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INSTALLATION GUIDE
HOW to WIRE
WIRING GUIDE FOR
THE ATX LED SYSTEM
AL-CBOX4 Rough-in Junction Box
for easy code-compliant installation
Overview
ATX LED offers home builders a lower-cost, flicker-free, perfectly-dimmable LED lighting system using low-voltage DC power without
changing the look and feel of traditional fixtures or switches. ATX LED’s solution converts 120 V AC to DC just once per house to
provide DC power to lights, fans, and chargers and reduce labor cost, save copper, and improve the end-user experience with higher
reliability. By transforming the incoming 120 V AC power just once, ATX LED’s innovative technology eliminates the need to run high-
voltage ROMEX™ throughout the home. The end product can be value priced with simple on/off standard wall switches, or smart and
full-featured without significant additional cost. Designed for volume builders, the labor and schedule savings allow projects to be
completed more quickly and at lower costs.
Complete System Solution
ATX LED’s innovative system converts the 120 V AC input at the
120 V AC in
source, with redundant power conversion hardware to insure
continuous operation even in the case of unexpected failure. With
Standard
Media
connection to ATX LED switches via 18 AWG and from switches to
Enclosure
Redundant
lights using 20 AWG and strip-and-poke connectors, installation
Power Supplies
is dramatically simplified over running high-voltage ROMEX
20/2 AWG
throughout the home. all ATX LED products are UL listed and
from switch
to lights
compliant with California Title 24 standards, as well as compatible
with common smart home controls.
51 V
Flexibility to Choose
DC out
ATX LED gives builders the ability to offer home buyers a simple
and seamless upgrade path at any stage of the build process
because no changes to wiring or other buildout are required.
Simply choose lights and switches from the same line to create the
Single Homerun
up to
18/5 AWG
optimal lighting experience.
100 W
Value Line
Signature Line
AL-PSE-4D
AL-WS-DR2
P023R / DL-120
The entry-level products in
The Signature Line is for
4-Outlet
Smart
LED Lights
the Value Line offer a starting
customers who want a fully
Power Distribution Module
Dimmer Switch
point for installing energy-
programmable system that
efficient DC lighting, with a
integrates with common
selection of fixed true white
wireless smart home controls.
light colors and standard
Lights in the Signature
Typical ATX LED System Example
switches.
Line can be color tuned
to a wide range of colors.
This manual includes example wiring diagrams for the following options possible with ATX LED lighting:
- No dimming, color tuning, WiFi, or DALI control. Just lights and basic switches.
- Dimming and color tuning available. No WiFi or DALI.
- WiFi control of some switches with a smartphone app or voice
- Smart home for control of whole home with app, voice, or browser
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Saving Copper
Conventional wiring for 120 V AC lighting systems relies on heavy gauge ROMEX. This wire is designed to carry heavy loads; it is
not required for low power LEDs.
ROMEX
ATX LED
20/2 AWG
18/3 AWG
18/5 AWG
14AWG @ 15A = 1800 Watts/LED
The ATX LED system utilizes skinny wire for all DC circuits:
- 18/3 for all home runs and for daisy-chaining switches.
- 20/2 from switches to LEDs and between LEDs
- For the special case of DALI installations, use 18/5 for home runs.
Meet the DR2
The DR2 is the heart of the entire system. From the front it looks like a typical style wall switch with a slide dimmer. This is where the
driver for the LEDs is located. The DR2 uses current control technology to provide perfect dimming to each of its corresponding LEDs.
There are several different types of DR2 available, depending on application.
Color Tuning Mode Sensor
LED Channel 1
LED Channel 2
N-Way Terminal
Power Bus (Parallel)
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120 V AC in
Power Architecture
The system is powered by a 48V AC/DC converter. There are
Standard
typically two contained in the network panel. Only 1 is needed,
but two are recommended for redundancy. The AL-PSE-4D power
Media
distribution board is equipped with automatic fail-over, meaning
Enclosure
Redundant
that if a power supply fails, the AL-PSE-4D will automatically begin
Power Supplies
Power to Room LEDs
This diagram shows an example arrangement of three wall switches controlling three separate zones of LEDs, all powered from the
same home run. Each home run of the AL-PSE-4D (power distribution board) may carry up to 100 Watts. Due to DC line losses,
however, it is recommended that only 15 of the 6 Watt LEDs be used in this manner.
Wall switch power may be daisy-chained, as long as the total power demand does not exceed 100 Watts. Again, it is important to
consider line losses. Though the max DC power is 100 Watts per home run, 90 Watts of load is recommended.
120 V AC in
AL-WS-DR2
Standard
Media
Enclosure
Redundant
Power Supplies
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2
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An Example of Power Distribution Architecture
All wires shown in this diagram are 18/3. Earth ground ommitted for clarity.
