Partnership helps to halve energy consumption

19th June 2018
Alex Lynn

A partnership between a Russian lighting company and CP Electronics brought a 50% saving in energy usage to a new warehouse in Tyumen, Russia. DEUS LLC and CP Electronics worked with the X5 Retail Group at its 30,000sqm distribution centre, providing a lighting system that was fully compatible with DEUS’ own DALI control system. 

Previously, X5 Retail Group was struggling to control lighting at tall heights in its warehouses. The company required detectors that would mount up to 15m to work with its current control system. The entire system also needed to operate off-line utilising the presence detectors and to maintain the lighting set point of 250 lux even where the luminaires are located at heights of at least 12m. The joint CP-DEUS relationship allowed X5 Retail Group to be fully flexible and adaptable to whatever lighting scenes were required.

CP Electronics has experience in providing solutions to lighting Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs). Nikita Betyaev, Business Development Director and Co-Founder of DEUS LLC, explained: “We started working with CP Electronics in 2017 as we were particularly impressed with the standard five year warranty of CP’s products. We also found the flexibility of products like DALI Network (DNET1) to be particularly beneficial. We also won this project against some big name competitors because our joint CP/DEUS solution showed the greatest efficiency and flexibility during the pilot installation.”

The main lighting of the warehouse comprised 1,500 luminaires equipped with DALI drivers. DEUS LLC utilised its own ME6 DALI control system which included 32 control routers and 156 EBDHS-DNET1 combined lighting and presence detectors, provided by CP Electronics.

Moreover, the sensors allowed lighting control scenarios to be programmed in, according to X5 Group’s needs. To try and keep energy consumption to a minimum, the movement sensors have separate activation of areas where movement is detected. This gives a longer service life to luminaires and the lighting detectors provided 50% increase in energy efficiency.

Simon Clarke, OEM Sales Manager at CP Electronics, stated: “DNET1 is a fully integrated slave device that allowed DEUS LLC to integrate sensors into its system. DEUS already supports all DNET1 detectors in its cloud software and controllers firmware. Because of the nature of this project, it was essential that the warehouse lighting was fully adaptable to the needs of the work going on specific days. DNET1 has allowed for easy and efficient controls that saved the end user a significant amount of energy and money.”

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