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PoE (Power over Ethernet) lighting enables the transmission of power and data using a single low‑voltage cable, facilitating digital communication with the lighting system and integration into smart building systems. With PoE lighting, the lights are essentially connected to the building’s IT system. The luminaires and other building systems like HVAC, sensors, alarms and security, become a single IT‑managed system, providing benefits such as:
Think PoE Lighting may be right for your project? Axis has what it takes to be your preferred PoE lighting partner. Contact our experienced team about all aspects of your PoE project, regardless of scale, from design and product selection to installation, commissioning and support.
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At Axis, we work closely with our customers, market partners and PoE manufacturers to deliver PoE lighting in a way that meets the lighting design intent. PoE offers robust building system integration opportunities, and as interest grows in the owner community, we will continue to support stakeholders in improving their PoE lighting initiatives. Our in-house support team is there for you every step of the way, from PoE training upon request, to quotes through engineering and project management.
You want to be working with a manufacturer who has strong experience and the depth of resources at the factory to ensure that architectural and lighting design goals are met.
All PoE systems are tested in our in-house lab to ensure quality performance and gather feedback in support of PoE product development. We have evolved and expanded our solutions engineering and factory production techniques to support the optimal deployment of all system architectures. Additionally, it's important to know that UL 2108 certification is required for PoE drivers and nodes even though they are low-voltage, and that the standard applies to both integral and remote products. Virtually all Axis luminaires are available with PoE systems and have been tested to meet the UL requirement for low-voltage systems (UL 2108) that applies to PoE lighting. Production testing and quality control is best in class to ensure that all systems work properly.
We have partnered with multiple vendors, including Igor and Molex, to support PoE in its various types of system architectures. We’ve tested all the major systems in our in-house lab to see how they perform technically, including voltage in relationship to the current, efficiency, dimming performance, flicker and more. We have educated and challenged our PoE partners about what it takes to succeed in the lighting industry, and in many cases have been a catalyst for improvements in their products and systems.
Because PoE lights are directly connected to the internet via a network cable, lighting performance is reliable and consistent. Once the hardware is set up, the node receives power and data from the network switch and passes it downstream to the system’s connected devices. However, not all manufacturer’s nodes are the same or compatible with the form factor of a desired fixture, and standard lumen packages may not be technically possible. Our depth of experience anticipates the issues that the project team will face. We begin with the end in mind to ensure that you don't get caught by surprise.