Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
anne-francoise.pele
User Rank
CEO
re: LED lighting control using powerline communication
anne-francoise.pele   8/7/2012 7:58:26 PM
NO RATINGS
Click on the link below to check out the collection of Design Articles, Case Studies, Product How-To articles,... related to Power Line Communication that have been published on Smart Energy Designline. Check back frequently. The list will be updated as new articles arrive. http://www.eetimes.com/design/smart-energy-design/4390953/Power-Line-Communication---Design-archive?Ecosystem=smart-energy-design

Nagaraj Shet
User Rank
Rookie
re: LED lighting control using powerline communication
Nagaraj Shet   5/4/2012 10:17:12 AM
NO RATINGS
provide me with real time projects in power line device controls

E111
User Rank
Rookie
re: LED lighting control using powerline communication
E111   7/16/2010 9:31:39 PM
NO RATINGS
One of the issues with powerline we had in the past, particularly in the home environment, is the different standards for powerline interference in different markets. In the EU the noise floor on the powerline at specific frequencies makes it difficult to deliver data at a reasonable baud rate. Wiring topology is also an issue in home. In the US sockets are all on spurs, compared to the ring-main in the UK. Additionally rooms can be on different 'phases', making intercommunication between rooms impossible. For these reasons, "end-user" installation of powerline control systems can have unpredictable success rates. In a new installation, particularly an office blocks for example, you may have better success. Rik.

Bob Lacovara
User Rank
Rookie
re: LED lighting control using powerline communication
Bob Lacovara   7/12/2010 3:18:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I've always wondered just when I would be able to dim my home lights without the darned things going reddish on me, or having to have a dimable fluorescent of some sort... at a cost. LED lighting itself is a nifty advance, given the energy savings and dimming capability. The cost, well, the cost will do what costs do: decrease. However, the cost isn't an issue in some places. I have a pair of 65 watt floods sitting at a corner of my home, under an eave: about 30 feet in the air. I DON'T want to change those bulbs very often. The last change was to fluorescents last time the house was painted! But I purchased a pair of LED floods, and even at $65 each will be well worth the keeping off the ladder. And of course, the lifetime doesn't hurt at all. Power line dimming and color control sounds great: as devices drop into the mass market range, there will be all sorts of applications as well as basic dimming. It wouldn't hurt to extend fire detection throughout a home: even if only ever third fixture in my house could detect a fire, that's a much better coverage than my few smoke detectors. Lots of application and market it seems, on this one.

chanj0
User Rank
CEO
re: LED lighting control using powerline communication
chanj0   7/11/2010 11:32:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Powerline communication has been around for a while as an alternative of WiFi and traditional Ethernet. It has never been as popular as WiFi because of various reason. One of the main reasons is the cost of ownership. The cost of powerline communication scales according to number of PC required network access. Yet, the advantage of powerline communication is interference free from RF. The congestion of network is as well under control. With these benefits, marrying powerline communication and LED control seems to be the right choice to make. The product is particularly useful in concert hall where the decoration and lights are changed on every individual or band. The product will be able to reduce large amount of cable flying around, to help reduce the setup cost dramatically. The application may just be the beginning of the technology thriving. There will be more applications of powerline communication in the future to come.



Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Recommended Reads From the Engineer's Bookshelf
Max Maxfield
Post a comment
I'm not sure if I read more than most folks or not, but I do I know that I spend quite a lot of time reading. I hate to be idle, so I always have a book or two somewhere about my person -- ...

Aubrey Kagan

Have You Ever Been Blindsided by Your Own Design?
Aubrey Kagan
37 comments
I recently read GCHQ: The uncensored story of Britain's most sensitive intelligence agency by Richard J. Aldrich. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), Britain's equivalent of ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
2 comments
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
15 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Special Video Section
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...
Avago’s ACPL-K30T is the first solid-state driver qualified ...
NXP launches its line of multi-gate, multifunction, ...
Doug Bailey, VP of marketing at Power Integrations, gives a ...
See how to ease software bring-up with DesignWare IP ...
DesignWare IP Prototyping Kits enable fast software ...
This video explores the LT3086, a new member of our LDO+ ...
In today’s modern electronic systems, the need for power ...