We asked, you answered. The Lighting Controls Association recently conducted a survey of regular site users (subscribers to the LCA newsletter, lightingCONTROL) to determine how well we’re doing our job and what kinds of features you might like to see developed in the 2015. Results are based on 110 respondents, which were filtered to 86 after removing manufacturers.
The most popular reason respondents visit the LCA website is for general education about controllable lighting (28%), followed by keeping in touch with what’s new in the field (25%).
Seventy-three percent of respondents say their visits to the LCA website have influenced their selection of control strategies, while 70 percent have selected products based on information they learned at LCA. Sixty-eight percent say these visits have influenced selection of products made by LCA members.
The average respondent is more than “somewhat satisfied” with all forms of content offered by LCA, with the monthly special reports, newsletter and Education Express being most important to the average respondent.
Respondents were asked what lighting control topics are most important to them from a list. The most popular are LED control, control system design and dimming control. LCA will focus on these and other important subjects in 2015.
Respondents were also asked to evaluate potential new site features from a list. All were considered more than “somewhat valuable,” with the most valuable being best practice guides by building type and a generic troubleshooting process guide for lighting control systems. LCA is currently considering this input as part of its 2015 planning.
Thank you to all who responded. Your feedback is essential to ensuring LCA provides good education value and offers tool and resources that help you select and specify lighting controls.