OSRAM SYLVANIA has announced the industry’s first High Efficiency Low Ballast Factor T8 Bi-level QUICKSTEP® PROStart® universal voltage electronic dimming ballast. The new ballast is a member of the SYLVANIA High Efficiency (QHE) series, that are able to save an additional six percent energy-saving over standard electronic ballasts.
The Lighting Controls Association is pleased to announce that EE205: Personal Lighting Control has been added to the Association’s popular online Education Express distance education courses.
In commemoration of its milestone 60th Anniversary in 2005 and subsequent contribution of $60,000 to the highly-regarded International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Education Trust, Philips Lighting Electronics (makers of Philips Advance branded products) proudly awarded its fifth annual pair of $5,000 student scholarships to deserving students at the annual IALD Awards Presentation and IALD Education Trust Benefit Dinner in New York City on May 6.
Lutron Services Company, a division of Lutron Electronics Co., Inc., provides solutions to upgrade or fully replace an existing lighting control system, from start to finish.
Watt Stopper/Legrand has launched a versatile 0-10 volt wall box controller that can be used to dim or switch lighting loads or raise and lower shades. The DRLV1 controller is the first such device to include an input allowing automatic control by an occupancy sensor when used for lighting control. The device is RF-enabled and is also the first 0-10 volt wall box controller that can be incorporated into a wireless scene control system.
Panasonic Electric Works of America and PLC-Multipoint, Inc. have announced a contractual relationship whereby PLC-Multipoint will act as a United States distributor of Panasonic brand of lighting control equipment based on the unique Full – 2Way communication protocol. PLC-Multipoint will also use Panasonic brand components for their own product lines.
The path to energy-efficient lighting takes another step forward with the introduction of the Wireless Occupancy Sensor from Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
Lightronics’ new SR Series features inexpensive wall stations at every entryway. The SR-516 features: In-Line DMX Scene Processor, Remote Wall Station Control and 16 Scenes w/ Fade Times to 99 Minutes.
A brand new flag is flying high over the Universal Lighting Technologies manufacturing plant in Matamoros, Mexico. The facility is officially green and clean. The federal government of Mexico certified the plant as a “Clean Industry” under the prestigious Industria Limpia program.
Watt Stopper/Legrand has developed a new occupancy sensor with a special coverage pattern tailored to meet the needs of retail applications with refrigerated cases. The FS-705 Wide-angle PIR Occupancy Sensor detects motion in aisleways in order to turn display lighting on when a customer approaches and off when it is not needed. The sensor may also be used to control general lighting and vending machines.