Luminaire supporting couplers (LSCs) complying with BS7001 are recognised as the industry standard interface, offering complete interchangeability with other manufacturers’ products to this standard. Eaton offers both 3 and 4 pin LSC units, with or without cables, and a choice of either heat-resistant PVC (HR), or low smoke and fume (LSF) cables fitted. Both versions provide considerable benefits for the specifier, contractor and end user. LSC represents a significant advance in the safety and ease of installation of lighting points.
The industry standard
3 pin system
This version has a wide range of applications in many commercial and industrial environments. Its technical and design features are supplemented with a full range of plugs, outlets, assemblies, pendants and mounting boxes. In use, it provides flexibility for the specifier, easy installation for the contractor and convenience for end users.
4 pin system
This version has been specifically designed for applications where an extra live conductor is required, i.e. for emergency lighting. It offers all the benefits of the 3 pin system, but the auxiliary live conductor gives greater flexibility in switching capabilities. It can also be used as a time delay trigger mechanism and offers greater control over multi-lamp luminaires.
LDU multi-outlet box
The LDU multi-outlet boxes utilise the LSC ‘plug-in’ lighting interface, which allows luminaires to be plugged in and provides safety without isolation of the circuit. The LDU (lighting distribution unit) incorporates LSC outlets which accept both Eaton’s 3 and 4 pin plugs. The 4 pin plug uses the fourth auxiliary socket contact for emergency lighting requirements.