Universal Lighting Technologies is launching a new online eHID course at its award-winning e-Learning Center. Subjects covered include a history of eHID technology, an analysis of its performance and benefits, and a review of its most common applications, including a detailed replacement matrix for retrofitting magnetic HID systems.
Archives for April 2011
Lightronics has announced the new Unity AB line of Architectural Ballast Drivers and true Non-Dim Relays. Projects of any size can benefit from Phase Dimming, 0 -10VDC and True non-dim ballast controllers. All three units include individually DMX addressable 20A relays, individual on/off threshold levels and 99 on-board user configurable scene memories that work with the company’s Unity Architectural Remote Stations. All relays are latching, and will remain in their current state until a new command is sent. Lightronics AB Relays are sold in configurations of 3, 6 and 12 circuits.
Leviton recently announced the acquisition of Quantran Systems Limited. Quantran’s products, capabilities and presence in strategic international markets further expand Leviton’s global strength in commercial lighting control systems.
WattStopper has announced that it has received a 2011 Building Operating Management Top Product Award for its innovative Digital Lighting Management (DLM) product line. An all-digital suite of plug-together lighting controls, DLM automatically configures to the most energy efficient sequence of operation based on installed components. 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.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s GreenMAX™ Relay Control System and Sector™ Intelligent Ballast Controls have both been named by Building Operating Management Magazine among its top 100 products of the year. There were over 500 products submitted and the winners were chosen by the building and facility management executives that subscribe to the magazine, 100% reader selected. Both the GreenMAX and Sector products will be featured in the January 2011 issue of Building Operating Management (BOM) as a Top Products Award Winner.
ASHRAE/IES 90.1, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings is published every three years to provide states and other jurisdictions with a model commercial building energy code. The 2010 version, published November 2010, represents the most dramatic revision of the standard since 1999. In this two-part series of special reports by the Lighting Controls Association, we will examine the new energy standard in detail. Part one, presented here, focuses on changes to the prescriptive lighting power requirements as well as changes to scope and administrative requirements. Part two, to be published next month, will focus on the standard’s extensive list of new mandatory and optional lighting control requirements.
WattStopper recently announced that it has received a 2011 Building Operating Management Top Product Award for its unique PW-103N multi-way wall switch occupancy sensor with LED nightlight. The sensor provides economical, code-compliant lighting control in a wide variety of applications. The factory default setting is for manual-on operation, to ensure that optimal energy efficiency is available. Lighting remains on as long as any one of the connected sensors detects occupancy. When the space is no longer occupied, lighting will automatically turn off following a time delay that begins when the last sensor ceases to detect occupancy. Lighting can be turned off manually from any of the sensors at any time. If automatic-on operation is preferred, sensors may be easily adjusted.
Philips Lighting Electronics has produced a video describing its outdoor lighting control product, Dynadimmer.
Dion Hyland has joined Encelium Technologies of Teaneck, N.J., as director of sales for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. A resident of the Sacramento area, Hyland is a 24-year electrical industry veteran who possesses extensive professional sales experience working with specifiers, wholesale distributors, manufacturers, electrical contractors and end-users.
This document provides general information and considerations involved in the design and application of dimming circuitry employed with specific ballasts and lamps in the HID family. Click here to download it free from the NEMA website.