Lighting is the Key to Optimized Microgrid Solutions” (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) DC lighting can add sustainable value to building power infrastructures and microgrids to empower grid resiliency & optimize the value of renewables. Fundamentally, a DC lighting grid “Direct-Coupled” (DC-to-DC) with renewable power (solar/battery storage) unlocks optimized grid ...
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7 low voltage, smart building design, PoE lighting firms team for ‘PoE Consortium’

Seven smart building manufacturers announced that they are joining forces to bring more attention to the value of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) lighting and technology. The companies are collaborating to create an industry organization known as the PoE Consortium.The partner firms stated collective mission is "to educate stakeholders on the sustainable benefits of ...
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Emergence and Benefits of PoE (Power over Ethernet) Lighting

What is PoE (Power over Ethernet)? Power over Ethernet (PoE) is technology that passes electric power over twisted-pair ethernet cable to powered devices (PD), such as wireless access points, light fixtures, IP cameras, and VoIP phones in addition to the data that cable usually carries. It enables one RJ45 cable ...

ANSI DC Metering Standard Earned by EMerge Alliance

ANSI DC Metering Standard Earned by EMerge Alliance  New ANSI standard provides performance specifications for commercial, revenue grade direct current (DC) Meters. EMerge Alliance announced the addition of direct current (DC) metering to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) C12 standards that describe acceptable in-service performance levels for meters and devices used in revenue ...

DC Lighting – Value & Benefits

“DC Lighting is the Key to Optimized Microgrid Solutions” (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2020) Lighting loss caused utility power shutoffs, rolling blackouts, electrical equipment issues, and other environmental factors has generated increasing organizational safety and financial risks. These ever so prominent problems and growing risks continues expanding the need for ...

Energy Storage & DC Lighting – Optimizing Microgrid Solutions

Current ProblemLighting downtime caused by AC grid failure, outages and other threats has generated organizational safety and financial risks, expanding the need for emergency and back-up lighting, as well as primary lighting systems powered by DC renewables and microgrids. Further, the cost of AC building power continues to increase, and ...

DC Lighting & Renewables – Empowering Grid Resiliency

With the advancement of renewable power technologies (solar PV, battery storage, wind generation), the imminent growth of DC-microgrids, and continuous threats of lighting downtime caused by electric utility outages, DC lighting is a key component to addresses the evolving need for renewable, load-sharing, modular structure, and off-grid infrastructure solutions…Why DC ...

Empowering the Value of Renewables: DC Lighting is the Key Component of an Optimized DC Microgrid Solution

THERE ARE several factors driving local, regional, and national electricity distribution towards direct current (DC); the implications of DC lighting are enormous in the paradigm of building  power value, the growth of new and renewable technologies, and the positive economic, energy, and environmental impact it yields.  Here are the 10 ...

Our Message on Coronavirus

Dear Customers,We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we're closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.During this difficult time we are here for you and will continue to provide products and ...

The Evolution of DC Lighting

In a traditional Alternating Current (AC) system, an AC to DC conversion is necessary to use DC power.  DC Lighting takes DC battery power and directs it to the standard DC or LED DC loads. The result is a more dependable, constant circuit that operates with much greater efficiency than an ...

DC Lighting – the Sustainable Infrastructure Solution

Marshall DC Lighting provides added value to renewable power applications, bringing reliable 24DC, 48DC, and 125DC LED light fixtures, lamps & bulbs to the forefront of renewable-powered, DC microgrid, and off-grid lighting solutions. With the growing epidemic of deliberate utility power cuts and the advancement of sustainable DC-powered technologies, Marshall ...

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