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-BATH
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2
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Switch-to-Switch Power
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-BATH
AL-WS-DR2
18/3 AWG
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Local Control Devices
Tunable
Lighting Wattage
Dimming
N-way Capable
Fan
White
AL-WS-DR2C
-
+
-
+
AL-WS-DR2C
NWAYGND
10=8x
00=DUAL 01=FAN
11= 4CCT
PIR+
48 Watts
1%
Yes
Yes
Yes
-
+
-
+
MODE
AL-WS-DR2C
AL-WS-DR1
LED
-
+
24 Watts
10%
Yes
No
No
--
+
+
AL-WS-DR1
Simple Switch
96 Watts
None
Yes
No
No
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Smart Control Devices
Tunable
Control Method
Lighting Wattage
Dimming
N-way Capable
Fan
White
AL-WS-DR2
300mA
300mA
DA
DADA
DAbus
48 Watts
0.5%
Yes
V3
Yes
DA
GND
NWAY
+
+
AL-WS-DR2
AL-WS-DR2W
-
+
-
+
ON / OFF
NWAY
GND
PIR+
WiFi
48 Watts
1%
Yes
No
Yes
+
+
AL-WS-DR2W
AL-WS-010V
No Limit
DAbus
Controls
0.5%
Yes
No
Yes
120 V AC
AL-WS-010V
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Other Components
Lighting Wattage
Dimming
N-way Capable
Fan
AL-WS-BATH
LED
FAN
-
+
INDEPENDENTFAN SWITCH
24 Watts
5%
No
Yes
--
+
+
+12 for fan
AL-WS-BATH
Used to drive 24 W of
LEDs and 1 DC bathroom
fan
AL-WS-M
OUT
IN
None
Yes
Yes
No
AL-WS-M
Can be used as a remote
3-way or as a bathroom
fan timer switch
AL-WS-DR1-PIR
N-WAY
660 mA
48 Watts
None
Yes
No
LED/FAN
DA + -
_
+
_
+
AL-WS-DR1-PIR
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
Ceiling Mount Receptacle
AL-CBOX4
All of our 4” LED wafers come packaged with optional hangar springs that mount perfectly with our orange rough in box.
Please note: The AL-CBOX4 does not come with a mounting bar.
4.75 in
4.0 in
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Lowest-Cost Option: No Dim - Up to 16 LEDs
The simple switch architecture allows for up to 16 lamps - 96 watts of lighting from a single switch and single home-run. This option
does not support dimming or smart controls. Note however that its is possible to upgrad this circuit to dimming in the future by
replacing the simple switch with a AL-WS-DR1 or an AL-WS-DR1W.
Please note that the 48v series of lights are wired in parallel.
18/3 Home Run
Spare Lead
Simple Switch - $1.50
Replace with AL-WS-DR1 for dimming
Lights shown are P023R6-48V6W and E26-48V6W
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Dimmable 8 LED Fixed-White
The example below includes two seperate channels of four LED each. Each group of four is connected in series. The red (+) wire first
connects to the positive connection of the first LED, then leaves from the negative connector and goes to the positive connector of
the next. The idea is that you are making a single series circuit for each channel of LEDs.
20/2
300mA
300mA
DA
DA
DA
DA
GND
NWAY
+
+
AL-WS-DR2
20/2
Lights shown are P023R6-600mA and
E26-660mA bulbs
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Four LED Upgradable White with Dimming
If you might be interested in upgrading to Tunable White LEDs in your system, wire it using this method. Run an additional (uncon-
nected) 18/2 leg from the location of the last LED in the circuit to the available channel on the DR2.
20/2
Spare
300mA
300mA
DA
DA
DA
DA
GND
NWAY
+
+
AL-WS-DR2
Lights shown are P023R6-600mA
AL-WS-S2
AL-WS-DR1
AL-WS-DR2
Four LED Tunable White Circuit
Up to 4 tunable-white fixtures per wall switch. Gang multiple DALI AL-WS-DR2 for larger rooms.
20/2
300mA
300mA
DA
DA
DA
DA
GND
NWAY
+
+
AL-WS-DR2
Up to four tunable white fixtures per wall
switch. Gang multiple DALI AL-WS-DR2 for
larger rooms.
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
3-Way
Here are few examples of 3-way configuration.
When a 3-way switch is connected, the driver switch automatically
detects whether it is a rocker type or momentary type.
-
+
-
+
NWAY
Momentary switches can dim the lighting circuit locally, just hold
AL-WS-DR2C
GND
OUT
10=8x
00=DUAL 01=FAN
11= 4CCT
PIR+
IN
down the switch and the dim level will cycle, release when desired
level is achieved.
