Applications - Architecture
Kepco's fault tolerant power supplies are ideally suited to supplying power to architectureal features. The ability to install the Kepco power supplies in convenient locations away from the primary location allows cost savings during installation as well as ease of maintenance. Remote programming of the Kepco power supplies means ease of operation. And fault tolerant systems ensure the architectural features can stay on 24/7, even during maintenance/repair.
The picture at right demonstrates two applications. First, the lights under the canopy are twinkling LEDs that are powered by Kepco's fault tolerant power supplies located inside the building. This makes the installation of the LED's simpler when the canopy is built, and the power supplies can be maintained without people working on ladders and closing the sidewalk. The power supplies are more reliable since they are not out in the weather, and they are remotely programmable in order to vary the light level and the twinkling based on time of day and ambient light levels. Second, the LED-lighted drapes behind the tall windows above the canopy create the illusion of a large and tall lobby. This is made possible by remotely located Kepco fault tolerant power supplies. Because the power supplies are remote, the major source of heat in the LED lighting scheme is moved away from the LED's themselves allowing the LED's to be placed in close proximity to the curtains. The result is a great look and more rentable space: offices are behind the curtains, not open space.
In the picture at right, the Bed Bath & Beyond sign is powered by remotely located, fault tolerant Kepco power supplies. The remote location of the power supplies made the installation much simpler since the concrete facade of the building didn't need to be disturbed to install the signs and power sysytem. The gold plated copper bus bars that carry the 5 Volt DC to the LED's were installed without the cost of disturbing the solid stone exterior of the building. Since the power supplies are located remotely, maintenance can be done by one person walking into a service closet, whereas servicing traditional bulbs and power supplies would have required a NYC permit to close Broadway late on a weekend night, hiring a crane and paying triple overtime to the crew. Because the power supplies are fault tolerant, they can be serviced without the lights on the sign ever going out.
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