DC | Technology to the public area


The DC-consortium has set the objective to introduce DC technology to the public area. Lightwell as a fixture manufacturer, is in charge of the final step in this process, being responsible for the light. DC technology requires a fundamental technical adjustment. All the upstream processes are done by various partners.

LIGHTWELL DC READY

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AC: Advantages and disadvantages
+ Transformers are highly efficient
+ Switches without an overlap
+ Able to selectively fuse
+ The world operates on AC
– Reactive current
– Power factor
– Great loss during transport with high power
– Short-circuit power (especially with decentralised energy)

DC: Advantages
+ Trustworthy Powerline communication over networks
+ Improved monitoring of the cables
+ Not short-circuit power
+ Less material (cables, casing)
+ Existing grid: more power over existing cables
+ New grid: thinner cables needed
+ Fewer conversions, reduced conversion losses
+ No reactive power: better able to meet the requirements of grid, easily dimmable

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DC Current B.V. Info Brochure (PDF Download)

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