-
+
-
+
AL-WS-M
MODE
AL-WS-DR2C
-
+
-
+
AL-WS-DR2C
NWAY
00=DUAL 01=FAN
GND
PIR+
OUT
10=8x
11= 4CCT
IN
OUT
IN
-
+
-
+
AL-WS-M
AL-WS-M
MODE
AL-WS-DR2C
-
+
-
+
AL-WS-DR2C
NWAY
00=DUAL 01=FAN
GND
PIR+
10=8x
11= 4CCT
-
+
-
+
MODE
AL-WS-DR2C
-
+
-
+
Door jamb switches can be used in the same
way. The driver switch will automatically
AL-WS-DR2C
NWAY
00=DUAL 01=FAN
GNDPIR+
10=8x
11= 4CCT
detect it and operate in the appropriate
mode.
-
+
-
+
MODE
AL-WS-DR2C
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Commercial Applications
0-10 V Controls
Our DR2 delivers 50 watts per switch. Some cases, however, call for more lighting power per switch.
High power lighting products are powered by AC. Manufacturers offer control by 0-10v violet and grey wire pair. This pair is used to
control the on/off/dim functions of the lamp.
To interface this type of fixture with the ATX-LED system, simply wire the 120v power as with conventional, but run the violet/grey pair
to our AL-WS-010v switch.
Please note that “0-10v” is a classification of dimming method. There are actually two sub-types of “0-10v.” One being the “0-10v”
and the other being “1-10v.” The difference is that with 0-10v fixtures, the switch can only dim the lamp, whereas with a 1-10v fixture
the switch can completely shut off the lamp. If 0-10v fixtures are being used, there will have to be a 120v switch to completely shut off
the lighting. Therefore, use 1-10v only.
On-Board LED Driver
0-10 V Dimmer
0-10 V Dimmer
AC Power
AL-WS-010V
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INSTALLATION GUIDE
LED Light Strips
Wire strip lights to any of our DR2 switches in a similar manner to our other LEDs. 24v strip lights are the most common on the market
and they work well with DR2s. Take care to follow the wattage rules - 24watts per channel. For fixed color, used up to 8ft or 24 watts
on each channel. For Tunable White, use 2 different color temperature strips of your choice and wire it the same way, but with the
selecter on the switch set to “CCT”.
Fixed color temp
Tunable white
-
+
-
+
AL-WS-DR2C
NWAY
00=DUAL 01=FAN
GNDPIR+
10=8x
11= 4CCT
-
+
-
+
-
+
-
+
AL-WS-DR2C
NWAYGND
10=8x
00=DUAL 01=FAN
11= 4CCT
PIR+
MODE
AL-WS-DR2C
-
+
-
+
MODE
AL-WS-DR2C
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Bathroom Lights Plus Fan
The AL-WS-Bath is designed specifically for bathrooms. It has the
capability of running a 12v DC bathroom fan and up to 24 watts
of LEDs. The switch may be used standalone or with a AL-WS-M
remote switch.
When the remote switch is used, every time the momentary switch
is engaged, the bath fan will run for 5 minutes and an additional 5
minutes will be added for each button press. Press and hold the
switch for 10 seconds to cancel the timer and shut off the fan.
LED
FAN
INDEPENDENT
-
+
FAN SWITCH
OUT
Optional remote switch can be used
IN
as a fan timer
--
+
+
AL-WS-M
AL-WS-BATH
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DALI
Where the WIFI option allows control of select switches, the DALI
Digital
system allows for whole-home control.
Addressable
This is the highest-end option for new homes.
The ATX-LED DALI system can be compared to Control 4, but
Lighting
much more cost effective.
At the high end, DALI works with Crestron and Control 4.
Interface
Easier to install than other options because our DALI system does
not require multiple cat5 terminations.
300mA
300mA
DA
DA
DA
DA
GND
NWAY
+
+
AL-WS-DR2
300mA
300mA
DA
DA
DA
DA
GND
NWAY
Use 18/5 for home runs and daisy chains.
+
+
For convention, yellow is DALI+ and white is DALI-. The DALI
wires, do not require correct polarity, as long as the white/yellow
AL-WS-DR2
pair remains paired.
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DALI for App Control
DALI power architecture is similar to that of the standard system, with just a few differemces. In this case, we use the AL-STRUCT-DA-
LI6 as our power distribution board. The “brain” of the system, the AL-DALI-Pi, is connected directly to the AL-STRUCT-DALI-6 via an
ethernet connection.
The next page will show the other key difference. 18/5 wire is used as the home run between the distribution board and the wall switch.
18/5 is also used to daisy chain switches.
ON
AL-DALI-PI
1
300mA
300mA
DA
DA
DA
DA
GND
NWAY
+
+
AL-WS-DR2
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CONTACT US
ATX LED Inc.
815-A Brazos #326
Austin, TX 78701
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