I'm going through the initial design (QS) of a project that will be using Creative Lighting Systems EDL 3" cans. The manufacturer's site provides a compatibility list produced by Lutron. Now there's 149 of these fixtures in this project and Lutron's compatibility list recommends a maximum of 10 fixtures per zone, or 17 per 4A module, and 10 per 4U module. Almost all other devices are woefully inadequate and their use would lead to a huge jump in price because of the labor involved. Is there a particular reason I can only use less than a third of the capacity that a module is rated for? The best solution I see is using an army of PHPM-PAs and a couple of circuits shared between them to act as the constant hot to accommodate all of the fixtures.
Has anyone encountered this before? If so, what solution did you come up with?
I know the list is a recommendation, but the bar is set so low that it almost makes this cost prohibitive. I'll be giving Lutron a call as well to see what they have to say about it, but I'm not sure how that will pan out. I can imagine a response along the lines of, "The list is the list is the list." It would be nice to be able to select a load type and roll with the ratings of the devices used. I just don't want to run into issues because of ignoring the recommendations (which I'm not prone to do) or lose a job by having to have a ton of extra interfaces.