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When using electricity at home or in the office, the amount of power used is determined with the user of an electricity meter.
Power usage on our highways and roads works slightly differently.
In these situations, the amount of power used is unmetered.
It’s for this reason that each piece of power drawing equipment is assigned a UMS code.
This 13 digit number informs electricity suppliers how much power a piece of equipment will consume.
This allows them to calculate total power usage and determine how much to bill.
Elexon are the organisation responsible for issuing UMS codes and administrating the manufacturers application process.
They’re advised by the Unmetered Suppliers Users Group (UMSUG).
It’s for this reason that UMS charge codes are often referred to as Elexon codes or UMSUG codes.
The current charge codes system for LED lighting products uses a 13 digit code that begins with the number 42.
These codes, specific for LED products provide a simplified system covering outputs from 1W to 500W.
Each product will have a code for lower and upper limits.
This matches the minimum and maximum range of circuit watts delivered by the lumianires driver.
Here’s how to deconstruct a UMS charge code.
1. The first two numbers define the product type. In this case, 42 designates the product as an LED luminaire.
2. Numbers 3-6 show the power consumption in Watts. In this example, the power consumption is 65 Watts.
3. Numbers 7-10 can be used to designate a specific manufacturer. For generic UMS codes such as the one above, these numbers will always read 0000.
4. Numbers 11-13 show the percentage output of the product. In this case, it is 100%.
Dimming is not a consideration of generic LED charge codes.
It can however be accommodated by linking the UMS charge code with a variable power switching regime.
A spreadsheet containing all current variable power switching regimes can be found here.
Additionally, further advise on the application of switching regimes created by Elexon can be accessed here.
To make the process of choosing the correct lantern for your application as straight forward as possible, we’ve complied a list of Acrospire charge codes here.
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The idea for Acrospire was formed in 2012 when founder Tim envisioned a different kind of lighting manufacturer: one that would not only deliver outstanding customer experiences but also prioritise fair treatment for its employees.
We’ve come a long way
Motivated by the belief the industry wanted and needed better, Tim shared his plan to establish his own venture with Hatty, who simply couldn't let him do it alone.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Protecting local jobs and ensuring the best quality possible.
Working from a rented office by day and assembling lanterns in a garage at night, Tim and Hatty set to work.
11 Years later
Acrospire now inhabits a 14000² ft manufacturing facility in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We’re a proud partner of the Made in Britain scheme, ISO9001 certified and a member of all relevant lighting industry trade bodies.
Along with great relationships with our customers and a great team! We've attracted some of the most experienced members of the lighting industry, all by following one golden rule.
A simple ethos
That runs through all that we do. Customers who have made the switch to Acrospire have found working with us to be a breath of fresh air.
If you’re a professional in the lighting industry, you’re probably familiar with warranties that range from 3 to 10 years, with extensions available on special request or at additional cost. At Acrospire, where we’re proud to be different, we offer a market-leading simple 12-year warranty, as standard.
We focus on our customers not our competition. We manufacture our products in the UK: with the exception of our solar products, our supply chain is within a 60-mile radius of our factory in Basingstoke: to maintain greater control over quality. We al
Speed of response is crucial when it comes to resolving warranty issues. If we’ve made a mistake, we own it, get to the root cause, and fix it as quickly as possible. We believe in timely communication with our customers and making the resolution pro
Test and Test Again
We believe in independent testing and certification. Our new product development is in line with ISO 9001. Many of our products hold ENEC Certification. To meet the requirements of ENEC we also send random product samples for third party safety testi
Our product design is another key factor in our ability to offer a 12-year warranty. We value engineer rather than cost cut, never compromising on quality. We stick to our processes and engage with our supply chain to ensure that every product meets