eW Accent MX Powercore Product Guide

eW Accent MX Powercore Product Guide
eW Accent MX Powercore
Precision-controlled direct-view linear exterior LED fixture with solid
white light
eW Accent MX Powercore
Precision-controlled direct-view linear exterior LED fixture
with solid white light
eW Accent MX Powercore is a direct view linear LED fixture ideally suited for highlighting exterior architectural details
with long ribbons of intense, high-quality white light in a warm 2700 K or a cool 4000 K. Variable resolution offers the
ability to individually control the brightness of discrete segments of each fixture for black-and-white-only effects, video,
and graphics. eW Accent MX Powercore offers the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of Powercore technology in an
outdoor-rated, road-ready aluminum housing.
• Integrates patented Powercore technology —
Powercore technology rapidly, efficiently, and
accurately controls power output to fixtures
directly from line voltage. The Philips Color Kinetics
Data Enabler Pro merges line voltage and control
data and delivers them to the fixture over a single
cable, dramatically simplifying installation and
lowering total system cost.
• Superior binning algorithm sets new standard for
color consistency — eW Accent MX Powercore
exceeds the recognized standards for color
quality to guarantee uniformity and consistency of
hue and color temperature across LED sources,
fixtures, and manufacturing runs.
• Native, onboard Ethernet — Fixtures accept
Ethernet input from the Data Enabler Pro to
support long control runs not subject to DMX
data and addressing limitations.
• Precise resolution control — Fixtures can be
addressed and controlled in increments down to
1.2 inches (30 mm), or up to 4 ft (1.2 m).
• Two fixture lengths — 2 ft and 4 ft lengths are
easily connected to create continuous columns of
intense white light.
• Rugged, durable construction — This IP66rated fixture is designed to meet the taxing
requirements of outdoor installations. The
extruded aluminum housing resists shock,
vibration, and other forms of rough handling.
• Flexible positioning — Over-molded, end-to-end
locking connectors supply both power and data.
Connectors can make 180° turns for easy layout.
Jumper cables of 1 ft (305 mm), 2 ft (610 mm),
5 ft (1.5 m), and 10 ft (3 m) can add extra space
between fixtures.
• Industry-leading controls — Works seamlessly
with the complete Philips line of controllers,
including Video System Manager Pro, Light System
Manager, and iPlayer 3, as well as third-party
controllers.
• Universal power input range — Accepts a
universal power input range of 100 to 240 VAC for
consistent installation anywhere in the world. Each
Data Enabler Pro can support multiple fixtures for
creating long lines of video or ribbons of intricately
changing effects.
Exceptional Viewing
Angles
The diffused plastic lens,
specifically designed for
direct viewing, provides
exceptional viewing angles
of 250º x 180°, and ensures
uniform color mixing.
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New Applications in Black-and-White Video
With its variable pixel size and its ability to be controlled in increments ranging from
1.2 in (30 mm) to 4 ft (1.2 m), eW Accent MX Powercore supports new applications
in black-and-white video. eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures can be controlled with
the full suite of controllers from Philips Color Kinetics, and can display stunning
monochromatic effects ranging from simple ribbons of solid white light to complex
dynamic light shows to building-covering video displays.
At the award-winning Philips Color Kinetics booth at Lightfair 2011 in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, USA, a video wall consisting of 18 4 ft eW Accent MX Powercore
fixtures demonstrated the fixture’s capabilities with a constantly changing array of
snow and fire patterns, spirals, and other geometrical and abstract patterns. The 18
eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures were connected to a single Data Enabler Pro
device and controlled by Light System Manager, an Ethernet controller from Philips
Color Kinetics, which simultaneously controlled a range of other Philips Color
Kinetics LED lighting fixtures in other areas of the booth.
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Specifications
Due to continuous improvements and innovations, specifications may change without notice.
