C3 Lighting is a unique company that designs, engineers and manufactures LED-based networked lighting products. C3 considers the LED only one component in a building’s digital lighting network. Unlike traditional lighting, which is made up of fixtures containing ballasts or drivers and controls wired to switched AC circuits, C3 believes that an LED lighting system is optimized when power, controls, power management, fixtures and the LED itself viewed as components that combine to create a building’s digital lighting network.
Typical lighting has a ballast or driver in or on every fixture that is connected to AC power. These ballasts or drivers converts AC power to DC power to start and drive the lamps or LEDs. C3’s technology utilizes “driverless” LED fixtures that are smaller in size, have cost effective installation and reduced shipping by eliminating the need for integrated power supplies and controls as part of the fixture.
Power & Control Overview
Technically sound, absolutely stunning.
Our products provide advanced lighting with precise color and intensity control. Inherently safe and fully controllable illumination places the power and intelligence of our lighting system outside the illuminated space with advanced control capability.
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Endless possibilities for lighting.
C3’s integrated digital lighting network is based on remote Intelligent Power Distribution Modules (PDM’s) that distribute power to a virtually unlimited number of fixtures through Class-2 DC wiring. This allows us to provide a vast array of options including dimming, specialized lighting control, current limiting, clock-calendar control, programming of scenes, wireless communication, Building Management Interface and energy monitoring. All of these are integral to our microprocessor controlled Power Distribution Modules
C3’s puts complete control at your fingertips, starting with the Power Distribution Modules which accept 0-10 VDC or DMX-512 control signals, allowing easy control of individual fixtures or zones of lighting. RGB, RGBA, RGBW and Tunable-White products can be controlled by 0-10 VDC or DMX commands to change the intensity of color of light output or to provide timed “scenes” of illumination. C3’s Wall Dimmers and Programmable touch panels can control individual rooms or zones or lighting and simultaneously function as a remote hub for occupancy, daylight-harvesting and additional sensor input. From start to finish c3’s revolutionary products put you ahead of the industry.