Intelligent, controllable LED lamps offer a new paradigm for home lighting control. Julie Jacobson, editor of ELECTRONIC HOUSE, analyzes the pros and cons of 13 products implementing WiFi/Internet of Things, 6LoWPAN, ZigBee, Z-Wave and Bluetooth. Read it here.
Archives for June 2013
Hubbell Building Automation recently announced the availability of LINE V Automatic Line Voltage Switches for use with LX Panels and CX Panels. The HBA LINE V provides the ability to apply scheduling function to facilities using conventional local line voltage switch wiring methods. The HBA LINE V is especially cost effective and easy to install […]
Philips has introduced a 0-10VDC dimming ballast designed to operate 24W and 39W T5HO lamps. Available in 1- and 2-lamp models (IZT124D and IZT2S24D), the new Mark 7 dimming ballasts can operate the 2 or 3 T5HO lamps at 120-277V. With a traditional T5 form factor of 16.7” L x 1.0” H x 1.18” W, […]
In this short video featuring decision makers, campus installations, and an outreach program to educate students and faculty about the new controls, learn why WattStopper was selected to provide lighting controls for a campus-wide energy efficiency program at Weber State University.
The new Stairwell Retrofit Kit Solution from Lutron Electronics saves energy, lowers costs and meets stairwell safety code requirements. The field-adjustable retrofit kit solution contains Lutron dimming ballasts with pre-wired leads, a Lutron wireless control (Powpak stairwell controller), and optional rapid-start sockets, which allow any T12, T8, or T5 fluorescent fixture to be converted into […]
The SYLVANIA ULTRA LED Sunset Effect family provides incandescent-like dimming from 2900K to 2000K. Offered in a variety of lamp types including PAR38, PAR30LN and A-line equivalents, these lamps allow flexibility in creating mood and ambience in any setting. The warmer CCT provides comfortable, relaxing light ideal for hospitality and other applications where warmer incandescent-like […]
Leviton has announced the expansion of its industry-exclusive Zipline modular retrofit system with the Zipline LED Platinum Series, an energy management solution for commercial light fixtures that delivers the fastest high performance LED installation on the current market. Zipline LED affords users performance qualities that rival high-efficiency fluorescent retrofit kits, while installing in just minutes […]
Hubbell Lighting recently announced the first outdoor LED luminaire that is controlled using Bluetooth technology—Kim Lighting’s LightVault 8. The solid brass fixture, which features leading-edge LED optics, uses high-speed Bluetooth technology to enable field aiming and dimming. LightVault 8 is available in spot, wall-wash and narrow flood in-grade applications; multiple color temperatures; up to 2,500 […]
Daylight harvesting control, or the practice of using light sensors to automatically reduce electric light in a space when sufficient daylight is present, has been demonstrated to produce significant energy cost savings in buildings. As a proven energy-saving strategy, it has been implemented into many sustainable building projects. It was also incorporated into ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2012 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Sensor Switch’s nLight Digital Lighting Control System. nLight is the first lighting control system to cost-effectively integrate Occupancy-based, Daylight-based, Time-based, and Manual control methods. Requiring no centrally hardwired equipment, nLight provides facility managers with the ability […]