Item
Output
Electrical
Control
Physical
Certification
and Safety
Specification
2 ft (610 mm) fixture
Viewing Angle
220°
4 ft (1.2 m) fixture
On-Axis Candela
58 (2700 K) / 88 (4000 K)
Lumens† / 4 ft
359 (2700 K) / 545 (4000 K)
Color Temperature*
2700 K / 4000 K
Lumen Maintenance‡
50,000+ hours L50 @ 50° C (full output)
Input Voltage
100 – 240 VAC, auto-switching, 50 / 60 Hz
via Data Enabler Pro
Power Consumption
10 W per foot maximum at full output, steady state
Interface
Data Enabler Pro (DMX / Ethernet)
Control System
Philips full range of controllers, including Video System
Manager Pro, Light System Manager, and iPlayer 3, or any
third-party controllers
(Height x Width x Depth)
Dimensions
3.9 x 23.9 x 2.5 in (100 x 606 x 64 mm)
3.9 x 47.8 x 2.5 in (100 x 1213 x 64 mm)
9.3 lb (4.2 kg)
Weight
4.5 lb (2 kg)
Housing
Sealed plastic and extruded aluminum
Lens
Translucent plastic
Fixture Connections
Over-molded, integral male / female connectors
Temperature Ranges
-40° – 122° F (-40° – 50° C) Operating
-4° – 122° F (-20° – 50° C) Startup
-40° – 176° F (-40° – 80° C) Storage
Humidity
0 – 95%, non-condensing
Maximum Fixtures
Per Data Enabler Pro
25
Certification
UL / cUL, CE
Environment
Dry / Damp / Wet Location, IP66
25
* Color temperatures conform to nominal CCTs as defined in ANSI Chromaticity
Standard C78.377A.
†Lumen measurement complies with IES LM-79-08 testing procedures.
‡L50 = 50% lumen maintenance (when light output drops below 50% of initial output). Ambient
luminaire temperatures specified. Lumen maintenance calculations are based on lifetime prediction
graphs supplied by LED source manufacturers. Calculations for white-light LED fixtures are based on
measurements that comply with IES LM-80-08 testing procedures. Refer to www.philipscolorkinetics.
com/support/appnotes/lm-80-08.pdf for more information.
2 ft fixture
23.9 in (608 mm)
1.9 in
(47 mm)
4 ft fixture
47.8 in (1214 mm)
.38 in (10 mm)
Minimum distance
3.9 in
(100 mm)
18.38 in (467 mm)
42.38 in (1067 mm)
2.5 in
(63 mm)
2 ft fixture
4.9 in
(124 mm)
0.25”
14.7 in (373 mm)
2 in
(52 mm)
7.1 in
(180 mm)
7.2 in
(183 mm)
.38 in (10 mm)
Minimum distance
4 ft fixture
8 in
(205 mm)
16 in (406 mm)
7.8 in
(198 mm)
7.9 in
(201 mm)
.38 in (10 mm)
Minimum distance
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Fixtures and Accessories
eW Accent MX Powercore is part of a complete system which includes fixtures and:
• One or more Data Enabler Pro devices
Included in the fixture box
• One Leader Cable to connect each Data Enabler Pro output to a series of fixtures
eW Accent MX Powercore fixture
• Optional Jumper Cables to add space between fixtures in a series, if necessary
Installation Instructions
• For black-and-white light shows or video displays, any Philips controller, including
Video System Manager, Light System Manager 3, iPlayer 3, or a third-party controller
Item
CCT
523-000058-00
910503701124
523-000058-01
910503701125
2 ft
523-000058-03
910503701127
4 ft
523-000058-04
910503701128
50 ft (15.2 m)
108-000028-01
910503700086
1 ft (305 mm)
108-000029-03
910503700087
2 ft (610 mm)
108-000029-06
910503700090
5 ft (1.5 m)
108-000029-05
910503700089
10 ft (3 m)
108-000029-04
910503700088
3/4 in / 1/2 in NPT
(US trade size conduit)
106-000004-00
910503701210
PG21 / PG13
(metric size conduit)
106-000004-01
910503701211
4000 K
Data Enabler Pro
Philips 12NC
2 ft
eW Accent MX Powercore
Jumper Cable
Item Number
4 ft
2700 K
Leader Cable
with terminator and strain relief
Length
Use Item Number when ordering in North America.
