Schneider Electric worked with Albany International Corp. to develop a lighting control strategy tailored to its manufacturing processes at the company’s Menasha, Wisconsin plant. That solution was the Square D® brand PowerLink NF2000G3 and NF3000G3 lighting control systems, which provided the appropriate type of lighting control based on the different work areas in the facility, […]
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The Van Andel Institute’s (VAI) 240,000 square-foot Phase II biomedical research center relies on intelligent building controls to achieve both energy and operational efficiencies. Building Intelligence Group President and Founder Paul Ehrlich planned the system integration which includes WattStopper lighting controls, and uses open protocols for communications and to ensure that the facility is adaptable […]
Learn about the impact of NEC 2011 Section 404.2(C) on the application of occupancy sensors and the new WSD NGX universal neutral/ground sensor from Sensor Switch, here.
OSRAM SYLVANIA’s LIGHTPOINT® Online Training offers a series of basic training modules, including a Product and System Technology course on lighting controls. To take this and other courses, register and then login to your mySYLVANIA account. The lighting controls module is here.
The Philips OSW LightManager platform is a powerful and simple-to-install solution for energy-saving lighting controls in offices. The OccuSwitch intelligent wireless mesh network eliminates dedicated control wiring and physical control panels, removing much of the expense and complexity of lighting controls. Sensors, wall switches and drivers all communicate with each other without wiring, either through […]
Lighting accounts for about a third of electrical energy consumption in commercial buildings. As advanced energy-saving lighting controls still have a minority penetration in the existing building stock, building owners have a major opportunity to reduce energy costs with lighting control. Adoption of advanced lighting controls faces the usual hurdles affecting all energy-efficient lighting, including […]
The Ballastar T8 Light Level Switching Ballast from Universal Lighting Technologies allows users to switch light levels from 100% to 50%, or 100% to 60% to 30%, using standard wall switches and relays. The application benefits from uniform step dimming, with no dark spots and shadows in the light fixture or the illuminated space. Universal […]
Adapted from an article originally published in the July issue of Illuminate Magazine. Used with permission. Project: Sears Distribution Center Owner: ProLogis Tenant: Sears Holdings Corporation Location: Stockton, CA Architect: Ware Malcomb Lighting Design: Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc. Electrical Engineer: ACIES General Contractor: Big-D Pacific Photography: Exposure Illumination Architects, Inc., Cooper Lighting In 2006, Sears […]
Philips Lighting Controls recently announced the launch of its new and improved website at www.philipslightingcontrols.com. The new site features: • Clean, modern design with quick and easy access to Philips Lighting Controls solutions. Electrical contractors, facilities managers, lighting designers, engineers and other lighting professionals now have access to more information than ever. • Products page […]
NEMA LSD 56-2011, Compatibility of Forward Phase Control Dimmers and Dimmable Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Frequently Asked Questions Regarding CFLs and Dimming, provides design guidance in the area of lamp/dimmer compatibility to the manufacturers of dimmable self-ballasted CFLs that use forward phase control and the manufacturers of forward phase control dimmers. The values provided […]