ACN

Advanced Control Network is a lighting control protocol to allow complex interoperability between lighting equipment and control systems over Ethernet based networks.

Art-Net

Art-Net is a lighting control protocol created by Wayne Howell of Artistic License. Its primary function is to send DMX control data over Ethernet networks.

Art-Osc

Art-Osc is a lighting control protocol created by Wayne Howell of Artistic License. Its primary function is to transfer DALI control data over Ethernet networks.

Candle-White

Candle-White™ luminaires are equipped with specially selected 2500° Kelvin LEDs to provide light quality comparable with a candle flame.

Cloud-Control

Cloud-Control™  software application provides configuration of AXALIGHT Cloud-Drive enabled liminaires and dimmers.

Cloud-Drive

Cloud-Drive™ technology connects drivers and luminaires using wireless technology and eDMX protocols.

COB

Chip-on-Board (COB) LEDs are arrays of multiple LEDs. Due to the high LED density, they are powerful for their size, making them an alternative option to using individual LEDs.

CQS

The Colour Quality Scale measures 15 colours with a root-mean-square calculated result which is more quantitive than CRI.

CRI

Colour Rendering Index measures the average quality (Ra) of traditional light sources and considered not representative of modern light sources where the use of CQS, TM-30 or TLCI measurements is prefered.

Constant-Current

CC power supplies and drivers regulate their output current to a fixed value e.g. 350mA.

Constant-Voltage

CV power supplies and drivers regulate their output voltage to a fixed​ value e.g. 24 Volts.

DALI

The Digital Addressable Lighting Interface is a lighting control protocol primarily used for static scene setting of commercial lighting systems such as offices, hotels and airports.

DHCP

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol  is used on UDP/IP networks to dynamically assign IP address and other network configuration parameters to each device on a network.

DMX 512

DMX is a standard defining interconnection between lighting controllers and lighting equipment. DMX is primarily used in entertainment and dynamic architectural applications. For DMX pinouts click here

DuoTek

DuoTek™ luminaires combines dedicated White and TriRGB LED light sources allowing luminaires to produce high efficiency, full spectrum white and very wide colour palette .

eDMX

eDMX describes protocols that transmit DMX lighting control data over Ethernet networks such as ArtNet and sACN.

Ethernet

Ethernet is a family of computer networking technologies commonly used in local area networks (LAN).

Filament-White

Filament-White™ luminaires are equipped with specially selected 2700° Kelvin LEDs to provide light quality comparable with tungsten halogen light sources.

HCL

Human Centric Lighting is a term that relates to lighting designs and systems intended to focus on the health and well-being of the human occupants of a lighting scheme. 

IES

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is a non-profit society whoose mission is to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge.

IK Rating

IK Ratings classify degrees of Impact Protection provided by enclosures from external mechanical impacts as per defined in IEC 62262:2002 and IEC 60068-2-75:1997.

IP Rating

The EN 60529 standard defines Ingress Protection levels of dust and water in the format IPXX. The first digit denotes dust protection, with the second being water.

Kelvin

The Kelvin scale (symbol: K) is a temperature scale using as its null point absolute zero, the temperature at which all thermal motion ceases.

LAN

Local Area Network. A relatively small localised computer network such as those used in offices, hotels, airports and dwellings.

LED

A Light Emitting Diode is a semiconductor light source using a p–n junction diode that releases energy in the form of photons.

LM-80

The LM-80 (IES) standard evaluates LED products in particular relating to the lifetime and performance of the light sources.

Lumen

The lumen (symbol: lm) is the SI derived unit of luminous flux, a measure of the total quantity of visible light emitted by a source.

Lux

The lux (symbol: lx) is the SI derived unit of illuminance and luminous emittance, measuring luminous flux per unit area. It is equal to one lumen per square metre.

PMMA

Poly(methyl methacrylate) is a transparent thermoplastic often used in LED optics due to its crystal clear glass like properties.

Power-Match

Power-Match logic optimises light ouput by allowing increased power when not all of the LEDs are driven in a colour mixing AXALIGHT luminaire. 

RDM

Remote Device Management is industry standard protocol allowing configuration of RDM enabled devices over standard DMX-512 cabling.

RS-485

RS-485 defines an electrical standard for serial communication. The DMX-512 protocol is based on RS-485.

sACN

Streaming Advanced Control Network is a lighting protocol its primary function is to send DMX control data over Ethernet networks.

SELV

Safety Extra Low Voltage refers to electrical systems and equipment that operates on <= 60VDC or <=24VAC.

SSID

A Service Set IDentifier is a alphanumeric unique identifier attached to the header of packets sent over a wireless local-area network (WLAN).

TIR

Total Internal Reflection in optics is where the complete reflection of a ray of light within a medium such as water, glass or plastic from the surrounding surfaces back into the medium.

TLCI

The Television Lighting Consistency Index measures 18 colours and a root-mean-square calculation method and is used for measuring television lighting sources.

TM-30

The IES TM-30 Fidelity Index measures 99 colours with a root mean fidelity result (Rf). TM-30 is considered more representative than CRI and CQS measurements.

Twin-White

Twin-White™ combines two differing colour temperatures within the same luminaire. When dimmed separately​ the colour temperature can be varied.

Vector

A vector is what is needed to “carry” the point A to the point B; the Latin word vector means “carrier”. It was first used by 18th-century astronomers investigating planet rotation around the Sun.

Vertex

In graph theory, a vertex (plural vertices) or node is the fundamental unit of which graphs are formed. In a diagram of a graph, a vertex is usually represented by a circle.

WAN

A Wide Area Networks are telecommunications or computer networks that extend over a large geographical distance.

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi wireless networks allow Ethernet (IP) based communication without wires. Wi-Fi networks range from a single access point to large scale enterprise systems.