eW Accent MX Powercore
Fixtures
Controller Keypad
iPlayer 3
Controller
OFF
iPLAYER
2
3
PRESET
3
S
4
5
X
USB
PO
WER
Leader
Cable
Line voltage
Typical eW Accent MX Powercore
installation: Ethernet
For detailed wiring diagrams visit
www.philipscolorkinetics.com/support/
wiring/ls_prod.html
DMX Control 1
to fixtures
DMX Control 2
to fixtures
ColorPlay 3
Software
Data Enabler Pro
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Installation
eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures are ideally suited for creating long ribbons
of controllable, high-quality white light. Adjustable node size offers the ability to
dynamically vary the brightness of discrete segments of each fixture for black-andwhite-only effects, video, and graphics.
Owner / User Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the contractor, installer, purchaser, owner, and user to
install, maintain, and operate eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures in such a manner as
to comply with all applicable codes, state and local laws, ordinances, and regulations.
Consult with the appropriate electrical inspector to ensure compliance.
E Refer to the eW Accent MX Powercore
Installation Instructions for specific warning and
caution statements.
Installing in Damp or Wet Locations
When installing in damp or wet locations, seal all fixture connections, power / data
supplies, and junction boxes with electronics-grade RTV silicone sealant so that water
or moisture cannot enter or accumulate in wiring compartments, cables, or other
electrical parts. Use suitable outdoor-rated junction boxes when installing in damp or
wet locations. Additionally, use gaskets, clamps, and other parts required for installation
to comply with all applicable local and national codes.
Planning Your Installation
Regardless of the size and complexity of your installation, the time you spend planning
up from can help minimize installation and configuration issues later. Planning includes
understanding how to position eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures in relation to
Data Enabler Pro devices, the number of fixtures you can connect together in a single
run, and whether you need to connect fixtures end-to-end or use jumper cables
to add extra space between them. Planning for black-and-white effects and video
displays involves additional considerations such as how to set fixtures’ node size (pixel
resolution), pixel pitch, minimum and maximum viewing distances, sampling, and display
resolution.
Installations that call for dynamic black-and-white effects or video involve three main
steps:
1. Create a lighting design plan and layout grid
2. Address and configure fixtures
3. Mount and test fixtures
If you’re creating a simple installation with relatively few lights, or if you’re running an
Ethernet lighting network with an accessible Ethernet switch, you can install the lights
first, then address and configure them after installation. For more complex installations,
especially for installations that require fixtures to be hung in locations that are difficult
to access or installations in which fixtures are not all visible from a single location, you
may want to address fixtures in a staging area before installing them.
Understanding Node Size and Pixel Resolution
To allow a fine level of control, eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures offer variable node
size. A node is an individually controllable fixture segment of a certain length. eW
Accent MX Powercore nodes can be as large as the full length of the fixture or as small
as 1.2 in (30 mm). A 4 ft (1.2 m) fixture, for instance, can act as one large node, or it
can have as many as 40 nodes of 1.2 in (30 mm) each.
In architectural accenting and entertainment applications, you typically use larger node
sizes for filling spaces or washing surfaces with a desired intensity of variable-intensity
light. In video applications, the appropriate node size (pixel resolution) is determined by
the maximum and minimum viewing distances and video resolution.
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Number of Nodes Per Fixture
Fixture Length
Nodes Per Fixture
2 ft (610 mm)
1 – 20
4 ft (1.2 m)
1 – 40
E Although they produce solid white light at
a single color temperature, each individually
controllable eW Accent MX Powercore node
uses three sequential DMX addresses. Refer to
“Controlling eW Accent MX Powercore Fixtures” on
page 14 for more information.
DMX or Ethernet Control?
eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures can accept either DMX or Ethernet (KiNET)
data input. Because of addressing limitations, DMX is appropriate for relatively simple
installations, or for light shows in which multiple fixtures or fixture nodes operate
in unison. Since a DMX universe consists of 512 addresses, the maximum number of
individually addressable eW Accent MX Powercore nodes in a DMX universe is 170
(170 x 3 = 510). This limitation can determine the maximum number of fixtures per
Data Enabler Pro in installations with dynamic light shows. For example, four 4 ft
fixtures at the maximum number of nodes per fixture will exceed the entire range of
unique DMX addresses in a universe, even though the Data Enabler Pro is capable of
supporting up to 25 4 ft fixtures in a single run.
