Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. recently announced settlement of its lawsuit against Crestron Corporation of Rockleigh, New Jersey. The lawsuit had been ongoing since August 2009 and contained allegations that Crestron products infringed two Lutron patents covering inventions in the area of radio frequency (RF) communications and an allegation that Crestron infringed a Lutron design patent. […]
Archives for March 2014
Lighting expert Steve Mesh authored a five-part article recently published by BUILDING OPERATING MANAGEMENT, which covers how to save energy with advanced controls, commissioning, load shedding, what to consider when choosing controls, and how facilities managers can implement advanced control systems. Read it here.
This short video, produced by Philips Lighting, describes how to save energy with indoor lighting controls. Watch it here:
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING recently published an article on an emerging dimension of lighting control enabled by LED technology: color tuning. Read it here.
The world value of lighting control products in 2013 was approximately $1.67 billion at factory gate prices. Memoori forecasts that the global market for lighting controls from 2013 to 2020 will grow at a CAGR of 12%. By 2017, it will reach a value of $2.54 billion. A major factor that will determine growth of […]
WattStopper has introduced a new line of wireless occupancy sensors. These radio frequency (RF) products make it easy and cost effective to install code-compliant controls in existing buildings, or wherever wired occupancy sensors aren’t the best fit. The product line includes dual relay controls not available from other manufacturers, as well as time-saving functionality. The […]
Lutron Electronics is making it simpler than ever to propose and evaluate a Lutron lighting control solution for retrofit applications. With just minimal project information, the new Energi Advisor App provides users with a bill of materials, anticipated energy savings, and anticipated return on investment, simplifying energy audits and virtually eliminating the time previously required […]
wiSCAPE(TM) by Hubbell Building Automation® is a Wireless Street Lighting Controls Solution that enables utilities and municipalities to manage, monitor and meter each individual streetlight throughout the city. wiSCAPE uses a combination of luminaire modules and gateways to create a secure peer-to-peer, self-organizing and self-healing mesh network infrastructure. Whether it’s two modules in an alleyway […]
ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202, Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems, identifies the minimum acceptable commissioning process for buildings and systems as described in ASHRAE’s Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process. Standard 202 is ASHRAE’s first standard focused on the commissioning process. The commissioning process as detailed in Standard 202 applies to all construction projects and systems and […]
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued new energy efficiency standards for ballasts sold as part of new metal halide luminaires. (To be clear, replacement ballasts are not covered.) The new rules strengthen current standards while expanding their scope, and will affect availability of 50-1000W luminaires. The deadline for compliance is February 10, 2017. […]