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by dc
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Project Profiles
Topic: Mexico Bus Stop (beautiful!)
Replies: 0
Views: 58

Mexico Bus Stop (beautiful!)

This is one of the smallest, and possibly my favorite project by Animi.mx in Mexico. It's a perfect example of the upgrade path of LumenCache and the efficient, long-lasting parts. Perfect example for Tiny Home Lighting. The bus stop provides lighting after dark using a motion detector with ambient ...
by dc
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Troubleshooting switches

We've been testing them for nearly 6 months and they're great quality. Very happy with this factory and our team. There were a lot of reported problems from 12vmonster quality and failing when dimmed so we made our own. They are very bright too, but they can dim! And they sip energy when dimmed. 202...
by dc
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Troubleshooting switches

I just got the test setup today and posted the bulb specs after taking measurements. Converter worked as expected so let's see what's up with yours. I'll have a set of tests to check what's happening with yours by next next 1-2 days. See the bulb spec post from today.
by dc
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 441

Re: Product specifications, Introduction Documents, and Part Numbers

2020-November-2
  • A19 E26 5W Vintage filament style bulb
  • ST64 E26 8W filament style bulb
  • C35 E12 4W filament style bulb
by dc
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Troubleshooting switches

I'll reproduce that configuration in the lab this afternoon and take measurements to report what it should read at all test points. If it was working previously I'll get a replacement part on its way while we take the readings here. Can you direct message me your mailing address and contact info?
by dc
Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Troubleshooting switches

Oh my. Sounds like there was a bug in Mode 1 if they stayed On after a quick tap. I'll test that condition in the new firmware and see if I can reproduce the error. It should not operate that way in mode 1. In many modes, we detect the change in button state from On to Off or Off to On, and only act...
by dc
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Troubleshooting switches
Replies: 11
Views: 476

Re: Troubleshooting switches

Hello Ken! The Mode 1 is for a toggle switch, not momentary button. Change the mode to 6 and you can toggle on/off with every tap. There's a detailed description of the modes in the Spec Sheets found in the forum News and Product Releases section. Look for the L2-DM second page of the spec. http://s...
by dc
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: L2-TP1111 4-button decora Touchpads
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: L2-TP1111 4-button decora Touchpads

The following files can be used to cut out temporary graphics for the L3-TP-1111-D touch keypads. Print and cut out the template you want to use. Remove the 4 screws in the corners under the TP. Insert the template and reassemble the TP. Replace the 4 screws being careful to not strip the plastic pa...
by dc
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Dimmable DC LED filament bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 5508

Re: Dimmable DC LED filament bulbs

The first batches of bulbs are through QC and shipping. Here's the brief summary and photos: E26 A19 Filament: 20-60VDC, 5W, 100-290mA, 500lm E26 ST64 Filament: 20-60VDC, 8W, 160-470mA, 750lm E12 C35 Filament: 20-40VDC, 4W, 90-200mA, 300lm 3000K, 82CRI, Dimming range 20-100%. Use L2-SV driver. Add a...
by dc
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Project Profiles
Topic: Upgrade project
Replies: 3
Views: 551

Re: Upgrade project

Thanks for posting the project. Early adopters can be assured of full factory support and warranty. This is a great learning project for a dealer looking to become certified to sell and support LumenCache. We will provide the materials under warranty to upgrade the system components to the L2- line....
by dc
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Ken Fickas Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Ken Fickas Introduction

Great to see you in the forum. Your project and community is an excellent model and a great step forward for sustainable and resilient living. It must be comforting to know you have comfortable home and just enough power to get through storms and challenges. The farm is out of the scope of LumenCach...
by dc
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: New 50W L2-CC50 drivers
Replies: 0
Views: 373

New 50W L2-CC50 drivers

First looks at the new 50W L2-CC constant current driver. This module easily powers 2x4 lights and has 3 current settings. It is a buck topology so the panel DC power supply needs to be above the LED voltage and any wire drop. For commercial projects, use the HEP-1000-54 and set it to 60V for up to ...
by dc
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:08 am
Forum: Will this light/device work with LumenCache?
Topic: Can I use Antique style light switches?
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Can I use Antique style light switches?

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Lutron announced their Alisse line of AC switch interfaces which some said were reminiscent of old time switches.

LumenCache L2-DM and L2-SW work with any dry contact switch or momentary contact button. So if you want antique style switches like the photo below you're in luck!
by dc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: Derek Cowburn introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 841

Re: Derek Cowburn introduction

I've started writing articles about various topics related to LumenCache. They are educational, historical, and entertaining, based on my journey of discovery around this new smart infrastructure. Full list: https://www.linkedin.com/in/derekcowburn/detail/recent-activity/posts/ Articles: 2020-10-12 ...
by dc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Feature & Product Requests
Topic: Energy Use Monitoring
Replies: 2
Views: 3025

Re: Energy Use Monitoring

The L2-EGW Gateway will use tuned approximation to measure right down to the individual light fixture load and usage. It's accuracy improves over time as it learns and when the main power monitor is added (via PMbus or sensor into the EGW, it will learn faster. Just like the original AC power meters...
by dc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Feature & Product Requests
Topic: L-WP1.x Alternate Mode 6 Operation
Replies: 1
Views: 5720

Re: L-WP1.x Alternate Mode 6 Operation

Check out the News forum posts for more features added.
by dc
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Feature & Product Requests
Topic: Tunable Color Temperature Fixtures
Replies: 6
Views: 6644

Re: Tunable Color Temperature Fixtures

We tested 5 remote driver contractor grade fixtures from Lowes and Home Depot. All worked perfectly with LumenCache after cutting off the AC driver and connecting a SIB. This included two tunable white fixtures. They have the little selector switch (see photo--btw, not my fingernails) so yuo select ...
by dc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: News, Events, New Products, and Introductions
Topic: L2-TP1111 4-button decora Touchpads
Replies: 1
Views: 357

L2-TP1111 4-button decora Touchpads

Our goal of creating a quality smart infrastructure starting with lighting meant we needed to make simple wall switches (see announcement), but the Scenes feature built into the L2-DM modules needs a multi-button UI (keypad). So we made a beautiful glass face touchpad. It ships with a blank glass fa...
by dc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Will this light/device work with LumenCache?
Topic: E27, E12, G9, MR16, G4 and other standard base bulb fixtures
Replies: 0
Views: 279

E27, E12, G9, MR16, G4 and other standard base bulb fixtures

There are many standards for AC electricity and even more bulb styles 220VAC, 110VAC, are the most popular with 24VAC and 12VAC used occasionally with old style magnetic transformers. The light bulb bases are even more diverse with the standard Edison screw-in E27 style and E12 (candelabra) being th...
by dc
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Will this light/device work with LumenCache?
Topic: New L2-CC drivers make almost any remote driver light compatible
Replies: 0
Views: 271

New L2-CC drivers make almost any remote driver light compatible

Looking down the isles of Home Depot and Lowes I noticed the significant increase in Tunable White fixtures. This is great for the industry because LEDs come in so many color and light quality options that incandescent bulbs never had. So of course we received a lot of questions about "Will this lig...