Because it is not subject to DMX addressing limitations, Ethernet is the preferred
environment for intricate light shows and video displays calling for hundreds or
thousands of nodes that must be controlled individually. In an Ethernet lighting
network, each eW Accent MX Powercore fixture effectively functions as its own
universe, identified by the fixture’s unique IP address.
A typical DMX installation uses a DMX controller such as iPlayer 3 or a third-party
DMX controller. A typical Ethernet installation uses one or more Ethernet switches,
and an Ethernet controller such as Light System Manager or Video System Manager
Pro. You can connect a series of up to 25 eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures to a
single Data Enabler Pro.
Achieving Consistent Node Size
Consistent node size can be important for planning both video installations and
dynamic light shows. Node sizes that divide evenly into a fixture’s total length remain
consistent across multiple fixtures installed end-to-end, regardless of fixture length.
6 in (152 mm) nodes
6 in (152 mm) nodes
Consistent Node Sizes
eW Accent MX Powercore 2 ft
eW Accent MX Powercore 2 ft
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1.2 in (30 mm)
20
40
2.4 in (61 mm)
10
20
4.8 in (122 mm)
5
10
6 in (152 mm)
4
8
12 in (305 mm)
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4
24 in (610 mm)
1
2
Node Size
eW Accent MX Powercore 2 ft
eW Accent MX Powercore 2 ft
Node sizes that do not divide evenly into the total fixture
length leave an inconsistently sized node at the end of each
fixture.
You can select node sizes other than those listed above, but they each create one
shorter node at the end of each fixture. For example, assigning a node size of 8.4 in to
a 2 ft (610 mm) fixture creates two nodes of 8.4 in (213 mm) and one node of 7.2 in
(183 mm), because 8.4 + 8.4 + 7.2 = 24 in (213 + 213 + 183 = 610 mm, rounding up).
Additional Considerations for Video Displays
Along with the planning required for any eW Accent MX Powercore installation,
planning for video displays involves additional considerations such as pixel pitch,
minimum and maximum viewing distances, sampling, and display resolution.
Determining Pixel Pitch and Viewing Distances for Video Displays
In a video display, each fixture node functions as a pixel in the display. Planning for lowresolution video displays involves designing a layout for your eW Accent MX Powercore
fixtures that determines the pixel sizes and places the pixels close enough together to
accommodate video at acceptable minimum and maximum viewing distances.
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Images on an LED video display appear to be sharper to the human eye as the distance
to the display increases. Likewise, images appear less visible as the distance decreases.
The spacing between pixels, known as the pixel pitch, determines the minimum and
maximum viewing distances for discernible video output.
Pixel pitch is measured center-to-center. In an eW Accent MX Powercore fixture,
where there may be no black space between pixels, you determine pixel pitch by
measuring from the center of one pixel to the center of the next.
There are number of ways of adjusting pixel pitch using eW Accent MX Powercore
fixtures:
• You can separate pixels within a single fixture by configuring the video display so
that every other fixture pixel is black.
• You can separate pixels horizontally between fixtures by using jumper cables.
• You can separate pixels vertically between fixtures by spacing your fixture runs.
The following calculations and examples are general guidelines for determining
minimum and maximum viewing distances, based on video displays using grids of evenly
spaced pixels:
• To determine the minimum viewing distance, multiply the pixel pitch by 100 distance
units. For example, if the pixel pitch is 50 mm, the minimum viewing distance is 5 m
(16.4 ft).
• To determine the maximum viewing distance for discernible video, multiply the
screen height by 20 distance units. For example, if the screen height is 20 m (65.6 ft),
then the maximum viewing distance for recognizable video is 400 m (1312.3 ft).
Pixel
Pitch
• LED screens are visible beyond the maximum viewing distance for discernible video.
To determine the maximum viewing distance that still creates visual impact, multiply
the screen height by 50 units. For example, a screen 20 m (65.6 ft) high will continue
to create visual impact at 1000 m (3280.8 ft).
