OSRAM SYLVANIA is expanding the capabilities of the ENCELIUM® Energy Management System (EMS) with the new wireless Area Lighting Controller (WALC) which allows a group of lighting devices to communicate via a wireless mesh network based on ZigBee® standards. The WALC connects groups of 0-10V dimmable luminaires for group dimming or switching applications. The sensor […]
Archives for January 2016
ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR recently published an article about advanced lighting controls, which you can read here.
CONSULTING-SPECIFYING ENGINEER’s 11th annual Product of the Year contest is a premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical and plumbing systems engineering markets. Finalists were judged by readers of the magazine which include qualified engineering, facility management and building professionals who specify products and systems for nonresidential buildings. Selected as a […]
As adoption of dimmable lighting grows, task tuning, a lighting control strategy, is becoming increasingly viable as a way to save energy while increasing occupant comfort. Also called “institutional tuning” and “high-end trim,” task tuning involves reducing lighting in a space based on IES-recommended maintained task light level requirements or user preference for individual spaces […]
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. This month, we […]
This short video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2015 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Philips Lighting’s ActiveSite Cloud-based software application. Click here to learn more.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a new course to enhance its popular Education Express program: EE107: Lighting Controls for Existing Buildings. Residing at the Association’s website at LightingControlsAssociation.org, Education Express provides in-depth education about lighting controls and controllable ballast technology, application, system design and commissioning. Upgrading lighting systems to next-generation lighting technologies can […]
Craig DiLouie, LC recently had the opportunity to interview Audwin Cash, VP Acuity Controls Solutions, Acuity Brands Lighting, Inc. The topic: controlling LED lighting. DiLouie: How are LED sources different from traditional sources in terms of controllability and behavior while controlled? Cash: LED sources are the first economically viable solid state light source. LEDs, paired […]
The Lighting Controls Association recently upgraded to a new learning management system. While the student registrations could be imported, the course histories could not. Users were advised to download their education certificates by the end of November. Unfortunately, a significant number of users missed that deadline. Based on demand for these certificates, LCA has created […]