Universal Lighting Technologies has been named a Platinum Supplier by IMARK Group, a member-owned association of more than 1,100 independently owned electrical distributors throughout the United States. In order to earn Platinum status, a manufacturing company must meet 11 out of 11 of IMARK’s annual goals for sales growth, member participation in exclusive marketing and promotion strategies, and an overall commitment to maximizing the success of its distribution partners. This is the second year in a row that IMARK has bestowed the distinction of Platinum Supplier on Universal Lighting Technologies.
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Universal Lighting Technologies is now a part of the TVA’s Preferred Partners Network (PPN), an exclusive group of companies dedicated to helping their customers reduce energy use and monthly power bills. As a PPN member, Universal Lighting Technologies has been evaluated by the TVA and proven to provide effective solutions for improving energy efficiency. Universal Lighting Technologies is proud to support the TVA’s EnergyRight® Solutions for Business program, which provides information and financial assistance to help commercial and industrial companies achieve their energy efficiency goals. The PPN was established to connect businesses in the EnergyRight Solutions program with approved manufacturers and service providers who can develop and implement the appropriate energy-saving strategies for each customer’s specific needs.
Tom Hopper has joined Encelium Technologies as director of sales. In this new role, Hopper will spearhead and manage the company’s sales and marketing initiatives throughout the Northeast U.S. region.
“If you boost the lighting at certain times of day, you’ll get a better performance from workers,” remarks Dr Martine Knoop, a senior lighting specialist at Philips Lighting, commenting on the study that took place at Bartenbach Lichtlabor in Austria. The scientists found in 2007 that if offices used more adjustable lighting, the employees working within them would work more productively.
Last month, the Lighting Controls Association published a guide to the new ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 standard, focusing on its prescriptive lighting power requirements as well as significant changes to its scope and administrative requirements. In Part 2 of this series on the new standard, we will focus on its extensive new mandatory and optional lighting control requirements. Regarding controls, the changes are nothing short of historic.
WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management and technical lighting control expertise facilitated completion of Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ new iPrep Academy within tight timeframes. The fast track remodeling project challenged the design and construction teams, as the work had to be completed in just three months. When Miami-Dade County Public Schools set out to create an engaging, high tech learning environment for its new iPrep Academy, the project team selected Digital Lighting Management (DLM) controls, including dimming devices, personal controls and occupancy sensors. The controls enhance the remodeled Miami school, updated with colorful open spaces incorporating digital teaching tools, while also meeting the requirements of the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2007 energy code.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has introduced the new Stairwell Retrofit Solution that automatically adjusts light output based on stairwell occupancy. The new Stairwell Retrofit Solution utilizes a lighting fixture with a Lutron digital dimming ballast preprogrammed to occupied and unoccupied light levels specific to a project’s code requirements. The fixture receives a signal from Radio Powr Savr™ occupancy sensors via reliable Lutron Clear Connect™ RF technology. The solution’s design features separate fixture and sensor components which allow for the flexibility to determine occupancy sensor quantities, mounting configuration, and placement requirements based on the stairwell design.
For both energy conservation and economic reasons, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, one of the largest healthcare groups in the Philadelphia region, set the goal of reducing its lighting energy consumption by at least 30% without sacrificing illumination quality. To accomplish that – and much more, Jefferson partnered with Encelium Technologies, the manufacturer of the Energy Control System™ (ECS). Encelium customized its innovative lighting control and energy management solution for Jefferson, which has more than 4 million square feet of clinical, research, teaching and housing property.
Lutron Electronics recently announced that its new Diva C•L dimmer has won the 2011 Consumer Electronics Association Gold Mark of Excellence award in the Green Product of the Year category. The Mark of Excellence Awards program, presented by CEA’s TechHome Division, recognizes the best in home electronics products, services and installed technology. Each year, manufacturers, distributors and systems integrators enter to compete in award categories for this coveted honor judged by independent experts within the industry.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published two new solid state lighting standards: 1) NEMA SSL 1-2010 Electronic Drivers for LED Devices, Arrays, or Systems, and 2) NEMA SSL 6-2010 Solid State Lighting for Incandescent Replacement—Dimming.
With these publications, NEMA establishes harmonized requirements and expectations for solid state lighting (SSL). Both are directed toward designers, manufacturers, and users of SSL products.