Working with Video Display Resolutions
The resolution of an LED video display equals the total number of vertical and
horizontal pixels — the greater the pixel count, the greater the resolution.
• The resolution of VSE digital video is 1024 x 768
• The resolution of PAL video is 704 x 576
• The resolution of NTSC video is 704 x 480
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E VSE Pro, or Video System Engine Pro, is the
hardware component of Video System Manager
Pro, an integrated video controller from Philips
Color Kinetics. Visit www.philipscolorkinetics.com/ls/
controllers/vsmpro/ for complete information.
Reproducing a video signal with 1:1 pixel mapping on an LED display requires a
substantial pixel count. For example, true NTSC video output requires 337,920 pixels,
PAL output requires 405,504 pixels, and digital video output requires 786,432 pixels.
E For designs where the acceptable level of
discernible video may be more or less demanding, or
for help with your specific installation, contact Philips
Color Kinetics Application Engineering Services for
assistance.
However, you can use a controller such as Philips Video System Manager Pro to reduce
the required pixel count for any video format by sampling and distributing pixels from
the source video to match your installation.
For example, if you retain the horizontal resolution of a digital video source (1024 lines
wide), but sample every tenth line of pixels vertically (76 lines high instead of 768 lines),
you can retain the correct aspect ratio while exponentially reducing the pixel count.
From a distance, even with only 76 lines of vertical output, the human eye can still
discern video images because the horizontal resolution is dense.
An installation using 1024 x 76 nodes would have a pixel count of 77,824 yet still
display high-quality digital video output. This method is especially effective when creating
an installation that covers a building which, by necessity, already has spacing between
lines of video due to windows and other architectural features.
You can reduce pixel count either horizontally or vertically by using jumper cables to
add space between eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures. As in the above example, you
would sample and distribute pixels from the source video to match the pixel size and
spacing of your installation.
Create a Lighting Design Plan
and Layout Grid
Even for relatively simple installations, it’s good practice to create a lighting design plan
that identifies your fixtures, records their IP addresses and node sizes, and identifies
their locations and the locations of other required hardware. For complex installations
displaying light shows with dynamic effects, and especially for Ethernet-based video
displays, a detailed lighting design plan is essential.
A lighting design plan is typically an architectural diagram or other diagram that shows
the physical layout of the installation, including the appropriate positioning and spacing
of all required fixtures, power sources, controllers, and cables. Some professional video
content companies specialize in creating video designs and supporting lighting design
plans.
Keep the following considerations in mind when creating a lighting design plan and
layout grid:
Minimum distance between fixtures
.38 in (10 mm)
E Using jumper cables may decrease the number
of fixtures you can connect in a run. For help
calculating the number of fixtures your specific
installation can support, download the Configuration
Calculator from www.philipscolorkinetics.com/
support/install_tool/, or consult Philips Application
Engineering Services at support@colorkinetics.com.
1. Determine the appropriate location of each Data Enabler Pro in relation to the
fixtures, and of the fixtures in relation to each other.
You connect the first fixture in a series to a Data Enabler Pro with a 50 ft (15.2 m)
Leader Cable. Refer to the Data Enabler Pro Installation Instructions or Product
Guide for guidelines on configuring and positioning the Data Enabler Pro in
relation to the controller or Ethernet switch.
2. eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures are installed in series. The in-line connectors
allow end-to-end fixture connections for the best visual effects. When connected
end-to-end, fixtures can be installed as close as .38 in (10 mm) apart. When you
need to separate fixtures by more than this amount, use the 1 ft (305 mm). 2 ft
(610 mm), 5 ft (1.5 m), or 10 ft (3 m) jumper cables.
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3. Each run of fixtures can include a maximum of 25 fixtures. Total run length,
including fixtures, Leader Cable, and Jumper Cables, must not exceed 300 ft
(91.4 m).
Data
Enabler Pro
Fixtures
300 ft (91.4 m) maximum length
Fixture
Terminator
4. Connectors are gender-specific. Since the Leader Cable has a female connector,
all lights in a run must be installed with their male connectors facing toward the
Data Enabler Pro.
