Cavet Technologies, a waveform modification technologies provider, has launched the LumiSmart ILC (Intelligent Lighting Controller), which according to the company, reduces power consumed by fluorescent lighting systems without any impact on occupant comfort.

Cavet claims that the system, which is designed for industrial, commercial and institutional properties, can be installed within minutes, providing minimal disruption to daily business activities.

LumiSmart ILC is a new class of Smart Grid-enabled lighting controllers that provide microprocessor-driven adaptive control of lighting circuits to reduce power consumption, 30% or more, without replacing any existing lamps, ballasts or fixtures, the company said.

Cavet added that the LumiSmart ILC is internet-ready (with the addition of the upcoming LumiSmart DRC – Demand Response Control module) and will enable full remote ‘command and control’ for utilities, property managers and customers, allowing for on-demand reaction to real-time electrical events.

Albert Behr, president and CEO of Cavet Technologies, said: “Lighting in commercial, institutional and industrial buildings often represents as much as 40 per cent of the total electricity costs for those facilities worldwide. Cavet’s patented LumiSmart ILC dramatically reduces these high costs within minutes of its installation.”

Cavet Technologies has engaged Celestica, a provider of end-to-end product lifecycle solutions, to manufacture LumiSmart ILC at the latter’s Toronto facility.

Dallas Kachan, principal of Kachan & Co, an international cleantech research and consulting firm that has published a report examining Cavet’s LumiSmart, said: “Our analysis shows LumiSmart is differentiated from other lighting controllers, and the utility and other customers we talked with for our study are enthusiastic about their evaluations of it.”

Cavet said that it will make available the new controllers in Canada, the US, the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Mexico, the Caribbean, Brazil, and UAE, following the launch.