The Illuminating Engineering Society – New York City Section (IESNYC) has announced the speaker line up for ControlThis! 2011 and that event registration is officially open. Taking place on Thursday, October 20, 2011 in New York City, ControlThis! is holding a lecture series and trades how dedicated to advancing the education of the lighting, engineering […]
Archives for September 2011
The Illuminating Engineering Society has published IES DG-29, The Commissioning Process Applied to Lighting and Control Systems, produced by the IES Commissioning Committee chaired by Gary Meshberg, LC, LEED-AP or Encelium Technologies, who also serves as chair of the Lighting Controls Association. The document (40 pages, 8 ½ X 11, softcover, ISBN: 978-0-87995-255-6, $60.00 List […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2011 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Panasonic’s Full-2Way lighting control system, currently being used in thousands of installations throughout North America in commercial/industrial buildings, public schools and universities, hotels, hospitals/healthcare, transportation and more. The Full-2Way bus is a low-voltage, two-wire, topology free […]
The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes projects that exemplify the effective use of lighting controls in nonresidential applications. In this award’s first year, eight projects were recognized with an Award of Merit, with one further recognized with a Special Citation Award. This month, we will explore the role that energy-saving lighting controls play in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Research Support Facility at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a net-zero-energy office building. Click to see the complete project.
As demand for lighting controls continues to grow, advanced solutions are becoming increasingly specified while also becoming increasingly sophisticated. This increasing sophistication translates to greater owner benefit but can also pose greater risk of design and installation mistakes. In a perfect world, designers create clear and detailed lighting control requirements that are easily installed by […]
The Lighting Controls Association has published more than 10 product videos at its YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/LightingControlsAssn. These videos reveal some of the lighting control industry’s brightest product offerings in 2011. Shot at LCA member booths at 2011 LIGHTFAIR, each 1- to 5-minute video features a company spokesperson describing a key product introduction from some […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2011 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to WattStopper’s Isolé plug load control product line. This controller provides a convenient way for building managers to prevent wasted energy from a wide variety of electrical devices in private and modular offices. Isolé couples a personal occupancy sensor with a surge-protected power strip to turn off unneeded devices when a space is vacant while also protecting expensive equipment. It is the only occupancy-based plug load controller available.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Lighting Control Innovation Award. The Lighting Control Innovation Award was created in 2011 as part of the Illuminating Engineering Society’s Illumination Awards program, which recognizes professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. LCA is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, […]
New 39W mini-square eHID ballasts are now available from Universal Lighting Technologies. These units feature universal input voltage in the mini-square platform, including “footed,” “top lead with studs,” and “studs with 120V tap” versions. Ideal for replacing both 120V and 277V models with a single SKU, the 39W mini-square eHID ballast simplifies inventory, saving time and trouble for OEMs, distributors, and contractors. In addition, these ballasts feature a higher degree of component integration for greater noise immunity and enhanced startability.
Plasma lighting is a new generation of efficient lighting suitable for high-intensity applications such as parking lot, high-bay warehouse, streetlights, billboard and garage applications. The basic technology consists of a driver that emits radio waves to create an electric field around the source, which converts its contents into a plasma state that generates intense white light. The result is a light source about the size of a tic-tac that produces up to 23,000 initial lumens.
Craig DiLouie of the Lighting Controls Association recently talked to Randy Reid, VP marketing for Luxim, about the control aspects of this interesting and novel lighting technology. Click the below link to see the interview.