Glenn D. Hughes, president of Glenn D. Hughes Consulting Associates and the director of construction for The New York Times Company during the design, installation, and commissioning of the new 52-story New York Times Building, last year made news with his announcement that the Quantum total light management system in the building was achieving a 70 percent lighting energy savings.
Encelium Technologies, a technology development firm specializing in integrated lighting control systems for commercial buildings, has partnered with SLS Lighting of British Columbia, a division of SLS Group Industries, Inc. Through this partnership, SLS will serve as a sales representative for Encelium in British Columbia.
Cherokee Investment Partners, a private equity fund managing institutional capital to acquire environmentally impacted properties, recently challenged itself to oversee construction of a sustainable residential project that, to prospective owners, would look and feel like a traditional home. The Raleigh, North Carolina project, dubbed the National Homebuilder Mainstream GreenHome, includes energy saving occupancy and vacancy sensors and time switches from Watt Stopper/Legrand throughout the home.
Good news: Lighting professionals have three new opportunities for continuing education, thanks to Universal Lighting Technologies and its award-winning e-Learning Center. Online classes are now available on DEMANDflex™ lighting ballasts, DCL® Controls, and DCL Component Selection and Installation.
WattStopper has published a comprehensive catalog for its new Digital Lighting Management product line. Digital Lighting Management (DLM) is an all-digital suite of plug-together lighting controls that automatically configure to the most energy-efficient sequence of operation based on which system components are installed. The result is that DLM meets and exceeds energy code requirements, saves more energy than conventional controls, and provides an unprecedented return on investment for both new construction and retrofit projects.
Watt Stopper/Legrand has developed a new relay panel to provide fail-safe emergency lighting in a variety of commercial settings. The Emergency Relay Panel option is UL924 listed for use on emergency circuits. It is available as an option with Watt Stopper’s 24 or 48 relay size Lighting Integrator (LI) low voltage lighting control panels.
Leviton Manufacturing Company’s Wireless Occupancy Sensor System has been named by Buildings magazine among its top 100 products of the year.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. continues to grow its roster of wireless products with the addition of GRAFIK Eye QS Wireless. The system provides seamless integration of Lutron light and shade products for complete light control in a space.
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc. has launched a new website devoted to LED lighting that highlights important product compatibility testing. The website is a public resource intended to help designers, specifiers, contractors and homeowners avoid compatibility problems and retain significant energy savings by dimming LED lighting.
Paul H. Trively passed away April 9, 2009, in Salisbury Township, Lehigh Valley, PA.