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The MC Luminary Cable Type MC-PCS is for LED and fluorescent dimming as well as in SMART buildings. It combines power and control circuits under one armor.

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Kaf-Tech first launched MC Luminary Cable in 2014. MC Luminary Cable is a UL Listed Type MC-PCS cable which combines both power and control circuits under one armor. These cables are primarily used in commercial construction projects such as casinos, condos, hotels, shopping centers and retail centers – although its usage can be quite versatile.

MC Luminary Cable combines power and control circuits under a single interlocked armor. This reduces installation time and materials on the job site by running one armored cable as compared to an installation that runs power circuits and a separate control circuit.

All MC Luminary products are designed for LED and fluorescent dimming systems. Multiple MC Luminary Cables can be used in daylight harvesting applications to wire multiple zone rooms which utilize building management systems to automatically dim or raise lighting at certain times. These products come in both steel and aluminum armor. Power circuits are THHN insulated conductors with a twisted jacketed pair of TFN insulated control circuits.

To learn more about MC Luminary Cables, watch our video below or request a sample of our MC Luminary products. Kaf-Tech offers additional styles of MC Luminary Cable which include a health care (HCF) version called MC Luminary HCF, as well as MC Luminary MultiZone, which combines multiple control pairs and multiple configurations.

MC Luminary Cables Family

MC Tuff Luminary Cable
MC Lite Luminary Cable

Features & Benefits:

  • U.S. Patent 10,431,353
  • Manufactured with purple and pink control conductors. Compliant with 2020 NEC® Sec 410.69.
  • Save up to 30% labor and installation costs compared to traditional installation methods
  • Interlocked galvanized steel strip or Interlocked aluminum strip
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials

Applications

  • Permits conductors of circuits to be placed in a cable with conductors of electric light, power, or Class 1 circuits
  • LED and Fluorescent dimming systems
  • Smart Buildings

MC Luminary Cable Type MC-PCS*

Armor

Galvanized Interlocked Steel Strip (Blue)
Interlocked Aluminum Strip (Plain)

Conductors

Solid/Stranded Copper

Conductor Insulation

THHN (Power)
TFN (Control)

Maximum Temperature Rating

90°C (Dry) Rating

Neutral Conductor

White 120/208V

Grey for 277/480V

Control Cables

16 AWG Solid TFN Twisted Pink Jacketed Pair (Purple/Pink)

Maximum Voltage Rating

600V

  • UL 66, 83, 1479, 1569, 1581, 2556, File Reference E80042
  • NEC® 250.118(I), 300.22(C), 330, 392, 396, 501, 502, 503,
    504, 505, 518,520, 530, 645, 725.136(I)(1)
  • Permits conductors of control circuits to be placed in a
    cable with conductors of electric light, power, or Class
    1 circuits
  • Federal Specification A-A-59544 (formerly J-C-30B)
  • Meets all applicable OSHA and HUD Requirements
  • Cable Tray Rated, install per NEC®
  • UL Classified 1, 2, and 3 hour through penetration
    (Fire Stop)product, R14141
  • NEC® 300.22(C) other spaces used for environmental
    air (plenums)
  • Power and/or lighting as well as signal and/or control
    conductors per NEC® Section 725.136(I)(1)
  • May be surface mounted, fished and/or embedded
    in plaster

Product Code
250' Reels
Product Code
1,000' Reels
Trade SizeGrounding Conductor
AWG
Approx Weight
lbs/1,000ft
Approx. Armor
O.D.
(in)
Solid
18BMB42TL0018BMB60TL0016-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 12-3 (Black, Red, White)12-1 (Green)2690.653
18BMB42TL0118BMB60TL0116-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 12-3 (Brown, Orange, Gray)12-1 (Green)2690.653
18BKB42TL00*18BKB60TL0016-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 10-2 (Black, White)10-1 (Green)2910.670
18BKB42TL01*18BKB60TL0116-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 10-2 (Brown, Gray)10-1 (Green)2910.670

Note:
All dimensions and weights are subject to normal manufacturing tolerances.
Other conductor colors available by special order.
*Non-stock items require lead time and minimum quantity order.
MC Luminary Cable is intended for use in non-shielded applications.

Download MC Tuff Luminary Submittal Sheet

Product Code
250' Reels
Product Code
1,000' Reels
Trade SizeGrounding Conductor
AWG
Approx Weight
lbs/1,000ft
Approx. Armor
O.D.
(in)
Solid
18BG-42-L0018BG-60-L0016-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 12-3 (Black, Red, White)12-1 (Green)1830.653
18BG-42-L0118BG-60-L0116-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 12-3 (Brown, Orange, Gray)12-1 (Green)1830.653
18BH-42-L0018BH-60-L0016-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 10-2 (Black, White)10-1 (Green)2020.670
18BH-42-L0118BH-60-L0116-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 10-2 (Brown, Gray)10-1 (Green)2020.670
Stranded (16-2 Solid)
18SI-42-L0018SI-60-L0016-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 12-3 (Black, Red, White)12-1 (Green)1880.666
18SI-42-L0118SI-60-L01*16-2 (TPJ) (Purple, Pink) 12-3 (Brown, Orange, Gray)12-1 (Green)1880.666

Note:
All dimensions and weights are subject to normal manufacturing tolerances.
Other conductor colors available by special order.
*Non-stock items require lead time and minimum quantity order.
MC Luminary Cable is intended for use in non-shielded applications.

Download MC Lite Luminary Submittal Sheet