Below is a diagram with luminaires in a standard room (blue symbols). There are five types of luminaires in the room:
We recommend all luminaires to be dimmable by default. This dramatically improves the possibilities to create pleasing lighting scenes.
Every luminaire needs a driver in order to be controlled by Mount Kelvin. There are four types of luminaire drivers:
All luminaire drivers need only mains power wiring, so no bus wiring needs to be designed.
Below is a diagram where every luminaire is accompanied by a driver (red symbols).
Trailing edge 230V dimmable driver Helvar ACD-FD with built-in wireless control module is suitable for dimming decorative luminaires, reading lights, and other light sources that use conventional light bulbs.
When using ACD-FD, the bulbs used must be dimmable. As a rule of thumb, conventional incandescent and halogen bulbs always dim well. For LED bulbs, check dimmability from the bulb manufacturer’s documentation and our recommendations for the bulb compatibility. Compact fluorescent (CFL) bulbs cannot be dimmed, they should always be replaced with dimmable LED bulbs. If a CFL bulb must be used, it should be controlled with a relay.
In the rare case of non-dimmable luminaires, the Mount Kelvin MK-1CH 230 VAC relay should be used. Relays are also used on some specialty devices like smart glass.
The relay also includes two 230v inputs.
For more information on the relay, please refer to the data sheet.
Constant current drivers are used primarily for ceiling-mounted downlights. Helvar N-FD wireless control module is designed to be used with compatible Helvar constant current drivers.
Compatible constant current drivers:
|LC25-FD-350-700||25 W||Compact||350 – 700 mA||Product Page|
|LC35FD-700-1050||35 W||Compact||700 – 1050 mA||Product Page|
|LC50FD-900-1400||50 W||Compact||900 – 1400 mA||Product Page|
|LL10-42FD-120-350||42 W||Linear||120 – 350 mA||Product Page|
|LL23-80FD-150-350||80 W||Linear||150 – 350 mA||Product Page|
|LL50FD-100-1400||50 W||Linear||100 – 1400 mA||Product Page|
|LL80-FD-350-700||80 W||Linear||350 – 700 mA||Product Page|
|LL110-FD-350-700||110 W||Linear||350 – 700 mA||Product Page|
|LL150-FD-350-700||150W||Linear||350 - 700mA||N/A|
Constant voltage drivers are primarily used to control LED strips in hotels. The strips may come in various color variants, commonly: white, tunable white, RGB, and RGBW. The driver package for an LED strip consists of two parts, the main driver and the 4 channel wireless control module.
Helvar LL4-CV-FD wireless control module is designed to be used with compatible Helvar constant voltage drivers. The module can be used for RGBW, RGB, tunable white, and plain white lighting applications.
Compatible constant voltage drivers:
For some luminaires, it’s not practical to replace the existing driver units with Wirepas compatible ones. Most professional luminaires are, however available with a DALI control option. The DALIMesh adapter can be used to control a single DALI device through Mount Kelvin as if it was a full-featured Mount Kelvin compatible device.
DALIMesh combines a DALI power source, a DALI communications unit, and a Wirepas radio into a single compact package.