Eaton’s The Lighting Resource recently published an article about dimming LED lamps and luminaires.
Philips Lighting recently announced the launch of a new Cloud-based Scene management app that enables businesses to quickly and simply change a building’s architectural lighting using a smartphone or tablet.
Intermatic Incorporated has announced its new Ascend™ 7-Day In-Wall Programmable Timer, a next-generation control that helps contractors save 5-15 minutes on each installation while delivering tech-forward features to consumers.
OSRAM recently announced the launch of SensiLUM™, a wireless integrated sensor product family. SensiLUM sensors enable occupancy detection, daylight harvesting and individual or group control of luminaires over a mesh network based on ZigBee® standards.
Siemens Building Technologies Division recently announced it has acquired Enlighted Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of intelligent lighting systems. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
The IoT-Ready Alliance™ recently introduced its first specification, The IoT-Ready™ Interface Specification V1.0. The Specification defines a socket that allows any type of Internet of Things (IoT) sensor or control module to connect seamlessly to a luminaire or other building system.
Hubbell’s Summer Albergotti and Marissa Keisler contributed an article to Facilities.net, “Human-Centric Lighting for Schools, Hospitals, and Offices.” The article describes how color tuning enables lighting systems to better serve the needs of users and spaces.
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently released Atrius™ Solution Builder, an HTML5, browser-based Integrated Development Environment to help rapidly build visually-rich, interactive web-based graphical user interfaces, applications and dashboards. These user interfaces can be built for range of digital devices such as computers, mobile devices, tablets, touch screen displays, educational kiosks and digital signage.
Leviton has achieved recognition as the “Brand Used Most” in the lighting controls and switches category for BUILDER magazine’s 2018 Brand Use Study. In addition to receiving this acknowledgement 21 years in a row, Leviton has also placed first in the 2018 “Brand Familiarity” and “Brand Used in Past 2 Years” categories.
The most popular lighting control rebates continue to be occupancy sensors, light sensors, and daylight dimming systems. The average rebate for controls is fairly high when one considers their cost, positioning them as an attractive add-on to a retrofit. In some cases, such as high-bay lighting, the rebate can almost completely cover the cost of adding a luminaire-mounted occupancy sensor.