5. On an architectural diagram or other diagram that shows the physical layout of
the installation, identify the locations of all switches, controllers, power supplies,
fixtures, and leader and jumper cables.
Start the Installation
1. Install all Data Enabler Pro devices, including any interfaces with controllers. One
Leader Cable is required to connect each run or series of fixtures to a Data Enabler
Pro. Data Enabler Pro sends power and control signals to the fixtures over the
Leader Cable.
E For complete instructions on how to wire the
Data Enabler Pro, refer to the Data Enabler Pro
Installation Instructions or Product Guide. For sample
wiring diagrams, visit www.philipscolorkinetics.com/
support/wiring/ls_prod.html.
2. Verify that all additional supporting equipment (switches, controllers) is in place.
3. If your installation calls for Jumper Cables to add space between fixtures, make sure
they are available.
4. Ensure that all additional parts (#10 mounting screws suitable for the mounting
surface, clamps, truss, terminators) and tools (screwdrivers, pincers or pliers) are
available.
Unpack and Prepare Fixtures
1. Carefully inspect the box containing eW Accent MX Powercore and the contents
for any damage that may have occurred in transit.
2. Each eW Accent MX Powercore fixture has an onboard Ethernet switch and
comes pre-programmed with a unique IP address. As you unpack the fixtures,
record the IP addresses in a layout grid (typically a spreadsheet or list) for easy
reference and light addressing.
Item: 123-000010-00
12NC: 9105007 00124
BCP433 3953045LE-MP/PDQ
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Item: 123-000010-00
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12NC: 9105007 00124
BCP433 3953045LE-MP/PDQ
100-240 V
DC:
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0820 JEDP 002
64000E09
Included in the fixture box
eW Accent MX Powercore fixture
Installation Instructions
3. Assign each fixture to a position in the lighting design plan.
4. To streamline installation and aid in light show programming, you can affix a
weatherproof label identifying the order or placement in the installation to an
inconspicuous location on each light fixture’s housing.
Mount and Connect Fixtures
Make sure the power is OFF before mounting and connecting eW Accent MX
Powercore fixtures.
1. Position the first fixture in a series and attach it with #10 mounting screws
suitable for the mounting surface. Ensure that the male connector is in a position
to receive data and power from the Leader Cable.
2. Position the next fixture in the series, matching the male connector end to the
female connector of the previously mounted fixture. The flexible connector cables
allow for up to 180° turns.
3. Continue mounting the fixtures, making power / data connections as you go, until
all lights in the series are mounted.
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4. Insert the provided fixture terminator into the last fixture in the series.
5. Connect the Leader Cable to the first fixture in the series.
6. Make Data Enabler Pro connections:
• Remove the Data Enabler Pro cover.
• Attach a strain relief fitting to the Data Enabler Pro. Apply RTV silicone between
fitting and enclosure, and insert the Leader Cable through strain relief fitting,
washer, and ear clamp. Route the Leader Cable to its final destination in the Data
Enabler Pro enclosure.
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• Position the ear clamp near the opening. Crimp both ears of the ear clamp
uniformly around the Leader Cable with pincers or pliers. Tighten the strain relief
nut, compressing the fitting snugly around the Leader Cable.
E Refer to the Data Enabler Pro Product Guide
for comprehensive installation and configuration
instructions.You can view or download the guide
from www.philipscolorkinetics.com/ls/pds/
dataenablerpro
N
• Inside the Data Enabler Pro housing, connect the Leader Cable’s data wires to the
4-wire IDC terminal block, and the line, neutral, and ground wires to the fixture
cable 4-wire terminal block.
Output
L
Data
Input
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Controlling eW Accent MX Powercore
Fixtures
Philips Color Kinetics offers a number of control options for eW Accent MX
Powercore fixtures, from simple to complex.
Displaying Fixed Light Output
For installations in which you want to manually adjust the brightness and color
temperature of all fixtures in unison, use the Fixed White effect in iColor Player,
ColorDial Pro or iColor Keypad. With these controllers, no fixture addressing or
configuration is necessary.
