Emergency lighting can constitute as much as 20 percent of a commercial building’s lighting load, according to research conducted by WattStopper, which points out, in a whitepaper titled, “Emergency Lighting and Control,” that special control approaches can be used to reduce this load and generate significant energy savings while satisfying life/safety demands and code requirements.
Archives for January 2011
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s LevNet RF™ wireless lighting control products were just chosen by Consulting-Specifying Engineer (CSE) magazine as the Best Product of the Year for the second consecutive year. The high-performance line of wireless occupancy sensors, switches and accessories combines Leviton’s legendary styling and superior performance features with reliable wireless technology from EnOcean, the leader in self-powered wireless lighting control solutions.
On its website, Lutron offers an informative short guide to dimming. Check it out here.
While automatic shut-off provides increased savings for customers, research suggests implementing advanced strategies available with manual controls like switches can really turbocharge both energy savings and return on investment.
Compact fluorescent lightbulbs save energy, but they take a long time to warm up and they’re not easily controlled by a dimmer. Selin Glickman of Leviton demonstrates a new dimmer that ends the annoyance of CFL bulbs.
Leviton announces the appointment of John LaMontagne to the position of Director of Specification Sales for the company’s Lighting Management Systems business. In his new post, LaMontagne will lead the company’s Technical Sales team to drive product sales through architects, lighting designers, design engineers and other members of the specification community.
The Lighting Controls Association is proud to announce that it has entered into a five-year agreement with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) to sponsor a new Control Innovation Award as part of the IES’s prestigious Illumination Awards. Online submissions for the 2011 Illumination Awards program are being accepted January 18 through February 11, 2011.
I am pleased to announce that the Lighting Controls Association’s website has relaunched at www.lightingcontrolsassociation.org, providing most of the content of the old site, but now having content that is new, easier to find, read, share and discuss. From now on, if you visit our old site, www.aboutlightingcontrols.org, it will automatically direct you to the new site.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to welcome GE Lighting as a new member. GE Lighting’s lighting, electronics and control products help building owners and users around the world reduce energy and maintenance costs while enhancing aesthetics, security and sustainability.
Light control manufacturer Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. recently introduced 12 new Maestro® Wireless programming videos to emphasize the simplicity of programming the Maestro Wireless system. The new videos are available online at www.lutron.com/maestrowirelessprogramming.