Friday, August 31, 2012
GE Low Voltage Lighting control system was ahead of its time
Many electricians throw there hands up in the air when they run across these systems but they are actually very easy to trouble shoot
The systems where expensive to install so you normally only ran across them in high end homes I have run across a dozen in 35 years in the field, but they where used in some commercial buildings as well. One of the largest installs ever done with this system was the now demolished Civic arena in Pittsburgh Pa.
This whole system had no fancy switching electronics like today's systems just simple relays. You will also find the name Bryant on some switches as well which Licensed them thru GE.
At bottom left is a typical rocker low voltage switch you would find next to a standard wall switch you pushed one way light went on pushed other way light went off .
The following link shows how the entire system works and what is available to make repairs or install new as well as electronic upgrades now available
Posted by Nick Markowitz Jr. at 7:13 PM