DMX-controlled tunable dynamic white luminaires are luminaires that use DMX controls to change their correlated color temperature (CCT) on demand, which provides a dramatic design tool to the modern lighting designer. These luminaires are different from dynamic color changing luminaires because instead of using colored LEDs, they use a mix of white LEDs such as warm white, neutral white, and cool white. When these hues are mixed at different intensities, the overall delivered CCT of the luminaire changes. It is very important to have a robust controls system specifically designed and programmed for the control of tunable dynamic white luminaires. Any compatible controller will control a DMX tunable white luminaire and can adjust from one hue to another, but that’s only half the story …
Last year, the Lighting Controls Association published the first version of a generic Troubleshooting Guide for Networked Lighting Control Systems. This guide is primarily meant to address issues that may arise with Networked Lighting Control (NLC) systems. There are plenty of things that differentiate one vendor’s NLC system from those made by other vendors. Different systems have different UIs (user interfaces), and a specific NLC system may or may not have exactly the same features or benefits as any other system. Having said that, enough similarities exist to have made the creation of this manufacturer-agnostic Troubleshooting Guide worthwhile.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2019 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Cree’s SmartCast lighting control solution for LED lighting.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2019 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Eaton’s HALO Smart Lighting solution.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2019 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Eaton’s TrelliX connected lighting/Internet of Things platform.
We’re still finding ways to take full advantage of daylight’s benefits. It’s a challenging issue, leaving daylight in an uneasy battle with electric light for brightening our spaces – ignored or underrated in lighting designs, and poorly controlled to boot. Fortunately, this is starting to change. Along with the growing awareness of the WELL, LEED, and BREEAM building standards — which incorporate a variety of recommendations for daylight exposure and control — and acceptance of building codes that support more use of daylight harvesting, there’s a greater incentive to embrace daylight as part of the overall lighting design of a space.
Douglas Lighting Controls®, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, recently announced the pairing of its Conference Room Controls App to its system of Bluetooth® Wireless devices. Designed for conference room and boardroom applications, the new iPad control console pairs seamlessly with Douglas Lighting Controls’ Bluetooth Wireless eco-system of devices to provide a modern, large format touch screen interface for control functionality.
LSI Industries recently announced it has launched the next generation of its popular Alliance LED linear high bay luminaire – the Alliance Gen. 2. The new, upgraded product offers additional features, benefits, and technology, including control calibration using a mobile app.
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently announced it has acquired LocusLabs, Inc., a leading indoor mapping and location platform. The LocusLabs software platform supports navigation applications (apps) used on mobile devices, web browsers and digital displays in airports, event centers, multi-floor office buildings and campuses. Visitors employing LocusLabs’ software can easily search, explore and navigate large, complex indoor spaces.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.58-2019, Luminaire Four-Pin Extension Module and Receptacle—Physical and Electrical Interchangeability and Testing. This new Standard provides mechanical and electrical specifications for interfacing street and area lighting with controls and sensor accessories.