Schneider Electric has published a selection guide to the company’s occupancy sensor products, which can be downloaded here.
Archives for February 2013
Dr. Ian Rowbottom of Lutron Electronics authored a whitepaper on the Lutron website titled, “Building Dimmers Vs. Building Power Plants.” Using simple math, he makes a case that while it costs $1.40-$7.75 to build a watt of electric generating capacity, it costs only about $0.35 to remove a watt with a dimmer. He writes, “At […]
WattStopper announced the release of a time-saving Niagara AX driver module that streamlines integration when WattStopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) controls are combined with Niagara controllers in high performance buildings. The driver automatically discovers all the DLM lighting controls on the BACnet network, and all the data points available for integration. Originally developed for a […]
The Daylighting Collaborative at the Energy Center of Wisconsin has announced a free webinar, “Implementation of Successful Daylighting Control Systems,” which will be held Thursday, February 28, 2013, from 1–2:30 PM Central. The webinar will be presented by Scott Schuetter, PE, LEED AP BD+C and Scott Hackel, PE, LEED AP, Senior Energy Engineers at the […]
IMS Research projects that the market for lighting control devices in commercial buildings will double from 2010 to 2017, with shipments of devices increasing from 29.6 million to 61.6 million. Most of these components will be connected ballasts that contain a connectivity technology such as DALI or ZigBee, says the research organization. One of the […]
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA LSD 64 Lighting Controls Terminology. NEMA LSD 64 defines terminology related to controls for lighting systems for non-residential and residential applications. The goal of LSD 64 is for NEMA definitions to ultimately be used as the definitive reference for codes, standards, and legislation. This will eliminate […]
Despite a national recovery from the recession in 2009, construction activity in the United States continued to spiral downward in following years. Total construction spending declined to under $800 billion in 2011 from its peak of more than $1 trillion in 2008. In 2012, the market turned a corner and achieved a level of growth […]
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 the award’s […]
Universal Lighting Technologies has reached IDEA’s Platinum Band, the most prestigious level of IDEA’s Bands of Excellence program. Owned by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED), IDEA established this program to recognize manufacturers for providing exceptional marketing support to its trading partners. Platinum status indicates that Universal […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2012 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Lutron’s embedded EcoSystem technology.