The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently reported its Electroindustry Business Confidence Index (EBCI) dipped 24 points from a high-water mark in April to 65.4 in May 2021, a significant decline but still solidly in expansionary territory.
Trade Ally Network NW, sponsored by Bonneville Power Administration and its Northwest utilities, recently published a 15-minute online course about luminaire-level lighting controls (LLLC), focusing on retrofit opportunities.
MaxLite recently introduced the next generation of FlatMax LED Flat Panels with field-selectable CCTs, wattages and field-installable controls as a flexible and future ready lighting solution for offices, schools, health care facilities, and other commercial spaces.
In an article recently published by NEMA, Martin Mercier, Strategic Marketing Manager, Cooper Lighting Solutions talks about the ways in which lighting can contribute to the smart city. Lighting provides infrastructure for data collection, he notes. Standardization and an open ecosystem for partnerships will be key to realizing this opportunity.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA CPSP 1-2021 Supply Chain Best Practices. This document identifies a recommended set of supply chain best practices and guidelines that electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers can implement during product development to minimize the possibility that bugs, malware, viruses, or other exploits can be used to impact product operation negatively.
In a recent article published by EC&M Magazine, Evergreen Consulting Group’s Tony Adams talks about the evolution of lighting control toward dimming, color tuning, discrete zoning, and application of multiple control strategies in the same space, focusing on luminaire-level lighting controls.
The Lighting Controls Association’s Education Express is the lighting industry’s leading online platform for free, instant, 24/7 education about lighting controls. The LCA is pleased to announce that a majority of courses now feature downloadable one-page summary sheets students can download, print, and use as a quick reference.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to welcome MaxLite as a new member!
My blog post from April 1, 2020, entitled “Lessons Learned from Living Lab” describes a research project about retrofitting existing spaces with networked lighting control systems (NLCs). It contains recommendations for how to avoid typical of problems that may be encountered on an NLC install. This post will elaborate on some of those “lessons” and recommendations.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently ran a roundtable piece in which industry experts identified points of change in the lighting industry. As the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Mark Lien and Lighting Controls Association Chair Charles Knuffke point out, lighting controls are at the forefront of industry change as a leading trend.