Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.’s EVERLINE® T5HO LED tubes was among the 50 products that received the most reader inquiries from RETROFIT Magazine’s September-October 2016 through July-August 2017 editions. As a result, the product will be featured in the magazine’s fifth annual Top 50 Products special, to be published in its January-February 2018 issue.
Archives for January 2018
Philips Lighting recently launched a new social impact analytics app designed to help cities and owners of sites to collect accurate feedback on the social and media impact of public lighting projects. Information from the app will help authorities to facilitate better engagement with citizens, improve strategies to boost tourism and enhance value for the local economy.
A new application for voice-control personal assistants is control of home systems such as lighting, shades, thermostats, A/V, security, and other smart devices. A typical solution includes a virtual assistant device (phone or speaker), Wi-Fi connection, downloadable smart device app, and a compatible lighting or home automation system. This article by Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP describes typical solutions, how they work, and their benefits.
ETC recently announced that it has appointed Carrie Cavins as an Architectural Field Project Coordinator. Cavins will provide support, advice, and education for ETC’s architectural line of products to the company’s extensive network of reps, dealers, and specifiers.
A sculptural lighting design brings visual comfort and a compelling experience to the public spaces of this large office building. Integrated controls including media-driven processors, astronomical clocks, and project-wide dimming further reduce energy use and create kinetic lighting effects to enliven the occupants’ experience.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Wattstopper’s Connected Services Suite.
This guest article by Steve Mesh compares the pros and cons of room- versus building-based control systems.
Craig DiLouie recently interviewed David Kaminski, Product Marketing Manager at Legrand, for an article about plug load control.
Leviton’s award-winning Decora Smart™ product line has received more awards and recognitions than any other Leviton automation product. With the latest honor from the Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards, Decora Smart lighting controls have now been ranked at the top of fourteen product lists in 2017 by various publications, societies and editorial rankings.
While installing controls in new construction or full-scale remodeling is reasonably straightforward, retrofitting controls into an existing building or space can be somewhat problematic, especially when cutting into walls and ceilings is undesirable. To this end, the first step in assessing an appropriate approach is to establish what the goals of a retrofit are. Pure energy savings gains can be realized with simple ON-OFF controls additions, while inclusion of dimming functionality requires greater investment. Embracing more complex targets, such as inclusion of human factors driven lighting strategies are even more involved.