The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently launched its new website, showcasing a fresh look for the Association with its mobile-responsiveness and easy-to-navigate design. The revamped website encompasses many features to help users get faster search results, filter by news type or topic, and customize personal newsfeeds with a new preference center.
Lutron Electronics recently announced the ability to integrate its Vive Wireless control as part of an Extron touchpanel solution. This collaboration brings simple, web-based API integration of Vive Wireless lighting control to today’s smart-building projects. Now facility managers can combine advanced lighting control with features such as room booking, A/V control of displays, plus other equipment from the convenience of their Extron touchpanel.
Leviton recently announced a new Decora Smart family of Zigbee-enabled lighting controls for intuitive control of lighting in the smart home.
The National Energy Efficiency Alliance is hosting a webinar Thursday, October 1, from 10-11 AM PDT about the results and methodology behind a new study comparing luminaire-level lighting controls with networked lighting controls.
GE Current, a Daintree company and Pointr recently announced a partnership to enable location-based services in large buildings such as retail premises, warehouses, workplaces, and distribution centers.
Lutron’s new Limelight Twist-Lock Radio Daylight Module makes it simple to add intelligent control to outdoor lighting applications. The Twist-Lock Module mounts to any standard ANSI C136.41 compliant dimming receptacle on outdoor fixtures in parking lots, pathways, and floodlighting applications. Simply plug in and twist into the socket on the fixture – the light is now ready to be added to a Limelight system for added security, enhanced energy savings, and improved system management.
This month, we explore a dynamic, complex, and award-winning lighting controls installation at Jewel Changi Airport in Singapore.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) now offers EE115: Integration and Building Automation as a new course in its popular Education Express program.
The previous post on Tunable-White Building Blocks talked about differences between using low-level analog control technology as opposed to networked lighting control (NLC) systems that employ digital communication between components. Analog technology such as 0-10V dimmers can in fact be used to control certain color-changing luminaires. Let’s be specific about which types. There are actually three main types of color-changing lighting systems – “dim-to-warm”, “tunable-white”, and “RGB.”
“Tunable-white and other forms of color-changing lighting have added an extra dimension of capability, flexibility, and complexity to the lighting industry,” writes Mesh. “It’s almost as though we’ve gone from a 2-dimensional world to a 3-dimensional world based on the added complexity of controlling the luminaire’s coloration (typically measured by Correlated Color Temperature