The IES Illumination Awards program recognizes individuals for professionalism, ingenuity, and originality in lighting design. The Lighting Controls Association is proud to sponsor the Lighting Control Innovation Award, which recognizes excellence in design projects featuring innovative and effective use of lighting controls. Submissions open January 2, 2018.
Archives for December 2017
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and its counterpart industry associations in Canada and Mexico issued joint recommendations to their respective governments on the modernization and improvement of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The Lighting Controls Association has announced that OSRAM’s Gary Meshberg, LEED AP, LC, IES has been re-elected Chair for the 2018-2019 term. Legrand’s Charles Knuffke has been elected Co-Chair. Maria Northup of NEMA serves as executive director, secretary and treasurer, and Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP, IES, principal of ZING Communications, Inc., serves as education director.
Craig DiLouie recently had the opportunity to interview Michael Deschamps, Product Marketing Manager, Philips Hue, Philips Lighting US. The topic: voice control for lighting.
The general concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is expansive and virtually without limit. The basis of the technology is that devices, appliances, building systems, computer networks, vehicles and personal smart devices become connected together in such a way as to exchange and process information or facilitate integrative control functionality. The impact this will have on industries and individuals is potentially profound.
In this LCA column, Kevin Willmorth looks at the Internet of Things and the role lighting is likely to play in it.