In this article, C. Webster Marsh, designer with Horton Lees Brogden, discusses the topic of interfaces between incompatible devices designed to different protocols, and how to get the best results.
Tunable-white LED lighting offers highly efficient general illumination combined with dimming and the ability to tune correlated color temperature (CCT) from warm- to cool-white. A strong potential application is classrooms, where teachers can set lighting/visual conditions to support classroom activities. In May 2019, the Department of Energy (DOE) published a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) report evaluating a trial installation of tunable-white lighting systems at three classrooms in an elementary school in Folsom, California.
If you haven’t been to LightFair in recent years, rest assured that lighting controls is the “next big thing,” writes Steve Mesh.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2019 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Hubbell Lighting’s wiSCAPE wireless outdoor lighting system.
PLC Multipoint recently announced the hiring of Yoelit Hiebert as Senior Systems Engineer. In this role, she will lead the technical direction of all sensor products.
The State of California has recognized the Lighting Controls Association as an authorized continuing education provider with Irvine Valley College, Electrician Trainee Program #125.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2019 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron Electronics’ Quick Estimating and Design Tool, or QuEst-D.
Wrightwood 659 is a new art gallery in Chicago exhibiting architecture and socially engaged art. As befits a gallery focused on great architecture, Wrightwood 659 has an impressive pedigree of its own. Originally built in the 1920s, this brownstone building was completely gutted and fit out with a modern steel and concrete interior designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando. The design team turned to ETC to deliver a lighting control system capable of adapting to changing exhibits and integrating control protocols associated with new lighting technologies.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association recently announced that Patrick Hughes has been appointed Vice President of Operations and Strategy. In this role, Hughes will oversee the Association’s industry-leading technical operations and strategic planning. Hughes previously served as Senior Director of Government Relations and Strategic Initiatives for NEMA.
This article by Michael Shulman, Principal Engineer, Lighting for UL, describes how the changing lighting control landscape presents new challenges for emergency lighting control.