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Revolutionary Power Line Instruction Technology by Lumitec Wins IBEX Innovation Award

Published: Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Lumitec’s powerful new Power Line Instruction (PLI) technology was recently awarded the prestigious Innovation Award for electronics at the recent International Boatbuilders Exhibition and Conference (IBEX) show in Tampa, FL.

Power Line Instruction (PLI) is an innovative, proprietary communication protocol used to send control or configuration instructions to Lumitec luminaires over the standard power wires. These messages can instruct the luminairs to change color, change intensity, ‘go-to’ pre-set outputs, initiate flash, pattern, ‘listen’ or other output modes, or invoke application-specific behaviors. The protocol is executed over typical 2-wire (power and ground) connection to the luminaire. In addition to advanced control of individual luminaires, multiple luminaires can be controlled as groups, for example, Cabin, T-top, Floods, Downlights etc. As a result, multiple virtual circuits can be created from a single hardwired circuit, allowing manufacturers to customize lighting control for customers from a single wiring plan. PLI does not require any additional wiring to a typical vessel’s rigging plan which utilizes a compatible digital switching system. As PLI is designed to operate on a 2-wire system, it is cost effective and simple for boat builders to deploy.

Headquartered in Delray Beach, Fla., Lumitec is an engineering and design firm solely focused on the conceptualization, development, and manufacture of high-quality, extreme environment LED lighting. Lumitec LED fixtures are designed with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the lights’ true expected life and use, combining cohesive functionality and style to guarantee superior, long-lasting products. Lumitec provides full engineering capabilities including a full electrical and optics lab. Lumitec proudly does all of their design, testing, and manufacturing at their R&D headquarter offices in Florida.

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