ColorDial Pro and iColor Keypad are a Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) devices that require
a PoE switch, or a conventional Ethernet switch with a PoE injector. Refer to the
ColorDial Pro or iColor Keypad documentation for details on how to install and use
these controllers with eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures.
Displaying Dynamic Light Output
For dynamic installations in which you want to display different light output on different
eW Accent MX Powercore nodes simultaneously, you can use an RGB-based DMX
or Ethernet controller such as iPlayer 3 or Light System Manager. To support dynamic
effects that automatically modify the brightness of individual nodes, you address and
configure eW Accent MX Powercore nodes in much the same way as you address and
configure color-changing iColor Accent MX Powercore nodes.
In an eW Accent MX Powercore node, the red and green DMX channels work
together to control a node’s brightness, while the blue DMX channel is not used. Note
that although the blue channel is not used, it is assigned, so that each eW Accent MX
Powercore node uses three DMX addresses.
eW Accent MX Powercore nodes are addressed using light numbers. A light number
corresponds to three sequential DMX addresses. Light number 1 corresponds to DMX
addresses 1, 2, and, 3; light number 2 corresponds to DMX addresses 4, 5, and 6; light
number 3 corresponds to DMX addresses 7, 8, and 9; and so on. Since a DMX universe
consists of 512 DMX addresses, there are 170 light numbers per universe (170 x 3 =
510, with two DMX addresses left over).
eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures have variable node sizes, ranging from 1.2 in
(30 mm) to the entire length of the fixture (2 ft or 4 ft). A single eW Accent MX
Powercore fixture, therefore, uses from 1 to 40 light numbers (3 to 120 DMX
addresses), depending on configuration.
eW Accent MX Powercore fixture nodes are assigned light numbers consecutively,
beginning with the starting light number assigned to the fixture. For instance, if
you set a 2 ft fixture to have 20 1.2 in nodes and light number 22, the fixture is
automatically assigned 60 DMX addresses, 64 – 123 (light numbers 22 – 41). If you
set a 4 ft fixture to have one 4 ft node and starting light number 134, the fixture is
automatically assigned three DMX addresses, 400 – 402. eW Accent MX Powercore
fixtures are factory-configured with a starting light number of 1 and the largest node
size — that is, each fixture is configured to use DMX addresses 1, 2, and 3 and to
function as a single node.
Because it eliminates the addressing limitations of DMX, Ethernet is preferred for
lighting installations that display intricate effects requiring hundreds or thousands of
individually addressable nodes. In Ethernet networks, each fixture is identified by a
unique IP address and effectively functions as its own DMX universe. As long as all
eW Accent MX Powercore IP addresses are unique within an installation, the set of
DMX addresses assigned to a given fixture is unique within the installation.
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E When using RGB effects to dynamically
control eW Accent MX Powercore nodes, set
the saturation of all colors to 0% to ensure
that the red and green LED channels are
working in unison.
E You can download QuickPlay Pro
from www.philipscolorkinetics.com/support/
addressing.
• In DMX installations, you can set fixture node size (pixel resolution) and starting
light number using QuickPlay Pro with a computer connected directly to a Data
Enabler Pro device using a standard Ethernet cable or Ethernet crossover cable.
• In Ethernet installations, you can address and configure fixtures using QuickPlay
Pro with a computer connected to an Ethernet switch in your lighting network.
QuickPlay Pro automatically discovers all eW Accent MX Powercore fixtures
for quick configuration. Alternatively, you can address fixtures using an Ethernet
controller such as Light System Manager or Video System Manager Pro.
For complete details on addressing and configuring eW Accent MX Powercore
fixtures, refer to the Addressing and Configuration Guide.
Attach Safety Cable
Safety cable minimum requirements
Material
304 or 316 Stainless Steel
Size
1/8 in (3.2 mm) nominal diameter.
Minimum break load must be greater
than 2,100 lb (953 kg)
(Optional)
When dictated by local or state code or advised by a structural engineer, attach a
safety cable to the eW Accent MX Powercore fixture housing and tether it to a secure
anchor point.
1. Thread a safety cable through the fixture housing as shown.
2. Attach the safety cable to the mounting surface using a method that follows the
code or engineer’s requirements.
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