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PoE Lighting Systems Are Reaching Epic Popularity in 2019

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  • Good article. Check out for more information on PoE Lighting platforms. Igor is a PoE lighting platform and supplies the hardware and software to OEM LED manufacturers and to resellers. LED companies like Hubbell, H.E. Williams, Inspired LED, etc. are using the Igor products inside their PoE product lines. This gives an Architect the ability to specify a complete project vs. just having a few fixtures to offer like other PoE companies.

    For more info. contact: mark.shotton@igor-tech.com or call (619)865-0336

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  • Ok, I’m a lighting guy not a computer guy. I understand and like the concept but I don’t understand the “power”. If PoE is supplying 24-volts and a light is 30-watts that’s 1.25 amps each light. From what I can tell a 24-gauge wire can only handle .577 amps. So the wire isn’t heavy enough to power one light.

    So I assume I need a “hub” with line voltage converting to low voltage and even then I can run one light.

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    • Versa Technology says:

      Hi Mike,

      24 volt PoE is not IEEE 802.3af/at/bt compliant. Compliant PoE uses a minimum of 48 volts DC @ 15.4 watts (0.32 amps). PoE lighting is typically used with LED lights with low power consumption. Hope this helps!

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      • Mike Murphy says:

        So, a building with say 400 or more lights (like a school). Would a cat5 wire have to be run to each ? and I suppose we would need 400+ places to plug the cat5 in to at the other end at some central point. Then programming ? are there defaults in case of computer problems ? I realize LED has little power consumption but I see loads adding up here. I am an electrician and need some convincing I guess.

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        • Versa Technology says:

          Depending on the make and type of LED lighting, each node will require a CAT5e or better connection back to the PoE switch. All PoE lighting will connect back to a central point where the switch resides. Similar to a hub and spoke design.

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