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Universal Introduces EVERLINE BLC48 High Bay LED Replacement Luminaire with Bluetooth® Controls Integration

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 3, 2020) – Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc. a global leader in lighting, and a member of the Panasonic Group, today announced the launch of its BLC48 high bay replacement luminaire with integrated Bluetooth control options.

The BLC48 replacement luminaire with integrated controls marks the most recent addition to Universal’s commercial end-to-end lighting solutions. Common applications for this product include warehouses, industrial facilities, gymnasiums, laboratories, and light assembly areas.

Designed for simplified installation, the BLC48 offers standard fixture installation and full fixture lighting control without the need to install dimming wires. The new solution is fully equipped with an EVERLINE LED driver featuring dim-to off and input voltage rating of 120-277V. The end user can download a free iOS App for wireless field commissioning and personal control access.

“We continually endeavor to transform our portfolio of digital lighting systems into connected solutions that meet and exceed today’s goals of our clients, while helping them solve for the unknown business challenges of the future. The introduction of BLC48 makes an excellent addition to our digital lighting ecosystem,” said Robert Pickral, director of IoT for Universal Lighting Technologies. “Our scalable end-to-end lighting solutions provide value beyond simple light output. Our LED upgrades, with intelligent IoT enabled components, help unlock smarter business decisions by generating, collecting, and delivering data, resulting in problem-solving insights. This is a showcase of our strong value promise to customers by being a vertically integrated lighting manufacturer.”

Three new option codes make it easy to select the right product whether you are ready for controls immediately or in the future. The control options allow users to determine how they want to connect with the product. Bluetooth technology comes standard in the fixture with BT-IFC-A Bluetooth Intelligent Fixture Controller or BT-FMS-A Bluetooth Sensor and Controller.

Option Codes include:
  • X12: A controls ready fixture, equipped with an EVERLINE PA LED driver featuring dim-to-off and 12V auxiliary power output
  • IFCB: Fixture equipped with the Douglas Lighting Controls’ BT-IFC-A Intelligent Fixture Controller
  • FMSB: Fixture equipped with the Douglas Lighting Controls’ BT-FMS-A Bluetooth Sensor and Controller.
The IFCB & FMSB option codes prepare the BLC48 family for use on lighting projects using the Douglas Bluetooth wireless lighting control system.

To enhance efficiency and customization settings, FMSB has four selectable occupancy control schemes, including occupancy, vacancy, partial-on and partial-off. Additionally, FMSB includes a photosensor and can provide full-dimming daylighting control.

The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Douglas Lighting Controls is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. The Bluetooth Commissioning and Room Control App is available from Douglas Lighting Controls by download through the Apple App Store.

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About Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., a member of the Panasonic Group and a subsidiary of Panasonic Lighting Americas, Inc., designs, manufactures and markets end-to-end lighting solutions. As part of the Panasonic family, we offer over 70 years of quality, supply chain security, cost effective reliability and product performance. Our North American manufactured solutions enable you with LED upgrades, connected lighting controls, and IoT digital services integration. We make it easy to upgrade to LED technology and enable your future. Like us on Facebook and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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