Stand M45 at LuxLive sees a new surface-mount terminal block from WAGO make its UK debut. The 2070 Series shifts wiring from the front to the back of the printed circuit board (PCB), opening more applications for SMD LED lighting modules. A height of 1.1 mm and no wiring on the LED side reduces on-board shadowing caused by the profile of the terminal block obscuring light paths, thus improving light uniformity. Manufacturers of linear LED modules and ultra-flat luminaires benefit from increased luminous efficiency, while spring pressure connection allows quicker installation.

The terminal block accommodates wire cross sections from 0.2 to 0.75 mm2. Solid conductors can be pushed in with no tools required, while flexible conductors can be inserted by opening the spring mechanism using an operating tool. This reduces wiring time compared to screw-type connections. Optional printing on the wiring side enables easy polarity identification, reducing the likelihood of wiring errors and faults.

Also on the stand is WAGO Lighting Management, a lighting control system that requires no programming knowledge, putting configuration and monitoring capabilities in the hands of a building’s occupants through a browser-based step-by-step wizard. This saves companies money and installation time while reducing reliance on external building services contractors. By using the system to maximise lighting efficiency users can achieve potential energy savings of up to 80 percent.

The WAGO hardware used in the system, comprising a controller and DALI bus modules, can integrate up to 64 DALI lights, up to 16 DALI sensors, and up to 16 DALI transmitters per module. Since the number of bus modules is scalable, WAGO Lighting Management can be used for small production facilities or large logistics centres, and enlarged over time to manage more DALI devices as required.

WAGO is also demonstrating its WINSTA pluggable connection system, which substantially reduces installation time with increased reliability compared to screw-type connections. It can be wired and assembled off-site to reduce lead times. Once delivered on-site it can be plugged together, reducing skilled labour requirements. WINSTA components are free from maintenance for their operational life, ensuring high reliability and lower costs.