For Encelium Technologies, the future has never looked brighter. Installations of its hallmark Energy Control System (ECS) now exceed more than 35 million square feet and the company continues to post impressive annual sales increases. And just last year, Encelium secured $11 million in a financing round led by Siemens Venture Capital (SVC), the corporate venture capital organization of Siemens.
Archives for July 2011
Encelium Technologies has introduced Polaris 3D, its next generation of lighting control software for the Energy Control System™. As the first software application of its kind in the lighting control industry, Encelium elected to unveil this ground-breaking technology at LIGHTFAIR International 2011, held in Philadelphia this spring. The new software, which will be available in August 2011, offers users a single 360°, three-dimensional navigation in a multi-floor view, permitting faster and easier navigation to a desired control zone with the ability to see an entire facility or complex in a convenient 3D snapshot.
WattStopper has published a set of best practice solutions for classrooms to help specifiers and facility managers quickly identify and implement energy-saving lighting control solutions for these high-value spaces, which account for approximately $8 billion in energy costs annually in the U.S. The new online tool offers users a range of design options to meet different energy-savings goals, and provides a wealth of detailed information from wiring diagrams to equipment schedules. Solutions feature WattStopper’s Digital Lighting Management controls, which offer superior flexibility in installation and performance.
To better serve its rapidly growing customer base in Latin America and among the Spanish-speaking population in the United States, Universal Lighting Technologies recently launched the Spanish-language version of its company website. Visitors can access the new site directly at www.unvlt.com/espanol, or by visiting www.unvlt.com and clicking the ES icon at the top right of the screen.
Dimming is growing in popularity due to energy codes, green construction and user interest in flexibility and maximizing energy savings. High-intensity discharge (HID) lamp dimming is no exception, and with continuing development of electronic HID ballasts, continuous HID lamp dimming is easier to achieve, in a broader range of wattages, than ever before. This whitepaper by the Lighting Controls Association describes dimming options for popular HID lamp types and presents NEMA guidelines for dimming HID lamps.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published a very informative article detailing the results of a survey of more than 700 readers about lighting and lighting controls, conducted by Renaissance Research & Consulting.
Acuity Brands is expanding its indoor ambient LED lighting offering with the launch of the Lithonia Lighting VTLED volumetric luminaire with embedded with nLight™ lighting control technology. VTLED is a high-quality, volumetric LED fixture designed for general purpose applications. They join the RTLED, ACLED and TLED recessed LED luminaires that launched last year.
WattStopper has launched two powerful daylighting sensors that allow engineers, building owners and installers unprecedented options when designing, purchasing and implementing daylight harvesting systems. The new LMLS-400 and LMLS-500 may be used for switching or dimming applications, and are specifically designed for easy integration with occupancy sensors and other lighting controls. Both digital photosensors include a two-way infrared (IR) transceiver for communication with a wireless configuration tool, and the LMLS-400 features automatic commissioning for either switching or dimming, an industry first. By developing both open and closed loop control solutions for a full range of dimming and switching control strategies, WattStopper now offers the most complete and most flexible range of daylighting control options on the market.
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR has published a video describing GE’s Ultramax Dimming and Load Shed Ballasts for fluorescent T8 lamp control at its website.