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1. (WO2018219646) LIGHTING NETWORK FOR CONTROLLING REACTIVE POWER DEMAND

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/219646    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/062699
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu May 17 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: H05B 37/02
H02J 3/18
Applicants: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
Inventors: POOJARY, Vasu
UDUPA, Narendranath
CHOLACHAGUDDA, Mahadev
PULLELA, Venkata, Sriram
SHIVANNA, Vikram
Title: LIGHTING NETWORK FOR CONTROLLING REACTIVE POWER DEMAND
Abstract:
A lighting network for altering a power factor of an alternating current, AC, supply (5). The lighting network comprises luminaires (2, 3) having reactive components of a first reactive type which are controllably coupled, by a controller, to the AC supply so as to adjust the power factor of the AC supply. The controller controls the coupling of the luminaires based on a power factor signal indicative of a power factor of the AC supply, which is influenced by an appliance (6) with a reactive load of a second reactive type, which appliance is different to any one of the luminaires. Preferably, the first reactive type is capacitive, and the second reactive type is inductive.