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Universal Douglas Announces Key Updates to Value Series Gen 2 LED Drivers and Touch to Tune App

Universal Douglas
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 06, 2022) – Universal Douglas, leading manufacturer and provider of LED commercial lighting and controls solutions, today announced updates to two key products — the Value Series Gen 2 LED Drivers and an iOS-version of Touch to Tune app.
 
Value Series Gen 2 LED Drivers

The Value Series Gen 2 LED Drivers are an upgraded version of the Gen 1 Drivers and have three wattage levels—26W, 836W and 46W. All drivers offer four selectable output currents including 0-10V dimming with 10% minimum dim.  

“With Gen 2, we moved the switches to the label side of the driver allowing for luminaires to be DLC Field Adjustable,” said Jennifer McMahan, Universal Douglas’ Product Manager for Drivers. “We then transitioned these to a metal can that meets industry standard mounting lengths allowing for quick and easy design-in at OEMs.”

The Linear Drivers will be paired with various Universal Douglas module families. This paired solution will be able to achieve high system efficiency due to the small output voltage range. The high efficiency and value design will allow Universal Douglas to provide a competitive solution to an OEM designing luminaires for our integrated control systems.

Touch to Tune App Available on Apple’s iOS

Universal Douglas’ Touch to Tune app, which provides immediate tuning for replacement of LED drivers in the field, is now available on Apple’s iOS.  The Touch to Tune app allows the user to quickly identify the driver needed for replacement, and then program (or “tune”) a replacement PW or PWX LED driver to the optimal output current to match other drivers in the same space.  

Universal Douglas offers the drivers for this solution covering a comprehensive range of can sizes from compact to linear and outdoor. The drivers are UL Class P listed, and available in 20, 30, 55, 80, and 180-Watt power levels. The Touch to Tune app allows installers to easily identify the driver needed, and distributors to stock the most commonly chosen drivers to provide access to a local over-the-counter tuning solution. Users of the Touch to Tune app will be able to program the output current, dimming level, dimming curve, full bright control voltage, minimum dim control voltage and dim-to-off voltage. LED Drivers are an emerging replacement market opportunity for distributors.  

“As LED fixtures fall out of the warranty period, customers need to be able to quickly find replacements,” Chris Holstein VP of Product Management, Pricing, Marketing  “Distributors want to be able to easily identify the driver needed, stock the most common driver and provide their installers with a quick solution. By expanding to its accessibility to both Android and iOS, this offers distributors a comprehensive way to tune replacement drivers that is quick and easy; just Touch to Tune.”

Universal Douglas’ Touch to Tune app is now available for free on both Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS and can be downloaded for either by visiting www.Universaldouglas.com/tools/touch-to-tune-app/.

Universal Douglas is one of the only manufacturer and provider of both commercial lighting and controls solutions, giving customers all that they need under the same roof. Whether a business needs a simple standalone fixture or a complex multi-building controls system, Universal Douglas can supply, customize and fully network your lighting system with one of the industry’s widest range of fixtures, retrofit kits and control systems.

Please visit Universal Douglas’ brand-new website that launches this September at
universaldouglas.com.

About Universal Douglas
With 125 shared years of industry expertise, Universal Douglas is a trusted name in lighting fixture, retrofit, and integrated controls solutions. Unlike most, we complement our innovative LED portfolio with a line of traditional products for the most comprehensive service possible.
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