The Lighting Controls Association has published NEMA LSD-64-2012, Lighting Controls Terminology, as a supporting document to its Education Express online education system. The glossary is now available as a direct download in Education Express.
Archives for May 2013
New research by Navigant suggests wireless technology is entering the mainstream of the commercial buildings controls market. While building automation and controls have been used for decades, wireless networks are enabling more granular control over building systems without many of the design and labor challenges involved with running traditional cabling to support communications and/or power. […]
HAI by Leviton announced has launched the KNX Gateway (Part Number 97A00-1), an interface allowing HAI by Leviton’s Omni and Lumina Ethernet-based controllers to communicate with and control KNX devices through KNX’s standardized network communications BUS protocol. Lighting devices, temperature and energy management, motors for window coverings, shades, shutters and more are among the many […]
GE Lighting and Trane, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, have announced a new way for building owners to apply advanced control strategies for lighting, heating and cooling operations with solutions backed by two of the most well-known names in the industry. GE’s LightSweep Modular Lighting Control Solution can now be seamlessly integrated into the Trane […]
At the Department of Energy’s 10th Annual SSL R&D Workshop in Long Beach, California, nearly 250 attendees discussed the next great leap forward in performance of LED systems. In his February 8, 2013 SSL Postings, “Some Thoughts on the Long Beach R&D Workshop,” DOE SSL Program Manager Jim Brodrick related an interesting statement by Susanne […]
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium has released Version 1.0 of its Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires. The tool is designed to help cities, utilities, and other local agencies accelerate their adoption of systems that can further reduce energy and maintenance costs associated with […]
Leviton recently announced the expansion of its suite of energy management technology with the launch of its revenue-grade VerifEye Submetering Solutions. Easy to install and maintenance-free, VerifEye provide users with turn-key tenant billing implementation. VerifEye enables tracking, monitoring and verification of real-time energy usage, providing precise data for billing, reducing operating costs and allowing users […]
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently introduced Lithonia Lighting D-Series Area LED luminaires integrated with Sensor Switch motion sensors. The D-Series Area Size 1 and Size 2 LED luminaires utilize motion sensors to increase energy savings in outdoor applications, saving approximately 80% in energy than comparable fixed output metal halide fixtures. D-Series Area LED luminaires provide a […]
Version 4 of the popular Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system is expected to be released at Greenbuild in November 2013. Final balloting to approve the new LEED version is expected to occur in June, so we don’t know exactly what will be contained in the new rating system. One […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2012 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Leviton’s universal dimmer line.