Stacks+Joules is a non-profit workforce training program designed to prepare high school seniors for jobs in the building automation field. This article by LCA Education Director Craig DiLouie describes the program and the role LCA’s Education Express plays in it.
This guest post by Steve Mesh introduces the new Lighting Controls Association troubleshooting guide for networked lighting control systems.
Eaton’s The Lighting Resource recently published an article about dimming LED lamps and luminaires.
Siemens Building Technologies Division recently announced it has acquired Enlighted Inc., a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of intelligent lighting systems. Both parties have agreed not to disclose financial details. Closing is expected in the third quarter of 2018. Enlighted will be managed as an independent legal entity and wholly-owned subsidiary of Siemens Industry, Inc.
Hubbell’s Summer Albergotti and Marissa Keisler contributed an article to Facilities.net, “Human-Centric Lighting for Schools, Hospitals, and Offices.” The article describes how color tuning enables lighting systems to better serve the needs of users and spaces.
Acuity Brands, Inc. recently released Atrius™ Solution Builder, an HTML5, browser-based Integrated Development Environment to help rapidly build visually-rich, interactive web-based graphical user interfaces, applications and dashboards. These user interfaces can be built for range of digital devices such as computers, mobile devices, tablets, touch screen displays, educational kiosks and digital signage.
Leviton has achieved recognition as the “Brand Used Most” in the lighting controls and switches category for BUILDER magazine’s 2018 Brand Use Study. In addition to receiving this acknowledgement 21 years in a row, Leviton has also placed first in the 2018 “Brand Familiarity” and “Brand Used in Past 2 Years” categories.
The most popular lighting control rebates continue to be occupancy sensors, light sensors, and daylight dimming systems. The average rebate for controls is fairly high when one considers their cost, positioning them as an attractive add-on to a retrofit. In some cases, such as high-bay lighting, the rebate can almost completely cover the cost of adding a luminaire-mounted occupancy sensor.
This educational video, produced by the Lighting Controls Association at the 2017 LIGHTFAIR event, introduces the building industry to Wattstopper’s Humancentric Lighting solution.
McWong International and Avi-on Labs, Inc., a developer of Bluetooth® lighting controls, announced the immediate commercial availability of the complete PacWave® wireless Smart Sensor Control product line on the Avi-on platform.