The U.S. Patented* MC Luminary Multizone® is one cable that contains all the power and control conductors under one armor! One multi-zone cable can replace up to three traditional luminary cables or three power and three control cables.

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MC Luminary MultiZone is the newest version in the MC Luminary Cable family of products.

These cables are designed for daylight harvesting trends that seek to save energy and reduce power costs by dimming lights proportionally to the availability of natural light. MC Luminary MultiZone complies with California Title 24 Energy Efficiency Standards for Residential and Nonresidential Buildings and other energy saving lighting designs. One of the most innovative aspects of this product is that one MC Luminary MultiZone cable can replace up to three traditional MC Luminary cables or three power and three control pair cables. In addition, this cable can be used as a homerun cable when using a centralized lighting control unit.

The cables are offered with multiple PVC jacket color options that are matched to the power conductor colors for easy identification during installation. By combining all required conductors and phases under one armor, MC Luminary MultiZone can replace up to three individual cable runs, increasing productivity and reducing labor and installation costs. This is an economical wiring method designed with the contractor in mind.

Unlike wireless controls that use radio frequency or Wi-Fi to control dimming, MC Luminary MultiZone offers a secure hard-wired system that eliminates any potential concerns about unauthorized network intrusion. MC Luminary MultiZone cables are compliant with all applicable codes and UL standards, compatible with 0-10 volt DC solid state lighting control systems, and digital signal compatible.

With controls for up to three dimming zones, MC Luminary MultiZone is the first product specifically designed to meet California Title 24 requirements for dimming capabilities, automatic controls in daylight harvesting areas, and automatically reducing lighting power in response to a demand response event.

In 2017, MC Luminary MultiZone was awarded Product of the Year in the Wire and Cable Category by EC&M Magazine.

For more information on how this product works, read our blog post on daylight harvesting, or view our product video below.

*U.S. Patent No. 10,431,35

Luminary Multizone Cable

MC Luminary Multizone 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 aluminum strip
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials
  • Efficient – 1 multi-zone cable can replace up to 3 traditional luminary cables or 3 power and 3 control cables
  • Productive – 1 cable with all the power and control conductors under one armor
  • Secure – Hard wired lighting control system reduces the threat of intrusion
  • Save energy – Reduce consumption with dimmable lighting
  • Save money – Daylight harvesting dims lighting proportional to natural light
  • Compatible with 0-10 volt DC solid state lighting control systems
  • Digital signal compatible


  • 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
  • California Title 24 friendly with control for up to 3 dimming zones

MC Luminary Cable Brochure
MC Luminary Cable Brochure



Interlocked Aluminum Strip (Plain)


Solid Copper

Conductor Insulation

THHN (Power)
TFN (Control)

Maximum Temperature Rating

90°C (dry)

Neutral Conductor

White 120/208V

Grey for 277/480V

Control Cables

16 AWG Solid TFN Twisted Pink Jacketed Pair (Purple/Pink)
See table below for jacket colors.

Maximum Voltage Rating


References & Ratings

  • UL 66, 83, 1479, 1569, 1581, 2556, File Reference E80042
  • NEC® 250.118, 300.22(C), 330, 392, 396, 501, 502, 503,
    504, 505, 518,520, 530, 645, 725
  • 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)
  • Made in USA of US and/or imported materials

Product Code
250' Reels
Product Code
1,000' Reels
Control Cable
Jacket Color
Control Cable
Trade Size
Power Conductor Trade Size
Power Conductor Trade Size
Power Conductor Trade Size
Approx. Armor
O.D. (in)
18LB-44-L00*18LB-60-L00*Black Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)12-1Black12-1White12-1Green2010.738
Red Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)
18LB-44-L01*18LB-60-L01*Brown Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)12-1Brown12-1Gray12-1Green2010.738
Orange Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)
18LS-44-L01*18LS-60-L01*Brown Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)12-1Brown12-1Gray12-1Green2600.842
Orange Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)
Yellow Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)
18LC-44-L01*18LC-60-L01*Brown Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)12-2Brown12-1Gray12-1Green2410.795
Orange Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)Orange
18LD-44-L01*18LD-60-L01*Brown Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)12-3Brown12-1Gray12-1Green3150.902
Orange Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)Orange
Yellow Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)Yellow
Neutral Per Phase
18LP-44-L01*18LP-60-L01*Brown Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)12-2Brown12-1Gray12-1Green2710.833
Orange Jacket16-2 (Purple, Pink)OrangeGray

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.