While general-service incandescent lamps have received the most attention in media coverage of the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007, with provisions beginning to take effect in 2012, many popular incandescent reflector lamps are being outlawed this month.
Archives for June 2009
Leviton’s new EZ-MAX™ Plus Relay Control Panels offer the power and performance of Leviton’s larger Z-MAX Plus relay lighting control panels in a compact enclosure, ideal for smaller applications that don’t require field-configuration or advanced networking capabilities. Available in two circuit models, the panels come with the Visual Programmer 4.0 off-line editor for easy set up. A large LCD screen on the face of the enclosure features oversized buttons to speed programming.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s line of commercial occupancy sensors meets NAFTA requirements and conforms to the provisions of the Buy American Act The line of NAFTA-compliant occupancy sensors is ideal for installation in government facilities seeking to reduce lighting energy consumption and reduce carbon footprint size. Devices are suitable for installation in a wide range of environments where compliance with the Buy American Act is desirable.
Leviton Manufacturing has introduced a new line of test equipment designed to help fluorescent fixture manufacturers avoid production line mis-wiring errors. The new production line tester checks for and verifies the integrity of wiring connections as part of a linear fluorescent test fixture manufacturing process.
Lutron has introduced a groundbreaking new occupancy/vacancy sensor with unparalleled sensitivity and the ability to be retrofitted in any space without re-wiring.
Glenn D. Hughes, president of Glenn D. Hughes Consulting Associates and the director of construction for The New York Times Company during the design, installation, and commissioning of the new 52-story New York Times Building, last year made news with his announcement that the Quantum total light management system in the building was achieving a 70 percent lighting energy savings.
Encelium Technologies, a technology development firm specializing in integrated lighting control systems for commercial buildings, has partnered with SLS Lighting of British Columbia, a division of SLS Group Industries, Inc. Through this partnership, SLS will serve as a sales representative for Encelium in British Columbia.
Cherokee Investment Partners, a private equity fund managing institutional capital to acquire environmentally impacted properties, recently challenged itself to oversee construction of a sustainable residential project that, to prospective owners, would look and feel like a traditional home. The Raleigh, North Carolina project, dubbed the National Homebuilder Mainstream GreenHome, includes energy saving occupancy and vacancy sensors and time switches from Watt Stopper/Legrand throughout the home.
Good news: Lighting professionals have three new opportunities for continuing education, thanks to Universal Lighting Technologies and its award-winning e-Learning Center. Online classes are now available on DEMANDflex™ lighting ballasts, DCL® Controls, and DCL Component Selection and Installation.
WattStopper has published a comprehensive catalog for its new Digital Lighting Management product line. Digital Lighting Management (DLM) is an all-digital suite of plug-together lighting controls that automatically configure to the most energy-efficient sequence of operation based on which system components are installed. The result is that DLM meets and exceeds energy code requirements, saves more energy than conventional controls, and provides an unprecedented return on investment for both new construction and retrofit projects.